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Ibero-American Studies, (Minor)

The Ibero-American studies minor, offered at Saint Louis University's campus in Madrid, Spain, is designed for students who want to enhance their undergraduate degree with a multidisciplinary education of the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world.

SLU's Ibero-American Studies program requires a total of six courses in history, political science, economics, sociology, Spanish and Latin American literature, and Portuguese. Courses may be tailored to students’ interests and career aspirations.

The minor requires two semesters at SLU's campus in Madrid. At least one of the history, social science and humanities courses you take must be taught in Spanish.

Curriculum Overview

Students must take six to nine credit hours of history, six to nine credit hours of humanities and social sciences, and three to six credit hours of language and literature of approved electives available at SLU-Madrid.

Internships and Careers

SLU's Madrid campus has a variety of service-learning and internship opportunities available. Local staff can help you identify the best opportunities, based on your availability, interests and future plans.


SLU's Ibero-American studies faculty hold appointments across academic disciplines giving students a unique opportunity to learn from mentors from a wide range of academic backgrounds. For more information about the program, contact:

Tuition and Fees

SLU-Madrid is committed to providing quality Jesuit education at an affordable price. Tuition rates at the Madrid Campus are approximately 40 percent lower than comparable private universities in the U.S.

If you have questions or would like to speak with a financial aid officer, email us at

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To be admitted to the major, you must have at least a 2.00 cumulative average and complete a declaration of major form, available in the Office of the Registrar. Upon acceptance to the program, you will be assigned a departmental advisor.