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Alamo Colleges in Spain

Deadline to apply: November 18, 2016 Click here to apply.

For scholarship information click here.

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Alamo Colleges in Spain

Deadline to apply: November 18, 2016 Click here to apply.

For scholarship information click here.


Students will visit the vibrant cities of Barcelona, Madrid, Segovia, Toledo 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!



May 20, 2017 through June 10, 2017



Salamanca, Spain


Elementary Spanish I (SPAN 1411); Art Appreciation (ARTS 1301); or Texas Government (GOVT 2306)


Students are required to take two courses and will receive up to seven hours of credit upon successful completion of the program.   


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 Lloyd Walsh is an Associate Professor of Art at Palo Alto College and has a Master of Fine Arts degree in studio art with over 20 years teaching experience. He will be the lead faculty for Art Appreciation (ARTS 1301). Professor Walsh has led the Spain Study Abroad program to Madrid in 2005 and Salamanca in 2011, 2013 and 2016. He has developed course material specific to Spain that puts emphasis on a "hands on" approach to Art Appreciation through digital photography. Contact:

Dr. Arnoldo Vela, is an Adjunct Professor in the Humanities Department at Northwest Vista College teaching Government. He will be the lead faculty for Government (GOVT 2306). He has a PhD in Latin American Studies, has 14 years of teaching experience and has led spring-break excursions of cadets while at the Air Force Academy to Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, England, Germany, and France. As a member of the State Department, he has served in Mexico, Honduras, Namibia, Brazil, and Haiti and has traveled to many other countries, including Spain. Contact:


*$5,100 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.


November 18, 2016 ......................... $200 due with application (non-refundable fee) 

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

December 2, 2016 ................................. $500 intial deposit

January 20, 2017 ..................................... $1,467

February 10, 2017 ................................... $1,467

March 10, 2017 ....................................... $1,466

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


May 20         Depart US

May 21                  Arrive in Madrid (Museo del Prado & Parque de Retiro)

May 22                 Depart Madrid/Toledo

May 23-26          Classes Daily in Salamanca

May 27-28         Avila, Segovia, Aqueducts and Castle

May 29-June 1 Salamanca, Classes Daily

June 2         Study Day

June 3-4                 Free Weekend 

June 5-8                 Salamanca, Classes Daily

June 9         Farewell Dinner

June 10                 Depart Spain, Arrive in US


Students receiving a Pell grant are eligible for the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship. If awarded, students may receive up to $5,000. Learn more at



A valid passport is required for travel. You can visit for additional information. 


Maria Rivera-Midence

(210) 485-0084

*Alamo Colleges has taken considerable care in preparing information and materials for specific Study Abroad programs, but 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
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Building C, Room 7