​​​Affordable Summer Study Abroad Programs


"On my study abroad trip, I learned a number of lessons. One being that problem solving and fun can be intertwined. I not only had to navigate myself around Madrid, Spain, but I also had the opportunity to learn about the country's rich history and culture. Both of these experiences created an amazing study abroad trip for me!"


"Before the trip began, my biggest concern was how to act around the people in Madrid. But that feeling lifted once I experienced the program leader’s kindness and direction, which made me feel immediately at home."

Read the full article on the OC Register. 


Interested in learning more from those who have experienced

the program first-hand?

Contact us and we'll put you in touch with a former

CSUF Intersession in Madrid participant!


For more information and the application visit the

California State University Fullerton webpage. 

CSUF Intersession in Madrid Webpage 

Open to non-CSUF students.

Enrollment through UEE Open University 


Interested? Have questions?

Contact Dr. Juan Carlos Gallego

Phone: 657-278-2562

E-mail: jgallego@fullerton.edu 

Contact MLSA

Phone: 815-464-1800

E-mail: info@mlsa.com

Financial Information
For information about financing your study abroad trip, please contact the study abroad office and financial aid office at your home university.

CSUF Study Abroad Financial Information

Contact the CSUF Office of Financial Aid at:

(657) 278-3125

(815) 464-1800

California State university Fullerton IN MADRID, SPAIN

Intersession Study Abroad Program during Winter

HUM: 350: Spanish Life & Culture - Spain in the European Union

COURSE: HUM: 350 Spanish Life & Culture - Spain in the European Union (3 Units)



To be determined. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: ​To be determined.

Under the direction of Juan Carlos Gallego, professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, students will learn about Spain and the European Union by exploring aspects as varied as government, finance, education, religious practices, social and cultural values, and everyday life.

They will evaluate the significance of how differing perspectives and trends affect these communities, and learn about topics such as Spain's government, religious beliefs and practices, educational and health systems, and how this compares to the U.S. and Europe.

The abroad portion of the program will be held primarily in Madrid, with included excursions to Granada, Toledo, and Segovia.

COST: $2,585.00


  • Airport pick up on January 2
  • Housing in a host family and/or university residences, dependent upon availability
  • Three meals a day
  • Laundry in host family
  • One-day excursions to Toledo and Segovia
  • Two-day, one-night excursion to Granada
  • Cultural Visits in Madrid + Cultural Activities
    • Museo Reina Sofia
    • Museo del Prado
    • Palacio Real
  • Classes are held on the Universidad Complutense de Madrid campus.
  • Course taught in English by Professor Juan Carlos Gallego
  • 3 units from CSUF (Satisfies General Education requirements C3 and Z at CSUF. Transferable for non-CSUF students.)
  • Support from MLSA Staff On-Site

 *Not included: airfare, $100 registration fee, expenses not stated.
**Tuition for non-CSUF not included in program fee. No non-resident fees. Open University enrollment begins on November 2.