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Study Abroad & Travel Programs


Madrid, Spain: 2015 Summer Semester

Departure - June 27/ Returning - July 25th, 2015

Offered Courses

Spanish 1, 2, 3 and 4 Spanish Language Instruction 5 unit credits
Spanish 42A Civilization of Spain - taught in English 3 unit credits
Spanish 150 A or B If you have already finished Spanish 4 2 unit credits

To take Spanish 150, you must have finished Spanish 4 or by
Dr. Persuad's approval

Attend an Information Meeting:


Oct. 20, 6pm C217 Oct. 21, 12 noon C225 Nov. 3, 6pm C217 Nov. 6, 12 noon C217
Nov. 17, 6pm C217 Nov. 18, 12 noon C225 Dec.. 1, 6pm C217  Dec 2, 12 noon C225 .

Program Deadlines

PCC Madrid Program applications are accepted on a first come basis until the maximum program number is met. Click on links below for downloads.

      AIFS: Madrid 2015 Program Brochure

       PCC Application Form for Madrid 2015 Study Abroad Program

      2015 Madrid Study Abroad Program Information Flier


Program Fee

Program Cost: $ 4,195 (Minimum of 20 participants/Airfare not included)


Program Fee Includes

  • Spanish classes in Madrid at International House
  • One month Madrid Metro / Bus Pass
  • Housing in shared Spanish home stay
  • Breakfast and Dinner on home stay
  • On-site faculty and student support
  • Guided tour of Madrid
  • Day excursion to Toledo
  • Day excursion to Segovia
  • Guided visit to the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum, Royal Palace, Royal Theater, Spanish Congress and more
  • Flamenco class and dinner show
  • Free time to travel during the weekends
  • Accident and Illness insurance
  • Liability insurance

Program Fee Does Not Include

  • Airfare and airport transfers
  • Pasadena City College tuition
  • Any other item not listed above
  • Personal expenses

Activities Outside the Classroom

A day trip to TOLEDO

Toledo is one of the most important centers of European Medieval history. The first one to report about it was Roman author Titus Livius who describes it as a "small fortified town", and fortification has always been an important parameter in its history, still evident to today's tourist for the monumental walls around and the "Swords of Toledo" gave to its steel-production world-wide fame. It was capital of Spain from the Gothic epoch until 1560, a fact that explains its really impressive medieval architecture. Walking through its streets one feels like having stepped back into the Middle-Ages, but in the best sense of it, and perhaps you will search your pockets for a few gold-ducats to buy some of Toledo's fine craftsmanship or just to enjoy of its recommendable cuisine.

Toledo - More Information

Cathedral of Toledo - More Information

Sinagoga de Toledo (Santa María La Blanca) - More Information

A day trip to SEGOVIA

Segovia is Spain and Castile at its best - twisting alleyways, the highest concentration of Romanesque churches in all of Europe, pedestrian streets where no cars are allowed, all surrounded by the city's medieval wall which itself is bordered by two rivers and an extensive green-belt park with miles of shaded walks. On the north-west extreme of the wall is the famous Alcázar castle, source of inspiration to Walt Disney and where Queen Isabel promised Columbus the financial backing he needed to discover America. On the south-east extreme is the world renowned Roman Aqueduct, the largest and best preserved of its kind any where, which served as the mintmark on all coins struck in the city from 1455 to 1864. The tallest building in Segovia is still the 16th-century Cathedral, a prominent landmark as one approaches the cathedral from any direction.

  • Cathedral of Segovia
  • Cathedral of Segovia
  • Alcazar of Segovia
  • Alcazar of Segovia

Segovia - More Information

Academic Courses Text Books

Textbook and Workbook for Spanish 1 and 2:

Andrade, Egasse, Muñoz and Cabrera-Puche.  Tu mundo: español sin fronteras. 1st Edition (Textbook and Workbook)

Textbook and Workbook for Spanish 3 and 4: (At PCC’s bookstore you can find these books in special edition combined (One Textbook)

Rusch, Dominguez and Caycedo-Garner. Fuentes: Conversación y gramática.

Fuentes: Lectura y Redacción, 4th Edition

Fuentes: Activities manual, 4th Edition

Textbook for Spanish 42A. Civilization of Spain:

Crow, John A.  SPAIN: The Root and the Flower (University of California Press, 1985)

NOTE: Students will take this course most buy “The Root and the Flower” textbook two month prior our departure. Please, inform Dr. Persaud if you are planning to take this course to send you the Tentative Plan prior to your departure

For information on obtaining a new passport, passport photos and notary services for financial aid, visit the PCC Community Business Center (use this link)

For More Information

Professor Loknath Persaud

  • Program Instructor
  • Phone: (626) 585-7433

Study Abroad Office

  • Study Abroad Office, Room C229
  • Phone: (626)585-7483