Dr. Jose B. Fernandez founded FOReign Study PROgrams (FORSPRO) while he was chairman of the Foreign Language Department of Valdosta State University. His goal was to provide students quality and affordable study abroad programs. His idea was not only to provide a quality academic program but also to provide students an opportunity to experience the culture of Spain to the fullest.
For the past 35 years, Forspro has been the study abroad program for many university students. In conjunction with our participating institutions, we have been able to provide students with dynamic study programs in Spain.
Forspro’s goals remain the same. The programs are designed to meet
today’s demand for culturally aware and language proficient
individuals. To insure the quality of our academic courses, the
University of South Florida and our other participating institutions
are involved in the planning of the academic curriculum and with the
staffing of the faculty. To offer students a true study abroad
experience, the programs offer tours and visits to some of Spain's
most important monuments, museums, and cities.