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CIEE - Spanish


Gordon's Department of Language and Linguistics recommends CIEE's programs for students majoring or minoring 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
  • Spain


Students wishing to apply for CIEE must:

  • Have at least a Sophomore standing
  • 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.


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 the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Local travel
  • Course material

Student Financial Services will reassess each applicant's financial aid package for their off-campus semester and provide a breakdown of costs after acceptance from the GEO. Federal and private aid will not be affected. Please contact SFS for specific financial questions. 


All Gordon students applying to this program must first submit an online seat application to the Global Education Office before applying directly to your program. Seat applications must be submitted to the GEO by March 1.

After the Global Education Office has notified you of your approval, you may then proceed with the program's application. Spring applications are accepted until October 1. Fall applications are accepted until May 1.


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