Through Middlebury College, Whitman students may enroll at the Universidad de Córdoba in southern Spain. As the third oldest existing university in the Andalucia region, it boasts a student population of over 18,000 students. Those students are enrolled in the university's 39 degree programs. Students studying on this program also will have the opportunity to enjoy many cultural activities in this city of 300,000 people.

“After nine months, I am now almost completely fluent in Spanish, a goal I’m very proud to have met...The Middlebury program encourages independence in all aspects of life, academic and otherwise, and that was a welcome challenge. I learned a lot in all of my classes and in day-to-day life. Overall it was mind-opening, and I grew a lot as a person.” - Fanny D. ‘12

Fields of study:

Spanish language and literature, art history, history, religion, politics, and psychology


3.0 GPA in college Spanish courses

Language Prerequisite:

At least five semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent


16 credits per semester at the Universidad de Córdoba

Credit Conversion:

1 Middlebury credit = 4 Whitman credits




In apartments with Spanish or international students. Middlebury requires that students not live with English speakers.


Students prepare their own meals or eat at one of the many restaurants and cafés throughout the city.

Semesters Offered:

Academic Year, Spring Semester


September-June; February-June

Program Link:

Middlebury: Universidad de Córdoba