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01/13/2015 - 05/30/2015
Deadlines:
10/01/2014
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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08/24/2015 - 12/19/2015 *
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Extended to: 04/15/2015
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15 – 18 semester / 21 - 25.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
Courses:
See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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10/01/2015
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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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04/01/2016
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Eligibility:
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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:

  • Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants
  • Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants

    For minority students from minority-serving institutions who demonstrate financial need based on estimated family contribution (EFC)

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence

    For students with a GPA or 3.8 or higher who excel in academic pursuits devoted to socially important areas of study

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    For students who demonstrate financial need, CIEE provides direct support for travel.

    Awards: Up to $1,500 per student

  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships
  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships

    The Michael Stohl Research Scholarship is awarded to students studying for a semester or year who are self-identified as a 1st generation college student, demonstrate financial need, are a non-traditionally aged student, have a non-traditional background, and/or are planning to conduct research as part of the study abroad program. Preference is given to students from public higher education institutions. Awards range from $1000-$5000, depending on duration of study and financial need, and are applied toward the awardee's CIEE program fee.

  • CIEE Business, Finance, and Management Merit Scholarships
  • CIEE Business, Finance, and Management Merit Scholarships

    For high-achieving students in business, management, finance, and accounting programs who enroll in programs that focus on business or economics

  • CIEE International Academic Internship Merit Scholarships
  • CIEE International Academic Internship Merit Scholarships

    For high-achieving students who want to combine an academic internship and study abroad

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 visit 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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End Date
Costs
Fall 2015 (17 wks)
Extended to: 04/15/2015
08/24/2015
12/19/2015
$18,250

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 **
$13,367
Housing ***
$4,470
Insurance
$113

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

Meals not included in program fee
$1,000
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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Fall 2016
04/01/2016
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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Spring 2015 (20 wks)
10/01/2014
01/13/2015
05/30/2015
$18,250

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 **
$13,367
Housing ***
$4,470
Insurance
$113

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

Meals not included in program fee
$1,000
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 2016
10/01/2015
TBA
TBA

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

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 2015-2016
Extended to: 04/15/2015
08/24/2015
TBA
$34,700

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 **
$25,347
Housing ***
$8,940
Insurance
$113

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

Meals not included in program fee
$2,000
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 Intercultural Communication and Leadership
  • Three additional courses chosen from the CIEE Internship or CIEE business electives 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

Center Director

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 Services Coordinator

Sonia Sales is the student services 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 CIEE students great ideas on how to spend their free time while in Spain.

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Patricia Witzig

Housing and Office Coordinator

Patricia Gayle Witzig is the Housing and Office Coordinator. She is originally from Long Island, New York, and has spent many years in Madrid coordinating study abroad programs and advising students. Patricia holds a bachelor´s degree in Spanish from SUNY-Binghamton and has completed graduate coursework at the European University in Antwerp, Belgium. Patricia is currently enrolled in a part-time master´s program in Cultural Communication at the Universidad de Alcalá.

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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 of 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 individual. Housing placement is in central Madrid with an average commute to campus of 40 to 60 minutes. Selection is based on information provided by the student´s housing questionnaire.

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.

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, the CIEE Study Center and at the host university campus. 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 culture course (in English or Spanish), and business or economics courses. Students may take direct enrollment classes in business administration, economics, marketing, finance and accounting from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), or business electives offered by CIEE. Advanced Spanish language students can also take an optional CIEE Internship.

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 early September and end in mid-December. Students enrolled in regular UC3M courses during the fall complete final exams in December. The spring semester program begins mid January and runs through late May. 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

Depending on student´s language level, students may enroll in university courses from the Cursos Estudios Hispánicos program taught in Spanish and the UC3M direct enroll offering taught in either English or Spanish. CEH classes are with American students only whereas direct enroll courses are with Spanish and 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

CIEE offers language support for those participants taking regular university courses in Spanish. 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 Descriptions

Course Descriptions

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 canceled 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 Spanish Language Courses

All CIEE students complete a pre-departure online language placement test. Students who are placed in the advanced level are required to enroll in the following UC3M Spanish language course 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 levels during the on-site placement test, will be exempt from this language course requirement..
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.

Students who are placed at the beginner or intermediate level enroll in one of the following CIEE language courses.
SPAN 1001 MADR Beginning Spanish, Grammar and Syntax
In this course, students acquire the basic concepts of grammar, structure, and syntax to build a strong and broad foundation for further linguistic development. Students apply these skills to reading and writing a variety of simple texts in Spanish. Courses are taught by experienced dynamic and energetic Spanish instructors, and the teaching methodology draws from modern communicative approaches. Teacher-guided city activities and fieldwork in and around Madrid are an integral component of the course. Contact hours: 45. Credits: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.
SPAN 2001 MADR Intermediate Spanish Language
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: 45. Credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

CIEE Electives

COMM 3301 MADR (Spanish section) | COMM 3301 MADR ENG (English section)

Intercultural Communication and Leadership (3 credits)
The ICL course is focused on further developing and practicing intercultural communication and leadership skills that students can use while in Madrid and in many other aspects of their lives. Students deepen their engagement in and understanding of the local culture through lectures, readings, interactive sessions both inside and outside the classroom. Students achieve and learn how to use their study abroad experience to develop global leadership skills.

ECON 3001 MADR | EURO 3001 MADR

Economics of the European Union and Spain (3 credits)
The primary objective of this course is to expose students to issues involved in international economics, focusing on the European Union and Spain. Students learn the framework of the European economic integration process and how this process has influenced the development of the Spanish economy. Students apply economic reasoning to a range of problems relevant for understanding the mechanisms and institutions of the European Union. Special attention will be placed on the current integration problems, economic relationships, European common policies, and the theoretical and empirical answers implemented to try to solve EU problems and challenges, in the context of general globalization. Language of instruction: English

BUSI 3001 MADR | MKTG 3001 MADR

International Marketing (3 credits)
This course will equip students with the tools and terminology to explore and understand marketing practices in a global environment. Students learn the scope and challenge of international marketing, the dynamic environment of international trade, the culture, political, legal, and business systems of global markets, the global market opportunities and finally, the ways to develop global marketing strategies. Students will also learn to develop a formal analytic framework of decision-making based on International Marketing practices through group projects and case studies. Language of instruction: English

BUSI 3002 MADR

Business Law and Ethics (3 credits)
The current crisis is hitting Western economies hard and the breakdown of the present economic model, in which some business and economic practices and ethics take diverging routes, is evident. Society is demanding a new business and economic model based on ethics, transparency, and solidarity. Therefore, one of the main challenges organizations are now facing is how to ensure that employees act ethically and work with integrity. Management of organizations requires a certain ethical behavior in order to generate the trust needed for economic activities. In this post-crisis scenario, in which business values are being redefined, the concept of corporate social responsibility becomes increasingly relevant. CSR policies are seen as an effective way to implement a culture of ethical organization that would ultimately render mandatory regulations unnecessary. This course will prepare students to recognize ethical issues, demonstrate familiarity with alternative frameworks for ethical reasoning, and discern trade-offs and implications of employing different ethical frames of reference when making business decisions. Language of instruction: English

INSH 3003 MADR

Internship (3 credits)
Advanced Spanish students gain practical work experience through a for-credit 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.On-site internship experiences are complemented by a solid academic component including a weekly seminar, a professional journal, regular evaluations and a final presentation. Contact hours: 120 (including on-site work and class meetings). Offered in Spanish only.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - CEH Elective Courses

Offered in Spanish (those with more than 5 semesters) and fulfill the program´s cultural course requirements.

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.

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.

Derechos Humanos en España y Europa
This course is an overview of human rights concepts, structures, and constitutions in Spain and the European Union. Students assess cases of human rights issues in Spain, while also assessing judicial and constitutional issues related to the protection of human rights in the European Union.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) – Direct Enrollment

Business and Economics and related courses

BUSINESS

Fall Semester Courses: offered in English:
Bank Management
Consumer Behavior
Human Resource Management
International Trade
Introduction to Business Administration
Management and Organization
Markets and Environment
Marketing
Methods for Quality Control
Operations Management
Organizational Design
Research Techniques
Strategic Management
Supply Chain Management
The Originas of the Modern Firm

ECONOMICS

Fall Semester Courses: offered in English:
Banking
Economic Growth
Economic History
Economic Progress in Spain, 1850-2000
Economics
Economics I (Microeconomics)
Economics of European Integration
Financial Economics
Financial Institution Systems
Financial Market Law
Financial Systems and Institutions
Game Theory
Law
International Taxation
Labor Economics
Macroeconomics
Management Accounting
Microeconomics Theory
Organizational Economics
Principles of Economics
Public Economics

BUSINESS

Spring Semester Courses: offered in English:
Dynamic Forces in Economic Growth
Financial and Services Marketing
Financial Economics
Financial Management
Industrial Organization
Innovation and Technological Change
International Business Management
International Financing
Marketing Management
Markets Research
Organization Behavior
Supply Chain Management

ECONOMICS

Spring Semester Courses: offered in English:
Applied Economics
Econometrics I
Economic Dvelopment
Economics of Education
Economics of Information
The Engines of Growth: Innovation, Institutions and Human Capital
Financial and Service Marketing
Financial Economics
Financial Management
Government Policy Evaluation
Health Economics
Industrial Organization
Industrial Topics in Industrial Organization
International Trade
Introduction to Accounting
Management Control
Microeconomics
Monetary and Financial Economics
The Process of Economic European Integration
Political Economy
Topics in Economic History
Topics in Public Economics

BUSINESS

Fall Semester Courses: offered in Spanish (5-6 semesters required):
Comercio Internacional
Comportamientos del consumidor
Creación de empresas y gestión de PYMES
Derecho de la competencia
Desarrollo de aplicaciones informáticas para la empresa
Dirección estratégica
Dirección de Recursos Humanos
Diseño organizativo
Economía de las organizaciones
Fundamentos de la Administración de empresas
Gestión bancaria
Gestión de operaciones
Introducción a la empresa
Marketing
Métodos de mejora de la calidad
Orígenes de la empresa moderna
Sistemas e instituciones financieras
Técnicas de investigación
Teoría de los juego

ECONOMICS

Fall Semester Courses: offered in Spanish (5-6 semesters required):
Contabilidad de Gestión
Contabilidad Financiera
Contabilidad Financiera II
Contabilidad Financiera Avanzada
Contabilidad para la alta dirección
Control de calidad
Crecimiento económico
Derecho Administrativo Económico
Derecho del Mercado Financiero
Derecho Internacional Económico y del desarrollo
Economía
Economía de la integración europea
Economía financiera
Economía laboral
Economía pública
Economía regional y urbana
Ética y deontología profesional
Financiación Internacional
Finanzas I
Gestión bancaria
Gestión de costes
Historia económica
Investigación operativa
Macroeconomía
Mercados y medio ambiente
Marketing público
Organización y Dirección
El Progreso Económico en España 1850-2000
Principios de Economía
Regulación y políticas de la competencia
Sistema Fiscal Español
Sistemas e instituciones financieras
Teoría social y política

BUSINESS

Spring Semester Courses: offered in Spanish (5-6 semesters required):
Análisis de estados financieros
Análisis de valores
Comportamiento Organizativo
Contabilidad directiva
Dirección comercial
Dirección de empresas familiares
Dirección de recursos humanos
Dirección Financiera
Economía dinámica y financiera
Economía financiera
Financiación internacional
Fuerzas dinámicas del crecimiento
Gestión de la cadena de suministro
Gestión de operaciones
Gestión Internacional de la Empresa
Innovación y cambio tecnológico
Investigación de mercados
Macroeconomía Monetaria y Financiera
Marketing
Marketing Financiero y de Servicios
Optimización y simulación para la empresa
Organización industrial
Técnicas de predicción

ECONOMICS

Spring Semester Courses: offered in Spanish (5-6 semesters required):
Casos de historia económica
Comercio Internacional
Control de gestión
Economía de la educación
Economía de la salud
Economía de la información
Economía de las organizaciones
Economía política
Economía pública
Finanzas corporativas
Innovación y cambio tecnológico
Introducción a la contabilidad
Investigación de mercados
Macroeconomía internacional
Macroeconomía monetaria y financiera
Marketing financiero y de servicios
El mercado de trabajo en España
Métodos de mejora de la calidad
Microeconomía
Modelos de comportamiento del consumidor
Motores de crecimiento: innovación, instituciones y capital humano Principios de economía
El proceso de la integración económica europea
Temas de intervención pública
Temas de organización industrial
Teoría microeconómica

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)

Spanish or European Culture, Politics, or Society Courses

Fall Semester: offered in English:
Art History I
Comparative Politics
Film and television in Spain
Film Genre
Film Production
Film StudiesHistory of Cinema
Political Philosophy
Politics I
Social and Political Theory
Spanish History of Spain
Spanish History: 20th Century

Spring Semester: offered in English:
Advertising And Communication
Art History II
Classical Sociological Theory
Contemporary Artistic Movements
Contemporary History Of Spain
Documentary Videomaking
Economic History
Film Narrative
Fundamentals Of Films And Television Direction
Fundamentals Of Films And Television Direction II
Gender Equality Policies
Globalization And Society
History Of The World Economy
History Of World Journalism
Image Theory
Information And Conflict I: The Media And Violence
Informative Functions Of Newspaper Design
Institutional Information
International Journalism I: Global Information
International Journalism II: International Organizations
Interpretative And Investigative Reporting
Introduction To Communication And Media Studies
Introduction To Sociology
Journalistic Information About Situations Trends And Social Problems
Literary Trends In Contemporary Culture
Local Journalism
Media Landscape
Media Technology
Media Theory
Moving Image History
New Trends In Media
Newspaper Reporting
Organization And Management Of News Companies
Structure And Social Change
World Politics

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