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Consolidate your Spanish language skills

01 November 2023

From student exchange programmes and teaching English in Spain to working holidays check out how to consolidate your Spanish language skills while you're at UC.

Student exchanges


Study abroad in Bogotá, Colombia

In conjunction with the School of Commerce, we are establishing a new study abroad programme in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2017. This programme will provide students with a unique opportunity to study Spanish and Commerce while gaining hands-on experience in the Latin American business world.

Exchange programme with Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

The Spanish Programme has an exchange programme with the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain. UC students can study at any one of the university's four campuses, located at Ciudad Real, Toledo, Cuenca, and Albacete.

This is a unique opportunity to improve your Spanish linguistic skills by studying in Spain for one or two semesters. Students usually undertake an exchange in their second year of Spanish studies at UC, and suitable courses at Castilla-La Mancha can be credited towards your degree.

If Spanish is your major and you have a minimum average of a B, you may be eligible to apply. Contact the Spanish Subject Coordinator, the International Mobility Coordinator or visit UC's Outgoing Exchange website.

Deadline 1 August.


Teach English in Spain

Every year the Spanish Government (through the Ministry of Education) offers scholarships and temporary job positions for New Zealanders majoring in Spanish. Find out more


Other study abroad options

You may be eligible for a Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Latin America, which is available for language and study programmes in a range of Latin American countries.

Intensive summer courses in Spanish are also available at Cuernavaca, Mexico, and Salamanca, Spain.

Contact the Spanish Subject Coordinator for more details.

Working holidays


Working Holiday Visas for Chile and Argentina

New Zealanders between the ages of 18 and 31 are eligible for working holiday visas for Argentina and Chile. This is an opportunity to combine short-term, temporary employment with a holiday and travel. Living, studying and working in a Spanish-speaking country is very beneficial language acquisition and cultural understanding.

For Working Holiday Scheme Visa requirements contact the Chilean and Argentinean Embassies and Consular offices in New Zealand.

For Chile Visa information contact

For Argentina Visa information contact

For more information about Working Holiday Visas visit Anywork Anywhere

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