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08/28/2014 - 12/20/2014
Deadlines:
Extended to: 04/15/2014
Credit:
15 – 18 semester / 21 - 25.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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01/15/2014 - 05/01/2014 *
Deadlines:
10/01/2013
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15 – 18 semester / 21 - 25.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Program Overview

Program Overview

Madrid is southern Europe’s major financial center and headquarters to most major Spanish companies, so it’s the perfect place to pursue learning in business and economics. On CIEE’s Business, Economics, and Culture program, you can develop your Spanish language skills while furthering your studies in your field of expertise. You’ll have plenty of adventures outside of class. You’ll go on excursions that are off the tourist track, volunteer with locals, and if you like, go to work at an internship with a Spanish or international business.

Study abroad in Madrid and you’ll:

  • Develop practical technical expertise in a business and economics specialty through an internship with a local company or organization
  • Acquire a deeper literacy about business theory and practice, and gain experience working with Spanish or European perspectives
  • Take advantage of your host institutions’ rigorous program offerings
  • Visit company offices and cultural sites of interest in and around Madrid
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $3 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Robert B. Bailey Scholarship
  • Robert B. Bailey Scholarship

    The Bailey Scholarship is awarded to students who self-identify as a member of a group that has traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad, especially ethnic minority students. Award amounts are $1,500 for semester or yearlong programs and $1000 for summer programs, applied toward the awardee’s CIEE program fee.

  • CIEE International Study Programs (CIEE-ISP) Scholarships
  • CIEE International Study Programs (CIEE-ISP) Scholarships

    In an effort to make study abroad opportunities available to the widest possible audience, CIEE-ISP Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need. $2,000 for semester or yearlong programs and $1,000 for summer programs, applied toward the awardee's CIEE program fee.

  • GAIN
  • GAIN

    CIEE created the Global Access Initiative (GAIN) to help students overcome the major barriers to studying abroad, namely costs and curriculum requirements. GAIN aids in the diversification of study abroad by providing overseas opportunities for students who are economically challenged. The award is $1500 towards an airline ticket with any remaining funds distributed to the student in the form of a check.

  • Kathleen McDermott Scholarship
  • Kathleen McDermott Scholarship

    The McDermott Scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, and who are either a Public Health or Nursing major, and/or are participating in a CIEE Community Public Health study abroad program. Awards range from $1000-$2500, depending on duration of study and financial need, and are applied toward the awardee's CIEE program fee.

To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

Take advantage of a robust course selection at one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the country, the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Just some of the subjects you can study include international business and finance, corporate management and social responsibility, market research, securities analysis, supply chain management, and more.

Excursions and Cultural Activities

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Explore popular sites and go off the beaten path, always with a keen eye for economic and business components at work. You’ll visit historical areas and cities near Madrid, like Segovia, Alcalá, El Escorial or Toledo. During a weekend overnight excursion, you’ll stay to places in Spain with cultural and economic significance. Past excursions have gone to Bilbao and Barcelona, but destinations vary each semester.

Cultural activities bring American and Spanish university students together. Just picture going on walking or biking tours in many historic neighborhoods or the Royal Palace, and experiencing museums, tapas bars, and more. You’ll also take part in conversation exchanges, a Spanish cooking class, a flamenco class followed by a dinner and show, visits to the Rastro open-air market, and go to festivals and traditional celebrations in and around the city.

Company Site Visits

Get critical exposure to Spanish businesses during company site visits. Explore career paths and business models at the headquarters of some of Spain’s flagship enterprises, like Telefónica, Mahou, and Santander.

Internships

Nothing beats hands-on experience. As an intern, you’ll get an insider’s view of Spanish culture while gaining experience. You might work with a Spanish startup firm, complete assignments focused on market research for wine exports to the U.S., help launch an olive oil product, or plan a sports training program or event. Students have completed new business development projects at an artisanal beer brewery and business assignments at local Spanish firms.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Start Date
End Date
Costs
Fall 2014 (16 wks)
Extended to: 04/15/2014
08/28/2014
12/20/2014
$17,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$12,423
Housing ***
$5,025
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes daily breakfast and dinner

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,750
Local Transportation
$600
Books & Supplies
$300
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$2,800

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Spring 2014 (15 wks)
10/01/2013
01/15/2014
05/01/2014
$17,850

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$12,423
Housing ***
$5,025
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes daily breakfast and dinner

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,750
Local Transportation
$600
Books & Supplies
$300
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$2,800

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Spring 2015
10/01/2014
TBA
TBA

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Academic year 2014-2015
Extended to: 04/15/2014
08/28/2014
TBA
$33,900

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$23,448
Housing ***
$10,050
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes daily breakfast and dinner

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,750
Local Transportation
$1,200
Books & Supplies
$600
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$5,600

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Eligibility
3.0 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 3.0
  • 3 semesters of college-level micro or macroeconomics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, or statistics
  • For economics courses, students should have two additional college-level micros or macroeconomics courses and 1 semester of calculus
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total recommended credit for the semester is 15-18 semester/21-25.5 quarter hours and for the academic year 30-36 semester/42–51 quarter hours. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 15 semester credits to be in the program.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students participating in this study abroad program will be required to take the following courses:

  • One Spanish Language course
  • One Spanish or European culture or related course from either the Estudios Hispánicos program taught in Spanish, the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) study abroad courses taught in English, or the UC3M direct enroll offering taught in either English or Spanish (depending on student’s Spanish level), or the CIEE Seminar on Living and Learning in Madrid
  • Three additional courses chosen from the CIEE Internship and/or UC3Mdirect enrollment business and economics courses
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About the City

About The City

The capital city of Madrid is the largest city in Spain, and yet it’s filled with green spaces like the Royal Botanical Garden. Madrid is located in the geographic center of the Iberian Peninsula. Points of interest include the historic center dating back to the Hapsburg Empire and world-renowned art museums, including the Prado, Reina Sofia, and Thyssen-Bornemisza. In addition to being a rich cultural heritage site, Madrid is a lively, artistic metropolis that can be experienced through its variety of food, tapas bars, dance shows, operas, music concerts, outdoor parks, jazz clubs, soccer matches, ethnic neighborhoods, and contemporary theater and cinema. Madrid’s influences in politics, education, science, entertainment, media, fashion, and the arts all contribute to its importance as an international metropolis. Madrid’s economic output, high living standards, and market size, ranks it as the major center of Southern Europe. The head offices of the vast majority of the major Spanish companies can be found in and around the city.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Eero Jesurun

Eero Jesurun, Ph.D. completed his B.S. and M.A degrees from Georgetown University´s School of Foreign Service. Eero studied at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid where he obtained a Ph.D. while researching and teaching classes on Spanish cinema, cultural theory and immigration. He started up in the private sector as a marketing consultant prior to working in New York, Cuba and Brazil for CIEE. Eero settled in Spain in 2003 as resident director of the CIEE Study Center in Alcalá and started up the CIEE Study Center in Madrid in 2005. Eero will continue to be the resident director for the Business, Economics and Culture program, the Engineering and Society program and oversee the Legal Studies program. He is fluent in Dutch, Papiamento, English and Spanish.

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Sonia Sales

Student Service and Housing Coordinator

Sonia Sales is the student service and housing coordinator. Previously Sonia worked with American students studying abroad in her hometown of Seville. Sonia has also completed studies in photography and graphic design. She spent one year abroad in Galway, Ireland. Sonia is fluent in English and French, as well as her native Spanish. Sonia is also in charge of student volunteer and social activities, organizes the Spanish Student Network and social media accounts. She is always offering to CIEE students great ideas for how to spend their free time while in Spain.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

Established in 1989, the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has become one of Europe’s preeminent public universities, and after receiving the European Campus of Excellence award in 2010 it is now recognized as one of Spain's most competitive institutions of higher education. Apart from having adopted a U.S. style academic calendar, it has one of the highest percentages (42 percent) of full-time and tenured women faculty in Spain. The university is the educational center for some 20,000 students, with 4,000 students attending programs at the Getafe campus where CIEE students will take courses. CIEE students take classes according to their language level in the school of the Arts and Humanities or Business and Law. Easily accessible by a modern and very efficient public transportation system, the Getafe campus is approximately 40 minutes south of Madrid´s city center.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Housing and some meals are included in the program fee. Students live with one or more Spanish hosts. Hosts have various backgrounds and are actively involved in the community. Homestays can range from living with numerous family members to living with a single working professional. Housing placement is in central Madrid with a commute to campus of 40 to 50 minutes. Selection is based on information provided by the student´s housing questionnaire. CIEE hosts are very mindful of student´s request for any degree of privacy and personal independence.

All homestays provide a partial meal plan, which includes breakfast and another meal (usually dinner). Any meal not provided by the host is at the student´s expense. Students will have access to a kitchen so that they can prepare snacks or their own meals. Past students have also purchased meal tickets from the university cafeterias or used other food options on campus at affordable prices. All CIEE housing has laundry machines for the student´s use at no extra charge. No curfews are enforced. Students may be asked to participate in housekeeping tasks. Students may have the option of participating in activities outside of the home with their hosts.

Academic year study abroad students have the option of living in a non-CIEE apartment during their second semester. It is required that they share the apartment with other Spanish-speaking roommates. Students who choose this option are responsible for finding, leasing, and managing the apartment on their own and independently of the student housing program. Prior approval by the housing coordinator and program director is required.

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Orientations

Orientations

study abroad in Spain

You'll begin your study abroad experience in Madrid even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. The resident director meets with students online and shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple: to help you understand more about the program and identify your goals.

Prior to departure for Madrid, you are also required to take an online language placement exam. The purpose of this exam is to determine your level of Spanish, and enable the resident director to advise you on appropriate CIEE language and regular university courses.

A mandatory, weeklong, on-site orientation session will introduce you to the country, culture, and academic program, and provide practical information about living in Spain, and Madrid in particular. Orientation themes include Spanish customs and lifestyle, the university system, money and banking, safety and health, how and where to shop, transportation, and cultural adaptation. Orientation includes both structured cultural activities and independent sightseeing. Spanish students collaborate with CIEE in these activities. You'll also attend the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid orientation for international students, where you'll meet other students from around the world.

Ongoing support is provided by CIEE staff on an individual and group basis throughout the program.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop with you. You'll have Internet access in your housing as well as at campus libraries and some campus cafeterias and classrooms. You will receive a university email account and have free access to all University computer labs and on-campus WiFi. There are also affordable Internet cafés and a few free wireless points located throughout Madrid.

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Culture

Culture

Program trip

You'll take part in a three-day trip to a site of particular interest to your study abroad program. CIEE staff arranges guided tours, visits, and talks, as well as interactive events with local Spanish students. In the past students have visited Barcelona and Bilbao and visited the headquarters of three of Spain’s top five companies specializing in utilities and banking: Repsol, Iberdrola, and BBVA.

Cultural Activities

study abroad in Spain

You’ll likely go on walking or biking tours within Madrid to visit many historic neighborhoods, the Royal Palace, museums, tapas bars and more. You’ll also make day excursions to historical and natural sites around Madrid such as Toledo, Segovia, and El Escorial.

Cultural activities are designed to bring American and Spanish university students together. Those include conversation exchanges with Spanish students, a Spanish cooking class, a flamenco class followed by a dinner and show, visits to the Rastro open-air market, and participation in festivals and traditional celebrations in and around the city.

Spanish Student Network

The Spanish Student Network has local university students who accompany CIEE students on group activities and participate in other events. The Network introduces you to the university and culture of Madrid.

Intercambios

You are encouraged to participate in the language exchange opportunities available on campus. Language partners are encouraged to meet individually with students in various venues, neighborhoods, and businesses in order to accelerate practical use of the language in an applied manner at the appropriate level. Often intercambios result in strong friendships. Intercambios are not required because in many cases you'll make local and international friends on your own and prefer to meet with them in your free time, in which case you'll practice Spanish with them without the need of an exchange.

Tutors and Study Groups

You'll have access to tutoring in regular direct enroll courses and should consult with the resident director if you feel you are falling behind in class. Some classes require group work. It is perfectly normal for Spanish students to share notes with one another and to work together to prepare for final exams. This is an excellent way for you to meet Spaniards.

Sports

The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has sports facilities similar to those found on a U.S. campus, including an indoor swimming pool and spa, a multi-level gymnasium with tennis, basketball, squash and volleyball courts, and a soccer field. There are numerous activities and non-credit courses, such as yoga, Pilates, step, aerobics, aquafit, stretching, and dance.

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Academics

Academics

The CIEE Business study abroad program is designed to combine Spanish language and European and Iberian studies with coursework in business, economics and culture and the opportunity to participate in an internship in Madrid.

Students will take a Spanish language course, a European or Spain-related course, and enrollment courses in the all-English or Spanish Bachelor degrees in their respective academic field with an optional CIEE Internship. Business and economics program students will take direct enrollment classes in business administration, economics, marketing, finance and accounting in either English or Spanish from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). CIEE participant also have the option to take an elective course from another UC3M department depending on the class pre-requisites and student´s language level.

Academic Culture

The Business and Economics departments at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) offer various degree programs with a total enrollment of nearly 600 students. All courses are held in classroom buildings on the Getafe campus with class times that vary from Monday through Friday. These regular courses are academically challenging, dynamic, and involve daily reading and homework assignments, as well as required attendance at lectures. Language class size averages 15 to 25 students. The size of regular university courses varies from 25 to 80 students. University classrooms are modern, comfortable, and equipped with up-to-date technology used for instruction. Students undertaking an internship meet regularly with the course coordinator and other study abroad students, but participants spend the majority of their internship-for-credit with an individual supervisor at the practicum site.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is a highly regarded public university in Spain with new educational guidelines and regulations from the European Union set forth in the Bologna Agreement, resulting in an academic schedule that is very similar to U.S. higher education. The CIEE courses offered in the fall semester begin in late August and end in mid-December. Students enrolled in regular UC3M courses during the fall can arrange to take early exams in December. The spring semester program begins mid January and runs through early June. Early departure is not allowed. Any extended travel should take place prior to the start of the program, during vacation periods, or upon completion of the program.

Nature of Classes

CIEE students enroll in the required Spanish language class with other CIEE and American students. Depending on the student’s language level, the elective class in Spanish or European culture is offered by CIEE with other CIEE students only. Advanced-level Spanish students may also choose the Hispanic Studies program with course work in Spanish where classmates are CIEE and other American students. Students with lower or intermediate level Spanish can choose electives from the various English taught courses in the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) Study Abroad program. The remainder of the course credits is filled with direct enroll UC3M classes in either English or Spanish, depending on the student´s language level. The direct enrollment elective courses at the university are with degree students and other visiting international students.

Language Environment

As students gain proficiency in Spanish, resident staff encourages them to use their Spanish language skills in everyday settings. The more students participate, the more a community that contributes to Spanish language proficiency and understanding of Spanish society develops.

Language Tutors

Students taking Spanish courses will have the opportunity to check their written assignments by appointment and receive language help at the University’s Aula de Idiomas. Additional language support is offered for those participants taking regular university courses. With CIEE supervision, students enrolled in these direct enroll courses may find tutors (either graduate students or classmates) who are willing to help them get the most out of the class. In general, tutors meet for an hour, once a week, for up to 10 weeks.

Grading System

In all courses, students are graded on class participation, in-class activities, homework assignments, examinations, papers, and oral presentations, similar to standards in the United States. Numerical grades are given based on a 10-point scale and converted to a U.S. letter grade.

Language of Instruction

English
Spanish

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Course Description

Course Description

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Required UC3M Language Courses

Students are required to enroll in one of the following UC3M Spanish language courses during their first semester of participation in the program. Students who place at the near native speaker level, or prove they are Spanish-heritage students with a bilingual level during the on-site placement test, will be exempt from this language course requirement.

Intermediate Spanish Language and Composition
Through an emphasis on writing, combined with a grammar review, this course is designed to develop language fluency and reflection, and students are expected to acquire functional and useful language skills for daily practice. Understanding textual information in context and writing clearly with correct register, style, and grammar is also practiced by way of regular exercises, tests, and a final exam. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Advanced Spanish Language and Composition
This course is aimed at students who have completed advanced grammar at the college level but do not have native oral fluency. Special attention is paid to grammar and vocabulary, in addition to notions, functions, and uses of the language in real speaking situations. Classroom instruction includes film viewing and participatory exercises. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

CIEE Electives

CLST 3001 MADR

Seminar on Living and Learning in Madrid
CIEE’s course on Spanish Cultural Studies is designed to improve students’ intercultural communication and competence while studying abroad by considering how Spaniards are different from, and similar to, themselves and others. The course offers opportunities, both in an outside the classroom, to develop insights and the skills necessary to interact effectively and appropriately, and to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the cultural richness of Spain. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours. Offered in Spanish only.

INSH 3003 MADR

Internship
Students gain practical work experience through a for-credit independent internship with a focus on business or economics. Eligibility for the internship is determined pre-departure by language ability, job skills, background, and professional attitude. The purpose of the internship is to immerse CIEE students into local work practices related to the field of expertise in the area of business or engineering. On-site internship experiences are complemented by a solid academic component including regular tutorials, a professional journal, and regular evaluations. Contact hours: 120 (including on-site work and class meetings). Offered in Spanish and English. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Study Abroad Program (SAP)

The university offers a select number of course electives in English taught by their full-time faculty on specific Spain-related topics. These courses are available only to American college students with a lower to intermediate level of Spanish (two to three semesters). These courses are offered at the Getafe campus.

These four electives are offered each semester (fall and spring):
History of religions of Spain
Principles of Business & Economics in Spain
Spanish Art Masters in Madrid Museums
Spanish in Progress, Spanish Society Today

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Business and Economics and related courses

BUSINESS

Offered in English:

Accounting I
Advanced Econometrics
Advanced Mathematics for Economics
Advanced Microeconomics
Applied Economics
Auditing Financial Statements
Banking
Business Finance Law
Business Optimization and Simulation
Commerical Law
Consumer Behavior
Corporate Management and Social Responsibility
Cost Management
Dynamic and Financial Econometrics
Dynamic Macroeconomics
Econometrics I
Econometrics II
Econometric Techniques
Economic Development
Economic Growth
Economic History
Economic Progress in Spain, 1850-2000
Economics of Education
Economics of European Integration
Economics of Information
Essentials of Business
Financial Accounting I
Financial Accounting II
Financial and Service Marketing
Financial Econometrics
Financial Economics
Financial Derivatives
Financial Institution Systems
Financial Institutions
Financial Management
Financial Market Law
Financial Mathematics
Financial Risk Management
Financial Statement Analysis
Fixed Income and Derivatives
Game Theory
Government Policy Evaluation
Health Economics
Human Resource Management
Industrial Organization
Innovation Management and Technological Chance
International Business
International Finance
International Trade
Introduction to Accounting
Introduction to Patrimonial Law
Labor Economics
Legislation on Labour Costs and Social Security
Macroeconomics
Marketing Management
Marketing Research
Management Accounting
Mathematics for Economics I
Mathematics for Economics II
Methods for Quality Control
Microeconomics
Monetary and Financial Economics
Multivariate Techniques for Data Analysis
Operations Management
Optimization and Simulation in Business
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Design
Prediction Techniques
Principles of Economics
Professional Ethics and Deontology
Public Economics
Quantitative Macroeconomics
Quantitative Microeconomics
Research Techniques
Security Analysis
Statistics I
Statistics II
Strategic Management
Supply Chain Management
The Dynamic Forces of Growth: Innovation, Institutions, and Human Capital
The Engines of Growth: Innovation, Institutions, and Human Capital
The Genesis of the Modern Firm
The Process of European Economic Integration (since 1945)
Topics of Economic History
Topics in Public Economic

BUSINESS

Offered in Spanish (5-6 semesters required)

Accounting I
Accounting for Financial Instruments
Accounting for Top Management
Advanced Econometrics
Advanced Financial Accounting
Advanced Mathematics for Economics
Advanced Microeconomics
Antitrust Law
Applied Economics
Asset Valuation and Selection
Auditing Financial Statements
Banking
Business Finance Law
Business Optimization and Simulation
Commerical Law
Company Creation and Management of S&MEs
Company Fiscal Policy
Computer Applications in Finance
Consumer Behavior
Corporate Finance
Corporate Management and Social Responsibility
Cost Management
Development of IT Applications for Business
Dynamic and Financial Econometrics
Dynamic Macroeconomics
Econometrics I
Econometrics II
Econometric Techniques
Economic Administrative Law
Economic Development
Economic Growth
Economic History
Economic Progress in Spain, 1850-2000
Economic Theory in Retrospect
Economics of Education
Economics of European Integration
Economics of Law
Economics of Information
Essentials of Business
Family Business Management
Financial Accounting I
Financial Accounting II
Financial Accounting Theory
Financial and Service Marketing
Financial Econometrics
Financial Economics
Financial Derivatives
Financial Institution Systems
Financial Institutions
Financial Institutions—Sociology of Labor
Financial Management
Financial Market Law
Financial Mathematics
Financial Risk Management
Financial Statement Analysis
Fixed Income and Derivatives
Game Theory
Government Policy Evaluation
Health Economics
Human Resource Management
Industrial Organization
Innovation and Technological Chance
Innovation Management and Technological Chance
International Business
International Development and Economic Law
International Finance
International Macroeconomics
International Trade
Introduction to Accounting
Introduction to Actuarial Assessment
Introduction to Patrimonial Law
IT Management
Labor Economics
Labour Law and Social Security
Legislation on Labour Costs and Social Security
Macroeconomics
Marketing Management
Marketing Research
Management Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Mathematics for Economics I
Mathematics for Economics II
Methods for Quality Control
Microeconomics
Monetary and Financial Economics
Multivariate Techniques for Data Analysis
Operations Management
Optimization and Simulation in Business
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Design
Organizational Economics
Political Economy
Prediction Techniques
Principles of Economics
Professional Ethics and Deontology
Public Economics
Regulation and Competition Policy
Quantitative Macroeconomics
Quantitative Microeconomics
Regional and Urban Economics
Research Techniques
Security Analysis
Social and Political Theory
Spanish Fiscal System
Statistics I
Statistics II
Stochastic Models in Finance and Insurance
Strategic Management
Supply Chain Management
Technological Opportunities Analysis
The Dynamic Forces of Growth: Innovation, Institutions, and Human Capital
The Engines of Growth: Innovation, Institutions, and Human Capital
The Genesis of the Modern Firm
The Process of European Economic Integration (since 1945)
Topics of Economic History
Topics in Public Economics

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) Courses On Spanish or European Culture, Politics, or Society

Offered in English

Art History I
Art History II
Classics
Contemporary History of Spain
Economic Progress in Spain, 1850-2000
Film Narrative
Gender and Policies of Equality
History of Cinema
History of Spain
Information and Conflict: The Media and Violence I
Journalism and Social Change in Spain
Media Landscape
Participation in the Web of Civil Society
Political Philosophy
Social Theory
Spanish Politics II
The Process of European Economic Integration

CEH Elective Courses

Offered in Spanish (those with 5 semesters+)

Arte Español
This course studies the evolution of art and architecture in Spain from the 17th century to the present. Students analyze artistic and historical meaning of masterworks by El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Picasso, and other Spanish artists. Studies are complemented with museum and other site visits in Madrid. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Cine Español
This course enables students to understand the meaning of film through theory and practice of Spanish cinema. Students are expected to learn the language of film, while also delving deeper into assessing Spanish films from Surrealism, the Franco Era, and the democracy transition era to current trends. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Derecho Español y Europeo
This course is an overview of legal concepts, structures, and constitutions in Spain and the European Union. Students assess civil law, commercial law, labor relations, penal codes, finance law, and court processes in Spain, while also assessing the judicial and constitutional structure of the European Union. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Economía Española y Europea
(Prerequisite: micro and macroeconomics course in college)
This course analyzes economic concepts such as productivity, employment, public sector, monetary and fiscal policy, and interest rates as they relate to Spain and the European Union. Students also look at the economic relationship of Spain and the European Union towards the rest of the world. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Español Coloquial
This advanced Spanish course analyzes various grammatical uses of language in written texts found in popular Spanish culture. A section also focuses on language and idiomatic use by Spanish youth. The teaching methodology is based on modern communicative approaches. This course is not a conversation class and cannot be substituted for the required Advanced Spanish Language and Composition course.

Español Profesional
Designed for business and economics students, the objective of this class is to gain expertise in Spanish vocabulary and language skills essential to negotiation, conflict management, banking, stock markets, advertising, consumer products, international trade, company organization, insurance and pricing methods, e-commerce, and human resources. This course cannot be substituted for the required Advanced Spanish Language and Composition course. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Historia de España
Students gain an ample knowledge of Spain’s past and present by researching the history of Spain from pre-historic times, Medieval Age, Golden Age, Enlightenment, and the 20th century. The final objective is to have a complex understanding of the historical development of Spain through today. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Historia del Presente: España de Hoy
Through lectures, critical newspaper analysis, and readings, students grasp insight into the historical paradigms that face contemporary Spain. Students evaluate themes related to the Second Republic, Spanish Civil War, Franco era, transition to democracy, contemporary immigration, and terrorism. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Instituciones Españolas y Europeas
The course objective is a critical overview of the monarchy, executive, judicial, legislative, and other institutions in the Spanish state system, and its challenges. The other half of the course is focused on evaluating the major institutions and branches of the European Union. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Literatura Española (siglos XIX y XX)
The objective of this course is to follow a critical development of Spanish literature in the 19th and 20th centuries by reading several works of Peres Galdos, Unamuno, Valle-Inclán, and Garcia Lorca, and selected text in poetry and short stories. Students are exposed to such Spanish literary trends as realismo, naturalismo, modernismo, novecentismo, vanguardia, existencialismo, realismo social, and posmodernidad. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Literatura Hispanoamericana (siglo XX)
This course evaluates 20th century Latin American literature through short story narrative and poetry. Students read works by such authors as Horacio Quiroga, Juan Rulfo, Pablo Neruda, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, among others. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Literatura del Siglo de Oro
The course explores the main trends of 16th and 17th century literature during Spain’s most glorious literary periods. Students will read Renaissance and Baroque literature and gain an appreciation of the aesthetics of fiction through its analysis and critique. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Medioambiente y Sociedad en España
This course aims to give students a solid understanding of the physical and human geography of Spain. Topics include vegetation, climate, population, urban geography, regionalism, immigration, and other geographic concepts. Classes are combined with class outings including day excursions in Madrid and Segovia. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Periodismo y Medios de Comunicación en España
This course looks at the role of journalism and media in society with a particular emphasis on the political and social evolution of contemporary Spain. Students also investigate methods of critical news reporting and media research. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Politica y Sociedad en la España Contemporánea
Students explore the dynamics of Spanish society through a brief introduction to institutions and history before exploring current events through practical applications and presentations through individual and group work and two day excursions. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Sociología del género en España
In this introductory course, students learn gender theory and issues as they relate to the Spanish context. Students explore the controversial issue of equality and look at family life, education, the media, and sociocultural changes with respect to the State and Human Rights. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Teatro Español. Del texto al scenario
Students assess the fundamental periods of Spanish theater in the Golden Age and the 20th century as a literary genre, and read the works by such playwrights as Lope de Vega, Valle-Inclán, Garcia Lorca, and others. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Teoría y Práctica del Cuento en Español
The focus of this course is on Spanish short story narrative, its origins, and structure. Students read texts by literary short story writers such as Garcia Marquez, Borges, Fuentes, Cortazar, Poniatowska and others, while writing short essays that incorporate writing techniques such as space, point of view, story argument, and playwriting. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) Direct Enrollment European and Spanish Culture Courses

Offered in Spanish to students who have taken 5-6 or more semesters of Spanish:

Art and Artistic Thought in Postwar Spain (1939-1959)
Cinema and Television in Spain
Changes in Postwar Europe and USA (1945-1975)
Cinematographic Language
Classic Culture
Comparative Literature
Contemporary Artistic Movements
Contemporary International Conflicts
Contemporary Literature of Spain and Iberianamerica
Contemporary Literary Movements
Contemporary International Conflict Seen Through Cinema
Crime and Punishment in Antiquity: A Brief Approximation of Roman Law
Culture, Literacy, and Libraries in the Formation of European Identity
Cultures of the European Periphery
Elections in Spain (1977-2010)
Environment and Society
Ethics of the Judicial Professions
Europe and the USA between the World Wars (1914-1945)
European Cinema
Franco’s Spain through Cinema and Literature
From 1914 to 1936: The Beginning of the 20th Century in Spain
Gender Studies: Women, Cinema, and Writing
General Linguistics
Geographic and Cinematic Space
Gladiators: Showcase of the Roman Civilization
Hispanica: From the PreRoman Villages to the End of the Empire
History of Art I
History of Art II
History of Cinema
History of Contemporary International Relations
History of Terrorism: From the Sicarios to l Qa’ida
History of Theater
Information and Conflict I: Media and Violence
Information and Conflict II: The Role of Religion
International Action Against Terrorism
Islam: Religion, Culture, and Politics
Journalism, Politics, and Parliament
Law in Literature: Rights in Comedy
Literature, Cinem,a and the Holocaust
Literature Theory
Literary Movements
Meaning in Language and Music
Medieval History
Modern History of Spain
Monotheistic Religions: Judism, Christianism, and Islam
Nazis and Fascists in 20th Century Europe
News Radio
Reality and Fiction of a Roman City: Pompei
Regional Geography
Religions of the Ancient World: The Case of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece
Semantics and Pragmatics of the Spanish Language
Social Problems I: Inequality and Social Exclusion
Social Problems II: Family and Gender
Social Problems III: New Work Styles and Changes in Labor Relations
Social Theory
Socioeconomics of Human Migration in a Globalized World
Sociology of the Engineering Profession
Spain in the 20th Century
Spanish Architecture of the 20th Century: From Modernism to Postmodernism
Spanish History of the 20th Century
Spanish Politics I
Spanish Politics II
Spanish Sociology
Sports, Politics and Identities in the 20th Century
Structure and Social Change
The Christian Faith in the Cultural History of Europe
The Classic Imagination in Western Art: The Greek Canon
The Construction of Europe in the Middle Ages
The History of Women in Contemporary Spain
The Knowledge Society
The Language and Culture of Modernity
The Legacy of Classic Antiquity: Facts and Myths Marking the History of Humanity
Theory of Contemporary Culture
The Power of Science and the Science of Power: A Discourse Analysis of Spanish Scientist
The Problem of Religion in Contemporary Spain
The Republic in the Civil War
The Revolutionary Decades of the 60s and 70s
The Roman Spectacle
The Second Republic (1931-1936): The Advent of Mass Democracy
The Spanish Crisis of the 30s: The Second Republic and Civil War (1931-1939)
The Spanish Language
The Spanish Language Applied to Media
Urban Sociology
Violence and Politics in 20th Century Spain
Women in 20th Century Spain: The Second Republic, Civil War, and Franco
Women in Literature and the History of Rome: A Look at Roman Law
Work and Society: Reality, Ideology, and Social Rights

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