Quick Facts

Semester Program Dates

  • Fall Semester: Late August to mid-December
  • Spring Semester: Early January to late April
  • Academic Year: Late August to late April

Application Deadlines

  • Fall and Year: April 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: April 15

Language Requirement

Two semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent) are required.

Host Institution

Universitas Castellae is a specialized education center 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.


The program offers internships for first-hand experience working in an institution of the student’s choice taken from a list of organizations with cooperative agreements with UC. Interested students should contact the Resident Director. Decisions regarding whether or not a particular internship is possible depend on the students' interests and skills.

GPA Requirement


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.

Educational Excursions

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.