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Spain & Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal; Madrid, Spain; Seville, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study:
Program Description:
    Lisbon 2Spain


Term:  Summer 2018

Trip Highlights: 
  • Visit the cities of Lisbon, Seville and Madrid
  • Visit the government square of Praca do Comercio in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Tour Lisbon’s age-old Moorish Alfama district
  • Discover the medieval castle of Castelo de Sao Jorge
  • Travel to Seville and visit Alcazar Palace and Seville Cathedral
  • In Madrid, visit the Prado Museum, home to over 3,000 paintings collected bySpanish royalty and enjoy a sightseeing tour
  • Visit Palacio Real, built by King Philip
SLS 1301 Life and Career Development 3.0
SLS 2352 Career Development in the Global Workplace 3.0
SLS 2930 Special Topics/Individual Study  1.0
IDS 2930 Group Study:  Business & Human Resources 3.0
IDS 4930 Special Topics:  Human Resource Management 3.0

Estimated Cost:
The program fee for the study abroad program to the Spain & Portugal will typically cover:
  • Round trip airfare from Florida to Spain/Portugal
  • In Country Transportation
  • In Country Accommodations
  • Some Meals
  • Tours, Museums, and other activity fees
  • International Insurance


Estimated costs not included in program fee:
Tuition $320.31 (3 credits)
SFC Non-Refundable Study Abroad Deposit & Application Fee $130
Books Currently Unknown
Personal Spending Money $50
Tips - will be collected during a pre-departure meeting in April 2018 $77 
Passport $165
Meals $150
Immunizations None required; routine recommended - refer to Immunization section
Total: $892.31*

*Please note:  The estimated total cost is an approximation, and individuals will differ based on their selections.

Read through the Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy to understand payment expectations. This policy will accompany the Study Abroad Application form that you must fill out and sign to join a program.

Payment Plan

Except for the non-refundable $130 application and deposit fee which needs to be made to Santa Fe College at the Cashier’s Office, all payments for the Spain & Portugal tour are make directly to EF Tours.   Please meet with the International Education Coordinator, Anita Badhwar AND your faculty leaders for this program for approval before you set up an account with EF Tours. 

Please read and make sure that you understand EF Tours’ payment terms and conditions and their cancellation policy prior to signing up.

Payment Amount Due Date
$130 (SFC Non-refundable Deposit & Application Fee) Due with Application
All remaining payment should be made through EF Tours Contact EF Tours to set up an account

How to Make a Payment:

To make your $130 payment, go to the Cashier's Office in the Northwest Campus. The Cashier's Office accepts payments in cash, by check and by credit card. You can make your payments on the phone. More info here.

To make the remaining payments to EF Tours, click here to set up an account. 

Please read and make sure that you understand EF Tours’ payment terms and conditions and their cancellation policy prior to signing up.

Local Laws and Special Circumstances
Click here to read about the local laws in Spain and here for Portugal's laws as provided by the U.S. State Department. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the International Education Coordinator and/or the faculty leader(s) for your program. 

Safety and Security
Please click here for safety and security information about Spain and here for Portugal's information provided by the U.S. State Department . Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the International Education Coordinator and/or the faculty leader(s) for your program.


Please click here to visit the Center for Disease Control website to read about immunization information and requirements for Spain. Click here for immunization information about Portugal.
Click here:  Alachua County Department of Health, to access information about Foreign Travel.

Tentative Itinerary
Trip Dates: May 18, 2018 – May 26, 2018

Application & Scholarships

In order to apply for this Study Abroad program and for all Santa Fe College Study Abroad Scholarships please complete this online application. (Note that you will have to create an account. Do not try to log in with your Santa Fe credentials).

Faculty Leaders:

Jorie Scholnik-Zaron

Jorie Scholnik-Zaron is an Associate Professor of Student Development Instruction. She has been travelling internationally since she studied abroad in Italy while pursuing a degree at the University of Florida. To date, she has traveled to Spain, England, France, Amsterdam, Belgium, Israel, Canada, China, Japan, Greece and Switzerland. Jorie won the Internationalizing the Curriculum Grant through Santa Fe College and accompanied the study abroad program to China, with a stop in Japan, to bring an intercultural perspective to her career classes. As a result of that grant, Jorie incorporated international business protocols into her class and students have learned the proper way to dress, dine, negotiate, and communicate with professionals from different cultures. She led the 2017 study abroad program to Japan.

Rimjhim Banerjee

Dr. Rimjhim Banerjee-Batist holds a Ed.D. in Human Resource Development wherein she studied international human resource management. Her research specialization is mentoring, and spans training, learning and career development in different countries. Dr. Banerjee-Batist has been awarded the Sustainability in Curriculum Award whereby her HRM students engage in course activities that familiarize them with the challenge of sustainability facing today’s companies. She loves to travel and travels internationally every year.
Phone:  352-395-5936
in A-07N

This program is pending approval. Prices are subject to change. Please contact the International Education Coordinator for more information.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 04/02/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/18/2018 05/26/2018

** 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.