Spanish Major

Xavier in Spain Summer Program

Courses in Spanish language, culture, theological perspectives, historical perspectives, and creative perspectives.

Student Group in Santillana del Mar.

The 2023 Xavier Summer Program in Spain will offer three- or six-week residential experiences based in Comillas, a historic village on the rugged northern coast in the province of Cantabria. Students will be able to earn up to twelve credits with courses in Spanish language, Spanish culture,  Theological Perspectives, Creative Perspectives, and Historical Perspectives. Courses offered will fulfill requirements in the Xavier Spanish major or minor or in the university core curriculum, as applicable.

In addition to classes, program activities will include various excursions. In past years, these have included a stay in Madrid on arrival and departure, local music festivals, visits to village monuments, the Altamira Museum of prehistoric cave paintings, the medieval village of Santillana del Mar, the Jesuit foundational sites of Loyola and Javier, and hikes through the mountains or along a segment of the Camino de Santiago.

2023 Program Dates & Courses

3-week session: May 21 - June 12

  • Six Credits (Choose two courses)
    Spanish Language at Students Level (201, 202, or advanced)
    Regional Culture in Spain
    Theological Perspectives

6-week session: May 21 - July 3

  • Twelve Credits (3-week session plus choose two)
    Intermediate or Advanced Spanish Language
    Contemporary Spanish Culture
    Creative Perspectives
    Historical Perspectives - "The Histories of Spain" (HIST 199)

Course offerings contingent on adequate enrollment.

Applications deadline is February 15, 2023.

The Xavier in Spain faculty coordinator is Dr. David Knutson.


Office Telephone: 513 745-4240