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Education in Madrid, Spain


Program Dates

May 30 – July 3, 2009. 


TAMIU’s College of Education will offer a five-week study abroad program in Madrid, Spain. Directed by Drs. Miki Henderson and Diana Linn, you will experience Spain’s capital in an up-close and personal way.   The CAPA Madrid Center is a lively place with a strong sense of community, created by the close interaction between Spanish and international students.  Regular activities include outings to museums, concerts, and lectures.  Program participants will meet with Ministry of Education representatives and visit Spanish public schools.  Included in this program is a 50 Euro cultural fund for each student and a monthly metro pass. 





May 31


Arrival in Madrid.  Welcome Reception and Orientation. 

June 1-7

Class, weekly activities may include the Madrid Book Fair, taking the Teleferico, and a visit to El Rastro

June 8-14

Class, weekly activities may include a CAPA organized lecture, the San Antonio de La Florida Festival, and a bullfight

June 15-21

Class, weekly activities may include a visit to Parque Juan Carlos I, Operate at the Teatro Real, and a visit to Museo del Traje

June 22-28

Class, weekly activities may include a visit to Casa de Campo, Parque del Oeste, and Flamenco lessons

June 29-July 2


Departure Ceremony

July 3


Leave for the U.S.


Students live within commuting distance of the CAPA center in shared apartments (double occupancy).  Meals are not included in the housing arrangement.

Timetable for Applications and Payment

13 February

Application and $350 non-refundable application fee due to OIE

13 March

Program Fee Deposit of $1,000 due

4 April

Mandatory Program Orientation and Forms due to OIE

1 May

Remaining Program Fee of $2,500 due to OIE

Applications will not be processed unless they are completed and received by the stated deadline.

Study Abroad Application

IEFS application

GLM Application

Program Cost

The program cost $ 3,850. This excludes the roundtrip airfare to Spain, meals, and TAMIU tuition/fees.

Study Abroad Scholarships

TAMIU/OIE offers two scholarships for study abroad.  Qualified students may complete their application and supporting documents and submit them to OIE together with their study abroad application.  Scholarship funds will be disbursed according to the financial aid office disbursement cycle, which is no earlier than end of May 2009 for this program.

Course Information

All students are required to enroll in:

CAPA Course Contemporary Spanish Society 3 SCH (SPAN or EDBE 4399/5390)

And must choose one of following:

EDEC 2324/5324 The Young Child/Child Development 3 SCH (PSYC 2312)

EDDP 4324/5327 Teaching Diverse Student Populations 3 SCH (SOCI 3310)


Withdrawal from a study abroad program must be made in writing to OIE.  The application fee of $350 is non-refundable, and will be applied towards your program cost.  No refunds are made after 31 March 2009 of program deposits.  Refunds will be calculated from the date OIE is notified in writing of your intent to withdraw.  TAMIU is not responsible for indirect costs paid directly by students, including but not limited to passport fees, vaccinations, and transportation costs.

Contact Information

Jannet Garcia/Gina Vital at the Office of International Education, Division of International Programs in Pellegrino Hall 301 Phone: 956.326.2565 Email:


Dr. Diana Linn & Dr. C. Miki Henderson

Dept. of Professional Programs & Curriculum & Instruction

Killam 421C & Killam 419J

P: 956.326.2677 & P: 956.326.3156

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*TAMIU reserves the right to make changes to this itinerary as deemed appropriate by the program director due to unforeseen circumstances.  However, every effort will be made to adhere to the itinerary as closely as possible

**TAMIU reserves the right to adjust program fees or cancel any program without prior notification; however, every effort will be made to provide information on cancellations in a timely manner.  In the event of cancellation, TAMIU will refund application fees and recoverable program fees.

See you in Madrid!!

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