The Madrid Project
Led by a team of award-winning journalists and professors with international experience, students will explore the history and culture of the capital of Spain. Madrid is a city with world-class museums, impressive architecture, fantastic shopping and a fabulous nightlife. Students will create multimedia stories in English or Spanish about this cosmopolitan city that brims with tradition and modernity.
There is much to discover and report about in the neighborhoods and cultural sites of Madrid.
?You can view the work of some of Spain’s most famous artists including Picasso, Goya, Velazquez and Sorolla. In the center of the city is El Retiro park, 350 acres of green space to walk, run or take a boat ride. Explore the city’s neighborhoods from the Puerta del Sol, one of the gates to the city in the 15th century, to Barrio las Letras, the literary quarter where you can see the house where Spain’s most historic writer Miguel de Cervantes died. Explore shopping along the Gran Vía and Calle Fuencarral. Madrid has great public transportation with a subway and bus service that connects the whole city
Available Cultural Activities
Tour of the world-renowned Prado Museum to see works of Goya, Velazquez and more
Visit Centro de Arte Reina Sofia to see Picasso’s “Guernica”
Enjoy a Flamenco show
Savor a typical Spanish tapas dinner
Explore el Rastro, on Sunday this flea market fills the streets of old Madrid
Tour the Royal Palace of Madrid
Tour the Santiago Bernabéu fútbol stadium, the home of Real Madrid
Students will have three three-day weekends free to explore Madrid on their own, take day trips to historic Toledo, Segovia or El Escorial monastery, or embark on weekend getaways to Barcelona, Sevilla or other parts of Spain.
Students may earn three credits of an upper-division journalism elective for this course. The credits will be issued by the University of Jamestown, and we will work with you so they are easily transferable to your university. Transfer credit ultimately depends on a student's home university.
Program participants will stay in student apartments.
Students should bring their own laptop computers and mobile phones, as well as digital or video cameras and audio recorders if they have them.
Spanish lessons for participants are available on a weekly basis. An intermediate or advanced class may be offered, based on enrollment and demand.
The program is open to English-speaking and bilingual college students and recent graduates from around the world. Graduate students are also invited to apply. We’d be happy to talk with you about supervising an independent project that would qualify for graduate credit at your school — or to offer this experience as a graduate internship.
The cost is $6,195 + airfare. That includes 3 credits of tuition, accommodations in student apartments, travel insurance; welcome and farewell dinners, city tour, and paella cooking lesson. Graduates and students who do not need credit can deduct $450 from the program cost.
Application Deadline Details
Our priority application deadline for Summer 2024 programs is Friday, December 15th, 2023. Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis dependent on program capacity.
Submitting your application by the priority deadline means you will be accepted to a priority spot on the program of your choosing, as well as secure additional time to prepare for payment deadlines and scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
If you do not have the necessary access to submit your application by the priority deadline, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with an advisor.
CSULB faculty member Professor Teresa Puente, Department of Journalism, will be teaching on this program.
See attached flyer. MadridFlyer.pdf
Contract Professor Puente (Teresa.Puente@csulb.edu) for more information on how to receive CSULB journalism course credit for the program..
You must apply here on our website and also to IEI Media on their website: