The World Endeavors summer program in Valladolid is more than a Spanish language course; it’s a seminar in living a Spanish life. From home stays with local families to cultural activities to a picturesque, charming location in the city center, this program presents the ideal chance to learn about and live the Spanish lifestyle. Students have countless opportunities to make friendships that cross cultural boundaries and last a lifetime. It’s the perfect setting to gain appreciation and understanding for the Spanish culture and to fall in love with a city students will never want to leave.

The University of Valladolid offers high-quality instruction and cultural immersion for students at all levels of Spanish. Because it is a popular destination for language learners, students at the University have the opportunity to connect with classmates from around the world. And they do so while living with host families in a city that remains strongly and undeniably Spanish.



The Castilla y Leon region could easily be mistaken for a fairy-tale kingdom. It’s home to some of Spain’s most historic and picturesque castles, cathedrals, and villages. The capital of this region is Valladolid, a magnificent city founded in the Middle Ages that lives very much in the present. Local traditions are strong here, including a magnificent Holy Week procession, and devotees of Spanish literature make pilgrimages to Miguel de Cervantes’ house in town. The local culture has a fun side, too; there’s a regular tapas competition held between local bars, and a major international film festival takes place in Valladolid every autumn. It’s the perfect place to experience Spanish culture first-hand.


jennifer in study in spain

Jennifer studied abroad with World Endeavors at the University of Valladolid in Spain. She is originally from Evansville, Indiana.

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“Honestly it was the best semester I’ve ever had. I met so many people and learned so many things. I created a new interest in this culture that I knew nothing about. I found a new love for a different country.”

- Eden, Study in Spain

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This summer session is an intensive language seminar, perfect for students who wish to learn a great deal of Spanish in a short amount of time. Classes are held for 20 hours each week and cover grammar, conversation, culture, and comprehension. All levels of Spanish students can participate, from beginners to advanced speakers, and they will be placed in the course that is right for them.

In the afternoons, activities are organized for participants to learn more about Valladolid and the Castilla y Leon region. These activities may include screenings of Spanish films, trips to local art museums, Spanish music listening sessions, and guided architectural walks.

The course also includes three Saturday excursions to places of interest around Spain. These excursions, guided by members of the Art History faculty, take students to internationally recognized locations. The destinations change from year to year, but in the past the destinations have included: Salamanca, Ruta de los Castillos, Segovia, and Avila. These excursions are a great way for students to practice their Spanish and learn more about the area, while spending time with friends from the program.

The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.



Participants in this program stay with local Spanish host families. Staying with families is a valuable part of becoming immersed in the local culture, and it’s one of the best ways for students to practice their Spanish outside the classroom. Host families are welcoming and enjoy having foreign students stay with them. All host family accommodation includes three meals every day plus laundry.

Dates And Costs

SUMMER SESSION 1: May 24th – June 20th, 2018
– Application deadline: March 15th, 2018

SUMMER SESSION 2: July 2nd – July 27th, 2018
– Application deadline: May 1st, 2018

SUMMER SESSION 3:  August 6th – August 31st, 2018
– Application deadline: June 15th, 2018


Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.


Program Name Cost
Summer Study In Spain (University Of Valladolid) $4,190


  • Tuition: Language and culture or Spanish Studies semesters
  • Onsite English-speaking coordinator
  • Academic transcript from University of Valladolid
  • Home stay accommodations
  • 3 meals per day
  • Onsite orientation
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Visa support
  • Student services and learning support
  • Airport pick-up and welcome
  • Pre-departure guidance and handbook
  • Advice on how to get a local phone number
  • 24/7 emergency phone support
  • Re-entry support and alumni services
  • Access to student resources



  • Round-trip transportation to Valladolid
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Textbooks and other course materials
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses


How To Apply

Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful.

For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.

Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. We recommend that applications be submitted prior to the program application deadline. If your intended program's deadline has passed, contact World Endeavors for more information.