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Field Studies for Madrid, Spain

Optional tours and field studies are subject to change. Please contact us for more information.

USAC encourages every student to participate in the field studies; however, they are optional and have an additional fee. The one-credit field study course requires you to complete additional academic requirements, keep a journal, and engage in discussions of the sites visited to better understand their historical and cultural contexts. Destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director.

The following are possible destinations, view term calendars for specifics. Due to continually evolving COVID-19 regulations some tours and field studies may or may not be available during the term you choose to study abroad.

Galicia – Celtic Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

Visit Spain’s northwest corner and greenest region. A magical land of pilgrims, Celtic-influenced legends, white beaches and seafarers, Galicia has a medieval quality that has withstood the test of time. Stops include Santiago de Compostela, the final destination of the Camino de Santiago, and O Grove, a small fishing village. You will go on a boat trip down Ría de Arousa and will see, first-hand, how mussel farming is done. Participate in a cooking and traditional dance/music workshop, which takes place at the eco-lodge where you'll be housed on this four-day adventure. This trip is an excellent chance to see a delightfully different side of Spain, one that is deeply influenced by agriculture, the fishing industry, and the cult of St. James.

Andalucía - Córdoba, Granada, and Sevilla

Andalucía is a fascinating place for its spectacular Moorish monuments, beautiful white hill towns, sparkling blue coast and natural beauty of its mountainous country. This region is made up of eight provinces, all of which have their own unique culture and traditions. Stops on this itinerary include: Granada, Córdoba, and Sevilla. Some of the group activities include going to a flamenco show, touring the famous Alhambra and visiting a unique mosque-cathedral.

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2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer sessions: Open
Fall/Yearlong: Open
Spring: Open


Preferred GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

65 students


English | Spanish


APUNE--Associación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España

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