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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.25 Language of Instruction: English
Housing: Hotel Number of Credits Offered: 3
Eligible Population: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior, General Public, Graduate, Non-Degree Seeking Type of Program: Faculty-led
Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:
Madrid, Spain

President's Global Leadership Seminar in Spain

Global leadership is the ability to connect with people from different cultures and form relationships that allow the creation of mutually beneficial enterprises which contribute to the advancement of worthy social, environmental and economic goals.  Global leaders operate in our modern pluralistic, and increasingly boundary-less world, but the forces of globalization have been at work for centuries. Spain is an ideal location to discover these long standing tendencies, and there is no better guide than Mason President Dr. Angel Cabrera, a native of the European capital Madrid.

This course will explore the creation of social value through field visits to European corporate, non-profit and intergovernmental organizations working to build economic opportunity and launch social impact initiatives across the region. In addition to visiting leading Spanish institutions, Mason students will also connect with local Spanish college students, and some of their leading professors, through our collaboration with Carlos III University.

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Program Details

Seeking Credits for the Following:

  • Integrative Studies (INTS) 475: Special Topics
  • Government (GOVT) 398: Study Abroad
  • Global Affairs (GLOA) 480: Study Abroad
  • Business, Minor (MBUS) 491: Special Topics- Business Minor
  • Management (MGMT) 491: Current Topics in Management
  • Marketing (MKTG) 491: Seminar in Marketing
  • Graduate credit is possible; Contact Dr. Greg Unruh for more details.

Eligibility & Prerequisites

This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University. 


Double or triple occupancy in hotel accommodation.

Program Cost (Summer 2017): $3,405

  • Tuition (3 credits)
  • Accommodations
  • Day trip to El Escorial & Valle de los Caidos
  • Required program activities in Madrid
  • Guest speakers & site visits
  • Metro pass
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • International Emergency Insurance
Not Included:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Personal spending
  • Most meals
  • Other transportation


Day 1-6  Online Coursework
Day 7  Arrive in Madrid
Day 8  Course Introduction; Tapas Tasting
Day 9  Welcome; Tour of Historic Madrid; Welcome Dinner
Day 10  Business & Entreprenuerial Leadership; Site Visit
Day 11  Multicultural Spain; Tour Museo Arqueologico & El Prado
Day 12  Dictatorship and Transition; Visit Congress & Government Offices
Day 13  Spain in Modern Europe; Visit the EU & International Organizations
Day 14  Empire and fall; Day trip to El Escorial & Valle de los Caidos
Day 15  Visits to El Rastro & Palacio Real
Day 16  Spain in a Global Economy; Site Visit; Farewell Dinner
Day 17  Closing; Farewell dinner
Day 18  Depart Madrid for the US
  *Instructor reserves the right to modify the course schedule as needed.  Full syllabus available upon request.

Contact Information

Program Officer

Laura Scobey

Academic Directors

Dr. Angel Cabrera

Dr. Greg Unruh

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 03/26/2017
Rolling Admission 07/01/2017 07/11/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.