June 1 - June 16, 2014
Comprehensive fee of $3,900 includes:
- 3 hours of Bradley credit
- Roundtrip airfare from Chicago O'Hare
- Room with private bath, breakfast each day
- All textbooks
- Local transportation passes
- City tour, full-day excursion outside Madrid, museum visits, and more
- International Student Identity Card
Class Offerings (3 credit hours each):
FLS 316 Contemporary Spain
Dr. Adolfo Cisneros, Department of Foreign Languages
This course fulfills the FLS Civilization and Culture requirement for majors and minors, or fulfills an FLS elective for majors.
- ENG 300 Exposition: Writing About Travel (Gen Ed C2) SORRY, ENG 300 is FULL
Ms. Anne Herbert, Department of English
PHL 350 Art in Human Experience (Gen Ed FA)
Dr. Mike Greene, Department of Philosophy
Madrid is one of the world’s great art capitals, and collectively the city’s museums contain arguably the best collection of figural art on earth. This class will strive to take full advantage of the many opportunities that Madrid has to offer. A typical class session will begin with a lecture on a text or topic relevant to the study of art and beauty, and then, after a short break, the class will go to a museum or other place of aesthetic interest. We will make repeated visits to the Prado, which is simply one of the best museums in the world and the best place to see the masterworks of Bosch, Velazquez, and Goya. Some of the many other places we will visit are: the Reina Sofia, an important modern art museum with extensive holdings of Picasso’s work, including his most famous painting, Guernica; the Thyssen – Bornemisza, an elegant museum, with an astonishing collection of European art from the 14th to the 20th century; the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, an intimate collection that includes masterworks by Goya, Zurbaran, Murillo, and Velazquez. We will also take a day trip to a truly wonderful place to encounter the work of El Greco, the ancient city of Toledo. Back in Madrid we will also visit the imperial city’s vast Archeological Museum, a warehouse of ethnographic treasures from ancient civilizations, including reproductions of the Upper Paleolithic cave art found at Altamira.
A 2.5 GPA is required to register for study abroad programs. Enrollment is first-come, first-served and will be handled in the Study Abroad Office, 325 GCC.
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your registration. After the initial deposit, a payment of $1700 will be due by February 3, 2014. Final payment of $1700 will be due no later than March 3, 2014. Notice of cancellation must be made in writing. Those who cancel after February 3, 2014 will be subject to a $750 cancellation fee. Those who cancel after May 1, 2014 will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee.