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Madrid Summer Program 

Faculty Leader: Dr. Diana Linn

Program Dates: Summer I 2015

Program Information

The College of Education will offer a five week study abroad program in Madrid, Spain.  Courses will be taught by Dr. Linn and will focus on academic instruction and interaction with human diversity and disabilities. The location of Spain will provide cultural awareness and give students an opportunity to connect with their heritage.  As such, students will develop into culturally responsive educators.

While in Madrid, students will have a combination of lectures, cultural excursions, and visits to classrooms where they will meet with educators and teach lessons.  Field excursions may include visits to El Museo del Traje, El Rastro, Casa de Campo, Parque del Oeste, flamenco lessons, and cultural sites of Barcelona.  Included in the program estimated cost are all scheduled program activities, housing, transportation, admissions fees and guide fee, and insurance.




Detail Program information

Week 1


Madrid welcome and orientation. Class sessions from Monday – Thursday. Free time Fri-Sun.  Meet with Ministry of Education Representatives and visit local schools.  Cultural activities may include dinner at a traditional restaurant, El Museo del Traje, travel on the Teleferico, and a visit to El Rastro (madrid’s bustling flea market).

Week 2


Class sessions from Monday – Thursday. Free time Fri-Sun. Students will teach lessons at a Spanish school. Visits may include San Antonio de La Floridia Festival, watch a traditional bullfight, and other social activities organized by the International House. Excursion to Toledo.

Week 3


Madrid class sessions from Tuesday – Thursday.  Free time Fri-Sun.Visits may include Parque Juan Carlos I, European Day of Music, and Casa de Campo.

Week 4


Class sessions from Monday – Thursday. Free time Fri-Sun.  Visits may include Parque del Oeste, Flamenco lessons, and trip to Segovia.

Week 5 Madrid Class sessions from Monday – Thursday. Social and farewell activities.



Students will reside in shared apartments.  The apartments will include a kitchen, bathroom, and television. All utilities and linens are included.

Program Cost

Estimated program cost excludes the roundtrip airfare to Spain and and TAMIU tuition/fees

Timetable for Applications and Payment

February 15

Application and $200 non-refundable application fee due

TBA Full Program Payment Due

April 17

Mandatory Orientaton: Culture Shock, Health & Safety, and tips

Application Process

  • Turn in your TAMIU study abroad application and process the application fee by the recommended deadline
  • Apply for any of the TAMIU study abroad scholarships for which you qualify
  • OSA will provide your program budget to the Office of Financial Aid
  • Complete and turn in your Waiver and Liability Packet by May 1, 2015

Study Abroad Scholarships

TAMIU offers two scholarships for study abroad. Qualified TAMIU students may complete their application and supporting documents and submit them to OSA together with their study abroad application. You will be notified via email of your award and the award disbursement date.

Course Information

All students are required to enroll in up to 2 of the following courses:

EDDP 4324/5327: Teaching Diverse Student Populations
EDSE 3305/5307: Introduction to Special Education

Program Requirements

Students must have been approved by Dr. Linn for acceptance into the program.


Withdrawal from a study abroad program must be made in writing to OSA. The application fee of $200 is non-refundable, unless TAMIU cancels the program. TAMIU will refund recoverable tuition and costs as determined by OSA. Refunds will be calculated from the date OSA 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.

*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.