With more than 600 million speakers globally, and as the official language in 21 countries, Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. 

Beyond the Classroom

Study Abroad

El Camino de Santiago, Spain

On the trail we will hike 10-15 miles daily through the middle ages along the path of the Camino de Santiago. Each day takes us through the different geographical regions of Spain from the hot Spanish meseta to the refreshing eucalyptus forests of Galicia. 

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Madrid, Spain

The program will be held at Estudio Sampere (EIS) in Madrid. The school is centrally located in the capital with convenient access to famous designer stores, banks, museums, monuments, and a wide variety of restaurants and cafes.  We will take cultural visits around Spain on the weekends.


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Quito, Ecuador

An exchange agreement between Virginia Tech and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) allows our students to spend one or more semesters studying at the other university but pay tuition and fees at their home institution. Experience the excitement and diversity of life in Ecuador.

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Spanish Tutoring


Sigma Delta Pi offers free Spanish tutoring to students in all levels, as well as to students who would like to practice conversing. Contact Sarah Sierra at ssierra2@vt.edu to connect with a tutor and schedule a session.

Faculty Classics

For more information or to add this minor to your Virginia Tech course of study, contact:

 Aarnes Gudmestad
323 Major Williams Hall
220 Stanger St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-9076