Madrid Upper Division Spanish

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Madrid Upper Division Spanish Program

In this homestay program, students take a language pledge to speak only Spanish at all times. Students will attend classes at the University of Nebrija. 

Program Dates

May 1st, 2019 - June 28th, 2019

The dates listed above are departure dates from LAX and from the program location back to LAX.


Tuition: $1,685.00 per unit (standard Malibu summer tuition rate)

Room & Board: $4,496.00

Course Requirements

8 unit minimum requirement. Students must take SPAN 390. Students can choose between SPAN 350 and SPAN 450.

Course Offerings

SPAN 350 Advanced Conversation (4)

Prerequisite: SPAN 252 or equivalent competency

  • A follow-up to the more basic Conversation and Phonetics course. Provides continued conversational practice in a native setting with emphasis on the nuances and vocabulary of the culture in which it is taught. This is a performance and practice course which may be repeated. Only four units can be counted toward the major.

SPAN 390 History and Culture of Spain (4) *REQUIRED*

Prerequisite: SPAN 252 or equivalent competency

  • Spanish history and civilization from the earliest time to the present. Students attend lectures, participate in discussions, and do field work in the environs of Madrid. Taught only in Madrid.

SPAN 450 Spanish Texts (4)

GE: Literature; Prerequisite: two courses from the SPAN 300, SPAN 341, and SPAN 345 sequence

  • A survey style course that highlights key texts, movements, foundational authors, genres, and themes in Spanish (Peninsular) culture.


Faculty in Residence

Dr. George Carlsen

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, International Studies and Languages Division, Seaver College









Updated: 09.18.18