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Study Abroad

The Department of Spanish at Western Michigan University is very supportive of students' efforts to study abroad. Faculty place a high priority on mastery of the Spanish language and the acquisition of cultural insights gained during residence in Spanish-speaking countries.



It is expected that before graduation, all Ph.D. students will spend at least six months in residence or study in a Spanish-speaking country. Many students will have fulfilled this expectation as undergraduates, but they are urged to seek additional opportunities to study abroad. WMU has exchange agreements with the:

Many graduate students are eligible for scholarships offered at these institutions. Graduate students are also eligible for a President's Grant for Study Abroad awarded by the University, as well as certain departmental scholarships.

*There is no graduate study abroad program scheduled for 2016.

Faculty/staff study abroad

Study abroad advisor

Dr. Mercedes Tasende

Study abroad program directors

Dr. Mercedes Tasende - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dr. Pablo Pastrana-Pérez - Burgos, Spain
Dr. Patricia Montilla - Quito, Ecuador
Dr. Mercedes Tasende - Santander, Spain