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Language and Culture in Spain

Accommodations

The ACCENT Madrid Center is located at the Instituto Internacional in the heart of the traditional Castilian neighborhood of Chamberi, near the Castellana and Madrid's financial district. The Instituto Internacional en España was founded in 1892 by a Bostonian, Alice Gordon Gulick. Recently declared a national monument of historic interest, the Instituto Internacional has an excellent lending library, cafeteria, auditorium, adjacent gardens and rooftop terrace.

The neighborhood surrounding the ACCENT Madrid Center, Chamberí, is a middle-class neighborhood lined with a perfect mixture of broad and narrow streets, all shaded by plenty of trees. A walk around this quiet area in Madrid leads students to such places as the Museo Sorolla, and the sunny Plaza de Chamberi with its 19th century style market. Also, just a short block from the ACCENT Madrid Center, students and faculty can find the open air museum, Museo de la Escultura Abstracta, featuring sculptures by Miró, Chillida and Colombian artist Botero.          

Student Residence

Students stay in double, same-gender rooms in a mixed-gender residence that houses both ACCENT and other international students. Each room is furnished with individual beds, bed lamps, desks, drawers, a storage area (closet and bins), bed linens and towels. Rooms are equipped with WIFI. In the residence, participants are provided with a half board meal plan at the cafeteria on the premises. The meal plan includes two meals per day during weekdays (M-F) and a minimum of one meal per day during weekends/holidays, except during Holy Week (Tuesday – Sunday). The student residence is located in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Madrid, near the Retiro Park and in the heart of the Barrio de Salamanca. 

UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange alternative lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.

UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange alternative lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.

Meals

Two meals per day are provided on weekdays (M-F) and one meal on weekends and holidays, except during Holy Week. The cost of buying groceries is included in the estimated portion of the program budget.

Excursions & Activities

As part of the program, students will go on an overnight excursion to San Sebastian, Bilbao and Burgos. More details about this excursion will be shared during program information sessions.

ACCENT will also plan a series of free or inexpensive activities which may include lectures on local customs and contemporary issues, sporting events, walking tours and dinners. Students will also participate in several cultural activities, including museum visits and optional bullring tickets.

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Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk

Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible. However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.

Study Abroad General Risk Advisory

Program Specific Risk Advisories (PDF)

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