with the Coast Community College District
June 29 - July 28, 2023
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. Summer in Madrid program participants 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.
Information Sessions (contact Prof. Cabanel-Bleuer for details):
6:30pm, Thursday, January 26 via Zoom
6:30pm, Thursday, February 9 via Zoom
6:30pm, Thursday, February 16 via Zoom
5:00pm, Tuesday, February 28 in person (LLSS 101)
LLSS = Literature & Languages and Social and Behavioral Sciences
Professor Denise Cabanel-Bleuer has been happily teaching all levels of Spanish at Orange Coast College since 1999. Having grown up in a multilingual environment (her father was French, and her mother was born into a German family and raised in Colombia), she developed a fascination for languages early on. She graduated from UC Davis with double major in Biological Sciences and Spanish and a minor in French, then went on to complete a Master of Arts in Spanish at UC Davis and later pursued doctoral studies in Medieval Spanish Literature at UC Berkeley. She loves traveling and is a strong proponent of Study Abroad, having participated in a program in Mexico City as an undergraduate, and later co-leading OCC’s Summer in Madrid program in 2005. Professor Cabanel-Bleuer is very excited to return to beautiful, vibrant Madrid and accompany her students on their language-learning journey!
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 20, 2023. Beyond April 20, 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. Guided tours of Museo Reina Sofía and Museo del Prado are included in the program. Excursions are chosen based on the academic curriculum and are subject to change.
Application due with first payment: ASAP
Final payment due: April 20
Departure from U.S.: June 28
Arrival in Madrid: June 29
Overseas orientation: June 30
Classes begin: July 3
National Holiday: July 25 (TBC)
Return to U.S.: July 28
- 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
- Guided tours of Reina Sofia and Museo del Prado
- 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
- Required CCCD medical insurance (see description below)
- Travel, trip cancellation 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. Housing is provided from the first day of the program (June 29, 2023) until the last day (July 28, 2023).
All participants must check in at the designated arrival point on June 29, 2023 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 Denise Cabanel-Bleuer firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 required to be up-to-date with the vaccination against Covid-19.
Should a participant test positive for Covid-19, they will be required to self-quarantine in program housing at the student's expense.
Non-refundable first payment – $250
Final payment due April 20, 2023 – $3,525