Fall / Spring Enrollment
In order to be eligible to enroll in the program you must:
- Be registered at a college or university.
- Have completed 2 years of college Spanish or its equivalent.
- Have completed on-line application and payment of the application fee.
(see Tuition / Fees for further information)
If you are applying for a visa at any consulate other than Washington DC or Houston you will HAVE to make an appointment with the consulate to turn in your visa application. You may be assigned an appointment a month or two after you make the request and the visa could take 8 weeks to be processed, so you will need to plan carefully. A list of the consulates and the regions they serve is available here:
You do not have to wait until you are accepted into the program to make an appointment.
NOTICE: THE REQUIREMENT FOR A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK FOR U.S.
STUDENTS REQUESTING A LONG TERM(full year)VISA TO SPAIN HAS CHANGED
The Education Office at the Embassy of Spain in Washington DC advises that the FBI
background check will become a requirement for long-term student visas starting
January 1, 2011. Please be aware that the FBI background check takes approximately
It is suggested that students considering long-term (more than six (6) months)
programs in Spain request this document as soon as they decide to participate in
said program to allow for the lengthy processing time.
The terminology applied to this background check is the FBI Identification Record
Request/Criminal Background Check. The Criminal Background Check can be
requested, among other reasons, to satisfy a requirement to live, work, or travel in a
foreign country (i.e., police certificate, letter of good conduct, criminal history
FBI Background check info page
Deadline for submitting Fall or Full Year applications is April 1.
Deadline for the Spring application is November 1.
All materials must be received by these dates. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Enrollment is limited, so students are encouraged to apply early. Late applications will only be considered on a space-available basis.
Please visit the Study Abroad web site and follow the instructions for applying online.