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Alamo Colleges in Spain

Deadline to apply:  December 5, 2014 Click here to apply and add the file attached.

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Alamo Colleges in Spain

Deadline to apply:  December 5, 2014 Click here to apply and add the file attached.


Students will visit the vibrant cities of Barcelona, Madrid, Segovia and stay for three weeks in Salamanca, Spain.  While studying in Spain, students will engage in discussions, classes, artistic projects and a variety of experiences that will enhance their understanding of the Spanish culture and language. In addition, students will further develop their understanding of cultures, art composition, architecture and design using as inspiration the many images encountered while visiting world-renowned museums, cathedrals, galleries, and exhibition spaces.  Students will find themselves immersed in new experiences every day!


Salamanca, Spain 


June 4 - 27, 2016


Business & Professional Speaking (SPCH 1321); Elementary Spanish I (SPAN 1411); Elementary Spanish II (SPAN 1412); Intermediate Spanish I (SPAN 2311); Art Appreciation (ARTS 1301); and Human Geography (GEOG 1302)


Students are required to take two courses and will receive up to seven hours of credit upon completion of the program.   Tuition is not included in the program fee.


2.0 GPA and 12 cumulative academic credits. Alamo Colleges expects study abroad participants to perform academically at standards commensurate with on-campus performance. This includes attending class, taking exams, reading required materials, completing homework, etc. If students' GPA drops below a 2.0 before they study abroad, they will not be allowed to participate in the program.


Professor Barbara Mayo, Northeast Lakeview College, will be the primary instructor and lead faculty for SPCH 1321 – Business & Professional Speaking. She has served as a Division Chair at NLC for the past nine years and is an Assistant Professor in communication. Ms. Mayo holds a Master's   degree   in Communication   Studies   and   has   over 21   years   teaching experience. Additionally, Ms. Mayo has had experience teaching in a study abroad program in Salamanca, Spain for the University of Texas-Pan American during the summer of 2004 and also led a study abroad program for Alamo Colleges in 2013. Contact: 

Professor Lloyd Walsh, Palo Alto College, will be the primary instructor and lead faculty for ARTS 1301 – Art Appreciation. Mr. Walsh is an Associate Professor of Art, and has a Master of Fine Arts degree in studio art with over 20 years teaching experience. In addition to being an accomplished artist, Mr. Walsh has led multiple study abroad programs to Spain for the Alamo Colleges, which include programs to Madrid in 2005 and Salamanca in both 2011 and 2013. Contact:

Professor Scott Walker, Northwest Vista College, will be the primary instructor and lead faculty for GEOG 1302 – Human Geography. Dr. Walker is the Director of the Geography program at Northwest Vista College and an Associate Professor of Geography with a doctorate in Science Education and a Masters in Applied Geography. He has over 19 years of higher education teaching experience including working for the Universitat d’Alacant in Alicante, Spain and most recently as a visiting professor in 2015  for the Universidad de La Salle in Bogota, Colombia.  Contact:


*$4,950 Includes airfare, lodging, in-country transportation, all meals, and entrance fees. This does NOT include tuition, passport fees, visa fees, books, materials, and spending money. Financial aid is available.


December 4, 2015 ......................... $200 due with application (non-refundable fee) 

Once students are accepted into the program, they will follow the scheduled payments:

December 16, 2015 ................................. $500 intial deposit

January 29, 2016 ..................................... $1,417

February 25, 2016 ................................... $1,417

March 28, 2016 ....................................... $1,416

Failure to pay by the scheduled deadlines will result in cancellation of participation in the selected study abroad program.


June 4 Depart US

June 5          Tour Madrid - Evening Salamanca

June 6-9         Salamanca - Classes Daily

June 10           Independent Study Day

June 11-12 Segovia Excursion Class Projects

June 13-16 Classes Daily

June 17 Independent Study Day 

June 18-19 TBD Free Weekend 

June 20-23 Classes Daily

June 24 Farewell Dinner

June 25-26 Barcelona

                   Cultural Events and Excursions 

June 27        Depart to US from Barcelona

(Class Schedule: 9:00 am-10:30 am Geography; 10:45 am-12:15 pm  Speech; 12:15pm - 1:30  pm Spanish; 3:30 pm -5:00 pm Art)


A valid passport is required to travel.  Click here for more information.


To apply, fill out the application and follow the instructions in the application.

*Alamo Colleges has taken considerable care in preparing information and materials for specific Study Abroad programs, and this information is subject to change. Although accurate at the time of publication, external events could result in changes in dates, itinerary, costs and other aspects of a program. Revised information will be provided as soon as it is made available, and participants should check with the faculty leader or the District Office of International Programs for the most recent information. Alamo Colleges will not be held responsible for unintentional misinformation.



Contact Information

Maria Rivera
Alamo Colleges District Office
201 W. Sheridan
Building C, Room 7