Spanish Theater in Almagro, Spain

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Summer 2010

Program Highlights:

Each July, the small town of Almagro in the Castilla-La Mancha region on central Spain, comes alive for the world famous Festival de Teatro Clasico, a celebration of live performances from such playwrights as Lope de Vega, Calderon de la Barca, Miguel de Cervantes and others.  As a participant in this program, you will not only be able to meet and learn from some of Spain's best stage actors and directors, but read, study and act out scenes from Spanish plays in student-friendly acting workshops.  This program is designed to deepen your understanding of classical Spanish theater, character portrayal and development, and the Spanish language. 

This course will be co-taught by CSUSM Spanish Professor, Darci Strother, and professional actor, Jose Yenque.  Field trips to surrounding areas will be decided upon arrival, while independent travel around Spain before or after the program is definitely possible.  Admission to five live performances at the Festival de Teatro is included in your program fees.

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Academic Calendar:

  • July 10-19, 2010

Academic Focus:

  • Intensive Spanish Theater

Courses Available:

Almagro Course CSUSM Course Equivalent Units
Spanish Theater in a Study Abroad Setting
Spanish 395
Spanish Theater in a Study Abroad Setting
Spanish 696

Language of Instruction:



  • Class level:  Open to all class levels
  • Ability to read and understand 16th & 17th century Spanish texts.  Successful completion of some Spanish 300 or 400 level course work recommended.


Three academic credits for Spanish 395 or 696 will be awarded through Extended Learning.


Lodging for the nine nights of the festival is built into the program price.  Students can enjoy lodging in a shared house or apartment, with full kitchen and laundry privileges provided.

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Estimated Cost: $1,750

All fees include tuition, lodging for nine nights, medical insurance, and admission to five live performances.  Airfare, ground transportation to/from Almagro, food, and personal expenditures are NOT included in the program cost.

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To apply:

  1. Submit the application materials below and the non-refundable $300 deposit to the Office of Global Education, Craven 3200 by April 19, 2010.  Only checks, money orders and cash will be accepted.  Make checks payable to CSUSM.
  2. Final Payment is due by May 15.
  1. Application Form
  2. Spain Theater 2010 Contract
  3. Medical Disclosure Form
  4. Travel Medical Insurance Form
  5. Air Travel Release Form
  6. Personal Conduct Form