Study Abroad at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
About Study Abroad in Toledo through Arcadia
You can design a study experience through Arcadia in Toledo that's uniquely yours! Choose to enroll in a variety of courses or undertake an internship at the Fundación José Ortega y Gasset, and/or directly enroll in courses alongside Spanish students at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). All programs require knowledge of Spanish language (2 years study or equivalent).
- Students are able to combine courses at the Fundación José Ortega y Gasset with courses at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha.
- Designed for students with advanced (2 years study or equivalent) proficiency in Spanish studying for the spring semester or academic year.
- Choose from courses in legal and social sciences, environmental science, sports science, humanities, and nursing (just to name a few). Staff at the Fundación will guide students through the UCLM course selection and registration process once in Toledo.
- Students take part in a special four-day excursion to Morocco.
The Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), founded in 1982, offers courses in a number of cities in the region. The University’s Toledo campus houses the faculties of Legal and Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Sports Science and Humanities, as well as a School of Nursing and Physiotherapy and School of Teacher Training. The city of Toledo is just 20 minutes away from Madrid by train.
The various faculties and schools of the UCLM Toledo campus are located in restored historical buildings that blend harmoniously with the urban landscape of the City. Most students choose to combine courses at the UCLM with courses in Spanish language and culture at the Fundación José Ortega y Gasset.
Students spend four days and three nights in Morocco through Morocco Exchange, a non-profit organization for cross-cultural education.
This exciting excursion is included in the Toledo program fee and covers transportation to and from Morocco, accommodation (required home-stay and hotel accommodation) and most meals!
Students will participate in a range of cross-cultural activities, including discussions about Islamic culture and politics, visiting various historic and cultural sites and attending sessions with Peace Corps volunteers and Fulbright Scholars, along with hiking and exploring.
Those students who participate in this program are eligible for notation on their Co-Curricular Learning Certificate.
Note: Granada and Barcelona students may also participate on this excursion for an additional fee.
Credits and Grades
You will earn the following semester hours of credit:
- Academic Year: 30-36 credits
- Spring semester: 15-18 credits
GPA Requirements: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Six semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent. You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation from a Spanish faculty member, and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.