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European Council - Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Spain
Program Terms: Late Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Fact Sheet:
Scholarship Available: Yes Program Type: Education Abroad
Housing Options: Dormitories Minimum GPA: 2.0 (Undergrad)
Graduate or Undergraduate: Undergraduate
Program Description:
University System of Georgia
European Council
Madrid, Spain


Consider studying during the summer in Madrid, the geographic center of Spain and the historic center of the entire Hispanic world. The city of four million is a modern European hub with state-of-the-art transportation and cyber cafés, but its Old World charm shines through in its long afternoon siestas, its warm and friendly people, and its majestic monuments to Spain's glorious past. Students will have the opportunity to visit flamenco clubs, the bullfight, tapas bars, and world-class museums, as well as to participate in Madrid's seemingly endless nightlife, as the streets overflow with people having a glass of sangría, talking to neighbors, and in general enjoying life in this vibrant city.


Program Dates

July 3-August 8, 2014

Program Costs (subject to change)

Program Fee: $5100

Program fee includes:
  • Round-trip Airfare between Atlanta and Madrid
  • Transport between airport and lodging in Madrid
  • Accommodation
  • 13 meals per week
  • Unlimited subway and bus system travel pass
  • A primary health insurance policy providing basic coverage for medical expenses
  • First weekend activities
  • On-site travel consultant
***Program fee does not include tuition.***

A $200 nonrefundable application fee is due at the time of application and is subtracted from your total fee.  Payment is made in two installments.  The first installment of $2,450 is due on March 10, 2014.  The second installment of $2450 is due April 8, 2014.

Students should plan to budget a minimum of $1500-1700 for extra meals, entertainment expenses, entrance fees to museums, and field trip costs. If students plan extensive travel or major shopping, additional funds should be budgeted.

  • Single or shared double room at the Colegio Mayor Padre Poveda
  • Towels and bed linens furnished
  • Reception desk staffed 24 hours/day
  • Easy access to public transportation
More information on accommodations may be found here:
EC Madrid Accommodation

EC Spain


Students must have and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA to be eligible to participate in the program. Full and part time students may apply.


All KSU students must take two three-credit courses (one morning, one afternoon) as well as the one-credit mandatory course for a total of seven (7) credits. It is recommended that you be advised before selecting courses to make sure courses count for KSU degree credit!

Mandatory Course
  • Introduction to Spanish Culture
    • KSU Equivalent: SA 2290 (Study Abroad Special Topics)

Course descriptions and prerequisites may be found here: MadridCourse Descriptions 2014

Morning Classes:
Intermediate Spanish II (SPAN2002)
Intermediate Spanish I (SPAN2002)
Human Sexuality and Religion (SA4490)
The U.S. and the Spanish Civil War (HIST4490)
World Literature (ENGL2110)
Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH2201)
Cross Cultural Psychology (PSYC3355)
Survey of Economics (ECON1100)

Afternoon Classes:
Spanish Conversation (SPAN3303 OR SPAN3390)
Intro to Religion (SA2290)
U.S. History since 1877 (HIST2112)
Travel Writing (WRIT3130)
Social Class in Spain (SOCI3354)
Introduction to Psychology (PSYC1101)
International Economics (ECON4410)

Application Deadline

March 3, 2014

Completed applications MUST be submitted to the campus representative, Jan Morian, BEFORE the required nonrefundable application fee of $200 is paid online. Campus representatives forward completed applications to the program office at Valdosta State University.  Applications will not be processed by the EC office until both the application form (approved by the campus representative) and the $200 application fee are received.

Because of space limitations, acceptance is on a first come, first served basis, according to the date of receipt of the application and application fee at the program office. Students are encouraged to apply well in advance of the application deadline to assure them of a place on the program.  Completion of an application form does not guarantee acceptance into the program.


EC Madrid Students


Jan Morian
Education Abroad Advisor

Refund and Withdrawal Policy

Students' application fee, deposits and other payments are applied towards required advances, purchase of airline tickets, and other costs related to the program. Note that the $200 application fee is non-refundable and covers processing and reservation fees.

Participants who withdraw from a program after the application deadline receive a refund according to the following schedule:
Withdrawal before March 10
all but nonrefundable $200 deposit
Withdrawal between March 11 and March 18
all but $400 will be refunded
Withdrawal between March 19 and April 1
all but $850 will be refunded
Withdrawal between April 2 and April 30
all but $2000 will be refunded
Withdrawal after April 30
No money will be refunded

All withdrawals must be made in writing to KSU Education Abroad Advisor Jan Morian in order for refunds to be processed.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.

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