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Study Abroad

Study Abroad Director: Professor David Rodríguez-Solas,

Study abroad is extremely relevant to students in Spanish and Portuguese. Many students choose exchange programs sponsored by the University and by our program. These programs offer especially rewarding opportunities in Europe and Latin America. All students must make sure that the appropriate advisor approves their courses in advance to be able to transfer all the credits when they are back to campus.

When you decide to study abroad, you have many options. Why should you choose one of these programs?

You can find many reasons and testimonials from students in our Study Abroad Blog.  

But here are a few more reasons!

You have options to choose from and all option are supervised by UMass Amherst Faculty/Staff.


You have options to choose from and all option are supervised by UMass Amherst Faculty/Staff.


If you choose one of these programs, you know how the courses you take abroad are going to transfer before you leave: so there are no unpleasant surprises when you return.

No Limitations

While there are limits to the number of credits that you can transfer towards your minor and major in Spanish at UMass Amherst (in regards to courses you take through other study abroad programs), there is no such a limit for transferring courses you take abroad through these programs.


Your financial aid is available to study abroad.

We strive to make the study abroad experience available to all students.

For more information about program options in Spanish, Portuguese or Catalan at UMass, contact an advisor here