Study Abroad Programs in Spanish

Students are encouraged to study in a Spanish-speaking country during their career at FAU. We sponsor several FAU programs students can choose from, including the Andean Cultural Studies program in South America and the Spanish Cultural Studies program in Spain. Both undergraduate and graduate students can earn credits toward their degrees while enjoying and learning from the fascinating cross-cultural experiences of living and studying in a different country. Students can study for a summer session, a semester, or a full year abroad. Financial Aid and scholarships can apply to these programs. There are also a limited number of special scholarships available through International Programs.

Madrid Study Abroad Program in Spain

FAU program in Madrid, Spain. We hope to run this study abroad program again in July 2022. Right now, we are waiting for the confirmation. 

Please if you are interested in this Summer study abroad program, contact: Dr. Carmen Cañete Quesada, Madrid Program Leader, WHC 105, 561.799.8674, 
For for a full semester immersion, contact: Madison McShane, GS 212Q, 561.297.1080,


Study Abroad Program, Summer 2019

Academic Program

The Wilkes Honors College summer program makes its home in Spain’s largest and most prestigious university, the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Located in Spain’s capital city, the program includes tours, museum visits, and other cultural activities in and around Madrid as well as Toledo, Segovia and Granada. The program offers an interdisciplinary course based on the political and social impact of the Spanish Civil War in a European setting, and the implications of this tragic event in current Spanish society. National and foreign perceptions of the war by Lorca, Hemingway, Orwell, among others, will be combined with films, documentaries, local guest speakers and visits to sites related to the topic. Students will be lodged in Colegio Mayor Universtario El Faro; a modern and comfortable residence located around 20 minutes walking distance from campus.

Eligibility Requirements

Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students (honors and non- honors) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Non-honors students must gain permission from faculty leader.

Courses (students must take two courses)

*IDS 3932 is a mandatory course for this program and will require students to attend classes on the Jupiter campus Monday, June 24 (includes pre-departure orientation), Tuesday, June 25, and Wednesday, June 26. The rest of the courses will start in Spain on Monday, July 2nd, following the summer calendar of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

IDS 3932: Honors Spanish Civil War in Retrospect: Loss, Memory and the Past—3 credits
SPN 1120/ SPN 1121: Honors Beginning Spanish Language and Culture I & II—4 credits
SPN 2220/ SPN 2221: Honors Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture I & II—4 credits
SPN 2240: Honors Intermediate Spanish Conversation—3 credits
SPN 4957: Honors Advanced Spanish Culture—3 credits

* Additional courses at the host University may be offered upon request from faculty leader.

Program Fee


Program Fee Includes

Student residence accommodation (double occupancy) includes (3 meals per day, A/C, wifi, gym, laundry facilities, game room, etc.), airport transfer upon arrival, student ID card with facilities on campus (i.e., pool, internet service, cafeteria, library, etc.), metro/bus card, all activities in the calendar of events, course material, application fee, CISI health insurance, pre-departure and on-site orientation, support staff and student placement test.

Program Fee Does Not Include

Airfare, FAU tuition (in-state/out-of-state rates apply), meals for excursions to Toledo, Segovia and Granada, cell phone, laundry expenses, and spending money.

Application Deadline
February 1, 2019 or as space permits.
Visit Via TRM using your FAUNet ID and set up your student portal to apply.

Financial Aid
Students may use financial aid for study abroad. The amount of financial aid awarded and its availability is determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Students must have a current FAFSA on file and complete a summer Financial Aid Application in order to apply for funding.

For More Information, Contact

Dr. Carmen Cañete Quesada, Madrid Program Leader, WHC 105, 561.799.8674,
Madison McShane, GS 212Q, 561.297.1080,

For more information on our programs, go to the Andean Cultural Studies Program page.