When we prepared this booklet for the first time in 1995, the Madrid program was already a six-year old experience administered by the Center for Global Education but directed by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. I was its first Resident Director (1989-91) and again took its helm in 1995-97 and 1999-2000. In 1998 my colleague Esperanza Román Mendoza revised the text and successfully directed the program. By that time we had added a two-week program in Sevilla during the month of August. In 1999 we changed the schedule: Sevilla was offered during the month of June for four full weeks, and students could join either program or both. This year we are offering the same program with my colleagues Marielena Bucelli directing the Sevilla program and Diana Decker at the helm of the Madrid program .
Please read carefully the following pages, for they contain valuable advice and important information for the adventure that is about to begin. As you prepare yourself for this voyage, though, remember that this experience abroad is not necessarily a vacation. It is an academic program that requires a great sense of social and personal responsibility. By being in Spain, you automatically become an American messenger of good will to the Spanish people. Thus, your attitude and behavior are direct reflections on all Americans, needless to say, on George Mason University. We are confident that you will be our excellent ambassador to Madrid and Sevilla.
¡Buen viaje y que lo pases muy bien!
COMPLUTENSE AND THE CURSOS DE VERANO
The Complutense, as it is known, has 19 facultades, covering the humanities, sciences and several professions. It grants the degree «licenciado» in all Facultades (5-7 years) and the doctorate by thesis. In addition to faculty, school and college libraries, its main library consists of circa 1,000,000 volumes. Full-time faculty number about 9,000, with a student body of about 200,000.
Additionally, the Cursos de Verano para Extranjeros, in which you are
participating, is an annual staple of intensive instruction of the Spanish
language, culture and literature, organized and administered by the Facultades
de Filología, Geografía e Historia y Filosofía.
Institute of International Studies
To study the Spanish language and culture (undergraduate) and Spanish literature and linguistics (graduate) under immersion conditions at one of Spain's most reputable universities: Universidad Complutense de Madrid. This program carries a six-credit undergraduate or graduate academic load.
CURSO GENERAL DE LENGUA Y CULTURA
3.- Beginning and Elementary Level: Conversation class.
At 13:10, I recommend to attend the optional lecture series on these topics [5 lectures per series]:
In addition to Part I, several activities, tours and excursions are offered to enhance your knowledge and understanding of Spanish life, culture, and literature. Your active participation in these activities is of utmost importance, not just because they constitute 25% of your final grade, but because they enrich tremendously your experience of Spain. Upon arrival, you will receive further details regarding the exact dates and times of such events.
Excursions by bus are organized every Saturday. In the past, these excursions were conducted by professors from the Universidad Complutense and the Real Academia de la Artes de San Fernando. This year this might change with us organizing some of these excursions. You will visit different towns or sites of historic, cultural and artistic interest such as: Segovia and La Granja (or El Escorial), Toledo, and La Ruta del Quijote. These excursions are part of the course, thus, you are required to participate. If you choose not to attend in order to join an alternative university or personally organized excursion, you must receive prior approval from the Faculty Director. Excursions to Burgos/Pamplona (during the sanfermines or running of the bulls) and to Barcelona to study Gaudí, Miró and Picasso were organized in the past by students with the assistance of the Faculty Director. These excursions are not part of the course, but every one is welcome to participate in them.
B. CITY TOURS
Guided tours will be conducted to better introduce you to some of the most fascinating historical sites and museums of Madrid. In the past, these tours took place every Thursday during the late afternoon. These include: Visit to the Medieval Madrid, the Madrid de los Austrias, the Madrid de los Borbones and the Museo del Prado.
C. CYCLE OF SPANISH CINEMA
Each Tuesday in the evening at the assembly hall of the central building (where classes are conducted), there are Spanish movie presentations. The movies vary in theme, but have a particular historical, literary or social interest. Guided discussions are conducted immediately thereafter.
D. CULTURAL VIDEOS
Every Wednesday and Friday afternoon, you also have the opportunity to attend the cultural video series on Art, History, Language and Literature, guided by one of the professors of the Universidad Complutense.
Upon entering your corresponding level, you will receive further instruction from each professor regarding homework, assignments, quizzes, papers and final exams. In order to receive GMU credit, ou are required to successfully pass each class, participate in the cultural events and show evidence of having transformed that experience into text.
Pending on the successful completion of the above mentioned requirements, your final grade will be the average of all four grades given by your professors. This will constitute 75% of your GMU grade. The remaining 25% will reflect your active participation in the previously mentioned activities (Part II). I must emphasize that your final grade is a "resident credit" grade, thus, it will be factured in to your GPA and entered in your grade report with a letter value [A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, D, F]. Typically, and depending on the level they are in their school before going to Madrid, and the level at which they are placed at the Complutense after taking the placement test, students participating in these programs get credit either to complete their requirement (Intermediate Spanish 201 /202) or to enhance their knowledge of the language and the culture of Spain (Span 301, 323, 324, 351, 352, 451, 452, 461). Be advised though that for you to get credit in these upper level courses, GMU requires evidence of a sufficient amount of writing for all of them (even the conversation courses 351, 451). All assignments must be completed within the four-week time frame.
Graduate students should consult with their advisor and the Faculty Director of the program. [Credit is normally awarded for Span 501, 502, 545, or 551]
The Universidad Complutense de Madrid gives the following certificates
to qualifying students: Certificate of Attendance for those who
have regularly attended classes, Diploma-Certificate in Spanish
for those who successfully pass all final examinations, and Certificate
in Spanish Language and Culture for those in the advanced levels
who have passed their exams on their classes and on all those subjects
discussed in the lecture series.
To provide students with practical knowledge of the Spanish language, and offer them insights into the complex contemporary and historical aspects of Spanish culture, especially in Andalucía. This program carries a six-credit undergraduate academic load.
COURSE DESCRIPTION (PART I):
The course consists of two class periods (75 minutes each) in the Spanish language (8:30-11:15 Monday-Friday) and one class period (120 minutes) on the culture of Spain and Andalucía (11:30-13:30 Monday-Friday).
LANGUAGE: Eighty hours of instruction devoted to conversational practice with emphasis on the vocabulary needed for survival or advanced functioning (depending on student level) in specific social situations: the post office, the telephone, around the house, stores and markets, seeking medical help, traveling, among others. This component, along with the students stay with host families, should increase the students' ability to function well in a variety of social situations. Instruction in practical Spanish will be complemented by considering three important elements of Spanish and Andalucian cultural life: Spanish and American stereotypes, the history and art of flamenco, and the cultural components of bullfighting.
CULTURE: Forty hours will be devoted to class lectures on different
topics: The history of Spain, the educational system of Spain, the political
and economic structure of modern Spain, and the Spanish mass media as well
as the historical monuments of Andalucía, especially Sevilla,
Córdoba and Granada. The diverse cultural heritage of modern Spain
will be presented to students through guided visits to the Cathedral,
the Royal Palace, the Museo de Bellas Artes, as well as the ruins of
Mezquita in Córdoba and La
Alhambra in Granada.
COURSE DESCRIPTION (PART II):
In addition to Part I, several activities, tours and excursions are offered to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the Spanish culture. Your attendance to these activities is of utmost importance for it constitutes 25% of your final grade. Upon arrival, you will receive further details regarding the exact dates and times of such events: visit to the ruins of Itálica, an afternoon in Córdoba, a weekend in Granada.
Depending on the number of participants, we might have one or two levels for all students in the program. Upon entering your corresponding course, you will receive further instruction from each professor regarding homework, assignments, quizzes, papers and exams. You are required to successfully pass each class and participate in the cultural events in order to receive GMU credit.
FOR BOTH PROGRAMS
I highly recommend that you bring your own dictionary [try not to
make it too concise though].
HOUSING: EL COLEGIO MAYOR
Colegio Mayor San Juan Evangelista (el Johnny)
Avda. Gregorio del Amo, 4
Tel: 011  534-2400
The fax number at the Colegio is 011 (3491) 536-0321. Although you can receive a fax sent to you at the Colegio (please recommend discretion to the people who would like to contact you), the administration will allow you to use the fax machine only in an emergency.
The rooms in the residence are small, but adequate. Students have their own individual room which contains a twin size bed, a desk and chair, a tall book shelf, a large closet with a small two drawer dresser, and a sink and mirror. Sheets, a pillow, and a thin blanket are provided. Laundry machines are available from 9:00 to 15:00 in the basement of the building. Clean sheets are placed on your bed every Monday provided you have placed the dirty ones to be washed in front of your door. Be sure that you put all your articles in a plastic bag or a basket with your room number and name on the bag. Please note, they do not wash your cloth for you. It is your responsibility to be there while your cloth is in the machines and that you place them in the drier appropriately. You may also wish to wash some of your clothes by hand in the community showers, located on each floor. On the first floor of the residence you will find a large lounge for socializing, studying, and eating, among other things. A bar, where one may buy all sort of drinks, ice cream, sandwiches and snacks, is also on the first floor as you enter the Colegio. Behind the bar you will find the TV lounge.
Three meals a day are provided at the Colegio Mayor: desayuno, comida y cena. Upon arrival you will be given the meal schedule. You will also receive a meal card that will be good for the entire four weeks. For each meal, you must present some type of identification requested or provided by the Colegio. The residence is also equipped with a telephone service which allows you to make outgoing calls from the lobby and take incoming calls at the phone booths located behind the reception desk. Each room is equipped with an intercom telephone system by which you can talk to any other room in the Colegio. You can also receive calls from the outside. If you happen to receive a call while out of your room, the receptionist will announce that you have a call over the intercom system. Explain your friends or relatives how to pronounce your last name in Spanish; even if they try to do so, they would stay at the door of an acceptable sound.
There is always a receptionist on duty at the entrance of the lobby. Each day, as you leave the Colegio, you should drop your room key at the front desk to avoid loosing it. You may exit and enter as you please; however, after midnight the main entrance is locked for your safety. If you plan to be out past that time, you will need to ring the doorbell and wait for the receptionist to answer. In addition, should you receive any calls while being out of the Colegio, the front desk will take messages for you. Should you wish to have your room number sound as a wake up call each morning, you need to arrange it each night. The Mayor offers several facilities: computer room, library, bar/cafeteria, chapel, gym, laundry, swimming pool, study rooms, reading rooms, music room, video room, TV room, and an auditorium.
From the Colegio Mayor you can take the F or 132 bus to go to the building where classes take place. [Some of these buses might stop their service around July 15.] Being this Mayor about 7 minutes from Filosofía A, where classes are held, I imagine you would prefer to walk all the time.
You can find a map of the Complutense campus at:
In Sevilla, students will be housed with families living within walking distance from the Institute. Remember that wherever you would go in the world, each family would have its own rules and regulations. Respect them as you would like them to be respected if you were the host. At your host family you would have a room that you might share with another GMU student. You will be served desayuno, almuerzo, and cena as part of your contract with the family. In Sevilla, like in any other city of Europe, houses do not normally have air conditioning. So consider yourself lucky (or unlucky, depending on your position about the echosystem) if your family has an airconditioned room to watch TVor gather to talk.
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE LEAVING FOR SPAIN...
If you want, change a portion of your cash into pesetas before you leave the U.S. With a few days advanced notice, these can be purchased from any commercial bank. At the moment I am updating this site (27 May 2000), the exchange rate is 184 pesetas per dollar. The peseta is now tied to the value of the euro, so you should expect more or less this same exchange rate, it can't be better that this. (You can check the following WWW address to obtain an updated exchange rate: http://www.oanda.com/cgi-bin/travel).
Keep other funds in travelers cheques. Keep the serial number copy separate from the cheques themselves, and always carry your money secured to your body. If you didn't change anything, don't panic: right at Barajas Airport there are two banks available. In the past, their exchange rates were as good as in the city.
It is a good idea to bring your American Express, Diners Club, Visa or Mastercard should an emergency arise. These credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. [V/MC at many more places than AE/DC.] They can be used to obtain cash from most banks (you must show passport, although last summer I showed my Virginia driver's license without any problem) and the automatic teller machines, provided you have a pin number. Phone numbers to report lost cards can be found in the phone directory included at the end of this study guide.
You can also bring your ATM card. Debit cards may be used to obtain cash from some of the automatic teller machines (only those with the logo PLUS), but you need to provide your pin number and it doesn't always work.
In Spain practically all banks change foreign currency and travellers
cheques (there's always a fee). You can also change money at currency exchange
shops, CAMBIOS [I never found one with a decent rate], the American Express
Office (Tel. 322-5500), hotels, major department stores and shops frequently
visited by tourists (although rates are not as good as in the bank).
An American Express Office is located at Plaza de las Cortes, 2, and a
CAMBIOS is located at Calle Alcalá, 20. Most banks are open
from 9:00 to 14:00 weekdays and 9:30 to 12:30 on Saturdays. Note that,
in the past, banks had a better exchange rate for travellers cheques [same
for hotels]. Don't forget to bring your passport when exchanging
money. In years past, The Banco Central Hispanoamericano, about a
block from the Facultad, almost always had a better exchange rate than
any other bank in the city.
...ONCE YOU HAVE ARRIVED IN MADRID
Lléveme al Colegio Mayor San Juan Evangelista que está en Moncloa, en la Avenida Gregorio del Amo, 4. Está junto a la salida del metro "Metropolitano." This ride should take about 20 minutes and should cost between 3,000 and 4,000 Pesetas ($19-25).
If the price differs too much from this estimated price, don't hesitate in asking for a receipt that should be written on official paper with the plate number and the taxi's license number.
A more economical way to arrive to the Mayor is by taking the City-Airport bus (LINE 89) to downtown Madrid. When you exit the airport, to your right, you will see a sidewalk sign with a little airplane or bus drawn on it. The bus departs from there every 12 minutes. Cost: 500 pesetas, 15-20 minutes. Take it to the underground Colón terminal (last stop). Taxis meet the buses right there. Explain the taxi driver your destination. The 7-10 minute ride will cost what is on the meter (800-1000 Pesetas, plus surcharges for suitcases, normally 100 pesetas).
If you don't have much luggage, you might want to take advantage of a longer but quite cheaper trip: Since the summer of 1999 there is a metro stop at the airport. Look for the sign (a red diamond sign with the word METRO on it). Purchase a ten-trip METROBUS (705 pesetas; if you purchase only one trip it will cost you 130 pesetas) and take Línea 8 (Pink Line) Mar de Cristal direction. Once there, take Line 4 (Brown Line) direction Argüelles. Get off at Avenida de América and change to Línea 6 (Gray, known as Circular). Get off at Metropolitano. [Make sure you take the right direction: from Avda. de América to Metropolitano there should be only five stops.] Directions at the Metro are easy to read and understand; but if you are confused, ask people passing by, most are willing to help. At the Metropolitano stop, look for the "San Juan" exit. Takes time (about 35 minutes from the airport), but it is a good way to try to absorb the culture shock!
Downtown Madrid is compact and dense and, like most madrileños, you will walk from one end to the other of it. Greater Madrid, on the other hand, is huge, but an efficient metro, taxi and bus service will take you quickly where you want to go (provided you are not trying to get somewhere during the rush hours).
If you need to take a taxi, make sure that you use the official Madrid taxis, which are white with red stripes painted transversally across the doors and have the Madrid coat of arms. If you are carrying luggage, you will be charged about 100 pesetas in addition to the fare shown on the meter for each piece of luggage. On Sundays, holidays, and after 23:00, there is a further 150 peseta surcharge.
Taxis are easy to get. They are available if they display a green libre sign on the windscreen (a green light at night). A meter on the dashboard indicates the fare. One can find them at the Parada de Taxi indicated by a large white T against a dark blue background, or in main thoroughfares, or requesting them by phone. For taxi pickup, call Radio-Teléfono Taxi, tel. 547-8200; Radio-Taxi Independiente, tel. 405-1213 or 405-5500; or Teletaxi, tel. 445-9008.
The best way of getting around the city is via the Metro system. There
are 125 stations, which can take you just about to every corner of the
city. It operates from 6:00 to 13:30 and it costs (1999 price) 135
pesetas for one journey (one way) regardless of where you go. It is highly
recommended that you purchase a BONOBUS good for 10 bus or metro
trips for 705 pesetas (spring 2000). If you are claustrophobic,
avoid the metro during the rush hours: 8-9:30, 13:30-14:30, and 20-21:00.
Be aware: there is no airconditioning in some Metro cars and people also
tend to push and almost sit on top of you during these hours, so keep
calm and secure your belongings! For Metro information call
435-2266 or visit the following WWW pages (note that the newest information
might not be there):
Due to traffic conditions, the Madrid bus system is not as fast or comfortable as one would like it to be, but the bus ride is certainly more enjoyable than the underground ride in the Metro when the traffic is not heavy. The almost 200 lines of the EMT (Empresa Municipal de Transportes) cover the whole city. Buses have the number (or letter) of the bus line and the first and last stop posted on the front. Bus stops are clearly marked with signposts showing the number and route of each bus. Tickets cost 135 pesetas in both the red and yellow buses. You enter from the front and pay the driver with change or a note (try to avoid large bank notes to pay for a single ticket). When you want to leave, get close to the rear door and press the buzzer. A METROBUS, good for 10 trips, can be purchased for 705 pesetas, at any metro station, at any tobacconist (estanco), at most newspaper stands, and at any bus information booths at Puerta del Sol, Plaza Callao, Plaza de Cibeles, etc. There should be a booth close to el Johnny. [Don't see it? Ask! People in Spain like to help even if they don't know.] There is a slotted box behind the driver's seat where you insert your Bonobus. Buses are in service from 6:00 to midnight. After midnight until 6 there is the night bus service (these buses are called Nocturnos or Buhos), running normally on the half hour (from 12:00 till 2:00) and on the hour (from 2:00 till 6:00) from strategic points of interest: Cibeles, Sol, Plaza Mayor, etc. You can get city bus information by calling tel. (91) 401-9900.
MONTHLY TRANSPORTATION CARD
The Consorcio de Transportes de Madrid offers different monthly cards valid for the metro, bus and train system. People under 21 and over 65 pay 3,205 pesetas for the whole metro and metropolitan bus system (ZONE A). People between 22 and 64 pay 4,620 pesetas for the ZONE A. If you are going to be going everywhere by metro, this should be your best choice. You can get more information by calling (91) 580 45 40.
The national currency of Spain is the peseta. Bills of 1,000, 2,000, 5,000 and 10,000 are currently in circulation. Coins are made in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, and 500 pesetas.
Shops are open from 9:30 to 13:30 or 14:30 and then reopen again in
the afternoon from 16:30 to 20:00. Most are closed on Saturday afternoon
and Sundays. However, the major department stores like El Corte Inglés
and shopping centers like La Vaguada are open without interruption six
days a week, 10:00 to 21:00. By law, all shops are allowed to open a fixed
number of Sundays a year.
Most post offices are open from 9:00 to 14:00 on weekdays and from 9:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays. Stamps may also be purchased in tobacconists (estancos), which are distinguishable by their deep red and gold sign with the word Tabacos. Besides cigarettes and stamps, they sell bonobuses, phone cards, paper, pens, envelopes and postcards. You can even have your letter weighed there in order to know how much postage it will require. You can place your stamped mail in any of the yellow mail boxes that you will find in the city.
If you are planning to send packages, it is highly recommended that you go to a post office. If you go to the main one, located at the Palacio de Comunicaciones, you will enjoy a beautifully decorated XVIII Century Palace. It is located at Plaza de Cibeles, open Monday through Saturday 9:00 to 22:00, Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00, and 17:00 to 21:00.
The closest post office to the Colegio Mayor and the Edificio A is located
on Avenida Complutense.In addition, you can send mail from the ICI building
(Instituto de Cultura Hispánica), located at Reyes Católicos,
4 in Moncloa. It is within a ten-minute walking distance from the Colegio
Coin operated telephone booths are everywhere. To operate the phone you can use 10, 25, 100, 200, and 500 pesetas coins. A three-minute local call from a public phone costs 21 pesetas. In addition, many telephone booths operate by inserting a phone card that can also be purchased at the estancos. They can be used for local and international calls. Be aware that you are given a time limit for each call you make -- TALK FAST! Be aware that all calls in Madrid require that you dial 91 before the telephone number [95 in Sevilla].
To make a direct call from Madrid or Sevilla to the U.S., first dial 07 and then wait for another dial tone before dialing 1 + area code + telephone number. Phone charges are expensive, so try to limit these calls. To call the U.S. with an AT&T, MCI or Sprint calling card from a phone booth, dial 900 9900 11 for AT&T, 900-99-0014 for MCI or 900-99-0013 for Sprint, then give the number you are calling and the calling card number. It is cheaper to call before 8:00 and after 20:00.To make a collect call from a non-public phone, dial 005, state the number with appropriate country and city codes and your name. Then hang up and wait. When the call has gone through, the phone will ring. To call to Madrid from the U.S., dial 011 [international code] + 34 [country code] + 91 [city code] + telephone number. Keep track of hour differences (Peninsular Spain has Eastern time +6 hours) to get better rates. You will be charged European rates (expensive) when calling from Madrid, so just use the phone for real emergencies or arrange for your loved ones to call you at specific times (for instance, a one-minute MCI call from Washington to Madrid would cost 55 cents, while the same call the other way around would cost around two dollars).
For international calls, it is better to go to the offices of Telefónica at Gran Vía, 30, open daily from 9 to midnight. There is another Telefónica at Plaza Colón (right behind you if you stand at Paseo Castellana facing the Biblioteca Nacional). At these offices you will find telephone directories for Madrid and telephone booths for all major international long distance services (MCI, ATT, SPRINT, etc.). Also at these offices you can send and receive faxes at an economical rate.
The following numbers may be helpful:
112 Centralized emergency numbers
Be aware that some of the previous phone services are more expensive than a normal local call.
NOTE: Throughout the summer, the city's tourist information service is available in the street at the main tourist crossroads: Puerta del Sol, Plaza de la Villa, Paseo del Prado, the Royal Palace. Look for groups of young men & women in yellow uniforms. Spain is one of the world's preferred summer destinations, so you will find lots of people from almost everywhere.
MEDICAL CARE AND ASSISTANCE
In Madrid, the following hospitals have 24 hour emergency rooms:
Pharmacies are the places where you buy your prescriptions. You can identify them by a big white sign with a flashing green cross. They are open Monday to Saturday from 9:30 to 13:30, and re-open from 17:00 - 21:00. Selected Pharmacies are open during night time, holidays and Sundays (farmacias de guardia). The list of these emergency pharmacies change every week, and can be found on the door of every pharmacie, or by calling any of the following numbers: 098 or 010.
In Spain, the sales tax (IVA=value-added tax) ranges form 7% to 16%, depending on the merchandise or service rendered. As a tourist, you are elegible for a refund of the IVA on single purchases of more than 15,000 pesetas. The seller should provide you with a receipt detailing the value, tax and nature of the purchase. This receipt has to be stamped by customs upon departure from Spain or the last European Union country you visit before departing. Return one copy of the receipt by mail to the establishment where you purchased the item, authorizing them to pay the refund to your credit card (this is the easiest way to receive the money back). Be aware that the customs officer may ask you to show the items purchased.
City Sport Facilities:
You can get information on cultural events, politics, sports, etc. in Spain checking the most important Spanish newspapers on the WWW:Madrid-on-line.
You can zoom in sections of downtown Madrid at this address: http://www.softdoc.es/guia_madrid/mapas/mapa_centro.html
Upon arrival, you will continue to receive more information regarding museums, nightclubs, excursions and other amusements. Don't miss out on all the fun, and look forward to what will be an exciting summer program in SPAIN!!
IF YOU ARRIVE EARLY . . .
For the Madrid participants, there is the possibility of staying at the Colegio Mayor, at your own expense (3700 pesetas for room and board per day), if you arrive a few days before the program begins (July 2). Let me know ahead of time if that is going to be your case, since we have to arrange that with the Colegio. If that wouldn't work (because the Colegio Mayor is still housing its students when you want to arrive) here is a list of places you might consider (prices from 2000). All of them, except the Albergue, are in the heart of downtown Madrid. [Remember that some places will charge you an extra $3 for a shower]:
Albergue Juvenil Santa Cruz de Marcenado (Youth Hostel): C. Santa Cruz de Marcenado, 28. Metro: Argüelles. Located around the student district. If you haven't reserved in advance, you must arrive early in the morning (open at 9:00 am) and hope for the best. About 1,500 Ptas. You need the HI card to be able to stay in here. [To obtain your HI card you can call in the US 1-800-444-6111.] The Albergue is the most economical place to stay in Madrid (Tel. 547-4532). [Don't forget to add 91 before the number.]
Hostal Residencia María del Mar: C. Marqués Viudo de Pontejos, 7, 2nd and 3rd floor (tel. 531-9064). Metro: Sol. Singles 1,900 Ptas., Doubles 3,400 Ptas.
Hostal Residencia Paz: C. Flora, 4, 1st floor (tel. 547-3047). Metro: Sol or Opera. Singles 2,500 Ptas., Doubles 3,700 Ptas. Triples, with shower, 5,500 Ptas.
Hostal Marbella: Pl. Isabel II, 5, 2nd floor (tel. 547-6148). Metro: Opera. Singles 2,400 Ptas., Doubles with shower 3,700 Ptas.
Hostal Amaika: C. Esparteros, 11, 3rd and 4th floor (tel. 531-5278) Metro: Sol. Free luggage storage. Singles 1,900 Ptas. (w.s.: 2500Ptas.), Doubles w.s. 3,800 Ptas.
Hostal Aguilar: C. San Jerónimo, 32, 2nd
floor (tel 429-5926) Metro: Sol. A nicer hostal
in the area. Singles w.s. 3,400 Ptas., w.b. 3,500 Ptas. Doubles w.s. 4,500
Ptas., w.b. 5,500Ptas. Triples and Quadruples available. [Visa.]
For information on the academic components of each program, contact:
For all administrative information of the program (cost, ID, application,