Intercultural Relations (Latvia – Spain)


Course Brief

Budget and fee chargingstudy places: The studies at the Latvian Academy of Culture may be funded from the national budget of the Republic of Latvia in the tender procedure, if the international applicant is a citizen of the EU, EEC, Swiss Confederation citizenor a permanent resident of the EU, provided that the applicant’s knowledge of the Latvian language corresponds to the CEFR level A2 (for further information please see: Otherwise the applicant is entitled only to the fee charging study places.

Full-time studies: 4 years (8 semesters)

Received degree: Bachelor of Arts

Language of Tuition: Latvian


The goal of this subprogramme is to provide practical knowledge regarding culture processes, Latvian culture, and Spanish language and culture (including Spain’s history, geography, modern-day problems, cultural inquiries, and its citizens’ national identity).

During the first two years of study, students learn Spanish communication, grammar, and cultural aspects. Starting with the second semester, students study Spain’s geography. In the third semester, they learn about Spain’s history, as well as advance the Spanish language so that the students are able to discuss and hold debates in Spanish. Classes that are specific to this program are ”Spanish language”, ”Written and spoken translation”, ”Relations between Latvia and Spain in a European context”, etc.

Since 2004, the Latvian Academy of Culture has been partneres with the DELE Institute Center, which allows students to complete a Spanish language exam for 6 levels and obtain international recognition of knowing the Spanish language, as well as a diploma issued by DELE.      

Every year 6-8 students are chosen to participate in the United Nation’s ERASMUS+ program. In this program, students will have the opportunity to study abroad in a university in Spain for a semester (for example, a student may go to the University in Valencia, Spain). Studies in this program are Spanish language and culture.

The Latvian Academy of Culture also has a life-long partnership with Spain’s embassy in Latvia. The Spanish Embassy supports and accepts students to participate in cultural activities, organize creative and cultural projects, and experience Spanish and Latinamerican dances and songs. Not only do students become immersed into the Spanish culture to share with Latvia, but they also spread Latvian culture awareness to Spain.

Graduates work in embassies, international organizations and projects, national and private firms, teaching, and translation and tourism.

The Latvia-Spain major accepts students who have not had experience with the Spanish language!

  • Introduction to the Theory of Culture
  • Semiotics of Culture
  • The History of Philosophy
  • Western Philosophy of the 20th Century
  • The History and Theory of World Art
  • The Trends of W-European Art in the 20th Century
  • The History of World Literature
  • The History and Theory of World Music
  • The History and Theory of World Theatre
  • Background Studies: Spain
  • Intercultural Relations Latvia-Spain within European Context
  • Foreign Language (English, German, French)
  • Text Interpretation: Spanish
  • Internship
  • Integrated Course of Spanish
  • Spanish: History and Tendencies of Development
  • Bussiness Spanish
  • Translation
  • Spanish: Language and Style
  • Psychoanalysis and Culture
  • History of Latvian Art
  • The History of Latvian Literature
  • The History of Latvia:Sources and Historiography
  • The Theory of Literature
  • Introduction to Research
  • Introduction to the Theory of Intercultural Communication
  • Introduction to the Management of Culture
  • Second Foreign Language (Italian, French etc.)
  • Basics of Stage Speech

The Academy takes into account the scores of several examinations:     

  • The applicant takes the English (or French, or German) foreign language examination at the Latvian Academy of Culture during the entrance examinations.
  • The mark(s) in the first language and literature is/are registered based on the Secondary Education Certificate’s Academic Transcript.
  • Essay about a literary theme, that displays a creative reflection about the given theme, displays a balance between facts and opinions, displays the ability to argue and stand up for the student’s beliefs, and displays the ability to answer questions regarding classic and modern day cultural questions.
Ana Leona Manzanero (Ana León Manzanero)

Vieslekt. Ana Leona Manzanero ir Akadēmijas pasniedzēja kopš 2013. gada. Filoloģijas doktora grādu saņēmusi Madrides Complutense universitātes. Strādājusi kā lektore un veikusi pētījumus vairākās Spānijas, Polijas, Lietuvas un Latvijas izglītības iestādēs.

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