Napa Valley College Faculty & Staff

Spanish Study Abroad Program ~ Spain 2012

During the summer of 2012, NVC Spanish students studied at the Pontifical University in Salamanca, Spain. The students attended classes M-F for three weeks. They also had the opportunity to attend evening cultural activities, concerts, museums, and many other activities and events. During their stay, they lived with Spanish families and interacted with other Spanish students from all over the world.

Please read students' testimonials below...


"I had a great trip and feel like a changed man in many ways..I truly believe that Spain has saved my life..I have grown a sense of self-awareness and an appreciation for my life..I just want to live life to the fullest and I thank you for leading us on this great Adventure!!"

~ William Crossley 


"This was truly the best experience, it challenged me in so many ways. Physically, it was the wonderful walking we did each day which is just a way of life in Spain. Emotionally, I was challenged everytime I saw a beautiful work of art, the beauty in each and every structure that was built, the new friendships we enjoyed, the graduation and up until the moment we had to say goodbye... Academically I enjoyed all the education we were provided I know that I will benefit from all the teaching over and over. Soon my Spanish will be second nature to me I look forward to that day! Culturally I took it all in like a breath of fresh air. I learned a great deal from this trip and it will be with me forever. I have benefited in so many ways it is hard to put into words. Thanks for the opportunity."

~ Rita Osborn


"Spain was the best experience of my life! I feel so fortunate to have been able to live out such a rewarding experience. I hadn't expected to meet so many amazing people from all over the world. The Universidad had such an amazing atmosphere and I felt like I was going to school in Harry Potter's Hogwarts. I had so much fun playing soccer with all the other students, swimming, and going to all the discotecas at night with them. I wanted to go back the moment I left." 

~ Keila Hernández 




Visited cities: Madrid, Salamanca, Segovia, and La Granja

Attractions: Royal Palace, Garden of Fountains, Plaza Mayor, El Prado, La Granja Palace, Cathedral, Aqueduct, and more...