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  • Locations: Cádiz, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: W&M applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

Deadline for Cadiz Summer 2024 is extended until February 1st, 2024!

Cadiz Collage

Program Information | Course Information | W&M Faculty | Dates | Deadlines | Program Fees | Eligibility | Handbook

Cádiz is an ancient port city in the Andalucia region of southwestern Spain. Cadiz was an important port in the 16th century for exploration and trade. There are more than 100 watchtowers, including the iconic Torre Tavira, which was traditionally used for spotting ships. There are remains of the medieval city wall and winding streets that link squares, which are home to museums, shops and restaurants.  

Program Description:

Excursions during the program may include day trips to Sevilla as well as local field trips in Cádiz. These excursions will allow students to experience the vibrant culture, history, and tradition that flourish in Spain, while encouraging immersion in the Spanish language and the Cádiz community.

Students in the Cádiz summer program will take courses in Spanish language and culture and complete independent, on-site research. Classes with University of Cádiz professors include the study of language, cultural history, and the history of art in Andalucia. Students will also complete an independent research project under the supervision of W&M’s Program Director.

Throughout the program, students live with Spanish families in Cádiz. This homestay includes all meals and allows students to become more fully immersed in local culture and traditions.

More information on our partners at Centro Mundolengua are below: 

Things to Do and See:
Torre Tavira: 1700s observation tower with city views and camera obscura; Cadiz Cathedral, which was built between 1722 and 1838; Castle De Santa Catalina, a fortress built in the 17th century on a rocky outcrop that reaches out to the sea; Genovés Park, a Botanical Garden that is the largest green area of the old town. 

Language Requirement:
1 Spanish-Language course numbered HISP 207 (or equivalent) or above.

Course Information:
Students will earn 8 credits through the Cádiz summer program. Enrollment in language courses is dependent on prior knowledge. 

  • HISP 230: Spanish Language and Culture (3 credits)
  • HISP 235: Independent Research Project (3 credits)
  • HISP 329: History of Art in Andalucia  (2 Credits) [formerly HISP 392]
There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in the Spring prior to departure, which you will be registered for following program acceptance. This course is designed specifically for students going on the summer program and is intended to enhance your cross-cultural understanding of Cádiz and to cover a variety of pre-departure information.

Courses are taught by W&M faculty and faculty at the University of Cádiz. Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.

To learn more about some of the past independent research projects, please visit the Mapping W&M: Student Research Around the World and in Our Community website.

W&M Faculty:
John (Rio) Riofrio - Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

Term: 5 week program
Arrival date: Saturday, May 25, 2024
Departure date: Sunday, June 30, 2024

Deadline ($75*): December 4th

Deposit ($700): March 8th (Friday prior to Spring Break)
Balance Due: April 1st.

Application Fee Information:
The application fee ($75) is due by the deadline and should be paid online at the GEO Marketplace Store. Whoever is making the payment will need student 93#, email, and phone number. The application fee is refundable in the event that you are not accepted into the program, or the program is canceled by W&M. 

Program Fees:
2024: $8,000
*Students are responsible for airfare and visa expenses

To view the estimated costs for this program and important payment information, please visit here. Cost estimates will be updated by November 2023

Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program.
If applying for a Reves Summer Scholarship, please apply to the W&M faculty-led application BEFORE applying to the Reves Summer Scholarship. 

Program Features:

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Overnight in Madrid
  • On-site orientation
  • Ground transportation
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Re-entry programming
  • Some excursion admissions tickets
  • Some day or weekend excursions: Granada
  • CISI Insurance
  • Housing
  • WiFi
  • On-site support services
  • W&M credits 
  • Strong academic partnership with Mundolengua to offer reputable and rigorous academic coursework 
  • 3 meals a day are included in the homestay and on some excursions. 


  • Students must be an active W&M undergraduate student in good standing, not on academic or disciplinary probation during time abroad, and eligible to take classes at the W&M Williamsburg campus to study abroad. 
  • Students currently on-campus must successfully complete 1 credit spring course.
  • For more information about eligibility, please visit our Policies that Affect You page.

Summer Handbook:
Click to view the Summer Student Handbook 2024

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.