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  • Locations: Burgos, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Santander, Spain
  • Program Terms Summer 1
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: BU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Group Summer Program Language: Spanish
GPA req.: 2.5 Housing: Host Family
Class: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

Baylor in Madrid
Date: Summer session 1
Where: Madrid, Spain
Cost: Approximately $13,067 including tuition
Deadline to apply: 3/1/18 (but we encourage students to apply as early as January)

Courses Offered
SPA 2310 and 2320- 2nd year grammar, reading and conversation
SPA 3310- Spanish Civilization
Spanish 4V90- Independent study

Program Description

Tuesday, May 22 to Tuesday June 26, 2018
Classes will begin Thursday, May 25, and conclude
Monday, June 24, 2018

All students will be responsible for making their own flight arrangements, but we strongly encourage all students to fly on our charter flight. The professors will fly on the charter flight with the students, AA 36, departing DFW Airport the day of May 22, 2018. Students are strongly encouraged to make every effort to avail themselves of this flight as it saves much time and trouble once we land in Spain if we are together as a group. Students may use a travel agent of their choice, use frequent-flyer miles, or simply buy their ticket on-line. If it is not possible for you to go to Madrid with this group, please arrange for the program director to know in detail your plans for arriving in Madrid individually. All students must be in the Madrid airport (Barajas) by 11 a.m. on May 23th. As soon as you are fairly certain that you will be participating in the program, you should buy your ticket and begin the application process for a passport and any other documents needed for travel to and in Europe. Further instructions pertaining to flight arrangements, customs, excursions, and other activities will be provided at orientation sessions to be held prior to the end of spring semester. The return flight to Dallas will be AA 37 on June 26, 2018.

Free time during the first several days in Madrid will be devoted to getting to know the city, sightseeing, and visiting points of interest, including the Prado Museum, Retiro park, Plaza de España, old Madrid, the Plaza Mayor, el Palacio Real, el Rastro (flea market), la Puerta del Sol, and several others. Costs such as admission prices, transportation (bus, taxi, etc.), and other items will be paid for through program fees. 

Single day excursions will be planned to such places as Toledo, Segovia, Aranjuez, el Escorial, Avila, Salamanca, and others. We also make two extended trips, one to Andalucía in the South and the other to the northern coastal regions—Santander and Bilbao.

Classes will begin the morning of Thursday, May 24th, and conclude June 25th at Immanuel Baptist Church (Madrid). Students will be housed in pairs in the homes of Spanish families. Classes will begin at 9:30 a.m. each day and will be 90 minutes in length. Course offerings will include Spanish 2310 and 2320 (2nd year grammar, reading and conversation), Spanish 3302 (Conversation and Composition), Spanish 3310 (Spanish Civilization), and Spanish 4V90 (an independent study course for more advanced students of Spanish). Any course may be subject to cancellation if enrollment is low. Room and board costs have been estimated at approximately $38 per day. Provision should be made in the category for personal expenses for eating a number of meals in restaurants and other public places, especially on those days when the group will be traveling.

Students must register for six hours of class work. The regular tuition of approximately $1,287 per credit hour plus the general student fees will apply and are payable directly to the University Cashier. Tuition and fees may be subject to change.

Applicants to the program should have completed one year of college Spanish or the equivalent and must show evidence of sufficient language background. This implies a minimum grade of C in Spanish 1402 or the equivalent. Tuition must be paid before enrollment in the program is considered complete. Deadline for tuition payment is the same as for regular summer sessions at the Waco campus. Those who are not students currently at Baylor University should contact the program director regarding application and admission policies to this program as set forth by the university.

CELL PHONES:  All students will be required to bring an unlocked "smart phone" with them and buy a pre-paid cell phone sim card (Orange or Vodafone) and will be responsible for communicating that phone number to the director, Baylor University and their parents or guardians.  Students may use any unlocked phone they may have. The phone must be charged and turned on for the duration of the trip.


Baylor University will carry out services rendered by the Division of Admissions and Records. Student advisement, counseling, and enrollment will be provided for all participants on a continuing basis before leaving for Spain by Baylor faculty members who will also perform similar services in Spain and will teach the courses there. Applicants must agree to and sign a statement to the effect that they shall abide by all regulations governing regular students of Baylor University concerning classes and related activities, housing and personal conduct, and travel to, in, and from Spain. This will also include a waiver of liability regarding Baylor University and the program directors.

Baylor will enroll all students in the mandatory health insurance for the program.

NOTE: We believe that the figures given here are realistic estimates based on our experience with this type of program over the last twenty-five years.

Baylor University fees
Tuition (six hours) $7,722
General Student Fee $400
Program Fee (Room and board, program excursions, local transportation and phone) $2,900
Total payable to Baylor $11,022

Round-trip airfare approximately $1,500 (Airfare is paid directly to designated travel agent or airline.)

$1,000 deposit reserves your spot. Program deposit of $1,000 is due March 1, 2018. After March 1, the deposit is non-refundable.

Tuition fees and general student fee are payable directly to Baylor. All entrance fees and group activities will be paid for through Program fee and Travel Expenses fee.

Note: All students should have an ATM card to withdraw funds directly in Spain for their personal use.  Traveler’s checks are no longer accepted in Spain.  A suggested amount for personal expenses is $700-$900. The program fee covers all other group travel, entrance fees, group activities, the rental of classroom space, charter bus, the arranging of accommodations in Spanish homes, teaching materials, and living expenses for faculty personnel. 

An application and liability waiver are available on-line. A completed application with a $1000 deposit should be submitted by March 1, 2018 to indicate your intention to participate in the program. (Students who do not meet the deadline may not be allowed to attend.) The application does not guarantee acceptance to the program, as each application will be given thorough consideration for the limited number of students who may be enrolled. The deposit is fully refundable if application to the program is unable to be accepted or if the program is canceled by Baylor University. However, since prices for air fare, ground arrangements, and facilities are contingent upon the number of participants and the necessity of making arrangements in advance, subsequent cancellation by you after the deposit date of March 1st will result in the forfeiture of the deposit. All deposits will be directly applied to the program fee--the program fee does not include either tuition or general student fees. The total amount of the room and board and travel expenses in Spain will be due at a later date, approximately the 1st of May.  The airline ticket should be purchased by Feb 1, 2017as soon as you have been accepted into the program.

These materials are intended as a description of those programs and activities of Baylor University indicated in the title and text. It is not an offer to make a contract. Baylor University admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin

Program Director
Dr. Paul Larson
Burleson 101.02
(254) 710-6002

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.