University System of Georgia
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.
July 2-August 7, 2015
Program Costs (subject to change)
Program Fee: $5495
Program fee includes:
Round-trip Airfare between Atlanta and Madrid
Transport between airport and lodging in Madrid
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 $300nonrefundable 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 $2597.50 is due on March 9, 2015. The second installment of $2597.50 is due April 7, 2015.
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
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). It is recommended that you be advised before selecting courses to make sure courses count for KSU degree credit!
Course descriptions and prerequisites may be found here:
Languages and Cultures of Spain (ANTH 4490)
Spanish Composition (SA 4490)
Spanish 2002 (SPAN 2002)
Spanish 1002 (SPAN 1002)
Art Appreciation (ART 1107)
Flamenco and Zarzuela (MUSI 1107)
World Religions (SA 2290)
Music Appreciation (MUSI 1107)
Intro to Anthropology (ANTH 2201)
Spanish 2001 (SPAN 2001)
Hispanic Writers (SPAN 3304)
World Literature (ENGL 2110)
Spanish Mysticism (SA 4490)
Sketchbook Drawing (ART 1150)
March 2, 2015
Completed applications MUST be submitted to the campus representative, Jan Morian, BEFORE the required nonrefundable application fee of $300 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 $300 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.
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 $300 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 Feb. 2
all but nonrefundable $300 deposit
Withdrawal between Feb. 3-Feb. 18
all but $500 will be refunded
Withdrawal between Feb. 19-March 2
all but $850 will be refunded
Withdrawal between March 3-March 30
all but $2000 will be refunded
Withdrawal after March 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:
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.