Study Abroad in Spain - Summer 2016

Eat, Learn & Explore

Come enjoy the history, culture, and food of Spain while earning six hours of academic credit during a five-week program studying at Pamplona Learning Spanish Institute in Pamplona (PLSI). Travel with faculty on course related trips and have a once in a lifetime learning experience investigating the foods and culture of Northern Spain! 

Investigate the foods of Spain, in this Spanish immersion program, as it travels from farm to  table through sensory evaluation and flavor development, commercial and retail markets, food processing, food safety and sanitation, food laws and regulations, and Spanish agricultural products. Also experience the culture first hand through excursions, classes, and interaction with host families.

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Program Overview

  • Admissions: Open to Clemson and non-Clemson students of all majors

  • No prerequisite courses required

  • Home-stay accommodations

  • All students pay in-state tuition

  • Courses taught by Clemson professors and international teachers

Student Background

The program is appropriate for students in Culinology® programs, Food Science, Nutrition or Spanish programs, or students interested in having a wonderful international experience.

Program Size

A group of approximately 10-15 students, along with faculty, will make up the study abroad class to Pamplona, Spain.

Living Accommodations

Home stays accommodations (doubles) are used during the program. Half board (breakfast and dinner) will be provided during the weekdays and full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) on the weekend. Host families are carefully selected by PLSI and arrangements are confirmed before arrival. 


Classes are held at PLSI during the program.

Course Descriptions

FDSC 4200 and IS 2100 (Six total credits)

Cultural Exploration of Spanish Foods
Food Science 4200, Sec. 600 (3 credits)

Taught by Dr. A. Coffee and international professors, this course will introduce you to the foods of Navarro by understanding the concept of “from farm to table”.  Excursions from Pamplona to food markets, production and processing companies, winery, and local restaurants investigate how the Spanish manage, protects, and market their agricultural products to the consumers.  Course includes half and full day excursions to locations in Pamplona and surrounding cities.

Cultural Communication
International Studies 2100 (3 credits)

This course, taught by native professors, will cover Spanish for the food industry, conversational Spanish and Spanish culture. Knowledge of the language is not required.

Application Form

General Application for Clemson Students:

Application for Transient, Non-Clemson Students:

For specific questions, please contact Dr. Aubrey Coffee (