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Universidad de Leon

About the Program

This program is designed for independent students with a strong background in Spanish who wish to bolster their Spanish ability. Leon offers special courses for international students, focusing on culture, grammar, and literature. Students who are fluent may choose to enroll directly in host university courses. Fields of study include anthropology, archeology, business, earth sciences, ecology, economics, history, humanities, language study, linguistics, literature, natural and physical sciences, philosophy, religion, and social sciences. The University of Leon is located in Leon, Spain and is one of the more prominent institutions of Europe. Leon is located in a unique region of Spain where the dialect (Leonese) is so different than Spanish, it is now considered an official language of the region.


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Course Information


Leon, Spain

Language of Instruction


Language Proficiency

Language Proficiency Required

Program Type

Exchange: Students select courses offered by partner institution

Program Dates

Fall, Spring, Academic Year

Living Arrangements

Independent Arrangement




Other Requirements Students must be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program.

See Language Requirement

Application Deadline

Fall/Academic Year Admission: February 15
Spring Admission: August 15

Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

Program Cost

Application Fee


Tuition Rate

$3,235 per semester for NY residents


$11,855 per semester for non-residents

Program Fee

$750 per semester

Administrative Fee

$200 (non-refundable)

International Health Insurance

$55 per month approximately. Note: The host university may also require a domestic health plan, and will send details regarding costs to students directly.

Other Fees

$3,600-$4,360 (approximately; Students pay room, board, books, transportation and other university fees directly to overseas university)

Travel Costs

$1,400 (approximately; Students are responsible for their travel arrangements including airfare, visa costs)

Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.

Housing arrangements are coordinated directly with the partner university. Cost will vary depending on accommodation types and personal preference.

Cost Comparison: The average cost for a full time Stony Brook Student including tuition, insurance, housing, and meal plan is approximately $10,445 in-state and $15,735 out-of-state.

More Information

Grades earned in an exchange program WILL NOT calculate towards the cumulative GPA for SBU students.

Non-SBU students must contact their home university regarding their grade and credit transfer policy.

Links and Resources

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Contact Information

Pascale Jones
International Programs Coordinator
International Academic Programs
Stony Brook University
E1340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-3397
Tel: (631) 632-7030
Fax: (631) 632-1396
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