There are many opportunities to study abroad while pursuing, not only one of the following four-year degrees listed (through the Erasmus programme), but also while taking the traditional three-year BA (Hons) degree at various summer schools in Spain and Portugal, which any member of staff will be happy to advise you on.  Please also see our ‘links’ section for a wide variety of summer schools in Spain and Portugal.

See what other students have to say about their experiences abroad on our Undergraduate Testimonials page

Or download an interactive study abroad map  of Spain or study abroad Guadalajara with direct links to each of the universities listed above. 

BA International (Spanish)

The BA International (Spanish) degree is a four-year programme which includes the third year being spent abroad studying at a foreign university. Students following this degree programme are currently sent to one of five Spanish Universities:

Students who take up Portuguese in their second year may also go to The University of Coimbra in Portugal.

The placement of students is determined by the other subject they are studying.

For more information please contact the course co-ordinator Mr Stephen Boyd.

Please also refer to the International Education Office website for information.

The BComm (International) Hispanic Studies degree is a four-year programme which includes the Third Year being spent abroad studying at a Spanish university.  Students following this degree programme are currently sent to one of seven Spanish universities:

For more information please contact the course co-ordinator Prof. Nuala Finnegan

Please also refer to the International Education Office website for information.

The BA European Studies degree is a four-year programme which includes the Third Year being spent abroad.  The Major Language will determine the country in which the students will study in their Third Year.

For more information please visit the European Studies website

UCC has a bi-lateral agreement with the University of Guadalajara in Mexico.  For students wishing to spend their year abroad in Guadalajara, please consult Prof. Nuala Finnegan. Please check their website for further information on the university and its surroundings: http://www.udg.mx/

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From 2012 UCC's Department of Hispanic Studies will have an agreement with the University of Alcalá, Spain to provide a scholarship of one month's duration during the summer months of July-August in their internationally recognised ALCALINGUA Langauge Centre.

The scholarship covers the cost of one month's tuition at the Language Centre and accommodation on campus. It does not cover the cost of travel or subsistence.

Applications are annouced annually, in March, on our news section. Please contact Prof. Nuala Finnegan for more information.

*This scholarship is open to second year BA students only*

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