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  • Locations: Valencia, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 6-Non-Degree Seeking Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.00 Field of Study: Creative Writing, English
Housing Options: Apartment or Flat Credit Type: Resident Credit
Program Type: CES Faculty-Led Program SDSU Office: 2-Extended Studies
Program Description:
Writing in Spain

"Studying abroad was the most incredible experience ever. I got to visit so many places and learned so much about other cultures. Every day was a new adventure and even the smallest things in every day life became exciting to me. Each morning I would wake up and think to myself where do I want to explore today."
-Tiffany T., Summer 2017

"It was truly life-changing and made me realize there is a whole world out there that I want to explore."
-Fernanda, F., Summer 2017

"[The highlight of the program was] experiencing the beauty of culture shock and being able to tell myself that I am in a different part of the world. It was so surreal and I am happy I was able to be a part of it."
- Gilberto B., Summer 2017

"The highlight of the program was the way it was organized, it allows students to really engage with others, both within the group and locals."
-Anonymous, Summer 2017

Summer 2019
Course Dates:
Dates Abroad: TBA
Price: TBA


The goal of this program is to expose the students to the culture of Spain and have students write about their experiences, and in doing so improve the depth, breadth and precision of their writing.


All participants are required register for the following SDSU course, offered through the College of Extended Studies (CES):
  • English 499: Special Studies in English (3 units)


  • TBA

Bret_KoffordBret Kofford has been a full-time lecturer at San Diego State University-Imperial Valley campus for 10 years. He previously was a part-timer lecturer at SDSU-IV. He mostly teaches writing classes but he also teaches speech and sociology. Kofford previously has taken study-abroad groups to Italy, Spain and Argentina.

Kofford, a former newspaper editor, is still a newspaper columnist and editorialist. He also is a screenwriter, with two movies produced and programs produced for television.


Payment Schedule:

Included in Program Fee:
  • TBA
Not Included in Program Fee:
  • TBA

Refund Policy:
Program Costs Refund:
  • TBA
Course Tuition Refund: 
Refunds for course tuition follow the College of Extended Studies (CES) standard refund policy

* Withdrawals are effective on the date that the CES Faculty-Led Program staff receives written notification from you, the student. Email notification is acceptable.

Funding & Scholarship Information:
Visit the CES Study Abroad website for more information about financial aid, scholarships, military and veterans benefits, and other funding sources. 

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Open to SDSU students, students at other colleges and universities and the general public
  • SDSU students cannot be on academic probation (less than 2.0 GPA) or disciplinary probation (expulsion, judicial, or suspension) at the time of application and/or at the time of course registration. The standard CES refund policy for study abroad applies if you are found to be on probation after applying to the program.
  • Minimum age to participate is 18
  • After applying and being accepted into the program, all participants must complete BOTH a mandatory pre-departure orientation sponsored by the College of Extended Studies (CES) as well as a program-specific orientation(s) with their faculty leader(s) prior to departure. Details about both will be sent after acceptance into the program.

The application for summer 2019 is not yet available.  If you would like to receive updates, please add your name to the inquiry list below.
  • Click HERE for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about College of Extended Studies (CES) study abroad programs.
  • If you would like more information about the application and registration process or have general questions, please contact Amanda Chamberlain, Study Abroad Advisor, in the College of Extended Studies, Faculty-Led Study Abroad office:,  (619) 594-0540.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.