Immerse yourself in Spanish language, history and culture during this six-week intensive program in Spain's cultural and political capital.
All courses in this program offer University of Pennsylvania credits and are taught in Spanish. Students live with a local family in Madrid and enjoy the benefits of a total linguistic immersion experience. Because of Madrid's central location, there is easy access to cities such as Segovia and Toledo as well as the Escorial Palace, and the program also includes an excursion to Cordoba and Seville—sites that highlight Spain's Roman, Semitic and medieval past.
|Thursday, May 19, 2016||Recommended arrival in Madrid|
|Thursday, May 19, 2016||Program housing first available|
|Friday, May 20, 2016||On-site orientation|
|Monday, May 23, 2016||Classes start|
|Friday, June 24, 2016||Classes end|
|Saturday, June 25, 2016||Program housing last checkout date|
All students register for a total of two course units (c.u.). Course offerings are subject to change.
Students attending the Penn-in-Madrid program enroll in two classes at either the 200- or 300-level. The minimum requirement to participate in the program is successful completion of SPAN 140, 134, or 145 (or equivalent) by the start of the program.
Course registration is completed by the Penn Summer Abroad office for students who confirm their intent to enroll and submit the required pre-departure documents.
Note for students from other academic institutions: One Penn c.u. is generally considered to be equivalent to three semester hours when transferred to another institution.
Advanced Spanish Syntax
SPANISH 212 (1 c.u.)
Spanish 212, as taught in Madrid, is an advanced-level language course that emphasizes the acquisition of the tools necessary for successful oral and written expression in Spanish. These tools include a solid foundation in the major points of Spanish grammar, an ample vocabulary, control of the mechanics of the language (spelling, punctuation, etc.) and a solid understanding of the role of grammar in effective oral and written communication.
Spanish Culture and Civilization
SPANISH 226 (1 c.u.)
A general introduction to the study of Spanish culture, this course is designed to help students understand the historical foundations of contemporary Spanish society, its values and its institutions. The focus is on the main events of Spanish history and the origins and continuity of social and political institutions from pre-modern Spain to the beginning of the modern era.
Topics in Spanish Culture
SPANISH 227 (1 c.u.)
A study of selected topics in modern and contemporary Spanish literature, film and culture. Readings and class materials will draw from a wide variety of modern and contemporary sources.
Modern Spain: The Spanish Civil War
SPANISH 327 (1 c.u.)
A study of the Spanish Civil War through literary and cultural documents.
Modern and Contemporary Spain
SPANISH 380 (1 c.u.)
A study of contemporary Spain from the liberal revolution (1868) to Spain's integration into Europe.
Students live with Spanish families in order to experience full linguistic and cultural immersion. Housing is prearranged by a local coordinator and all students are asked to complete a host family accommodation form to list any special dietary needs or allergies. Breakfast and dinner are included.
Tuition and fees are subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.
Join the program team for an information session to learn more about the details of the Penn-in-Madrid program.
For details about the program, courses, or location including academic advising, travel dates, housing and orientation:
Dr. Ignacio Javier López
University of Pennsylvania
Tel: (215) 898-7429
For assistance with application, financial questions, pre-departure or other general information:
Penn Summer Abroad Office
College of Liberal & Professional Studies
University of Pennsylvania
3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335
Tel: (215) 746-7075
Fax: (215) 573-2053