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Spain Culinary Program
Various Cities, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer,
Summer Interim
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Hotel
Maximum Credits Available: 03 Prior Language Study: N/A
Eligibility Requirements:
Completed at least 12 college credits, GPA of 2.75 or higher Duration: Short-term, Summer, Summer Interim
Program Description:
shop 2Program Dates: Mid to late May for travel, program may run again in Summer 2018.

The face to face class will begin in March 2018 and continue for eight weeks before leaving for Spain mid-May.

Program Overview

This program combines a number of learning opportunities for Culinary Arts, Baking Pastry Arts, and Hospitality students. Students will participate in hands on experiences of culture and food in cities on the Mediterranean Coast of Spain. Students will enroll in the Global Tourism Seminar for credit in the Spring semester and participate in the Study Abroad program in Summer. This program will focus on themes of sustainable food production and consumption and the cultural history and culinary traditions of the area.  The travel itinerary will include Barcelona, Tarragona, Valencia, Cartagena, and Malaga, and will include food and museums, cooking lessons, and other cultural activities.  Students will be required to research aspects of regional culture and sustainable food production and deliver presentations sharing their research with other participants prior to travel as well as reflection and research papers conducted during and after the travel experience.

The objectives of the course are:
  • Familiarization with Spain “Mediterranean side” history, culture, and social issues that are molding food and the hospitality industry in country.
  • Examine current trends and issues in Spain, and the U.S. and relate those trends to overall Culinary, hospitality and tourism business strategies.
  • Develop marketing/management skills and perspectives to work successfully in the global marketplace.
  • Develop a lifelong global mindset.
  • Enhance abilities to communicate, work on teams, think creatively, present and solve problems during the Great Race.
Course Information

Students will enroll in a 1-credit Madison College course. This 1-credit course includes the study abroad portion in Spain plus on campus instruction during the Spring semester. The course is titled Global Tourism Seminar and the course number is 10-109-182. Community members are also required to register for the 1-credit course. This experience includes pre- and post-travel class sessions and 9-day travel to Spain. Travel includes cultural and agricultural experiences, and daily cultural experiences. Travel expenses are separate from tuition and the travel is required in order to register for this course. 

Accommodations and Meals Group

Students will be housed in double occupancy accommodations in local hotels.

All breakfasts are included. Most lunches and dinners are on your own.


As part of the program cost, students will participate in a number of excursions and cultural activities.

Additional Information

A passport is required for U.S. citizens traveling to Spain. If you need to apply for a passport, it is advised to allow at least 6 weeks for standard processing.

All students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation. This orientation provides information on health and safety, packing, trip planning, flight logistics, and other essential information.

Attendance at all pre-trip and post-trip class sessions as well as activities, meetings, and classes during the Study Abroad portion are mandatory.

Students are accompanied by a Madison College faculty member who provides oversight for the program and assistance to students as needed.

Counter 4Cost

Previous program fees were between $3500-4000 per participant, depending on the total number of participants. There is a $620 single supplement for individuals wanting single accommodations. Summer 2018 costs are still being determined.

Fees typically include:

•Round- trip airfare
•Double-occupancy accommodations ($620 single supplement)
•Breakfast daily and four dinners
•Course-related field trips
•Mandatory health insurance

Additional costs not included in program fee:

•Madison College tuition (1 credit)
•All meals except for breakfast and four dinners, which are included
•Course packet
•Spending money
•Passport (if you do not already have one)

To Apply

All materials, including the initial deposit of $500 (made payable to Madison College), must be received by 4:00 p.m. in the Center for International Education. (NOTE: Unless an applicant is rejected, the $500 deposit is non-refundable.)

For More Information

If you would like to know more about studying abroad through Madison College, please email us or call 608-246-6201 to schedule an appointment.

This program is currently not accepting applications.