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Montclair in Madrid 2015
Madrid, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:  
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Program Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Language Prerequisite: English, Spanish Housing Options: On-campus housing
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Minimum Class Standing: 3-Sophomore
Academic Area: Art History, International Business, Spanish Credit Type: US equivalent
Internship: No
Program Description:

Montclair in Madrid
Summer 2015

Spanish Language, Literature and Culture Summer Institute

Travel Dates:
June 29– July 29, 2015

Summer Session Dates:

June 15– August 6, 2015


Payment Deadlines and Costs
Application Procedure
Contact Us
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This program features Spanish language, literature and cultural history, and is based at the University of Nebrija in Madrid, a city which has led Spain as the lively crossroads of Iberia since the Golden Age. In conjunction with the Nebrija summer program, faculty-led field trips in Madrid will include the incredible masterpieces of the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum, the Palacio Real, and historical walking tours throughout Madrid’s colorful neighborhoods. Also included are full-day excursions to any two out of the three options: Segovia, Salamanca and Toledo, whose Muslim, Jewish and Christian traditions made it a great center of religion and learning. 

Dr. Roger A. Zapata holds a B.A from the Universidad Mayor de San Marcos (Lima, Peru), a M.A from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Ph.D from the University of Minnesota. He is an specialist in Colonial Latin America, and Contemporary Latin America narratives. His critical work includes studies on Guamán Poma de Ayala, Mario Vargas LLosa, Jorge Volpi, Alonso Cueto, and Iván Thays. Professor Zapata has edited a critical anthology about the slave and indigenous resistance to the Spanish Colonialism. Dr. Roger A. Zapata is also a faculty member in the Honor's Program, and is currently serving as the Director of the Spanish Abroad Program in Madrid (Spain). He has been a Visiting professor at the University of California (La Jolla), the University of California (Davis), and the University of Tubingen (Germany).

With the exception of the Spanish Art History, European Integration and International Business courses, all courses are taught in Spanish. High achieving high school juniors and seniors with a minimum of three years of high school Spanish may be considered for the program- see Application Procedure below. 

All students must register for two courses (six credits)
SPAN 101 Beginning Spanish I
SPAN 102 Beginning Spanish II
SPAN 103 Intermiediate Spanish I
SPAN 104 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 221 Spanish for Business
SPAN 361 Voice of Past and Present: Spain
SPAN 373 Selected Topics: Women Writers of the Golden Age
SPAN 374 or SPAN 375 Spanish Cultural History      or SPAN 375 Study Abroad
SPAN 441 Contemporary Spanish Novel
SPAN 344     Spanish Conversation
SPAN 446 The Latin American Essay*
INBS 356 International Business Management (Taught in English)
ARHT 100 Selected Masterpieces of World Art (Taught in English)
HIST 299 History Study Abroad – European Culture, History & Integration(Taught in English. Prerequisites apply)
SPAN 530 Topics in Spanish Cultural History
SPAN 560 Topics: The Latin American Essay*    
* Taught by Prof. Zapata. All others taught by the Universidad de Nebrija faculty.


Accommodations and Meals

All participants reside in single occupancy dormitory rooms with private baths in a modern air-conditioned dormitory in Madrid, convenient to the metro and bus stations. Daily meals in the cafeteria, linens, laundry and cleaning services are included, and the dormitory has its own swimming pool and tennis court. 

Esitmated Program Cost: $3,900 plus tuition and fees for six credits. This includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare from New York
  • Transfers in Spain to and from airports
  • Single room with private bathroom in dorm
  • Meals in cafeteria (three meals six or seven days per week depending on final dorm assignment for group)
  • Field trips and entrance fees in Madrid
  • Two Full-Day trips and entrance fees to regional cities such as Toledo, Segovia, or Salamanca
  • Madrid monthly Metropass
  • Pre-departure orientation at MSU
Program prices are based on 15 participants and current exchange rates and are subject to change. Fluctuations in currency exchange rate will be reflected in final payment (usually no more than $100-$200). Program costs do not include tuition. Tuition for the six credits is paid directly to the Bursar in April at the time of registration for the Summer Sessions classes. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for MSU students. Contact the Global Education Center for further information.
Note: Applications received after March 23 will be considered WITHOUT the group airfare. The program cost will be reduced to $2,700 but students will need to purchase their own airfare.
All participants are required to submit:
  1. Pre-enrollment Form confirming interview and approval by the faculty director;
  2. Reference form completed by any other faculty member
  3. $100 administrative application fee. (non-refundable)

Applications will be accepted on a rolling admissions basis but the recommended deadline is February 1 to ensure sufficient space.
The minimum GPA is 2.75 and students must be in good academic standing and not be under disciplinary action. Summer programs are open to non-MSU students and high achieving high school seniors who demonstrate special interest.
Non-MSU students, new transfer students and high school seniors will need to submit two references forms, an official transcript from their home institution(s) and an additional $100 application fee. Telephone interviews with the faculty will be accepted for out of state students. After completion of the program, non-MSU students will need to request an MSU transcript for submission to the home institution.

Payment Schedule:
The payment schedule for program costs is as follows:

Non-refundable Application fee $100
By February 15 or upon acceptance $1,300
By March 15 $1,300
By April 15: $1,300 (to be confirmed)
Make Checks payable to "Montclair State University"

All withdrawals must be in writing. Withdrawals are subject to a sliding cancellation penalty based on the dates-- 20% of the program cost for withdrawals after March 29, 50% of the program cost after April 29. Program cost is non-refundable for cancellations after May 29. 


For further information:
Contact the Global Education Center at 973-655-4185 or email
For further information regarding academic offerings, please contact Dr. Zapata at or 973-655-5522.

Visit us on the web at .

Montclair in Madrid Pre-enrollment form.doc

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.