Pamplona NOW!

Pamplona NOW!

Overview of Course Abroad in Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona Now! A Millersville University course at the Universidad Pública de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.

This course will explore many topics that make-up modern-day Navarra. Among the topics to be discussed are: the educational system in Spain, Spanish contemporary art, the Euskera (the language of the region), the linguistic diversity of Spain, The Way of Saint James (the pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela). Students will enjoy several workshops on the music and dance of Navarra. Prof. Rivera-Hernández will accompany the students and offer instruction on site.  Guest speakers from the Universidad Pública de Navarra will offer special classes on local topics and themes.

Program Offerings

Students earn 3 credits and can count the courses as one of the following:

Undergraduate Level:
SPAN 362: Oral Spanish II
SPAN 491: Current Topic

Graduate Level:
SPAN 525: Advanced Oral Practice and Self-Expression
SPAN 589: Current Topics

Students should work with their academic advisor to ensure that these three credits are appropriately utilized for the student's major/minor requirements or to fulfill General Education requirements.

Prerequisite for the course: Proficiency above the SPAN 202 level either by having taken the course at MU or placement exam.


Cost: it is $2,400.00 to participate in this course.

This cost includes:

  • Accommodations
  • All meals while in Spain
  • Round-trip transportation from airport to Pamplona
  • Travel in Pamplona
  • All museum entrance fees
  • Wonderful guided excursions to area destinations such as the Monastery of Eunate, the Guggenheim museum, the caves of Zugarramundi, the towns of Biarritz, San Sebastian and Guernica.
  • Workshops on the music and dance of Navarra

This cost does not include:

*If you do not have a passport, you must apply for one immediately. Keep in mind that it takes 4 - 6 weeks to receive a passport.

Financial Aid

Study Abroad requires a student to plan for both academic costs/fees and personal expenses. It is important to keep in mind the cost of living and currency exchange rates compared to costs associated with living in Millersville (for example, living in a large city will be more expensive than living in Millersville, however in other areas of the world, the cost of living may be less.)

For undergraduate students: Federal/State Financial Aid: If you qualify for federal and/or PA state financial aid, you may apply it to your accredited study abroad program. For aid specific to summer aid, most students are required to be registered for a minimum of 6 credits in order to be eligible for financial aid. Any aid received during the summer will be deducted from the amount of aid available to you for the following academic year. (Summer Class Financial Aid Question)

The Office of Global Education prepares cost worksheets for all of the official MU study abroad programs to submit to the Financial Aid Office. As part of the Pre-Departure Paperwork process, students must indicate on their paperwork whether or not they wish to use summer financial aid. If they choose to use financial aid for this course abroad, the Office of Global Education will submit a cost worksheet to the Financial Aid Office on their behalf. These worksheets take into account all academic costs to study abroad (including additional tuition, living expenses, passport fees, airfare, etc.) and are used to re-evaluate students' financial aid packages. Costs associated with any additional travel outside of what is required by the program will not be included in the financial aid cost worksheet.

All undergraduate and graduate students should contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss their specific financial aid package


Students will study in Pamplona from July 28 - August 9, 2013.

Note: In addition to the contact hours in Pamplona, the students will meet with Professor Rivera-Hernández several times in May before departing and after returning in August when they will turn in their course project.


Students will stay with Spanish families and have their own room provided with a bed and a desk or table.

To Apply

Students must submit a $100.00 non refundable fee with the application form to Prof. Rivera-Hernández by Friday, March 30, 2013. 

Payment: The remaining balance of $2300 is due on Friday, April 26

All checks must be payable to Millersville University and sent directly to the Department of Foreign Languages, ATTN: Spanish Summer Travel Course, McComsey Hall, Millersville University, Millersville, PA 17551.  DO NOT send checks to Dr. Rivera-Hernández.

For more information and to request an application form, contact Prof. Rivera-Hernández at