Information for term January in Madrid
Application deadline, and cost information.
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Dates: Jan 2 – 22, 2020
- Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
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CIEE’s January in Madrid program invites students of all majors to explore family life in Spanish communities. Discover the challenges of educating students to become productive members of society in Spain; learn about the resources and opportunities needed for students’ success; and dive into public policy on social services and parental leave. Classes are taught at the CIEE Global Institute – Madrid, in English and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.
Gain intercultural skills
discussing social issues with local Spanish students
Participate in local site visits
for an insider’s look at social services and educational institutions
Identify several economic
that are similar and unique to those in the U.S.
Tapas Bars in Madrid15K
local university peers400K
Location & CultureClick to Open
Madrid’s influence in politics, education, science, entertainment, and arts make it an important international metropolis and a major hub in Southern Europe. Spain’s capital city is also its largest, with a historic center dating back to the Hapsburg Empire. The city hosts world-renowned art museums, a huge variety of tapas bars, dance shows, concerts, parks, soccer matches, bustling neighborhoods, and contemporary theater and cinema, making it a lively place to live and learn.
Excursions & Activities
Embark on a one-night/two day excursion to a different region of Spain, like one of these:
Córdoba: Explore this UNESCO world heritage city in Andalusia to study its role in the Arab world, history, and today's tourism.
Valencia: Identify the modernista architecture of this Mediterranean city while learning about its tech economy, paella cuisine, and religious traditions.
- Soak up Spanish culture with visits to museums, urban art tours, and small family owned shops in different neighborhood visits.
- Connect with other students through sports and active outings.
- Boost your intercultural skills via language exchange with local peers.
- Visit one of the largest and oldest outdoor Sunday markets, the Rastro.
Daily LifeClick to Open
Shared apartments: Students live with other CIEE students in furnished apartments that have single and double rooms. Utilities, cleaning, laundry facilities, and internet access are included. Shared apartments are located in central Madrid. All students will be living within a 30-minute or less commute via public transportation to the CIEE Global Institute.
Meals are not included. Students prepare their own meals in their apartments or purchase affordable meals in their neighborhood at supermarkets, cafeterias, etc
Where You'll Study
Historic and political seat for legislation of economic relevance
Chocolatería San Ginés
Traditional 24-hour café for chocolate con churros
Madrid (calle Aduana 33, 28013 Madrid)
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What you need to knowThe program details
During the January in Madrid program, all students take the required course: Family, School, and Child Development. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.
CIEE Global Institute – Madrid is located near the Puerta de Sol. The Institute includes classrooms, lounges, Wi-Fi, student life, and academics.
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Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5
Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits
CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
Language of Instruction
1 CIEE elective course
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.
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Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
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Dates & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
YOUR FEE INCLUDES:
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Pre-departure online orientation and optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
- Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
- Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
- Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
- 24/7 emergency on-site support
To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.
No Hidden Fees
Fees & Housing
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CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.
Participation Confirmation = $300 *
Educational Costs = $2,053 **
Housing = $950 ***
Insurance = $47Total Fees = $3,350
Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.
Meals not included in program fee = $500
International Airfare = $1,100 †
Local Transportation = $125
Books & Supplies = $100
Personal expenses = $600Total Estimated Costs = $2,425
CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.
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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students
*** includes all meals
† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
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