Madrid, Spain

January in Madrid

Study Spanish Masters in Madrid Museums
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Information for term January in Madrid

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

November 1, 2022

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jan 3 – 21, 2023
  • 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 world-famous artists and their art featured in the city’s many museums. Classes are taught at the CIEE Global Institute – Madrid, in English, and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

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Unique Experiences

  • 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


    and spend the day in the Prado, Reina Sofia, and Thyssen museums

  • Art Galleries

  • Tapas Bars in Madrid

  • local university peers


Location & Culture

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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

  • 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 Life

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  • Housing

    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

    Meals are not included. Students prepare their own meals in their apartments or purchase affordable meals in their neighborhood at supermarkets, cafeterias, etc

Madrid, Spain

Where You'll Study

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    Spanish Congress

    Historic and political seat for legislation of economic relevance

  • B

    Chocolatería San Ginés

    Traditional 24-hour café for chocolate con churros

  • C

    Global Institute

    Madrid (calle Aduana 33, 28013 Madrid)

What People are Saying

  • "I had a great experience with CIEE and i’d gladly do another study abroad again with this company!"

    Delaney L., University of Massachusetts Boston
  • "The process of applying to arriving on campus was simple. CIEE provided aid through the entire process making the transition more enjoyable!"

    Caela F., Ursinus College
  • "It gives you a different perspective which is a critical experience for a human being"

    Eloisa Noreen J., Gustavus Adolphus College
  • "I've studied abroad many times and the support and personal care CIEE has provided me ranks it as my best experience abroad."

    Emily F., Western Kentucky University
  • "I thought the program was a great experience. I learned a lot from the teachers and TA's and had a great cultural experience!"

    Madison M., Dickinson College


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During the January in Madrid program, all students take the required course: Spanish Masters in Madrid Museums. 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.



Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Program Requirements

1 CIEE elective course

Program Credit

Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits

Course Credit

CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

The program is made up of three weeks of classes with an intensive orientation beforehand. CIEE classes are designed to follow U.S. academic culture. Class attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions.

Class Format

Courses taught at CIEE Madrid are for CIEE students only. Courses are taught Monday – Friday. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas.


Assessment is based on the individual’s overall performance in the course, including essays, coursework, and final examinations or papers. Students must check with their professors to find out exam and project presentation dates. Under no circumstances will CIEE alter deadlines or exam dates for study abroad students who have made conflicting travel plans. The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction


Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.


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Course Information

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.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Dates & Fees

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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.



Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

January 2023 Nov 1, 2022 Jan 3, 2023* Jan 21, 2023*
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Estimated Costs

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 = $315

International Airfare = $650

Local Transportation = $50

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $300

Total Estimated Costs = $1,365

Financial Aid

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

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

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

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, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

What's Included

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What's Included

Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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