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Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago

This program provides students with an opportunity to engage in an intensive spring or summer term that highlights Spanish language and culture under the auspices of the university department of Cursos Internacionales.

The city of Santiago, which dates back to the 10th century, is located in the province of Galicia in northwestern Spain. The Cathedral of St. James, one of Europe’s largest cathedrals, dominates the city skyline. The city is famous as the location of the tomb of the Apostle St. James, the patron saint of Spain.

During the academic year, this medieval city is inhabited by 35,000 students who attend the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela.


  • Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  • Spring attendance:
    • 12 credits per semester.
    • Most students pay Randolph College tuition (less applicable financial aid) plus room and are responsible for their own board costs.
    • Federal financial aid processed by Randolph College.
  • Summer attendance (3-12 weeks)
    • Credits vary depending on length of stay.
    • Students pay Cursos International tuition plus room and are responsible for their own board costs.
  • International Village accommodation included.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester—April 15
  • Spring semester—September 15

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