University of California Education Abroad Program


University Office, Education Abroad Program
Hollister Research Center
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-1140
Phone: (805) 893-4762
Fax: (805) 893-2583


Carlos III
Education Abroad Program (EAP)
Despacho 15.1.55
Edificio López Aranguren
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
28903 Getafe, Madrid
Tfno: 91 624 9216
Rocío Navas, Senior Program Administrator (

Universidad Complutense
Education Abroad Program (EAP)
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Campus de Somosaguas
Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología
Despacho 1602
28223 - Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid)
Teléfono: 91 352 24 02
Paula Ortega, Program Administrator (

Universidad de Barcelona
Facultad de Filología
Gran Via, 585
08007 Barcelona
Tfno.: 93.317.50.18 Fax: 93.412.73.36
Gemma Blas, Program Administrator (

SEMESTER PROGRAM IN HISPANIC STUDIES The Program in Hispanic Studies is offered at the Carlos III University of Madrid and may be taken in either Fall (from mid-September to mid-December) or Spring (from February to late May). Students must have completed two years of university level Spanish or equivalent before attending the Program. It provides an understanding of Spanish life and culture while helping students to elevate their Spanish language competence to advacned level. The Program consists of special courses for foreigners, designed by the Curso de Estudios Hispánicos of Carlos III University, such as Language and Composition, Art, Literature, History, Cinema, Spanish and European Law, Spanish and European Institutions, Spanish Economics in its European Context, Spain through the Press. Some of the courses (Language, Literature, History) are mandatory, while the rest are electives. 

EAP participants at all locations select regular university courses based on individual academic interests and, at the Universidad de Granada and the Universidad Complutense, special courses targeted or created specifically for the program. The year long academic program in Spain begins in August with a four-week Intensive Language Program held at either Madrid or Granada. ILP consists of grammar, composition and conversation classes, and includes courses on literature and history. Orientation runs concurrently with the ILP and provides information about Spain, the host universities and the academic program; covers logistical issues of immediate concern such as banking, housing, transportation and medical care. In Madrid, one of the ILP courses, History of Madrid, includes field trips in addition to lectures, and serves to introduce students to the city; in Granada, Spanish students serve as monitors during ILP and take small groups of UC students around the city. UC students who meet admission requirements but whose command of academic Spanish requires additional preparation are encouraged to attend a pre-ILP in Cádiz during the month of July.

This program is organized in collaboration with the Universidad de Cádiz and is designed to improve specific compositional skills as well as to provide socio-historical information about the multi-cultural legacy of Andalucía.