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CIEE - Spanish


Gordon's Department of Language and Linguistics recommends CIEE's programs for students majoring in Spanish, who are required to study abroad for a minimum of one semester. (Note: These programs are approved ONLY for students majoring in Spanish.)

The locations available through CIEE are:

  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Peru
  • Spain


Students wishing to apply for CIEE must:

  • Have junior or senior standing at the time of participation.
  • Be a Spanish major/minor
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (GPA may be 2.75 for some CIEE locations)
  • Have the approval of their Spanish major advisor for their location choice


Upon arrival, students take a placement exam. Students who place below the advanced level may be required to enroll in an additional language course for advanced or intermediate composition.
In general, students take a minimum of one required Spanish language course and four elective courses. These electives can include CIEE courses, regular university courses, and any offered. Students eligible to do so must take one regular university course.


As a Spanish major, you pay regular Gordon semester costs (tuition, light board, housing and fees) and will be eligible to maintain all scholarships toward the cost of the program. The following is included:

  • Tuition and direct program costs
  • Room and board (Note: in some CIEE programs, only two meals per day are covered)

Not covered:

  • Flights to and from program
  • Personal expenses
  • Local travel
  • Course material


All Gordon students applying to this program must first submit an online seat application to the Global Education Office before applying to your program.

After you've been approved by the Global Education Office, proceed directly with your program's application process. CIEE program deadlines vary by location. Check the specific web pages.