U.S. citizens are required to travel with a U.S. passport both inside the European Union and beyond E.U. borders.

The Spanish law requires people to carry legal identification at all times. Your passport is your only official document outside of the United States (A driver’s license or a university ID card are not valid documents.). You will need the original passport at banks and for all trips. We recommend that you carry a photocopy of your passport in Madrid.

Apply in person at any U.S. embassy, consulate or consular agency. Emergency passports can only be issued in Madrid or Barcelona.

If you need to travel immediately, you may apply for a limited valid emergency passport. http://madrid.usembassy.gov/citizen-services.html  We recommend  you to have  a photocopy of your passport.

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy provides services for U.S. citizens. Registering with the embassy will enable the Department of State to better assist you in an emergency:  https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs.

We have an experienced on-site staff who will help you with any kind of assistance you may require (health, visas, all kinds of information about activities in the city, etc.).

You will receive complete information about your homestay, as well as their email and SKYPE contact information, at least a month before your arrival in Spain.

The accommodations include a furnished room a bed, desk, chair, closet and bookshelves, adequate lighting, heating and you will get some kitchen cupboard and fridge space, breakfast and the evening meal and laundry.  The families are committed to provide you with traditional home cooked Spanish meals according to their customs.

Yes, all families provide students with Wi-Fi Internet access.  You should bring your laptop since the Spanish families do not provide computers.

Yes, both campuses have computer rooms and Wi-Fi Internet access.

Yes, it’s a great idea!  You will have the opportunity to use it both at home and at the Fundación.

Physician office visits, inpatient hospital services, emergency hospital services, are included.  Prescription medicine is not included.

Semester classes at the Fundación (both in Madrid and Toledo) go from Monday through Thursday. Day trips included in the programs take place on Fridays.

You may purchase your textbooks in the office of the Program.

You can add or drop classes during the first week of class.

In Madrid students can come with only one semester of Spanish for the semester courses. It is a cosmopolitan city where English is beginning to be widely spoken.

Minimum two years college-level Spanish or equivalent is required to study in Toledo.

You should respect customs and norms.  Remember that you are an ambassador of your country in Spain.  You should be sensitive to cultural differences.

The Foundation is an excellent place to improve your Spanish. Although there are many people who speak English, they will prefer that you use Spanish to help you in the learning process. In addition, they will provide you with conversation exchanges with Spanish speakers and will organize many cultural activities in Spanish to enrich and diversify your experience.