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Leon, Spain
Leon, Spain (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Language Requirement:
Spanish 225
Prerequisite Requirements:
At least sophomore standing
Housing Options:
Apartment, Host Family/Homestay, Residence Hall/Dormitory
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Program advisor:
Jemma Lund
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Leon F14Glimpses of the past can be seen in León's historic buildings, architecture, and Roman walls. Once the capital of an important Christian Kingdom in the Middle Ages, León has many glorious cathedrals, with grand steeples and beautiful stained glass windows.

León is a vibrant city of 150,000 residents that maintains a small town feel. The local culture is lively and social; by day, people enjoy León's orchards, gardens, and meadows; by night, the downtown fills with people ready for an evening out.

Program Design

Leon F14 4The Universidad de León was founded in 1979 and has been growing ever since. There are approximately 13,000 students attending the University. Exchange students are expected to complete 12-15 credits (4-5 courses) which are all taught in Spanish.

Students participating in the exchange will enroll in an intensive Spanish language course prior to beginning semester-long language subjects. Students enroll in a majority of Spanish language courses at the El Centro de Idiomas, although you have the option of selecting among the Universidad de León's 3,000 courses in other disciplines.  You can find information about the Spanish for Foreigners courses here.

Disciplines other than Spanish follow a separate calendar; therefore students enrolled disciplines other than Spanish will have varying terms of participation.  You are only encouraged to take non-Spanish courses if you are fluent in Spanish. Learn more about the Universidad de León on their website, or read the Guide for International Students.

Students are expected to complete 12-15 credits (4-5 courses) which are all taught in Spanish.

PROGRAM DATES:  Exact program dates change from year to year and you will be notified of your terms specific dates in your acceptance letter.  You can also find the current academic calendar from the main website.  General program dates (including mandatory orientation and Spanish crash course) are:

Fall:          Beginning of September- mid December
Spring:    Early January- early June


Students on the León program arrange their own housing. Students can choose to partner with a "Padrino" through Leon, a Spanish student who will help with accommodation and bus/train station pick up.  You may choose to find a private apartment with other Spanish and/or international students after arriving in León. Those wishing to reside in dormitory-style accommodations can make reservations in advance of arrival. Host family accommodation may also be available.  Find information on page 37 of the student guide above.


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This program is currently not accepting applications.