Selection and Eligibility

Enrollment will be limited. Priority will be given to classroom teachers and other nontraditional students who demonstrate a need for compact summer offerings of this nature. However, applications from all qualified students from any institution are welcome. Each applicant should:

  • Have the equivalent of at least a fourth-year college-level competence in Spanish;
  • Be in good academic standing at their “home” institution, although they may not have studied there for many years.

Early application is advised. Non-OSU students will be enroll through the OSU Graduate School (graduate credit, non-degree unless accepted into a regular program). The program administrators will inform prospective participants of the necessary steps to take after acceptance into the program. The enrollment process is expedited for this program and incurs no additional costs.

The vast majority of the students who participate each year are not regular OSU students. Ages of participants have ranged from about 24 to 75, and they come from all over the U.S.

Students will be registered for 3 graduate semester credits of SPANISH 5797 through regular Summer Term registration. Pass/fail and audit options are not available for these courses.


Application to and payment for the program is handled by Instituto de Estudios Avanzados (IEA) Latin America / Academia Uruguay, whose staff will be our local hosts in Montevideo. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all spaces are filled.

Click here for the online pre-application form (managed by IEA), which will allow you to request the complete online application or make inquiries about IEA, Academia Uruguay, or the application process.

For questions about course content, credit, or other academic concerns, contact Patricia Vocal at or at (614) 247-7411. Postal address: SSAST, Patricia Vocal, Outreach Coordinator, Center for Latin American Studies, Office of International Affairs, 140 Enarson Classroom Building, 2009 Millikin Road, Columbus, OH 43210.