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  • Locations: Malaga, Spain
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • 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
Spring 2023 10/26/2022
10/28/2022 03/24/2023 04/02/2023

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Professor(s): Dr. Todd Edwards Disciplines and Core Offered: Counseling, Graduate, School of Leadership and Education Sciences Graduate
Program Advisor: Lindsay Allen - Program Type: Graduate- SOLES
Program Description:


Location Course Professor Travel Dates Class Sessions

Sevilla & Malaga,
MFTS 533i Family Development Dr. Todd Edwards March 24, 2023 – April 2, 2023 Classes will be offered each day and attendance at all sessions is mandatory, given the condensed schedule. 

Friday, March 24 - Depart San Diego for Sevilla (arrive March 25)
March 26-29 - Visit Sevilla
March 29 - Train to Malaga
March 29-April 2 - Malaga (Conference 3/30-4/1; Depart Malaga for San Diego on April 2)


1:00pm -3:50pm


Course Description

MFTS 533i: Family Development (3 units)

This course uses an eco-systemic framework to examine various topics central to families and their development across the life span. The course examines a wide range of developmental issues important to understanding family functioning (e.g., parent-child interaction, transition to young adulthood, divorce, death), with special attention on diversity in family types (e.g., stepfamilies, single-parent families; grandparent-headed families). The course emphasizes the clinical application of concepts. In March, we will travel to Malaga, Spain to attend a local conference. In addition, we will visit local mental health clinics that provide services to families.

Estimated Program Costs

Tuition (reduced tuition rate of $880 per unit) $2,640
Program expenses (based on double occupancy) $2,600
Global Study Fee $400
Estimated Total  $5,640

Notes about program costs:

  1. TUITION for this program is at the reduced SOLES Global tuition rate of $880/unit.

  2. TRAVEL EXPENSES are estimated at $2,600. The program fee includes on-site logistical items such as lodging, conference ticket,  classroom rentals, speakers, some group activities, meals and transportation to class activities. If you apply and are accepted to this program then withdraw, any costs incurred on your behalf will be charged to your student account.

  3. GLOBAL STUDY FEE is $400. A non-refundable charge of $150 will be placed on your student account for all withdrawals after Nov 5th. Any withdrawal on or after Nov 15th, the entire $400 will be placed on your student account.

  4. ACCOMMODATION costs are built into the program. Additional housing charges may be assessed if students drop the class after hotel accommodations are made on their behalf. Accepted students will be provided with further information regarding the group hotel and will be asked their housing preferences.

  5. AIRFARE is not charged to your student account. Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare. Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.

  6. 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 - spring 2023



The application window for the program is from October 5 at 12:00pm to October 26 at 11:59PM. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Nov 5. 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.

Visa Information

Accepted students should apply immediately for any necessary tourist visas. Students are solely responsible for obtaining their own visas. If you are required to obtain a visa, you may apply directly through the host country's consulate for a tourist visa. Contact Lindsay Allen, SOLES Global Center Assistant Director for an introductory letter and proof of insurance if required. The information provided below applies to U.S. citizens.

Spain is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter Spain for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay. Visit the Embassy of Spain website for the most current visa information.

Additional Questions

Lindsay Allen
Director, SOLES Global Center
University of San Diego
Phone: (619)260-5901

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