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Spain and the Mediterranean

Program Details

One of the variables that has most influenced Spain's history and culture is the Mediterranean Sea. Its waters have brought to this nation many cultural aspects that have shaped irreversibly the lives of its inhabitants. From ancient cultures to today's immigrants, different people have left and are leaving their mark on the Peninsula. This study abroad program will immerse students in the culture of Spain through the analysis of the lives of people who live in Spain and their interactions with an environment common to most peoples around the Mediterranean. Students will visit several cities and towns near the Mediterranean, Our Sea, as Romans used to call it and Spaniards still do. The base for the Study Abroad trip will be in Valencia, with field-trips to Tarragona, Barcelona, Madrid, and other small communities. Students will learn about the roles, lives, and contributions of people in ancient cultures and their role today as the country is immersed in economic and social situations that exemplify the effects of globalization.

Selection Criteria:


  • Must have completed the lower-division Spanish language sequence up to 2020 or equivalent.


  • Valencia, Spain

Program Dates:

May 8, 2021 - June 4, 2021


$3300 (Airfare Not Included)

Suggested Payment Schedule:

  • Deposit: $500
  • Jan. 8, 2021: $500
  • Feb. 5, 2021: $500
  • March 5, 2021: $500
  • April 2, 2021: $500
  • May 8, 2021: $499

Must be paid in full by June 4, 2021

Payments can now be made online! Visit this website for instructions on how to pay your deposit online and future payments. Charges should show on your account within 48 hours after registration. Note that you will be charged credit card assessment fees if you use a card in person, over the phone, or online. You will not be charged these fees if paying by cash, check, or ACH bank transfer online.


Please attend all departure meetings!

May 8th: Arrival to Valencia, Spain
May 13-14: Field trip to Barcelona
June 2-3: Field trip to Madrid
June 4th: Return to US

Academic Courses

Students who participate in this study abroad program will be able to register for up to six (6) semester credits through Weber State University in 

  • SPAN 3570 - Journaling & Real Life Situations (3)
  • SPAN 3850 - Spain & The Mediterranean (3)

Program Directors

Dr. Vicente Iranzo has worked in Study Abroad programs in Spain. Dr. Iranzo is a native of Valencia, Spain and has visited all the cities that the group will visit. He also teaches similar courses as his regular load during the school year.

Trip Cancellations

1. If Weber State cancels a trip for any reason, all participants will be refunded 100% of funds paid to the school. If a participant withdraws from the program for any reason, they are subject to the refund policy found on the first page of the application.  Deposits are always non-refundable, unless the program is canceled by Weber State.  No refunds will be issued 30 days prior to program start date. 

2. Refunds will NOT be given to students due to COVID-19 concerns. Before programs were canceled last year, every student was given the option to withdraw from programs without penalty due to COVID-19. This year students are applying, cognizant of the pandemic. Weber State will not intentionally place students into high risk situations. We will work together with Program Leaders and Departments on canceling should the destination demonstrate increased risks, be they from COVID or any other concern. As such, students must abide by the standard refund policy.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Study Abroad Office at (801) 626-8711.