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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Maymester
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  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Maymester
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Maymester 2020 02/14/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/08/2020 06/07/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Sponsor: University of Georgia
Partner Institution: International House - Madrid Type of Instruction: Lecture
Language Program: Yes Language of Instruction: Spanish
Taught By: Host Professor(s), UGA/U.S. Professors(s) Housing Type: Host Family
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes College/School: Franklin
Academic Area: Spanish Minimum number of credit hours: 3
Maximum number of credit hours: 3 Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above
Type of Admission: First-come first-served (rolling) Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Program Description:

UGA- Franklin- UGA en España, Madrid-Barcelona  

The Madrid-Barcelona program is an intense maymester that is a four-week experience built around SPAN 4120, a special topics in Spanish culture.  The program gives students an array of cultural activities from the high art and sophistication of such world-class museums as the Prado and the Reina Sofía to the more popular worlds of Spanish fútbol and cinema. Students will also get inside looks at Spanish politics and history through guided visits to the Spanish Senate and the Palacio Real, and sample some of the country’s most emblematic cuisine, from common tapas to roast suckling pig. The program exposes students to a wide range of Spanish culture.

Program Location 

Side trips from Madrid include historic Toledo, a winding maze of stone streets on a hilltop overlooking the Tajo River, and Segovia with its unforgettable aqueduct and castle.  In Barcelona, students tour the most famous barrios of the city, see world-famous Gaudí architecture, and experience the particular rhythms and beauty of what is arguably Spain’s most European city.

Contact Information

Dr. Gary Baker, Director 
Dept. of Romance Languages
Tel: 706-542-6536

Academic Program 

UGA en España, Madrid-Barcelona 
Course Offerings:

SPAN 4120
Topics in Spanish Culture, Language, and Literature
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: Selected topics in Hispanic culture, civilization, language, linguistics, literature, or literary theory. Given in Spanish.
May - June 2018 

Program Itinerary

Friday, May 4, 2018 to Sunday, June 3, 2018


Participants live and eat their meals with carefully screened Spanish families. Host families provide laundry services for the students.

Program Cost 

The program fee is $3,260. 


Program Ratings:
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Program Reviews:
Maymester 2016 Participant
Studying abroad in Spain truly helped me understand the importance of learning about and accepting other cultures.

Maymester 2017 Participant
We had enough free time to explore and interact with locals if we so desired.

Maymester 2017 Participant
Staying in a host home provided a great opportunity to interact with locals, learn about their culture and practice speaking Spanish.

I absolutely loved my month in Madrid and Barcelona. My Spanish skills skyrocketed. It was my first time traveling out of the country, and it has only pushed me to want to explore more of Spain and other countries in Europe. Being a sports reporter for a soccer team or network in Spain seemed like a reach before the trip, but now I feel like that is a reasonable challenge I can take on when I graduate or further down the line.
     — Corey Knapp, Maymester 2016
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