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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Direct Enroll Program Length: Semester
Language of Instruction: Spanish Housing: Host Family
Academic Courses: Academic Credit Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009
Program Description:

Universidad de Santiago de Compostela 


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The University of Santiago de Compostela is over 500 years old with several campuses, and is one of the oldest universities in continuous operation in the world. The university traces its roots back to 1495, when a school was opened in Santiago. It is ranked among the Top 5 institutions in Spain. Many of the 15,000 students speak both Spanish and the Galician language.  

As a cultural and political center, Santiago de Compostela is an important city in Europe that is best known for being the final destination for the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. The "Camino de Santiago" is  a leading Catholic pilgrimage route that originated in the 9th century. Santiago de Compostela (population 105,000) is the capital of Galicia located in the northwest corner of the Iberian Peninsula. Beaches on the Atlantic Ocean are about a 40-minute train ride from the city. 

FALL SEMESTER: Mid September - Mid December
SPRING SEMESTER: Late January - Late May
ACADEMIC YEAR: Mid September - Late May
 AREAS OF STUDY Santiago de Compostela

Similar to Belmont, class sizes are relatively small. Classes are taught in Spanish for the international students. To determine a student's language ability, students are given a language placement test upon arrival at the university.

This program is designed for Spanish majors and minors. Students take Spanish language and culture courses through the Cursos Internacionales Program (International Courses Program). If students are interested in this study abroad program, students should consult with Belmont Spanish professor, Dr. David Julseth, for more information and advising on appropriate courses to take.

Because this program is designed to gain fluency in Spanish, students live with host families in a newer area of the city (between the medieval campus and the new campus).  By living in a homestay, students will speak Spanish exclusively. Upon arrival in Santiago de Compostela, a university staff member will pick up students at the airport and introduce them to their home stay family. The families will provide 3 meals a day for students. 


1. Housing: 
Homestay fee is included in Belmont tuition. Homestays will include 3 meals a day and laundry services. 

2. Belmont Tuition:

Tuition is charged at the regular semester rate. Students pay tuition to Belmont.  

3. Airfare  
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel. Students should wait until they are formally accepted into the program at Universidad at Santiago de Compostela before booking their airfare. 

STUDENT LIFE Santiago de Compostela

Similar to all universities, USC has numerous opportunities for students to connect with others who have similar interests. As a compliment to the academic content of the courses, students are taken on a number of cultural activities and trips during their stay in Santiago.

Dates and Deadlines

All requirements must be completed by the Belmont Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
Spring Semester Programs: October 1
Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 31
How to Apply

1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1) The Belmont’s Study Abroad Office Application, which includes:
  • Passport photocopy
  • Online questionnaires
  • Signature documents 
Only application materials for Step 1 must be turned in by the corresponding term’s deadlines as listed above.
Step 2) The Host University Application,
This Step will be completed after your advisor reviews and accepts your Belmont application.
  • If Belmont’s Study Abroad Office accepts your application, your study abroad advisor will provide you with additional information, and supplemental application instructions will be sent to you. 


Dr. David Julseth
Spanish Professor, Foreign Language Chair •JAAC 3053


Jasmine Marecle 
Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.