Study Abroad in Madrid
College Study Abroad
Explore Madrid, Spain
Seated in the center of Spain, the capital city is not only the political and cultural center of the country, but an important player in global economics. Despite its present-day status, much of Madrid’s historic past remains beautifully preserved in its landmarks, museums, and architecture.
Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Madrid, past study tours and excursions have included:
- Three-day trips to Toledo, the Natural Park of Hoces
- de Duratón, the Monastery of El Escorial, the Roman architecture of the city of Segovia, or the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Alcalá de Henares
- Visits to Seville, Barcelona, Granada, Bilbao, the Canary Islands, or Morocco
- Cooking classes, flamenco lessons and shows, visits to the Rastro open-air market, local festivals, and celebrations in and around the city
WHERE STUDENTS STUDY
CIEE Global Institute – Madrid
Our Global Institute in Madrid is part of the CIEE Global Institute Network. Located near the Puerta de Sol, the Institute includes classrooms, lounges, Wi-Fi, and full-time staff.
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)
Established in 1989, UC3M received the European Campus of Excellence award in 2010 and is recognized as Spain’s most prestigious institution of higher education. It follows a U.S. academic calendar and has one of the highest percentages of full-time and tenured female faculty in Spain.
INTERNSHIPS & VOLUNTEERING
Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer.
In Madrid, students can volunteer to help kids, teens, and disabled persons through schools, associations, and outreach programs. Students can also earn credits and gain international work experience at an internship.
Engineering + Society
Open Campus Block
Currency Spoken Languages Available Transportation Famous Local Climate Did You Know? Local Attraction Airport Social Norms What to Pack
Julio Iglesias – Spanish singer, songwriter, and former professional footballer
Short, hot, dry summers (June to September); cold, cloudy winters (November to March); mild spring and fall
Madrid’s classic Spanish restaurant, Sobrino de Botín, was founded in 1725, making it the oldest restaurant in the world
The Prado – a Spanish national art museum with one of the world’s finest collections of European art
Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Summoning a person by curling your index finger toward you is considered offensive
Backpack, comfortable shoes, sunscreen
Did You Know?
What to Pack