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Education in Madrid, Spain

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Program Dates

May 26 – June 29, 2013 


TAMIU’s College of Education will offer a five-week study abroad program in Madrid, Spain. Directed by Dr. 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, visit Spanish public schools and teach a lesson.  Included in this program is a 50 Euro cultural fund for each student and a monthly metro pass. 





Week one Madrid Welcome and orientation.  Class sessions from Monday - Thursday.  Free time Fri-Sun.  Activities may include dinner at a traditional Madrid restaurant, El Museo del Traje, travel on the Teleferico, and a visit to El Rastro (Madrids bustling flea market).
Week two Madrid Class sessions from Monday - Thursday.  Free time Fri-Sun. Visits may include San Antonio de La Flordia Festival, watch a bullfight, and other social activities as organized by International House.
Week three Madrid Class sessions from Monday - Thursday. Free time Fri-Sun. Visits may include Parque Juan Carlos I, European Day of Music, and Casa de Campo.  Other social activities as organized by International House.
Week four Madrid Class sessions from Monday - Thursday.  Free time Fri-Sun.  Visits may include Parque del Oeste, Flamenco Lessons, Previous visits also have included trips to Segovia and Toledo.
Week five Madrid Class sessions from Monday-Thursday.  Free time Fri-Sun.  Visits may include trips to Segovia and Toledo.  Social and farewell activities as organized by International House.


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

Program Cost

Estimated program cost is $3,800, excluding the roundtrip airfare to Spain, meals, TAMIU tuition/fees and application fee.

Timetable for Applications and Payment

February 20

Application and $200 non-refundable application fee due. 

March 22 Mandatory Orientation: Travel Documents, Travel, and PreDeparture Tips 

Application Process

  • Turn in your TAMIU study abroad application and process the on-line application fee by the recommended deadline
  • Apply for any of the TAMIU study abroad scholarships for which you qualify
  • The financial aid budget form is for your own information, an update of your educational expenses will be provided by OSA to the Office of Financial Aid
  • Complete and turn in your Waiver and Liability Packet by May 1, 2013

Study Abroad Scholarships

TAMIU/OSA 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. Additional scholarships can be obtained through CAPA.  Click here to apply!

Course Information

All students will automaticaly participate in
CAPA Course           Contemporary Spanish Society (20 instruction hrs/not for credit)

And choose one or both of following:

EDDP 4324/5327     Teaching Diverse Student Populations (3 SCH) - taught in Madrid (cross listed with SOCI 3310)
EDSE 3305               Introduction to Special Education (3 SCH) - taught online

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.  The application fee will be applied to your total program cost.  After this, 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 cancellation in a timely manner.  In the event of cancellation, TAMIU will refund application fees and recoverable program fees.