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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: USD applicants only
  • To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02/24/2021
03/10/2021 05/24/2021 06/04/2021

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Professor(s): Dr. Viviana Alexandrowicz Disciplines and Core Offered: Learning and Teaching, School of Leadership and Education Sciences Graduate
Program Advisor: Lindsay Allen - Program Type: Graduate- SOLES
Program Description:
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International Focus Course Professor Online Class Class Sessions
Madrid, Spain EDUC 515i: Changemakers in K-12 Education: National and International Perspectives Dr. Viviana Alexandrowicz This class will be online. All travel has been canceled for summer courses.   May 24th-June 4th, M-F 4:00-7:00pm

Course Descriptions

EDUC 515i: Changemakers in K-12 Education: National and International Perspectives (3 units)

This course builds on knowledge and skills on Changemaking that candidates have acquired through a variety of courses in the learning and teaching department. This course will explore Changemaking in K-12 in the context of Spain’s educational system. Candidates will examine the Changemaker framework in light of the development of empathy, problem-solving, leadership and collaboration to achieve inclusion and social change in the classroom. The course will use empathy as the basis for actions that teachers can take to change mindset, systems, culture and curriculum in schools. Candidates will visit a traditional elementary school and Chagemaker schools (one is a special education school) in Madrid and compare to a Changemaker school in San Diego they will visit in the pre-sessions. They will learn how administrators, teachers, and parents serve and integrate immigrant linguistically diverse students and students with disabilities through inclusive practices. Candidates will get familiar with student-centered, cooperative approaches and design thinking-based methodological approaches that are used in Changemaker schools. They will explore approaches used to provide children equal access to the curriculum and skills for the 21st century. Candidates will be guided by and co-create lessons with Spanish teachers that will involve children in thinking as Changemakers and transform their world.

Program Costs

Tuition (reduced tuition rate of $850 per unit) $2,550

Notes about program costs:

  1. TUITION for this program is at the reduced SOLES Global tuition rate of $850/unit.

  2. WITHDRAWAL/REFUND POLICY.  If at any point after enrolling in the program you decide that you wish to cancel your participation, you must submit written notification to the Global Center <>. A simple email will suffice. The information on the cancellation policy can be found here: SOLES Cancellation Policy-Global Study Summer 2021. 


The application window for the program is from Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 12:00pm to Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 11:59PM. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 10, 2021. Further information will be provided to accepted students.  If you have already opened an online application, continue working on it by visiting the direct login page.



Additional Questions

Assistant Director / SOLES Global Center
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall room 129
Phone: (619) 260-5901

To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)