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TCNJ Madrid Program

Program Dates: July 2 – August 3, 2017

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Program Co-Director: Dr. Deborah Compte, Professor of Spanish
Program Co-Director: Dr. Agustín Otero, Associate Professor of Spanish

Courses: SPA 103, SPA 171*, SPA 203, SPA 216, SPA 303

Please note: SPA 171 is mandatory. All students will take a total of 1.5 units.

Students should consult the TCNJ Bulletin for appropriate pre-requisites for each course in the program.


Study in Madrid, one of the world’s most cosmopolitan and vibrant cities. (Here’s proof of its vibrancy:  Check out this great video of Madrid!) Travel through Spanish art, architecture and history in guided tours to historic sites. Visit some of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the world – Toledo, Segovia and Avila – designed as World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO. Live in the international dormitory, Casa do Brasil, located near the Universidad Complutense campus. Experience the real Spanish life-style by meeting native students eager to converse and socialize with Americans.  2015 program participant Arianne Ramos has created a ten-minute video which provides a student perspective on a summer of study abroad in Madrid – it’s worth a look!

In order to qualify for admission to the program, students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5. All students in the program must register for at least one course and may choose from the following courses:

  • SPA 103 – Beginning Spanish III (NB: SPA 103 completes language requirement) – taught by Dr. Agustín Otero
  • SPA 171 – “Cultural Sites and Explorations: Madrid and Beyond”
  • SPA 203 – Intermediate Oral Proficiency (1 unit) – taught by Dr. Deborah Compte
  • SPA 216 – Current Events (1 unit) – taught by Dr. Deborah Compte
  • SPA 303 – Culture and Society in Spain (1 unit) – taught by Dr. Agustín Otero

Please note:

Heritage speakers of Spanish may enroll in SPA 216 (without the SPA 210 pre-requisite course) with the permission of the program director.  Please contact Dr. Otero or Dr. Compte for further details.


Wednesday Field Trips to Museums & Historical monuments in:

El Prado | El Palacio de Oriente El Museo de la Reina Sofía | Las Cortes

Program Cost in Summer 2017:

Approx. $4850

Program Cost Includes:

  • Application Fee
  • Program Deposit Fee
  • Tuition for 1.5 TCNJ units
  • Visits to museums and historic monuments in Madrid
  • Field trips to selected sites in the Madrid metro area
  • Accommodations in a double room (single supplement = $500)
  • Three meals per day (except Sundays)
  • International Student Insurance

Program Cost Does Not Include:

  • Airfare (arranged separately)
  • Airport taxes
  • VISA charges (if necessary)
  • Transportation to/from US airport
  • Books
  • Personal Items
  • Other personal expenses (meals on excursions, personal travel, etc.)


Refund, Cancellation, and Withdrawal Policy – Please review our policy statement should a student not be able to participate in the program.

Questions? Contact the Center for Global Engagement at