We encourage students to spend a semester or more studying and living in a Spanish-speaking country. When taking study abroad in a non-Spanish-speaking country, we encourage students to maintain their Spanish skills by enrolling in Spanish and Latin American Studies units.
We currently have exchange agreements with Pontificia Universidad Católica in Chile, Tec de Monterrey (multiple campuses) in Mexico, the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the Universidad de Navarra in Spain. Students can also arrange to study at other Spanish or Latin American universities with permission.
The program may approve up to 24 points of credit for study abroad for units relating to the field of Spanish and Latin American Studies, i.e. language, linguistics, literature, cinema, politics and history units of the Spanish-speaking world. For credit in Spanish and Latin American Studies, units must be germane to the major.
What to do next?
1) Speak to Monash Abroad and identify an appropriate university;
2) Choose the units that you would like to study. Choose more units than you need, in case some are not approved;
3) Write an email to the appropriate staff member (see list below) to request an appointment. Please include: your name, student ID number, the university you would like to attend, and the units which you wish to undertake overseas and provide a link for each unit;
4) Meet with staff member for approval. Please bring the completed Monash Abroad form to the meeting;
5) Submit your application form to Monash Abroad;
6) Keep copies of all correspondence and application forms;
7) Consider applying for a Walter Mangold Fellowship.
Latin America: Dr Sarah McDonald
Spain: Dr Stewart King
Non-Spanish-speaking universities: Dr Paul Bowker
- In order to maximise your chances of having a rewarding experience abroad the Spanish and Latin American Studies Program takes special care in helping you to select those units that will help your personal and academic development. A number of meetings take place before your trip and we encourage you to maintain regular contact with ... Read more