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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: AIFS 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Sociology Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Home Stay, Residence Hall
Program Type: Study Abroad, Volunteer Abroad
Program Description:

Forced Migration: Refuge, Protection and Integration
Spend a summer in the welcoming capital city of Madrid, Spain, with AIFS! Study the situation of voluntary and forced migration around the world, earning credits through Fairfield University and doing volunteer work with Spanish NGO ACCEM at a shelter for refugees.

What’s Included:

  • Up to 3 credits

  • Courses offered in sociology, social justice, volunteering

  • Homestay or student apartment. Residence/Hotel while volunteering

  • Homestay students receive daily breakfast and dinner. During the volunteer placement students receive daily breakfast and dinner in the residence/hotel

  • Guided day trips to Segovia and Toledo

  • Guided city tour, visits to El Prado and the Royal Palace, tapas tour, walking tours and events of cultural interest

  • to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • 24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance

  • Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

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At AIFS, we support all participants in their journey abroad, inclusive of their gender, race, religion, age, physical ability, and sexual orientation. Everyone has a complex identity, and the different aspects of your identity are important when deciding on a program and location. We invite you to review our Social Identity Pages to assist you when selecting a program that best fits your interests and needs. We encourage you to revisit these resources throughout your study abroad journey. We want to remind you to visit your university's study abroad website and office, as they might have more information and resources related to social identities and studying abroad.   
For information specific to this city, visit the website and click the Social Identity Tab on the program page.
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Over 50% of students receive financial support from AIFS!
AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. All-inclusive program fees cover tuition, housing, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.


This program is currently not accepting applications.