España & Spain: A blog in two languages

The Towson University Foreign Language Department has several faculty-led study abroad opportunities for students who are studying a foreign language. Currently, Dr. Colleen Ebacher is abroad in Spain with a group of Spanish students. Lucky for us they are blogging about their adventures and even better: it’s in two languages!

Enjoy the blog!


If you’re looking for a Spanish study abroad opportunity with a Towson faculty member, check out the Minimester 2016 program in Guatemala or the Summer 2016 program in Spain, following a similar itinerary to our students on site right now.

Summer 2015 Faculty-Led Program: Spanish Language in Spain

Spanish Language in Spain

Courses: SPAN 101 Spanish Elements I, SPAN 102 Spanish Elements II, SPAN 201 Spanish Intermediate I, SPAN 202 Spanish Intermediate II, SPAN 301 Composition and Conversation I, SPAN 302 Composition and Conversation II, SPAN 305 Readings in Spanish, SPAN 371 Special Topics in Spanish, SPAN 372 Special Topics in Spanish, SPAN 373 Special Topics in Spanish – Civilization Advanced, SPAN 391 Advanced Spanish Grammar, SPAN 408 Advanced Spanish Conversation

Fearless Leaders: Dr. German DePatricio

Site visits: Flamenco performance, visits to some of Madrid’s most famous museums and sites (Museo del Prado, Museo Reina Sofia, Palacio Real, Museo Thyssen Bornemisza), and excursions to Segovia and Toledo.

Did you know Madrid has a population of 3 million and is the largest city in Spain and the third largest city in the European Union. Its vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere uniquely combines the old and the new.

To see the Horizons program page click here!

Mini 2015 Faculty-Led Program: Spanish Language and Indigenous Cultures in Guatemala

Spanish Language and Indigenous Cultures in Antigua

Antigua Guatemala, Study Abroad

Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua, Guatemala

Courses (Students may take 3 or 6 credits): SPAN101-302SPAN 370 Pronunciation and Oral Expression, SPAN 391 Advanced Spanish Grammar, SPAN 408 Advanced Spanish Conversation 

Fearless Leader: Leticia Romo

Excursions: Visit to a coffee plantation, a weekend excursion to Lake Atitlan, and a weekend visit of the famous Mayan ruins of Tikal with a canopy zipline tour

Did you know Guatemala is home to 33 volcanoes? If that’s not hot enough for you, Guatemala is the birth place of the first chocolate bar.  But remember, the Mayans mixed the chocolate with chili peppers, hence ‘hot’ chocolate.  

Want to get familiar with Antigua before you go? Check out this site for more information!

To see the program click here!