Application Information

Read all the instructions on this page carefully before beginning your application.

The HCAYS application is completed online. All students must create an account and a profile through the online portal before applying. For Hamilton students, you can login using your Hamilton credentials (Single Sign-On). For non-Hamilton students, you will need to first sign-up and create a login. 

Access the Application

For reference, the materials that you will need to provide in your application include:

  1. 300 Word Essay in English: This essay should include your personal and academic reasons for wanting to study in Spain and why the Hamilton program would be the best match for you.
  2. Writing Sample in Spanish: A recent paper written in Spanish and graded by a professor. 
  3. Two Recommendations: The first recommendation must be from a recent language professor. The second recommendation must be from a recent professor in your major. (If Spanish is your major, please ask for a recommendation from a different professor than your first recommendation.)
  4. Approval of Participation: Approval to participate should be from your Study Abroad Advisor or the Director/Dean of Global Learning at your home campus. For Hamilton College students, the contact information to use is global@hamilton.edu
  5. Unofficial transcript from your current college or university.

Due upon Acceptance:

  • Within two weeks of acceptance: Login to your online study abroad account and send a message to indicate that you intend to participate in the program.
  • Pay a $500 non-refundable deposit to confirm your participation.

IMPORTANT for Hamilton College students: Please submit your Declaration of Off-Campus Study form online by the deadline.


Contact Name

Hamilton College Academic Year in Spain

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