- One of the four courses need to be an advanced language class. A placement test is administered during the orientation week.
- Each course meets three hours a week.
- Courses are taught by Spanish faculty.
- All courses are taught entirely in Spanish.
- All classes at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Hispánicos de Hamilton College are small, with 12 or fewer students.
Students also have the opportunity to enroll directly in the Madrid University system. In addition, a number of business and social work internships are open to program participants. Students are encouraged to take courses that will complement and expand the current offerings at their home institutions.