Madrid
Madrid, Spain

Liberal Arts

Study Program Part-Time Internship

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18 - 27 quarter hours

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18 - 27 quarter hours

Eligibility

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18 weeks

Credit

12 - 18 semester hours

18 - 27 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Overview

Come to Madrid and take your advanced Spanish language skills to the next level in one of the world's most energetic, artistic, and multicultural cities. This Liberal Arts program is ideal for academically motivated students who only want to take courses taught in Spanish and are majoring in humanities, social sciences, journalism, economics, business, or communications.

Students will take courses at CIEE's highly selective partner school, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), and agree to speak only Spanish to facilitate language and cultural immersion. All CIEE students must enroll in the semester-long Advanced Spanish language course at the UC3M International School with other U.S. students – except if you are a heritage speaker. The remaining courses can be a selection of UC3M International School courses in Spanish designed for U.S. college students. Students also have the option to combine their registration with regular university courses with Spanish students on the same campus (Getafe). Outside the classroom, all courses are complemented with activities and excursions that delve deeper into Madrid's multicultural traditions.

Unique Experiences

Perfect Your Spanish

by taking courses in Spanish at the local campus of one of Spain’s most prestigious, international research universities, the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M).

Add Relevant Work Experience

to build up your international peer network in a variety of ways by delving into class group projects, social activities, or an internship in Spanish for credit that aligns with your major.

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Take Advantage of a Variety of Cultural Opportunities

for maximum immersion at the host university, from student organizations and theater groups to wellness workshops and small-group tutoring that offer you insights into Spanish society and its multiple perspectives

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Art Galleries & World-Class Museums

23

Square Miles of Green Parks in Madrid

5 M

Residents in the Greater Metropolitan Area

Experience
  • sunny day madrid spain buildings
  • madrid spring students abroad historic site

Your Destination

Madrid’s influence in politics, education, science, entertainment, media, fashion, and arts makes 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 and world-renowned art museums. A huge variety of tapas bars, dance shows, concerts, outdoor parks, soccer matches, ethnic neighborhoods, and contemporary theater and cinema make it a lively place to live and learn.  

Only steps away from the historic Puerta del Sol, CIEE Madrid is located in the heart of downtown with its vibrant cultural offering. The UC3M Getafe campus is a 40-60 minute commute by train to the south end of Madrid.

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Madrid.

The Culture

alcala skyline view

Other Excursions & Activities

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the medieval city of Alcalá de Henares, or hike the trails in the Guadarrama Mountains, on a CIEE-organized day trip 
  • Soak up Spanish culture with museum visits, dance classes, urban art and graffiti tours, and popular neighborhood visits to Lavapiés, Malasaña, or La Latina. 
  • Savor down-time with Spanish students while you  play basketball, frisbee, hike, kayak, swim, or catch a theater, dance, or music performance. 
Teacher giving lecture to students sitting at desks against wall

Projects

  • In CIEE sponsored workshops, learn about issues like culture shock, LGBTIQ+ life in Madrid, stress management, navigating the Spanish university, and how to put your study abroad experience on your resume, among other topics.  
  • Apply for an internship (Spanish only) before arrival. Earn credit and beef up your resume with international experience in design, marketing, or by supporting an NGO – there are plenty of options. Students applying for an internship must submit additional materials during the course selection process.     
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Local Engagement

Language Immersion. Practice your Spanish speaking skills and make new friends through the local language exchange and the Spanish student Buddy Program at the host university. 

Campus Life. Our students have access to all the same services and campus facilities provided for UC3M students, including access to gyms, sports centers, and libraries, as well as cafeterias, Wi-Fi, and student clubs and organizations. 

Home Life. Students in homestays and residence halls can enjoy meals with their Spanish families or other international and Spanish university students, making for cultural immersion. Try practicing your Spanish with your new family and friends abroad.  

Volunteering. Give back and create a deeper connection to Madrid. Students have opportunities to volunteer at local organizations, youth centers, schools, and more. If the local health and safety regulations permit, in-person volunteering will be offered. 

Program Blogs

From CIEE

Climbing up a Madrid Water Tower and Art Gallery

By Eero Jesurun at CIEE

The advantage of Madrid´s capital city is the numerous art galleries that are free and, at times, in the most curious of places. Recently several CIEE students visited the city´s... keep reading

From CIEE

Madrid Cable Cars with a Bird’s Eye View of Madrid

By Eero Jesurun at CIEE

Many locals comment on the crisp blue skies of Madrid´s skyline. Our CIEE students enjoy this view close up with one of the multiple (optional) cultural activities that goes on... keep reading

From CIEE

DOLPHINS AND THE VOLCANO: STUDY TRIP TO THE CANARY ISLANDS

By Francisco "Paco" Frisuelos at CIEE

Exploring the diverse Spanish geography always brings new discoveries to our group of students who find unexpected places they instantly enjoy and appreciate. Our weekend excursion give students a break... keep reading

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Academics

Academics

The Liberal Arts program is designed for students with advanced Spanish language skills – five semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent – who want to immerse themselves in Spanish university life. Students may also choose to complete a for-credit internship in Madrid. Liberal Arts students choose from CIEE elective courses and a wide range of courses at one of CIEE’s partner institutions: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) or Universidad Antonio Nebrija (UAN). Courses range in areas of study, including humanities, social sciences, journalism, psychology, linguistics, or communications. Students at UAN take courses from the Centro de Estudios Hispanicos, and UC3M students can also take International School Spanish track courses; these departments are open to international students and focus on the Spanish language and culture.  

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) was established in 1989 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. Students take classes on the Getafe campus, which is the main UC3M campus, located 25-40 minutes outside of downtown Madrid via efficient and modern public transit.  

Universidad Antonio Nebrija (UAN) is internationally recognized and has offered Spanish language course instruction since 1985. The UAN academic calendar aligns with the U.S. semester calendar, and students attend classes on the Madrid, Princesa campus. The campus is quiet and centrally located in Madrid. It has excellent connections by public transport and is only 10-15 minutes from the CIEE Madrid Center.  

CIEE courses are offered at CIEE Madrid, near the Puerta del Sol – a well-known public square in the city's center.  

GPA

THROUGH FALL 2023:  3.0 

STARTING SPRING 2024: 

Universidad Antonio Nebrija (UAN) Track: Students must meet a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. 

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) Track: Students must meet a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 

Language Requirements

THROUGH FALL 2023: Five semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent)  

STARTING SPRING 2024: 

Universidad Antonio Nebrija (UAN) Track: Four semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent) 
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) Track: Five semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent) 

Additional Requirements

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

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.

Requirements

THROUGH FALL 2023 (UC3M ONLY): 

  • 1 UC3M course  
  • 1 UC3M International School Spanish language course  
  • 2-3 Electives chosen from;  
  • CIEE courses  
  • UC3M courses  
  • UC3M International School Spanish-track courses  

STARTING SPRING 2024: 
Students take four or five courses in Spanish according to their Host Institution Track (listed below). Courses are a combination of courses taught by the university of choice (UC3M or UAN) and by CIEE. In the case of UC3M, students can select courses from the UC3M regular course offering and from the UC3M International School course offering. In the case of UAN, students choose courses from the Centro de Estudios Hispánicos.    

UAN Track Requirements: 

  • 12-15 U.S. semester credits 
  • 4-5 Electives chosen from;  
    • UAN Centro Estudios Hispanicos Spanish language courses 
    • CIEE courses  
      • Internship 
      • Spanish language 

UC3M Track Requirements: 

  • 15-18 U.S. semester credits 
  • 4-5 Electives chosen from;  
    • UC3M courses taught in Spanish 
    • UC3M International School Spanish-track courses  
    • UC3M International School Spanish language course  
    • CIEE courses in Spanish 

Program Credit

THROUGH FALL 2023: 
Total credit: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credits  

AS OF SPRING 2024:  

  • UC3M: Total credit: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credits  
  • UAN: Total Credits: 12-15 U.S. semester/18-22.5 quarter credits 

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours  
  • CIEE Internship: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 100-120 internship placement hours (usually 3/15/100-120)  
  • UC3M courses: 4 U.S. semester/6 quarter credits; 60 contact hours  
  • UC3M International School courses: 4 U.S. semester/6 quarter credits; 60 contact hours  
  • UAN courses (as of Spring 2024): 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 90-96 notional 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

Students should expect to maintain an active academic schedule that includes a variety of structured extracurricular activities with Spanish students from the university. Class attendance is mandatory, and coursework and exams are to be completed as assigned, on schedule. When choosing university courses, note that local students begin to study one area right away; they do not take general or core courses. CIEE students should not enroll in upper-level courses for subjects not previously studied in college.  

Class Format

University courses typically meet twice a week and classes are scheduled every day, Monday through Friday. Instruction includes lectures and practice groups. The UC3M class size averages 15-60 students. Students take classes with other international students in the UC3M International School Spanish track and UAN Centro de Estudios Hispánicos and otherwise enroll in regular university courses and seminars with local and international students.  

Grading

Students are graded on midterm and final examinations, class participation, and attendance. Some university classes may also require term papers, group projects, or class presentations. Others may have just one oral or written final exam. Most exams consist of written essays. Professors assign numerical grades based on a 10-point scale, which CIEE converts to recommended U.S. letter grade equivalents.

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

Spanish

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

Course Information

Course notes:

  • Through Fall 2023: Students who place at the near-native or heritage-speaker level during the on-site placement test will be exempt from this language course requirement with home school approval.  
  • Through Fall 2023: Academic year students are not required to take a Spanish language class during their second semester if they complete Advanced Spanish during their first semester and may substitute with an additional UC3M course.  
     

Academic Projects

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Communication, Journalism, and Media

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Academic Projects

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Communication, Journalism, and Media

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UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID COURSES 

All UC3M courses are taken on the Getafe campus, final enrollment with occur on site. Please visit the university website for course information.  

UC3M GETAFE Departments 
Liberal Arts students may only enroll in courses taught in Spanish. Students must enroll in at least one course from the department of their choosing:  

  • Art History  
  • Business Administration  
  • Cultural Studies  
  • Economics  
  • Employment and Labor Relations  
  • Film, Television, and Media  
  • Finance and Accounting  
  • History and Politics  
  • Humanities  
  • International Studies  
  • Journalism  
  • Law  
  • Management and Technology  
  • Management of Information and Digital Contents  
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics  
  • Political Science  
  • Sociology  
  • Statistics and Business  
  • Tourism  

 
REQUIRED LANGUAGE COURSES 
Through fall 2023, students are required to enroll in one of the following Spanish language courses during their first semester of participation in the program. These courses become optional as of spring 2024. Language courses are offered through the UC3M International School Spanish-track program on the Getafe campus. 

Spanish Language: Advanced and Spanish Language: Upper Advanced 
These courses are 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. 

Spanish Language: Upper Intermediate  
This course is designed for students who cannot demonstrate advanced grammatical knowledge of Spanish on the placement exam. Through an emphasis on writing, combined with a grammar review, students are expected to acquire functional and useful language skills for daily practice. 

Spanish Language: Proficiency 
This course is for those students with a proficient Spanish level who wish to deepen their language skills, focusing on conversation skills through the work in a variety of situations. Students will acquire new communication strategies while examining the sociocultural and sociolinguistic aspects of the language.  

UC3M INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SPANISH TRACK COURSES  
Offered in Spanish. More information can be found on the university´s UC3M International School Website    

UC3M International School courses are available to American university students and offered by UC3M Education Abroad. Courses are taken with other American / international students and focus on Spanish language and culture. Unlike traditional UC3M courses, UC3M International School courses do not involve coursework with Spaniards.  The following lists are samplings of courses that may be available. Not all courses are offered each semester. The final list of courses will be available upon arrival in Madrid.  

  • Cine Español  
  • Cuento en Español: Teoría y Práctica  
  • El Terrorismo y Sus Víctimas: Un Desafío Global Desde 11-S  
  • Español en el entorno académico  
  • Español para Hispanounidenses  
  • Estudios Culturales  
  • Historia de España  
  • Historia del Arte Español  
  • Historia del Presente: España de Hoy  
  • Instituciones Españolas y Europeas  
  • La España Literaria de Cervantes (Siglos XVI – XVII)  
  • Literatura Española (siglos XIX y XX)  
  • Literatura Hispanoamericana (siglo XX)  
  • Religión y Sociedad en España  
  • Teoría y Práctica del Cuento en Español  

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija (UAN) ESTUDIOS HISPÁNICOS COURSES 
Offered in Spanish. More information can be found on the university´s UAN Estudios Hispánicos website.     

UAN Estudios Hispánicos courses are available to study abroad students and taught by the UAN Estudios Hispánicos faculty. Courses are taken with other international students and focus on Spanish language and culture. Unlike traditional UAN courses, Estudios Hispánicos courses do not include local students.  

The following lists are sampling of courses that may be available. Not all courses are offered each semester. The final list of courses will be available upon arrival in Madrid.  

Universidad Antonio Nebrija (UAN) sample course list: 

  • NIVEL A1 (BEGINNER)  
  • CH1001 LENGUA ESPAÑOLA  
  • PROBLEMAS ESPECÍFICOS DE GRAMÁTICA  
  • LENGUA Y CONVERSACIÓN  
  • LENGUA ESPAÑOLA  
  • ESPAÑA Y LOS ESPAÑOLES  

 

NIVEL A2 (LOW INTERMEDIATE)  

  • CH2010 LENGUA ESPAÑOLA  
  • CH1051 LENGUA Y CONVERSACIÓN  
  • CH2051 CONVERSACIÓN Y COMPOSICIÓN  
  • CH1061 ESPAÑA Y LOS ESPAÑOLES  
  • CH2021 LENGUA ESPAÑOLA  
  • ESPAÑOL DE LOS NEGOCIOS  
  • CH2061 LENGUA ESPAÑOLA  
  • CH2011 PROBLEMAS ESPECÍFICOS DE GRAMÁTICA  
  • CH2031 CONVERSACIÓN Y LECTURA  
  • CH2041 DESCUBRIR ESPAÑA 

     

NIVEL B1 (INTERMEDIATE)  

  • CH2181 ARTE EN EL MUSEO DEL PRADO  
  • CH3671 ESPAÑOL PARA EL TURISMO  
  • ESPAÑOL DE LOS NEGOCIOS  

 

NIVEL B2.1 (INTERMEDIO ALTO)  

  • CH3001 LENGUA ESPAÑOLA  
  • PROBLEMAS ESPECÍFICOS DE GRAMÁTICA  
  • CH3051 CONVERSACIÓN Y COMPOSICIÓN  
  • CH3041 ESPAÑA DIVERSA  
  • CH3061 SOCIEDAD ESPAÑOLA CONTEMPORÁNEA  
  • CH3131 PANORAMA DE LA LITERATURA ESPAÑOLA  
  • CH3132 PANORAMA DE LA LITERATURA HISPANOAMERICANA 
  • CH3181 ARTE EN EL MUSEO DEL PRADO  
  • CH4421 ESPAÑOL DE LOS NEGOCIOS  
  • CH3171 CINE ESPAÑOL Y SOCIEDAD  
  • CH3071 ARTE Y CIVILIZACIÓN  

     

NIVELES B2.2/ C1/ C2 (ADVANCED and SUPERIOR)  

  • CH4001 LENGUA AVANZADA I (B2.2)  
  • .CH4101 LENGUA AVANZADA II (C1)  
  • CH4011 LENGUA SUPERIOR (C2)  
  • CH3211 PROBLEMAS ESPECÍFICOS DE GRAMÁTICA (solo B2.2)  
  • CH4041 TEMAS ESPAÑOLES DE ACTUALIDAD  
  • CH4051 CONVERSACIÓN Y COMPOSICIÓN  
  • CH4191 ESTUDIOS DE LA LENGUA ESPAÑOLA  
  • CH3031 LENGUA ESCRITA  
  • CH4521 ESPAÑOL DE LOS NEGOCIOS  
  • CH4151 ESPAÑOL PARA LA SALUD N 
  • CH3121 EL ESPAÑOL EN LOS MEDIOS DE COMUNICACIÓN DE MASAS  
  • CH4071 ESPAÑA CONTEMPORÁNEA  
  • CH3181 ARTE EN EL MUSEO DEL PRADO  
  • CH3171 CINE ESPAÑOL Y SOCIEDAD  

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.

Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers 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:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

Dates & Fees

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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Fall 2024 17 weeks Start Date * End Date * Fees & Housing $20,950
Program Academic year 2024-2025 40 weeks Start Date * End Date *
Program Spring 2024 19 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $20,950
Program Spring 2025 18 weeks Start Date * End Date *

*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.

Program Fees

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $14,956**

Housing = $5,500

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $20,950

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 = $1,190

International Airfare = $1,200††

Local Transportation = $125†††

Books & Supplies = $50

Visa Fees = $160††††

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500†††††

Personal expenses = $260††††††

Other = $30†††††††

Total Costs = $3,515

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee:

Select Housing Fee = $750^

Select Plus Housing Fee = $1,500^^

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.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals (breakfast and dinner). For students in apartments, you should budget approx. $260 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

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

†††The youth public transportation card for under 24 years old offers a significant discount on local bus metro travel

††††Students staying a full semester in Madrid require a visa

†††††If no consulate in your home area

††††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

†††††††Covid test fees for entry to the US, if required

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

^^first-come, first serve, based on availability

Program Fees

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

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.

See Scholarships

Program Fees

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $14,956**

Housing = $5,500

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $20,950

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 = $1,330

International Airfare = $1,200††

Local Transportation = $125†††

Books & Supplies = $50††††

Visa Fees = $160†††††

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500††††††

Personal expenses = $300†††††††

Total Costs = $3,665

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee:

Select Housing Fee = $750^

Select Plus Housing Fee = $1,500^^

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.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals (breakfast and dinner). For students in apartments, you should budget approx. $260 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

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

†††The youth public transportation card for under 24 years old offers a significant discount on local bus metro travel

††††Most host university course reading is online

†††††Students staying a full semester in Madrid require a visa

††††††If no consulate in your home area

†††††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

^^first-come, first serve, based on availability

Program Fees

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

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.

See Scholarships

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

Excursions and/or Study Tours

Travel Protection

CIEE iNext travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

Our Staff

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...

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1

Start an Application 
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2

Connect With Your Campus Study Abroad Office 
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