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  • Locations: Alicante, Spain; Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate Students, 6. Non-Degree-Seeking, 7. Other Minimum GPA: 2.25
Housing Options: Apartment, Homestay Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Areas of Study: Art, English, History, Spanish Language
Program Description:

Study-Abroad Program • Summer • Four Weeks

Dates: May 10, 2017 to June 12, 2017

Program Overview

Madrid, Spain. Alicante, Spain.
Experience the language, culture and history of Spain while studying in Madrid and Alicante. In Madrid, you may enjoy theater, dining and exhibitions and visit many attractions including the Royal Palace, the Reina Sofia Museum and the Prado Museum. In Alicante, you will take part in classes held within walking distance of the Mediterranean Sea. You should return from the program with a better understanding of the Spanish language and an appreciation for Spanish culture and history.

This program also includes the Service Learning aspect of education. American students will be working with Spanish students translating documents, Spanish literature, etc. This will in turn help students improve their language skills.

Spain Study Abroad video

Spain Summer 2017 Itinerary.pdf


3-8 credit-hours


A number of courses, including graduate coursework, are available through this program.

Undergraduate classes - SPAN 1010 Introduction to Spanish I, SPAN 1020 Introduction to Spanish II, SPAN 2010 Intermediate Spanish, SPAN 2020 Intermediate Spanish, SPAN 2100 Basic Survival Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3040 Study Abroad Program in Spanish, SPAN 304B Study Abroad Spain, SPAN 3210 Advanced Composition in Spanish, SPAN 3220 Phonetics and Conversation in Spanish, SPAN 3510 Spanish Civilization I, SPAN 3520 Spanish Civilization II, SPAN 3610 Spanish-American Civilization I, SPAN 3620 Spanish-American Civilization II, SPAN 3400 Special Topics: Language, SPAN 4100 Special Topics: Literature, SPAN 4110 Independent Study in Spanish, SPAN 4120 Independent Study in Spanish, SPAN 4120 Independent Study in Spanish, SPAN 4510 Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature I, SPAN 4520 Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature II, SPAN 4610 Spanish-American Literature I, SPAN 4620 Spanish-American Literature II, English 2030.

Graduate classes - SPAN 510A Intensive Spanish for Research, SPAN 510B Intensive Spanish for Research, SPAN 5510 Spanish Peninsular Literature I, SPAN 5520 Spanish Peninsular Literature II

Other classes that may be taken in Spain - Foundations of Modern Spain, Spanish Film, Reading in Literary Genres, Commercial/Technical Spanish, Spanish for Medical Professions and Spanish Cooking (non-credit)

Financial Aid

Your current scholarships and financial aid may apply toward the cost of the program. Call the Office of Student Financial Aid at (931) 221-7907 to schedule an appointment with a study abroad financial aid counselor - Cathy Naef or Jennifer Ellis. Additional scholarships and travel grants are available. Click here to view more information on Scholarship.

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General Itinerary

In addition to exploring and studying in Madrid and Alicante, you will take part in weekend excursions to Toledo, Segovia, Ávila, Salamanca, El Escorial, the Roman ruins of Segobriga, and the windmills of La Mancha. The itinerary is tentative and subject to change.

Lodging and Meals

You will reside with a carefully-chosen host family, staying in a double-occupancy room. Single-occupancy rooms and apartments may be available for an additional fee. Three meals will be provided every day while staying with the families. Laundry services are included.


Dr. Miguel Ruiz  at (931) 221-7855 or
Prof. Laura Schultz at (931) 221-7594 or
Dr. Wes Atkinson at (931) 221-7215 or
Dr. Neeta Bhasin at (931) 221-7870 or

  Toledo     Spain Summer 2015-2     Spain 3

Program Costs

Application Fee: $430

This nonrefundable application fee will be charged to the student's account once the student authorizes the Office of International Education during the application process.


Payments Amount Due Date
Airfare Ticket Deposit (nonrefundable) $100 ASAP
1st Payment $1,992.50 March 1
2nd Payment (final) $1,992.50 March 30
1st and 2nd Payment need to be paid at APSU Cashier's Window
to the Spain account.

Tuition: $1,554

This tuition is based on 6 credit hours. Tuition is due prior to departure and will be billed to the student's  account after registration.

Total Application, Program, and Tuition Costs: $6,069.00

Included in  the Program Costs

  • airfare
  • housing
  • meals
  • Estudio Sampere costs
  • excursions

Additional Expenses

  • passport: $148 (including photo)
  • Metro/Bus Card: $20
  • spending Misc.: $500

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.