Semester Program Dates
- Fall 2012 Semester: August 25 - December 15
- Spring 2013 Semester: January 5 - April 27
- Fall: April 15
- Spring: October 15
- Summer 2013: April 15
January 5-April 27
January 5: Arrival. Host family presentation
January 6: Orientation
January 7: Classes start
February 11-12: Carnival
February 20-21: Mid-term
February 22-March 3: Spring Break
March 19: Dad’s Day
March 28-29: Holy Week
April 23: Castilla y León Day
April 24-25: Final exams
April 27: Program closing and departure
Summer Programs 2013
Check out BCA's very affordable summer program offerings here!
Two semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent) are required.
Universitas Castellae is a private institution, dedicated to the investigation and specialization in teaching the Spanish language to university students. The Universitas Castellae professional team is composed of highly qualified professors and researchers in the field of Hispanic studies, from both foreign and Spanish universities.
The BCA Universitas curriculum features a wide variety of upper-level undergraduate courses including advanced language, literature, art, history, culture and sociology. The courses are developed to ensure advanced critical thinking and maturity of expression and are modified according to students' levels of preparation and need.
Live with a Spanish Family
Experience Spanish life firsthand by living with a Spanish family carefully selected and evaluated to ensure the complete immersion of each student within the Spanish language, culture, and traditional social environment.
Students enjoy three weekend educational excursions to various regions of Spain throughout the semester. Common destinations include local towns such as Salamanca, Segovia or the “Ruta del Mudéjar.” Specific destinations are subject to change.