Program Details

Program Location Toledo, Spain
Sponsor University of Minnesota
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 30021
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Summer 2024 06/14/24 to 07/27/24
Past Dates
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice



The streets of Toledo

This program is offered in collaboration with the prestigious José Ortega y Gasset Foundation and the University of Minnesota.  Three one-day excursions are included in the program fee. Visits are made to such sites as Madrid, Aranjuez, Cuenca, the grand El Escorial, Segovia, and the Route of Don Quixote. All trips are led by faculty who specialize in the respective areas.  

Toledo, Spain, is about one hour south of Madrid and is home to about 50,000 people. For more than 2,000 years it has housed a succession of Roman, Jewish, Visigoth, Moorish, and Christian civilizations. Declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations, Toledo is a living museum, a preserved part of Spanish history where people still live, work, and play.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:University of Minnesota.



Toledo is a World Heritage Site

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 4 Sem Spanish

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

All courses are taught in Spanish and are 3 credits. Click here for a list of available classes.


Due to COVID-19, excursions are subject to change.

Three one-day excursions are included in the program fee.  These are organized to provide participants with cultural and historic perspectives of Spain. Visits are made to such sites as Madrid, Aranjuez, Cuenca, the grand El Escorial, Segovia, and the Route of Don Quixote.


Students have the option of choosing to live with a host family or living in the residencia.  Meals are included in the program fee and are taken at the residence or with the host family.

Those choosing the residencia will stay at the San Juan de la Penitencia Residence, a renovated 16th Century convent located in the heart of Toledo. The residence includes dining, classroom, library, recreational and housing facilities. Single, double, and triple rooms with shared bathrooms are available, and residence occupants are almost entirely program participants.  A Spanish-only language policy is in place at the residencia.

For an additional fee, participants may also live with a Spanish family. In addition to the privilege of having your own room and enjoying traditional cuisine, living with a host family gives students the opportunity to be immersed in the language, become more intimately acquainted with Spanish life life and culture, and make new friends with one's host family and neighbors.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.
Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program fee includes: tuition, housing in a dorm, insurance, program excursions, and meals. There is an additional fee if staying with a host family during the 6-week summer session.

The fees below are for the 6-week summer session. Students interested in attending the additional 3-week May session should speak to their study abroad advisor for the program costs.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2024

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $8,125.00
Study Abroad Fee $609.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,600.00
Books and Supplies $50.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $300.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information


Toledo Alcazar

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email