Table of Contents
Trip Highlights
Estimated Cost
Application Process & Dates
Student ePortfolio Testimonials
Faculty Leaders

Trip Highlights

  • Visit Barcelona and admire Gaudi’s architecture
  • Explore Spain’s capital Madrid and snack on local tapas
  • Visit the the Alhambra Palace in Granada, the landmarks of Moorish Spain
  • Travel to the medieval city of Toledo and walk the streets of its Jewish, Christian, and Muslim neighborhoods
  • Enjoy Seville, capital of Andalusia and cradle of flamenco, the Spanish national dance

Spain Presentation2016



Study Group: Spanish Conversation & Culture



Study Group: the Cultures of Spain



Western Humanities: Renaissance through the Enlightenment


Estimated Cost

The program fee for the study abroad program to Spain will cover:

  • Round-trip airfare from Florida to Spain
  • In-country Transportation
  • In-country Accommodations
  • Meals (most breakfasts, 5 dinners)
  • Tours, Museums, and other activity fees
  • International Medical Insurance

Except for the $125 application fee which needs to be made to Santa Fe College, all payments for the Spain tour are made directly to EF College Study Tours. These are the approximate fees for the trip (subject to change):

Program Fee $3,495 (under 30) or $3,735 (over 30 + room upgrade) o be paid at the SF College Cashier's Office
Application Fee $125 to be paid at the SF College Cashier's Office


Estimated costs not included in program fee:
Tuition $ 320 (3 credits)
SF Study Abroad Application $ 125
Other meals $ 300
Personal Spending Money and Tips $ 120
Visas N/A
Passport $ 165
Immunizations None required, routine recommended
TOTAL = *This is an approximation, individuals will differ $ 1,030

*Payment dates are subject to change depending on when you enroll in the program. To make the deposit paymnent, go to the Cashier's Office in the Northwest Campus. The Cashier's Office accepts payments in cash, by check and by credit card. You can make your payments on the phone. More info here.


Please visit the Center for Disease Control website at: for immunization information and requirements for Spain.

Application Process & Dates

Student ePortfolio Testimonials

See the study abroad reflections and travel journals of students who have participated in this program. Like these students, you can also earn an International Studies Certificate by participating in study abroad. Learn more about this distinction program here.

Dates and Itinerary

Trip dates: June 2, 2016 – June 12, 2016

Day 1: Fly to Spain Travel on an overnight flight to Barcelona

Day 2: Arrive in Barcelona

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Barcelona

Day 4: Barcelona to Valencia, a vibrant Spanish city situated on the banks of the Turia River

Day 5: Walking tour of Valencia. See the sights of Spain’s third largest city on a walking tour. Transfer to Granada where you’ll spend the night.

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Granada. transfer to Costa del Sol

Day 7: Free time in Costa Del Sol. Explore the beaches, shops and local culture of Costa del Sol at your own pace.

Day 8: Travel to Seville. Sightseeing tour of Seville

Day 9:Take a high-speed train to Spain’s capital. Sightseeing tour of Madrid

Day 10: Madrid and Toledo

Day 11: Depart for home

Faculty Leaders

Paloma Rodriguez

Paloma Rodríguez was born in Madrid, where she completed her graduate education. She travels to Spain almost every year and has visited many times all the cities in the proposed tour. She led the study abroad program to Spain in Summer 2015. Since 2005 Paloma has taught Humanities courses covering the history, art, and literature of Spain. She has also taught beginning Spanish at the University of South Florida, University of Florida and Santa Fe College. Other than in Spain and the United States, Paloma has lived, worked and/or studied in Italy (6 months) and the United Kingdom (2 years). In addition she has travelled to Portugal, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Morocco, Jordan, Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, and extensively throughout the United States.

Karen Zetrouer
Karen Zetrouer is a native of Tampa, Florida. Tampa’s Cuban-Spanish history first sparked her interest in the Spanish language and Hispanic culture, with a particular interest in the early years of Spain’s development. She has visited Perú, Guatemala, México, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico. As part of her doctoral research at the University of Florida (1994), she spent four months investigating the role of Spanish women during the fifteenth-seventeenth centuries in the Spanish archives in Madrid and Seville. When she lived and worked in Stuttgart, Germany, she was able to tour much of Europe. She has traveled coast to coast in Spain three times--by train, rental car, and bus and has visited all of the cities included in our tour several times. She has taught courses in Spanish language and literature in both high school (Eastside, Gainesville/A.P., International Baccalaureate) and college settings (Colby College, Maine),and has sponsored and led student groups on field trips (most recently the SF Dalí trip) and at conferences and language competitions. She served as a faculty resident advisor for two years at Colby College in Waterville, Maine where she was responsible for monitoring daily life in the dormitory and for planning student activities, speakers, and other events. She began teaching Spanish at Santa Fe in 1999.