Located in the heart of Santander, the modern and dynamic University of Cantabria’s Centro de Idiomas boasts more than two decades of experience teaching Spanish to students from all over the world. This intensive program aims to improve Engineering students’ knowledge of the Spanish language, their ability to speak correctly and effectively outside the classroom, and to effectively integrate students into the local culture.
Two summer sessions are offered and students can attend either summer session. Each session, one Spanish course and one Engineering is taught by a UT faculty member. Local professors teach all other Spanish language courses.
Students live with carefully selected local families; one student per family unless otherwise requested. Intermediate and advanced students are encouraged to sign a pledge stating that they will speak only in Spanish while at home and at the university. Students eat lunch, the biggest and most important meal of the day, with their host families. Living with host families proves to be students’ favorite part of their experience abroad.
SUMMER SESSION I
- ME 333T | Engineering Communication (cross-listed with CHE 333T, EE 333T, CE 333T, BME 333T) and SPN 303 | Spanish for Professional Purposes
- ME 333T | Engineering Communication (cross-listed with CHE 333T, EE 333T, CE 333T, BME 333T) and SPN 328 | Spanish Civilization
SUMMER SESSION II
- CHE 333T | Engineering Communication (cross-listed with ME 333T, EE 333T, CE 333T, BME 333T) and SPN 303 | Spanish for Professional Purposes
- CHE 333T | Engineering Communication (cross-listed with ME 333T, EE 333T, CE 333T, BME 333T) and SPN 350 | History of Spanish Art
Christy Moore is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin where she has taught in Engineering Communications since 1993. Professor Moore’s current research is focused on ways of expanding the undergraduate engineering curriculum to better incorporate study of communication skills, global responsibility, and engineering ethics. She has been teaching the summer study abroad course in Santander since 2011. Professor Moore teaches first summer session.
D'Arcy Randall is a professor of Engineering Communications for the Department of Chemical Engineering and initiated the first study abroad course in Santander in 2008. She studied abroad as an undergraduate and enjoys helping UT students to study abroad. Dr. Randall has taught Engineering in Santander, Spain since 2011. Dr. Randall teaches second summer session.
Program and Application Details
For full program details and information on how to apply, go to the Program Page.