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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: Furman applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 01/22/2018 02/09/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-led Language of Instruction: Spanish
Faculty Director or Program Advisor: Jeff Michno - Modern Languages & Literatures Areas of Study: Spanish
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credit Hours Per Term: 16 credits
Foreign Language Immersion: Yes Program Features: Host Families, Language Immersion
Applicable Financial Aid: Federal Aid, Furman Institutional Aid, Furman Merit Based Scholarships, State Aid, Study Away Scholarship Housing: Host Family/ Home Stay
Program Description:

Fall Semester in Spain
Fall 2018



Photo of building in SpainFor four decades, the program has been an integral part of the Spanish major and has served non-majors who present sufficient linguistic proficiency to justify their participation. Three of the four courses will be taught by faculty of the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija: an intensive language course, a cultural course on contemporary Spain, and a civilization course taught through art and architecture. Two of these courses meet requirements in the Spanish major, one carries VP credit and another carries elective credit. The fourth course, taught by the Furman faculty, will also meet a major requirement. While study abroad is not required of majors in Modern Languages, it is strongly recommended. An immersive educational experience in a Spanish-speaking country accelerates language and cultural-learning objectives and helps students to achieve the proficiency they will need in order to use Spanish in their professional careers and with native speakers.




Instructor(s):  Spanish Language Instructors at Universidad Antonio de Nebrija
Part of the study away curriculum.

Instructor(s): Prof. Marisa Marina (Universidad Antonio de Nebrija)
Part of the study away curriculum. Cultural history of Spain, with emphasis on Spanish art and architecture. Visits to museums and historic sites in Madrid and throughout Spain.

Instructor(s):  Prof. Juan Lázaro (Universidad Antonio de Nebrija)
In-depth consideration of the structure and problems of contemporary Spanish society through lecture, discussion, written work, and site visits. Research on a specific topic will culminate in a written project. 

Instructor: Jeff Michno
Designed for advanced students to refine their spoken and written Spanish. Emphasis is on sustained expository, persuasive and rhetorical communication; on advanced grammar usage and syntax; and on precision in the production of phonological and intonational patterns of modern Spanish. Can be repeated for credit with a change in topic. 4 credits.


Program Fee

Students will pay 2018-2019 semester tuition, room, and board plus a $250 study away program fee. Federal, State and Furman financial aid that a student normally receives will apply. Questions about financial aid should be directed toward the Financial Aid Office. Please refer to the budget sheet at the top of this page for specifics.


To confirm participation in a study away program, a non-refundable $500 deposit (which applies toward the study away program fee) is due two weeks after acceptance. The final payment deadline will be specified in the Financial Agreement associated with the program.

Study Away Need-Based Scholarships

Need-based study away scholarships are available. Priority is given to students who have not previously participated in a study away program. Townes, Duke, and Hollingsworth Scholars should alert the Rinker Center for Study Away to apply their one-time study away stipend to their study away program.

Study Away Program Fee Inclusions

Roundtrip airfare from a designated city to program location*
Lodging for the duration of the program
Meals for the duration of the program*
Transportation for program-related activities/events
Entrance fees to programmed activities/events/venues
Tours included in the study away program
Group meals (students will know ahead of time how many group meals will be provided)
Emergency Medical Insurance (on international programs)
International phone plan allowance for basic communication purposes*
*may be in the form of a program fee credit

Program Fee Exclusions

Transportation to the designated departure city (for international programs)
Required books/materials/supplies/equipment/gear
Passport fees

Optional Program Expenses

International cell phone charges above the provided allowance
Trip cancellation or interruption insurance 
Personal expenses and souvenirs
Transportation, meals and lodging for independent travel

Additional Info


Semester faculty-led programs are open to Furman University students of all majors, subject to any course prerequisites. Successful applicants will demonstrate a marked academic, vocational, or personal interest in the program. The faculty directors of this program will read all applications and admit the most qualified individuals. 

Health & Safety

The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education reviews all study away programs on an annual basis, and more frequently as needed, to plan for and mitigate risks associated with the health and safety of participants while traveling. In this day and age, nothing is risk-free. Students and faculty are instructed to remain vigilant and cautious at all times and will receive additional instructions during a mandatory pre-departure orientation session and on-site orientation programming. When students commit to a study away program, they are asked to self-disclose personal information - which may include allergies, medications, disabilities, mental health conditions, medical concerns, and past medical histories. This information is shared with the faculty directors and study away staff for use during medical emergencies, and in an effort to be aware of and plan for situations that may arise or accommodations that are needed while students are away from Furman's campus resources. It is extremely important for students to be transparent and forthcoming about their concerns, needs, and medical histories prior to the start of the program as well as during the program. Furman University contracts with Educational and Institutional Insurance Administrators (EIIA) to provide medical and emergency services to students while traveling abroad on Furman study away programs. Students participating in study away programs in the United States are required to show proof of medical insurance.