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Study Abroad & Travel Programs

The Madrid 2016 Program has been CANCELLED due to low enrollment. Please contact Andrea Murray, Study Abroad Programs Coordinator, at if you have further questions.




Offered Courses:

 Course Number  Course Name
 Spanish 1, 2, 3 & 4  Elementary or Intermediate Spanish          5
 Spanish 42A  Civilization of Spain          3
 Spanish 150 A or B  Spanish for Business & Travel - if qualified          2

Note: You must have completed Spanish 4, or receive instructor approval, to take Spanish 150                                                                                                                                                                                       

Program Fee:

$4,245 (excludes airfare, PCC tuition & textbook costs)

See the Madrid 2016 Payment Information Sheet for more information.

Program Fee Includes:

  • Housing in Spanish homestays
  • 2 meals per day
  • One month travel pass for Madrid Metro & Bus
  • On-site faculty and student support
  • Guided walking tour of Madrid
  • Visits to the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum & Royal Palace
  • Flamenco show
  • Full-day excursion to Toledo
  • Full-day excursion to Segovia
  • Half-day excursion to San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Accident and illness insurance
  • Liability insurance

Optional Transportation Package:

An optional transportation package is available, consisting of round-trip airfare between Los Angeles and Madrid and round-trip transfers overseas between the airport and the housing in Madrid, for an additional $795 plus mandatory U.S. government and airline-imposed depature taxes, fees and fuel charges (estimated at $610 - subject to change) for which students will be billed separately.

A minimum of 12 students must purchase the flight for it to be offered.

Information Sessions:

Come meet the instructor and learn more about the program at an Information Session!

January 25
5:30 pm
January 26
12:00 pm
February 8
5:30 pm
February 9
12:00 pm
February 22
5:30 pm
February 23
12:00 pm
March 14
5:30 pm
March 15
12:00 pm
March 28
5:30 pm
March 29
12:00 pm

For More Information:

View the information flier and program brochure.

  1. Madrid 2016 Information Flier
  2. Madrid 2016 Brochure


Professor Andrea Murray

  • Study Abroad Programs Coordinator
  • Phone: (626) 585-3365

How to Apply:

No longer accepting applications.


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


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 a special combined edition)

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)








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