Academic Credit

Academic Credit is available at ANY program offered by Spanish Abroad, Inc.

Please Note: Different Spanish language schools have different types of academic credit available.

Pick the credit option below to find out more about which schools offer it and how you can receive this academic credit.

Important: You should ALWAYS check with your home university to find out if the credit options you find below will transfer to your university. If you or your study abroad advisor has questions please contact us.

Academic Credit From Brookhaven College

All of our Spanish language students can arrange for College Credit through Brookhaven College for select locations. This credit will be issued on an official transcript and can be transferred to any US university that will accept Brookhaven credit.

The undergraduate credit for your Spanish classes are offered through Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas. This institution is accredited by SACS, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. These Spanish programs are also eligible for the AmeriCorps Education Award when obtaining credit through Brookhaven college.

These are undergraduate Spanish credits for degree seeking college and university students wanting to fulfill their home institution’s Spanish requirements.

Obtaining advance approval from your home institution is necessary, as each district, college, university, or state has its own policies regarding the types of Spanish course credit it will accept.

You can earn academic credit for the Spanish courses listed below. The list of Spanish classes includes the Spanish course name, Spanish course number, and the amount of academic Spanish credit each Spanish course is worth. You can contact us if or your home University or College would like to receive a complete Spanish course description for any one or more of the Spanish courses below.

SPAN 1411 – Beginning Spanish I (4 credits
This course is an introductory course intended for students with little or no knowledge of the language. Its aim is to present essential vocabulary and grammar, and to develop the pronunciation, listening, reading, and writing skills necessary for basic communication and comprehension. Customs and cultural insights are also presented. (3 Lec, 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055113

SPAN 1412 – Beginning Spanish II (4 credits
Prerequisite: Spanish 1411 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course continues the oral practice, reading, writing, grammar and cultural studies begun in Spanish 1411. Students are expected to acquire a substantial amount of vocabulary and begin to deal with idiomatic language and more advanced syntax. (3 Lec, 2 Lab)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055113

SPAN 2306 – Spanish Conversation (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Spanish 1412 or the equivalent.
This course is designed to strengthen and improve oral skills in the language. Oral activities focus on current events, cultural, historical and social issues. Audio-visual media are used to explore Hispanic life and society. This course is intended to complement Spanish 2311. This course may be repeated for credit. Topics vary from semester to semester. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055113

SPAN 2311 – Intermediate Spanish I (3 credits
Prerequisite: Spanish 1412 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course is designed to further develop students’ overall language proficiency and cultural knowledge through more advanced reading, listening, speaking and writing exercises. Grammatical concepts are reviewed and expanded. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055213

SPAN 2312 – Intermediate Spanish II (3 credits
Prerequisite: Spanish 2311 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course is a continuation of Spanish 2311. The stress is on reading, composition, grammatical complexities, and intense oral practice, with continued studies of the culture.(3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055213

SPAN 2316 – Spanish for Business I (3 credits
Prerequisite: Spanish 2311 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course exposes students to the Spanish language used in business, including the terminology and idioms of Spanish business language in special oral and written communication. Emphasis is placed on the structure and content of Spanish business correspondence. Authentic materials are used to give students a contemporary view of business as it is conducted in Hispanic society. This course is not a substitute for Spanish 2311 or 2312. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055413

SPAN 2317 – Spanish for Business II (3 credits
Prerequisite: Spanish 2316 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor. This course is devoted to the continued development of business language skills with a focus on the accurate use of business vocabulary and business style. Emphasis is on preparing students to function using Spanish in a business setting via practice of receptive and productive linguistic skills. The course also provides training in cross-cultural communication skills and is designed to help students achieve levels of proficiency to meet foreign language needs for business and international trade. This course is not a substitute for Spanish 2311 or 2312. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055413

SPAN 2321 – Introduction To Spanish Literature I (3 credits
This course is an introduction to Spanish literature. It includes readings in Spanish literature, history, culture, art, and civilization. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055313

SPAN 2322 – Introduction To Spanish Literature II (3 credits
This course is a continuation of Spanish 2321. It includes readings in Spanish literature, history, culture, art, and civilization. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055313

***Every Spanish course has a minimum number of weeks that must be completed at the Spanish school of your choice in the locations offered.

Spanish students that want to take multiple courses during one program must sign up for the sufficient number of weeks that will allow you to cover the required amount of time to earn the necessary amount of Spanish units for each Spanish course.

Spanish Course Credit Calculator (based on 4 lessons per day / 5 days per week)

3   weeks of study = 3-4 credit hours
5   weeks of study = 6 credit hours
6   weeks of study = 8 credit hours
7   weeks of study = 9 credit hours
8   weeks of study = 10 credit hours
9   weeks of study = 11 credit hours
10 weeks of study = 12 credit hours
11 weeks of study = 13 credit hours
12 weeks of study = 14 credit hours

The cost for the academic credit is a separate cost from the cost of your Spanish program (Courses and Accommodations) at the Spanish school. The academic credit fee is paid directly to Brookhaven College when you apply for the Spanish course.

Spanish Students who want to receive academic credit for their Spanish Immersion program must take care of each of the following steps in the given order:

Steps To Earn Credit for Spanish Courses

1. Contact your home college or university to check if your home institution will accept transfer Spanish credit from Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas. Once you have found the appropriate department, make sure they will accept this credit for transfer for the Spanish course or Spanish classes you need. You must gain pre-approval, preferably in writing along with the appropriate administrator’s signature.

2. Once your pre-approval is given for credit transfer you need to register for the Spanish Program of your choice through Spanish Abroad. Be sure that the Spanish course that you are registering for will allow you to have enough weeks to meet the requirements in order to gain the number of units for the Spanish course.

3.. You will then be sent the Registration form for credit. You will need to fill this out and send it back to Brookhaven. At the same time you will also need to send the payment for the units. You can pay by personal check or by credit card. This will enroll you in the specific courses you desire.

4. Attend and complete the Spanish immersion program at the Spanish School of your choice. You must be in class for the minimum number of weeks required for the credit you are trying to receive. You must satisfactorily complete all class work and homework, and you must pass all tests. You will also need to complete a one page paper in Spanish for each course you are trying to receive academic Spanish credit. This will be due on your last day of Spanish classes.
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5. Upon returning from your Spanish courses you will need to go back on the Brookhaven web site and request a transcript. Once the grades are posted, official college transcripts will be sent out to your home university or college.

Locations Where You Can Get Credit Through Brookhaven College

The following locations are accepted by Brookhaven College to receive credit for their Spanish courses.

Costa Rica: Playa Tamarindo,
Dominican Republic: Santo Domingo
Guatemala: Antigua, Quetzaltenango
Argentina: Buenos Aires
Panama: Panama City
Peru: Cusco
Bolivia: Sucre
Spain: San Sebastian, Malaga, Pamplona, Sevilla, Salamanca

Academic Credit From The University of Guadalajara

Students studying at our Spanish language programs in Guadalajara or their other branch in Puerto Vallarta #2 (both in México) may receive credit directly from the University of Guadalajara. Most universities around the world accept credit directly from the University of Guadalajara.

Credit By Exam Through Seattle Central Community College

At any Spanish Abroad, Inc. language school you may receive credit for Spanish 101, 102, and 103 through Seattle Central Community College. Following your program you have approx. 3 months to pass an examination at an approved site within your area. There is no minimum program length required, however, be realistic and give yourself at least 3 weeks per course.

Credit By Exam / Distance Learning 
Seattle Central Community College 
1701 Broadway BE 1142
Seattle, WA 98122
Tel: 206-934-4060
Email: corres@sccd.ctc.edu 
Internet: https://seattlecentral.edu/programs/elearning/credit-by-exam/how-to-enroll

$534.55 per five credit course for Washington state residents
$601.70 per five credit course for non–residents (U.S. Citizen)
$634.55 per five credit course for non–residents

Swedish Students

Swedish students can earn academic credit through their home University and receive financial aid through Centrala Studiestöds Nämnden for their Spanish program in Spain. We offer Spanish immersion programs that are authorized by CSN for financial aid to Swedish Students in Barcelona, Sevilla, Salamanca, Madrid, San Sebastian, Granada, Malaga, Valencia, and Nerja. Swedish students that would like to receive grant and loan funds for their study abroad program in Spain can view full details and pricing at the following link: CSN Berättigad