Summer in Madrid

with the Coast Community College District
June 30 - July 29, 2022

Program Application

Immerse yourself in experiential learning...

Spend the Summer in Madrid with the Coast Community College District (Orange Coast College) and Accent. Madrid becomes an extension of your classroom as you explore Spanish parks, monuments, churches and museums while attending Spanish Language classes with local or visiting faculty. Participants on the Summer in Madrid program live in student apartments or in homestays (with supplement) located throughout the city and have the opportunity to explore Spain with optional day and weekend excursions.

Jocelyn Sherman Falcioni is a professor of Spanish at Orange Coast College, where she has been teaching full time for 12 years. She holds a Master’s degree in Spanish literature from the University of California at Los Angeles and lived in Madrid during the interim between her undergraduate studies and graduate school. She cites the vibrancy of the city, its historical interest and cultural value among her reasons for loving Madrid. Professor Sherman Falcioni is passionate about the Spanish language and study abroad, and hopes to instill in her students a love of both.

The Summer in Madrid Program is open to students who are at least 18 years of age at the time of application. Program space is limited. Students should complete the online application with the $250 non-refundable first payment as soon as possible. Upon receipt of your application and first payment, Coast Community College District and Accent will provide you with additional application and enrollment forms. Applications must be received by April 21, 2022. Beyond April 21, limited enrollment is allowed when space permits.

The Summer in Madrid program is offered for transferable college credit through Orange Coast College, part of the Coast Community College District. The Coast Community College District will provide a transcript upon request for the coursework completed overseas. Please verify the transferability of courses with your advisor or registrar before you apply.

Classes will be held at the Accent Madrid Study Center and levels may be combined depending on enrollment.

Spanish A180 – Elementary Spanish                  5 semester units
The focus is on development of elementary proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish, with an introduction to cultures related to the Spanish language. This course is equivalent to two years of HS Spanish. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Spanish A185 – Elementary Spanish                    5 semester units
TPrerequisite: Spanish A180 or completion of two years of high school Spanish with a grade of ‘C’ or better. Continuation of Spanish A180, with further development of listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency, and additional exploration of cultures related to the Spanish language. This course is equivalent to three years of high school Spanish. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Spanish A280 – Intermediate Spanish                    5 semester units
Prerequisite: Spanish A185. Continuation of Spanish A185, with further development of language skills at the intermediate level and exploration of cultures related to the Spanish language. Additional emphasis on reading and writing, with an introduction to selected literary works. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Spanish A285 – Intermediate Spanish                   5 semester units
Prerequisite: Spanish A280 or A280H. Continuation of Spanish A280, with further refinement of language skills at the intermediate level and investigation of cultures related to the Spanish language in preparation for higher level specialized work. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Cultural learning is an integral part of the Summer in Madrid Program. Participants attend on-site lectures at museums and historical sites within and outside of Madrid. Optional excursions available on the weekends during the program include one day excursion and one three-day/two-night excursion. Excursions are chosen based on the academic curriculum and are subject to change.

Application due: with first payment
Final payment due: April 21
Departure from U.S.: June 29
Arrival in Madrid: June 30
Overseas orientation: July 1
Classes begin: July 4
National Holiday: July 25 (TBC)
Return to U.S.: July 29

Program Price: $3,750

  • Double room in shared student apartment
  • Pre-departure and overseas orientation program, with a practical walking tour of areas in Madrid around the Accent Madrid Center
  • Overseas information and resource center with Accent Madrid on-site staff
  • Madrid transit pass (youth all-zone 25 years and younger, or adult zone A)
  • Transfers from and to the Madrid airport for group flight participants and those non-group flight participants able to meet the group transfer (based on 10 participants in group flight)

  • Round-trip airfare (estimated airfare $1600-$1800)
  • Optional day and weekend excursions.
  • The Coast Community College District tuition and fees
  • Optional single room in student apartment supplement ($75)
  • Optional supplement of $75 for a double room in a homestay or $175 for a single room in a homestay, includes breakfast and dinner daily
  • Personal expenses, passports, visas, books, and anything not listed as included
  • Meals
  • Required CCCD medical insurance (see description below)
  • Travel and personal property insurance

Students may choose to live in double or single rooms in shared student apartments or double or single rooms in a homestay. Single rooms in shared student apartments are limited and require a supplement of $75. Double rooms in a homestay require a supplement of $75 and single rooms in a homestay require a supplement of $175. Homestay accommodations include breakfast and dinner daily. Apartments and homestays are co-ed with single sex bedrooms and may be shared with other international students. During the overnight excursions students will be in either double, triple or quad rooms in hotels. Housing is provided from the first day of the program (June 30, 2022).

All participants must check in at the designated arrival point on June 30, 2022 between 9am and 8pm (Note: most transatlantic flights arrive one day after their departure date). Airfare is not included in the program fee. Accent will organize an optional round-trip group flight from Los Angeles. Group flight participants and those non-group flight participants able to meet the group transfer will be met at the airport in Madrid and transferred to their housing. Group flight participants returning to the U.S. on the group return date will receive transportation to the Madrid airport. Participants on the Summer in Madrid program will receive detailed optional group flight information approximately four months prior to departure. Estimated airfare $1600- $1800. All participants will receive a transit pass.

Academic credit for this program is awarded by Orange Coast College. A $46 per unit enrollment fee must be paid to CCCD at the time of registration. Nonresidents of California pay $214 per unit. Fees are set by the State of California and are subject to change. For more information, please contact Professor Jocelyn Sherman Falcioni at 714.432.0202 ext. 25683 or jshermanfalcioni@occ.cccd.edu.

All program participants are required to purchase short-term outbound study abroad medical insurance through an approved District insurance provider. Program participants can find further information on the required study abroad medical insurance on the CCCD web site. Program participants must purchase this study abroad medical insurance no less than 60 days prior to program departure. Failure to purchase the required study abroad medical insurance shall prevent student from participating in the study abroad program.

The health and wellbeing of all students, faculty and staff are paramount to Accent Global Learning. Accent has worked with a Medical Advisor following WHO and local health authority guideline to put protocols in place. Students will learn about COVID-19 related protocols, health resources and local regulations through pre-departure materials and in on-site orientations.

All participants are encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Many European sites, restaurants, museums and other venues require proof of vaccination in order to enter.

Should a participant test positive for COVID-19, they will be required to self-quarantine in program housing at the student's expense.


Payment Schedule

Non-refundable first payment – $250
Final payment due April 21, 2022 – $3,500

The payment schedule is the applicant’s contractual obligation. Failure to make each payment when due shall automatically cancel participant from the program one week after payment due date. All payments are effective the day they are received by the Accent U.S. Office. Accent, in its sole discretion, may reinstate an applicant subject to availability of space and late enrollment fees. Accent charges a $30 bounced check fee for each check received that is not promptly paid by your bank in the normal course of business. The program price is based on 15 participants, the price may change depending on final enrollment.

Cancellations

Cancellation Fees:
71 days or more prior to start of program – $250
50 to 70 days prior to start of program – $1,000
30 to 49 days prior to start of program – $1,500
15 to 29 days prior to start of program – $2,000
0 to 14 days prior to start of program – No Refund
All cancellations must be made in writing to Accent and the Coast Community College District and are effective the date of receipt by Accent. Participants are liable for payments until written cancellation is received by Accent.
Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended, this link provides a summary on the different types of trip cancellation insurance available. Please take the time to evaluate your options.
Before the start date of the program, should CCCD’s protocols deem necessary to cancel the program for any health or safety reasons, Accent Global Learning will refund recoverable program costs only.

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Accent Global Learning, and not the Coast Community College District, is responsible for all travel arrangements and any liability arising therefrom. The Coast Community College District is NOT liable for any damages arising out of the services described herein, including, but not limited to any promises or representations, whether expressed or implied. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to in any way bind the District, the District Governing Board, any of their agents, employees or representatives to any promises, obligations, covenants or duties whether expressed or implied herein.
Accent Global Learning is not responsible for the academic segment of the program except as specified in the contract between Accent and the Coast Community College District. Nor is Accent responsible for airline delays of any kind, or for expenses or loss incurred as a result of such delays. With regard to transportation/travel, regardless of the type of vehicle, Accent acts for the passenger as agent only. Accent assumes no liability for accident, injury, damage, or loss in any vehicle, or as a result of default by any person or company engaged in transporting the passenger. CST #1013432-40.

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