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CSUF: HUM 350 Winter Session in Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter Session
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
CSUF Department/Faculty-Led Housing Options: Host Family, Hotels, Residence Halls
Areas of Study:
European Studies, Humanities, International/Global Studies, Modern Languages, Spanish
Language of Instruction:
College of Humanities & Social Sciences Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
CSUF Faculty:
Gallego, J.
Program Description:

CSUF: HUM 350 Spanish Life & Culture in Madrid, Spain, Winter 2018


Under the direction of Juan Carlos Gallego, professor of modern languages and literatures, students will learn about Spain and the European Union by exploring aspects as varied as government, finance, education, religious practices, social and cultural values, and everyday life.

They will evaluate the significance of how differing perspectives and trends affect these communities, and learn about topics such as Spain's government, religious beliefs and practices, educational and health systems, and how this compares to the U.S. and Europe.

The abroad portion of the program will be held primarily in Madrid, with included excursions to Granada, Toledo, and Segovia, from January TBD, 2018.  Students will also complete an online program component, from December TBD, 2017.

Learn more about past students' experiences here:  
Jillian Boyd Article - OC Register

Student Video

Program Dates: December 2017; January TBD, 2018
TBD Dec:          Online classes
TBD Jan:           U.S. departure date
TBD Jan:           Madrid arrival date
TBD Jan:           Program in Madrid (excursions to Granada, Toledo, and Segovia)
TBD Jan:           Madrid departure date  
TBD Jan:           U.S. arrival date (may vary)

Program Highlights
  • Earn 3 units
  • Course led by experienced CSUF faculty leader
  • Language and cultural immersion
  • Opportunity to experience everyday life with a Spanish family
  • Meaningful cultural activities included in the program
  • Explore Madrid and enjoy additional excursions to Granada, Toledo, and Segovia!

Information Sessions
For more information about the this program please visit any of our information meetings below.
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Course and Faculty
Students are expected to attend all of their class meetings and meet all class requirements(online, abroad, and on the CSUF campus), unless there is a medical reason which prevents them from doing so, and to adhere to all behavioral norms established on their respective campuses. Additionally, they are required to follow the laws and regulations, and respect the cultural mores, national traditions and customs of the host country.
Required Course:
HUM 350 Spanish Life and Culture 

 CSUF Faculty: Dr. Juan Carlos Gallego 
Dr. Juan Carlos Gallego
Professor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
and Spanish
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures


In Madrid, students will live with a Spanish host family or residence halls at the Universidad Complutense Madrid campus or a combination of both.  (TBD)  In Granada, one night accommodation will be provided for the overnight excursion. 

Costs & Financial Aid
Program Fee
Program fees cover lodging as described above, airport pick-up within designated time window on day of arrival (TBD), ground transportation in Spain for program-related field trips and excursions, metro pass for each participant for bus/subway transportation intended for travel between host family and classroom facility; excursions (2 days in Granada, 1 day each in Toledo and Segovia)3 meals/day in Madrid, one breakfast and one dinner in Granada, and breakfast and dinner on other excursion days to Toledo and Segovia as indicated on the itinerary (TBD), entrance fees for program related activities, onsite orientation, support of local host (Modern Language Studies Abroad-MLSA), use of  MLSA classroom space, and required international health insurance:
  • $2,585.00 per participant - Payable to MLSA (Please see MLSA refund policy*)
  • $100 Registration fee per participant - Payable to MLSA - nonrefundable
  • Program fees are based on a minimum student enrollment. If enrollment falls below the minimum, CSUF reserves the right to adjust the program fee to accommodate a smaller number of students.
  • Foreign Travel Health Insurance coverage is provided both by CSUF and MLSA for the duration of your travel abroad.

Additional Costs Not included in the Program Fee
Financial Aid
There are many opportunities for CSUF students to study abroad and continue to receive financial aid. Click here to learn more about financial aid for study abroad.

Passport & Visa
You must have a valid passport for at least six (6) months after the date of international departure.  U.S. passport applications can be obtained at any major post office. See here for more information.  This process usually takes about 4-6 weeks, so plan early to apply for a new or renewed passport.

U.S. passport holders do not require a visa to enter the country of Spain for this program.  

Non-US passport holders may or may not require a visa.  
for specific information about visa requirements for non-US passport holders.

Application & Deadlines
  • Good academic standing
  • Valid passport and visa (if applicable); see above section
  • Completed online program application

Deadlines and Important Dates

Sept. 15, 2017 
Regular Decision Online Application Due
Sept. 22, 2017 Application Status Notification
Sept. 27, 2017 Student Commitment Deadline
TBD Program Payments Due
TBD Online Program Forms Due
TBD Pre-Departure Orientation

Contact Us
Programming-related Questions (e.g. payments, enrollment, etc.): Abigail Segura, Study Abroad Program Coordinator -
Course-related Questions: Professor Gallego -
Application and Online Forms: Study Abroad Office -

MLSA Refund Policy
Refunds:  The student agrees to accept the terms of the Refund Policy as outlined in the application and specified here.

Student Withdrawal
  • If a participant withdraws more than 60 days before leaving, he/she receives a full refund less US$400 and US$100 non-refundable registration fee.
  • If a participant withdraws 59 to 30 days before departure, he/she receives a partial refund but the amount withheld will be US $900 and US$100 non-refundable registration fee.
  • If a participant withdraws 29 days or less prior to departure, participants will be refunded only 20% of total cost less US$100 non-refundable registration fee.
  • NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES OR ANY REASON for unused accommodations, meals, land transportation, hotels, or other activities once the trip has begun.  No reduction or refunds will be made for services not used by the student and no substitution will be allowed for services not used.  Services cannot be transferred to another person.
  • Participants may purchase the Trip Cancellation Insurance.
  • Students who must withdraw from the Program because of a covered injury or illness will receive a refund of all Fees paid less the US$100 non-refundable registration Fee, and a US$400 processing fee.
 Institutional Withdrawal
  • Students who are academically withdrawn by their home institutions after their applications have been processed by MLSA are subject to the standard refund policy
Cancellation due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Alert
In the event of the U.S. State Department issuing a travel warning or alert which advises U.S. citizens not to travel to Madrid, or if they are already in Madrid, to leave it, MLSA will:
  • If the Program has not started, either make suitable alternative arrangements or cancel the Program and refund all Fees paid.
  • If the Program has started, suspend the Program and fly the students home.  
  • If students are returned home they will receive a pro-rata rebate of fees paid to MLSA for the proportion of the Program not completed, less the US$100 non-refundable registration fee, the US$400 processing fee, and any costs incurred flying the student home.

This program is currently not accepting applications.