Language, Literatures and Culture (LLC) Summer Study in Spain

Program Dates: May 27, 2024 - June 27, 2024


About the Program

This program is meant to satisfy the academic needs of the students of Spanish, especially Spanish minors and majors while providing a significant and direct experience of living and traveling in one of the most relevant Spanish-speaking countries. It offers students the possibility to enroll in one conversation course and one Spanish elective in culture at the 3000 level. These courses, the excursions, the out-of-classroom cultural activities, and the lodging arrangements with selected Spanish families, are planned in order to develop a personal and meaningful experience of the Spanish culture and history and to improve the student's abilities to interact in Spanish with Spanish nationals. One of the most popular programs at ASU.



The capital of Spain is a large, cosmopolitan city.


Historical Spanish, provincial town.


Historical Spanish, provincial town.


Historical Spanish, provincial town surrounded by mountains.



All program participants will be enrolled in one "Art Japan and Taiwan: Visual Journaling" course and one  "Art Japan and Taiwan: Ceramic History and Practice" course shown below.

If you have taken one or more of the courses below, or need a similar but different course to meet major or minor requirements, you may seek permission to take a substitute or "special course." Approval for such exceptions is at the discretion of the faculty leader(s), department chairs, and the college dean, and requires the University's special course formPlease contact the program leader before you begin your application.

Course Prefix

Course Name



SNH 4075



Benito del Pliego

SNH 3251



Benito del Pliego 


Faculty Leader

Dr. Benito del Pliego

Professor, Spanish
Department of Languages, Literature, and Culture

Click here for Dr. del Pliego's biography. 


Program Cost: $3,997

Program cost includes meals, in-country transportation, and lodging. 

Please note - Students are responsible for the total program cost upon submitting the application and deposit. Refunds are contingent upon meeting the minimum enrollment of the program. If a student decides to withdraw before departure, that student may be eligible for a refund if the program has met the minimum enrollment and is therefore viable. 

Non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices are listed in USD unless otherwise noted.  Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. 


Payment Schedule





 Upon receipt of the application

Remaining balance due




Estimated Additional Expenses




Undergraduate Tuition - Resident

$153/ credit hour

Undergraduate Tuition - Non-Resident

$173 / credit hour



 Spending Money and additional Transportation


Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.  Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal/cancellation policy can be found at this link.


Application Process

  1. In order to apply for this program, you will need to contact one of the program leaders and provide your Banner ID and email address. Program leaders may request additional information or a meeting to discuss the details of the program and your interest.
  2. When permission to apply for the program is granted, you will receive an email from your program leader with instructions to apply.
  3. Apply to the program following the instructions from the program leader.
  4. Print, sign and drop off your application at the Office of International Education and Development at Plemmons Student Union (PSU), Suite 321 ( 3rd floor), 263 Locust Street Boone, NC 28608. Your application will be considered complete when you have submitted your digital application, paid the $300 deposit, and dropped off your printed and signed application. The fee cannot be paid until it appears on your student account. Please note that it may take 2–3 business days for it to post to your account. You will receive an email with Instructions for paying the deposit fee. Instructions can also be found in the application.