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spain_architecture_03Study 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)
  • SPA 171 – “Spain: Culture and Traditions” (in English; fulfills the Liberal Learning requirements for Global and Literary, Visual & Performing Arts; must be taken in combination with the SPA 103 or the SPA 216 class)
  • SPA 203 – Intermediate Oral Proficiency (1 unit)
  • SPA 216 – Current Events (1 unit)
  • SPA 370 – Topics: “Exploring Madrid” (1 unit)

Please note:

  • Students taking SPA 171 must also take SPA 103 or SPA 216.  SPA 171 may not be taken separately.
  • Students taking SPA 103/SPA 171 or SPA 216/SPA 171 will pay for two units of tuition.  These students are eligible to apply for federal financial aid in Summer 2016, and we encourage students to apply for the Gilman Scholarship (for students who are eligible for Pell grants during the academic year – please see the CGE staff for more information about the Gilman scholarship, as the application process for the Gilman award is completely separate from the typical financial aid process).
  • 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. Huguet-Jerez for further details.

The program also includes numerous cultural events at no additional cost to participants.

TCNJ Madrid Program

Program Dates: June 25 to July 28, 2016

Program Director: Dr. Marimar Huguet-Jerez, Associate Professor of Spanish
Program Co-Director: Dr. Agustín Otero, Associate Professor of Spanish

Courses: SPA 103, SPA 171, SPA 203, SPA 216, SPA 370

Please note: SPA 171 will be taught IN ENGLISH and may be taken in addition to SPA 103 or SPA 216 for a total of two units.  SPA 171 may not be taken by itself.  Additional tuition/fees will be required for SPA 171.

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

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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 2016:

  • $3,964.08

Program Cost Includes:

  • Application Fee
  • Program Deposit Fee
  • Tuition for one TCNJ unit (students taking both SPA 103 and SPA 171 or SPA 216 and SPA 171 would need to pay for an additional unit, or an additional $1,714.08)
  • 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.)

Payment Schedule (Cash or Check Payable to TCNJ): 

All payments should be brought to the Student Accounts office, Green Hall 119.

Plan A:

  • $150 application fee (submitted with application)
  • $500 confirmation fee (submitted upon acceptance)
  • $1,600.00 (balance of travel costs) due on March 19, 2016
  • $1,714.08 (course tuition/fees) due on May 15, 2016

Plan B:

  • $150 application fee (submitted with application)
  • $500 confirmation fee (submitted upon acceptance)
  • Create a payment plan (arranged by the student in the Student Accounts office – please see their instructions for Installment Payment Plans here) for the balance of travel costs + tuition/fees =
    • $1,104.69 due in March
    • $1,104.69 due in April
    • $1,104.69 due in May
    • Payment in full by May 15, 2016

Please note: Students taking SPA 103/SPA 171 or SPA 216/SPA 171 may combine the balance of their travel expenses with the tuition for two units and establish a similar payment plan.

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