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  • Locations: Jaén, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
  • Restrictions: CSUF applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year
  • Courses Offered
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/15/2021 04/20/2021 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2022 09/15/2021 10/20/2021 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: CSU International Programs Click here for a definition of this term Financial Aid: CSU IP Scholarship, Federal Aid (Pell/EOP/FSEOG/Direct Loans), Guardian Scholars, President's Scholars, Private Student Loans, State Aid (Cal Grants/SUG)
Housing Options: Apartments, Host Family Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: European Studies, Spanish
Language Prerequisite: 1 semester college-level Spanish, max 2 terms Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
GPA requirement: 2.75 (CUM. & CSUF) Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Special Notes: Graduate students may participate for undergraduate credit Unit Type Earned On Program: Resident Units
Program Description:



Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline 
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.


GPA Requirement
2.75 Cumulative GPA
CSU Class Standing
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior.
One term of college-level Spanish, but not more than 2 terms.

Special Note
This program is not open to students with intermediate or advanced Spanish language abilities.


Subjects Available 
European Studies
International/Global Studies

CLICK HERE to view the online course catalog. 
Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

CLICK HERE to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies.  

Students pay the same tuition for Spain: Language & Culture at Universidad de Jaén as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.
Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. The traditional Spaniard academic cycle begins in Late August and May. 

Academic Year: August to May.


The Spain: Language & Culture at Universidad de Jaén program is affiliated with the University of Jaén, a new, modern campus which enrolls approximately 18,000 students. The program is designed for students at the beginner level of Spanish, and provides students with the opportunity to make rapid progress learning Spanish as well as providing a deeper understanding of the country and culture of Spain.
Spain - Learn Spanish
Upon arrival, students take a placement exam to determine the level of Spanish they will be placed in for the fall semester. After the winter break, in late December/early January, students enroll in an intensive Spanish course which is required for all students. During the spring semester, students will continue their study of the Spanish language, but will also take elective courses such as Spanish literature, Spanish culture and society, and the economy of Spain. Students who have made sufficient progress in the Spanish language may be able to take one course in the Facultad during the spring semester.

For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.


The Spain: Language & Culture at Universidad de Jaén program is located in Jaén, a city in Southern Spain and in the heart of Andalucía. With a modest population of 116,000 residents and unspoiled by mass tourism, Jaén is an ideal location for Spanish language study and cultural immersion. Jaén is an easy bus or train ride to Granada (about one hour) or the beaches of Malaga (about three hours).


Upon arrival in Jaén, all students are provided with temporary hotel accommodations for the first few days during the arrival orientation. Then, the host university arranges for students to live with a host family for one month. Occasionally, students may continue to live with the host family for the remainder of the academic year (if mutually agreed upon by the student and family), however, most students typically choose to rent a local apartment after their month with the host family. The host university staff will provide assistance to students in their search for local apartments.


Applicants must complete and submit two applications for this program: the CSUF online application and the CSU IP online application.

Applicants must have completed at least two semesters at CSUF at the time of application. 

According to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for Jaén, Spain, this is a "Learn Spanish" program (referred to as the "Hispanic Studies Program" at the University of Jaén) which provides students with the opportunity to make rapid progress in learning Spanish as well as provide them with a deeper understanding of the country and culture of Spain. Students who have made sufficient progress as demonstrated by performance on a placement examination may be able to take one course in the Facultad in the Spring semester. These can be any regular university courses offered at the University subject to prerequisites and availability.