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.
June 30-August 5, 2016
Program Costs (subject to change)
Program Fee: $5500
Program fee includes:
Roundtrip airfare between Atlanta and Madrid
Round-trip transportation from the airport to the dorms on a private bus
Accommodations at Colegio Mayor Padre Poveda
30 day metro and bus pass for Madrid
14 meals per week
Guided tour of Madrid
Guided tour of Toledo
Tapas restaurant experience
Optional excursions - in the past they've included the South of Spain, North of Spain, Barcelona, or Portugal
A primary health insurance policy providing coverage for medical expenses
***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 $2600.00 is due on March 9, 2016. The second installment of $2600.00 is due April 7, 2016.
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.
2 passport photos due April 14th (late fees apply, see below for details). Photos MUST be passport photos that adhere to the passport agency’s rules and regulations for photos. Photos that are submitted that do not comply with these rules will be denied and late fees will still apply. Please visit the Department of State’s website for detailed passport information.
An electronic copy of your passport is due April 14th. Passports should be scanned and emailed to the European Council coordinator; faxed and mailed copies are not accepted. ($50 late fee if not received by email by 5pm on this date)
May 14th- There is an all-day *Mandatory* student orientation in Macon at Middle Georgia State College. This meeting starts at 9am and is over at 4pm. Students who fail to attend will be penalized by dropping the final grades for study abroad courses by an entire letter; if you receive an “A” in the course, the grade of “B” will be submitted to your home institution as your final grade.
Late Fees for Passports & Photos
Items received between Apr 15- Apr 24: $25 late fee
Items received between Apr 25 – May 4: $50 late fee
Items received between May 5 – May 11: $75 late fee
Items received on May 12th or after will be charged the $75 late fee and an additional $5/day.
Single or shared double room at the Colegio Mayor Padre Poveda
Comparative Political Conflict: Terrorism and Insurgency (POLS4490)
Expatriate Writers in Spain (ENGL3350)
Introduction to Sociology (SOCI1101)
Living Walls: Sustainable Architecture in Madrid (ARCH4490)
Intermediate Spanish II (pre-requisite SPAN2001) (SPAN2002)
Intermediate Spanish I (pre-requisite SPAN1002) (SPAN2001)
World Civilizations II (Since 1500) (HIST 1112)
Intro to International Studies (SA2290)
World Literature (pre-requisite ENGL1102)
Comparative Criminology (SOCI4432)
Third Skin: Ecological Design in Madrid (ARCH4490)
Cultures of Spain (SPAN4402) Spanish Civil War: Fascists, Communists, Anarchists (HIST 4490)
March 2, 2016
Completed applications MUST be submitted to the campus representative, Erin Rasche, 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 March 3: All but $300 will be refunded
Withdrawal between March 4 and March 18: all but $500 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 $2,000 will be refunded
Withdrawal after April 30: No money will be refunded
All withdrawals must be made in writing to KSU Education Abroad Advisor Erin Rasche 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.