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Study Abroad

Why Study Abroad?

Participating in a UW-Green Bay Spanish study abroad program can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your college career! While not a requirement for the program, it will help push you out of your comfort zone and enhance your Spanish speaking, listening, and writing skills.

An experience abroad will not only prepare you to work in an intercultural setting, but you will be an asset to employers looking for leaders who can work effectively across cultures and disciplines, who are confident, can think outside of the box, and can adapt easily to new situations.

Check out UW-Green Bay's study abroad website for more information about current locations. 


There are many benefits to studying abroad. Some of them include:
  • Being able to step outside of your comfort zone
  • Develop your Spanish language skills
  • Immerse yourself into a different culture
  • The possibility of living with a host family
  • Experience new perspectives
  • Explore different courses, ideas, food, and traditions 
  • Gain skills in flexibility and adaptability 
  • Greater independence and resourcefulness


Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain

McKenzie Rasmussen - Class of 2021, Majors in Spanish and Communication

Hands down the best experience of my college career thus far was my study abroad trip to Alicante, Spain. I studied abroad for the month of June and lived with an incredible host mom, Reyes, and one of my friends from UW-Green Bay. The trip I chose to go on was led by Professor Cristina Ortiz, which made both my parents and me more comfortable with the idea of living in a foreign country. Alicante was located right on the Mediterranean Sea and the city had an incredible amount of restaurants, shops, and entertainment. I took two classes while I was there, one taught by Cristina and the other by a professor from the local university. My host mom cooked all three meals every day and was very willing to help with any homework, questions we had, and our conversational skills. Some of my favorite parts of the trip included our excursions (a weekend trip to Barcelona and a day trip to Valencia), group activities (water sports, tapas-making workshop, and winery visit), and Las Hogueras de San Juan - a festival to round out our trip that included fireworks, huge bonfires in the middle of the streets, and lots of celebrations! I would recommend studying abroad to everyone! It changed my life and I cannot wait to go back someday!