Madrid, Spain

January in Madrid

Study Spanish Masters in Madrid Museums
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Overview

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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.

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

  • DISCOVER THE AVENUE OF ART

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

  • Art Galleries

    50
  • Tapas Bars in Madrid

    15K
  • local university peers

    400K

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

  • A

    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)

Academics

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Academics

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.

GPA

2.5

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.

Grading

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

English

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.

Courses

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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 Open Campus Network and that are offered at multiple CIEE Centers.

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.

 

What's Included

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What's Included

Tuition
Housing
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
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

Get Started

Here's what you need to do to take the next steps:
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    START AN APPLICATION
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    CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
    Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

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    Contact Us

    Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.