"It was the most important experience that I had in all my time in Córdoba."
Hendrix Rose Berry
Earlham College

Service Learning Course Option

Spanish Studies Abroad offers qualified students the opportunity to undertake a Service Learning project in addition to their regular studies. Service Learning projects allow students special access to the daily life of local citizens, often hidden from students studying abroad. Students will be placed in local community organizations, working with projects that serve the greater good of the community. Participating students earn credit for their work in the field.

Students at the advanced Spanish level may undertake a service learning opportunity for 3-4 credits as part of their regular Spanish Studies semester program. Service learning placements are treated as a course, in addition to the student's regular course schedule. The course option is also available as a summer term in Argentina.


  • Completion of one semester of advanced college Spanish or the equivalent, or heritage speaker
  • 3.0 GPA in Spanish coursework; exceptions may be made with strong recommendations from faculty
  • A completed Service Learning Application plus a written application for a service learning project, approved by your home institution and received no later than the program application deadline

As a participant in the Service Learning program, you will be evaluated by the Resident Director and your supervisor in the organization. Additionally, a written report is required of you at the end of the service learning period. Your home college or academic advisor may establish additional criteria for evaluation, grading, and granting of credit.