Spain

Spain

The Scripps College list of approved SAGE – Study Abroad and Global Education programs may change in response to students' interests and feedback, faculty, and administrative evaluations as well as changing world events. Study abroad is not without risks and students are advised to carefully choose their study site.

The Scripps Committee on Study Abroad (COSA) has approved the following programs in Spain for our students.

Granada

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures and seminars; courses taught in Spanish. Internships for credit are possible with non-profit organizations or in local schools. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included.

  • Fields of study: Area studies courses with other U.S. students at the IES center. Based on the university placement test, students who score as advanced may take classes at the University of Granada in psychology, economics, humanities, social sciences, politics, and natural sciences.
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; two years of college-level Spanish (through Spanish 44); additional language study strongly encouraged if planning to take classes at the university. Scripps requires students to take all coursework in Spanish.
  • Number of program participants: 80 -120 US American students at the IES Center. The University of Granada is the 4th largest in Spain with approximately 80,000 students.

Living Arrangements

Most students live in private homes. Meals are taken with the host family. Limited housing possible in student residence halls where students prepare their own meals with a stipend provided by Scripps.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to mid-December
  • Spring: Mid-January to late May

Notes

  • Advising Tips: Students have to complete a petition process through the Registrar's Office for courses from abroad to fulfill the Gender and Women's Studies (GWS) general education requirement. However, the course - Images of Women in Mediterranean Film, has already been petitioned by a previous student so it is now approved for the GWS requirement.
  • Visa Information: The Spanish visa process must be started approximately 90 days prior to departure and students must be in the US to appear at their assigned consulate, typically based on the home state for fall programs, or the Scripps address for spring programs. After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Granada and Los Angeles.

Madrid

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, tutorials, fieldwork, and research; courses taught in Spanish. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: Professor Jennifer Wood
  • Fields of study: Fine arts, humanities, social sciences
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; a recent course at the SPAN 100 or higher level completed before participation. The program expects students to be enrolled in a Spanish class in the semester immediately preceding participation.
  • Number of program participants: 40

Living Arrangements

Students live in private homes. Meals are taken with the host family.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to mid-December
  • Spring: Early January to mid-May

Notes

  • Visa Information: The Spanish visa process must be started approximately 90 days prior to departure and students must be in the US to appear at their assigned consulate, typically based on the home state for fall programs, or the Scripps address for spring programs. After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Madrid and Los Angeles.

Seville

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures and seminars; courses taught in Spanish. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included. Internships arranged.

  • Reviewed by: Professor Cesar Lopez (emeritus)
  • Fields of study: Fine arts, humanities, social sciences
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; completion of one SPAN 100 or higher level course for the Liberal Arts program or two upper division SPAN 100 or higher courses for Advanced Liberal Arts
  • Number of program participants: There are approximiately 400 students from US colleges and universities based at the CIEE Center. The University of Seville is one of the top ranked universities in Spain with 65,000 students.

Living Arrangements

Students live in a private room with a host family with all meals provided by the family. Limited options may be possible to share a double or triple room in a Spanish residencia (dorm) with a cafeteria meal plan, or in shared apartments where students prepare their own meals with a modest meal stipend provided by CIEE.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to mid-December
  • Spring: Mid January to early June

Notes

  • Visa Information: The Spanish visa process must be started approximately 90 days prior to departure and students must be in the US to appear at their assigned consulate, typically based on the home state for fall programs, or the Scripps address for spring programs. After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Seville and Los Angeles.