Madrid, Spain

Open Campus Block

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Information for term Open Campus Block

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Aug 16 – Sep 25, 2021 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2022
  • Dates: Aug 15 – Sep 24, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 27 – Nov 6, 2021 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2022
  • Dates: Sep 26 – Nov 5, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Nov 8 – Dec 18, 2021 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2022
  • Dates: Nov 7 – Dec 17, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

October 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: October 1, 2021
  • Dates: Jan 3 – Feb 12, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2021
  • Dates: Feb 14 – Mar 26, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2021
  • Dates: Mar 28 – May 7, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Aug 16 – Nov 6, 2021 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2022
  • Dates: Aug 15 – Nov 5, 2022 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 27 – Dec 18, 2021 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2022
  • Dates: Sep 26 – Dec 17, 2022 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Aug 16 – Dec 18, 2021 (18 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2022
  • Dates: Aug 15 – Dec 17, 2022 (18 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

October 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: October 1, 2021
  • Dates: Jan 3 – Mar 26, 2022 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2021
  • Dates: Feb 14 – May 7, 2022 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

October 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: October 1, 2021
  • Dates: Jan 3 – May 7, 2022 (18 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Aug 16, 2021 – May 7, 2022 (38 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Energetic, artistic, and cosmopolitan Madrid is a magical place to advance your academics. Experience Spain’s capital your way by customizing your study abroad term on the Open Campus Block Program. Take one, two, or three six-week blocks, select your courses from a wide range of subject areas. In Madrid, you’ll be located near the Puerta de Sol and surrounded by museums, fountains, parks, shops, restaurants, and the famous Atocha train station.

Stay in Madrid the entire time or spend other blocks at our Open Campus Block locations in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, London,  Monteverde, Paris, Rome, Santiago, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney, and Yucatán.

  • Create the ultimate program

    with one, two, or three six-week blocks.

  • Stay in Madrid, or

    add blocks in other Open Campus Block locations

  • Explore the country

    with an eye-opening excursions

  • world-class art museums within steps of each other

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  • seats in Bernabéu, Real Madrid’s home stadium

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  • minutes is the longest you’ll walk to find green space

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Location & Culture

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Madrid’s influence in politics, education, science, entertainment, media, fashion, and arts make it an important international metropolis, and the 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, parks, soccer matches, bustling neighborhoods, and contemporary theater and cinema make it a lively place to live and learn. 

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

Ample activities will be offered to immerse yourself in Spain’s culture and historical heritage. Excursions can include: 

  • Visit numerous significant Madrid locations and neighborhoods to underscore and expand on in-class lessons.
  • Explore beyond Madrid with day trips to medieval Toledo, the Monastery of El Escorial, or other UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Alcalá de Henares.
  • 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.

PROJECTS

Enrich your experience with one of three optional Academic Projects.

Students interested in one of the following Academic Projects must submit additional materials as part of their application:

  • Internships. Build new skills and intercultural competencies with a CIEE Internship and become an active member of the Madrid professional environment. Gain on-the-job experience at a start-up tech firm, a financial company, or other modern business. Students applying for the internship should have an advanced level of Spanish.  
  • Research. Pursue a research project of your own design incorporating independent, local field-work.
  • Service-learning. Combine course-based learning with practical, relevant project experience to meet a community-defined need. Students applying should have an advanced level of Spanish.  

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Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    As long as the local health and safety regulations permit, students could stay in: 

    Host families. As long as the local health and safety regulations permit, students will stay in homestays following new CIEE Health Guidelines. Hosts range from families to individuals, and they may welcome one or two CIEE students. Each student has a private bedroom and shared kitchen, bathroom, WiFi access and laundry facilities. Hosts provided breakfast plus another meal per day. Students can purchase the rest of their meals on or nearby campus.

    Shared apartments. Students can live with other CIEE students in apartments that have single or double rooms and be part of a local community of Spanish neighbors. Depending on room size and availability, students will be placed in single or double rooms. Apartments are a short commute in public transportation of the CIEE Center. Specific municipal noise curfews are in place. Meals are not included Students prepare meals in their apartments, or purchase affordable food nearby.

    Residence Halls. These modern-style, WiFi enabled dormitories typically house students in single or double bedrooms. Residence halls are close to supermarkets, restaurants, public transport and have independent dining halls and laundry facilities.  Meals, kitchen access and laundry are not included in the program fee.

    Housing decisions are at the sole discretion of CIEE. If we can’t accommodate your first housing preference, we’ll let you know before you arrive.

  • MEALS

    Host families. Hosts provided breakfast plus another meal per day. Students can purchase the rest of their meals at nearby supermarkets or restaurants.

    Apartments. Meals are not included. Students prepare meals in their apartments or purchase affordable meals on or off campus.

    Residence Halls. Residence halls have direct access to supermarkets, restaurants, public transport and independent dining halls. Meals and kitchen access are not included. Students have the option to purchase dining hall meal plans on their own if offered by the residence hall management.

Madrid, Spain

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE Madrid

    Steps from Puerta del Sol.

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    Getting Around

    Students walk or use public transportation.

Academics

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Academics

Students enroll in one, two, or three six-week blocks, taking two courses during each block. This program gives students the flexibility to stay in Madrid the entire time or spend other blocks at our Open Campus Block locations in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, London, Monteverde, Paris, Rome, Santiago, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney, and Yucatán.

Students can choose from a variety of disciplines within seven different tracks: Art and Architecture, Business; Communications, Journalism, and New Media; Global and Community Health; International Relations and Political Science; Language, Literature, and Culture, or STEM and Society.

Classes are held at the CIEE Madrid which is located near Puerta del Sol. The Center includes classrooms, a lounge, Wi-Fi, and experienced staff that support day-to-day life in Madrid. Most courses are taught in English by CIEE faculty.

Our strong relationships with Madrid’s most-respected universities and research institutions allows us to offer top-quality courses, taught by local faculty. A core group of CIEE faculty members serve as professors and help coordinate academic projects. Working with CIEE resident staff, faculty arrange guest lectures, excursions, activities, and more.

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

Students are required to enroll in two courses each block. Students attending the program for all three blocks in a semester may select one block in which to enroll in only one course.

PROGRAM CREDIT

  • One block: 6-7 U.S semester/9-10.5 quarter credits
  • Two blocks: 12-14 U.S. semester/18-21 quarter credits
  • Three blocks: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credits

Course Credit

  •  CIEE courses: typically, 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
    • language courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 60 contact hours
    • lab courses: 4 U.S. semester/6 quarter credits; 60 contact hours
  • CIEE Internship: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100-120 internship placement hours
  • CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100-120 research hours
  • CIEE Service-Learning Project: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 90 service 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

Each six-week course is a full semester in content, so the pace is accelerated and the workload is demanding. CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with co-curricular excursions and activities. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel out of Madrid when classes are in session and plan trips for the long weekends in between blocks.

Class Format

Courses taught at the CIEE Center are typically for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and meet either two, three, or four times per week, and attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions. Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation required for each hour in class. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas.

Grading

Courses taught at the CIEE Center are typically for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and meet either two, three, or four times per week, and attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions. Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation required for each hour in class. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas. Some courses may be facilitated as a Hybrid course by an instructor from a location that is separate from your own. In a Hybrid course, you will learn either face-to-face or online, depending on your location.

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 and/or 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

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Course Information

Course Notes

  • Courses are listed below by block and track; course list subject to change. Courses are in English unless otherwise noted. “GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple CIEE locations.
  • Use the Course Comparison Tools to compare classes offered across all Open Campus Block programs for each block:
  • Students studying for three blocks who wish to complete a lab course will be required to opt out of one course to remain within the program credit range.
  • Many CIEE courses are available in multiple CIEE locations. To help ensure you are able to enroll in the courses you need, some courses may be facilitated as a Hybrid course by an instructor from a location that is separate from your own. In a Hybrid course, you will learn either face-to-face or online, depending on your location. However, regardless of your location, you will apply what you learn from the instructor and course materials in your location. Hybrid courses can be identified in the course list as those whose course codes end in “CIEE” – open the syllabus to see the instruction location, if known.
  Academic Projects
  • Academic Projects will be offered onsite (either in-person or remotely) or remotely at another Open Campus Block location, dependent on availability and in compliance with local health and safety regulations.
  • Academic Project placement will be designed based on the student’s project learning goals, qualifications, resume, and availability of placements in location or within the Open Campus Block network either in-person or remotely. The process is highly individualized and goal oriented. Students enrolled in an Academic Project will receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience. 
  • Internships and Service-Learning are only available in Spanish, therefore only students with advanced Spanish language ability are eligible; a language assessment will be required.
  • Students applying for an Academic Project are required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.
  Language Classes
  • During course selection students interested in a non-introductory Spanish language course, Internship, or Service-Learning Project will be instructed to take an online Spanish language assessment to determine their proficiency level; enrollment will be finalized on site and is based on assessment outcomes.
  • Students may add the non-credit “Survival Spanish” course to their course load during the on-site orientation.

Fall 2021 CIEE Courses

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Fall Block I

Art and Architecture Track

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Language
Semester Credit

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Global and Community Health Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
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Semester Credit
Fall Block II

Art and Architecture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Global and Community Health Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
SPAN 1002 MASP: Spanish Language - Beginning II
Spanish
3

STEM and Society Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
Language
Semester Credit
Fall Block III

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Global and Community Health Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
Language
Semester Credit

Spring 2022 CIEE Courses

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Spring Block I

Art and Architecture Track

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Language
Semester Credit

Business Track

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Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Global and Community Health Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

Course
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Semester Credit
 
Course
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Semester Credit
Spring Block II

Art and Architecture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Global and Community Health Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

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Semester Credit
 
Course
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Semester Credit
Spring Block III

Art and Architecture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Global and Community Health Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

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Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
Language
Semester Credit

Spring 2021 CIEE Courses

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Spring Block I

Business Track

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Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Global and Community Health Track

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Language
Semester Credit
(GI) PUBH 3010 CIEE: Global Health and Emerging Diseases
English
3

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
(GI) INRE 4007 CIEE: Contemporary Controversies in International Relations
English
3

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

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Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
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Semester Credit
Spring Block II

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
(GI) MKTG 3001 CIEE: International Marketing
English
3

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Global and Community Health Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
(GI) RELI 2001 CIEE: Politics of Religion
English
3

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

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Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
Language
Semester Credit
Spring Block III

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
(GI) COMM 3009 CIEE: Media, Gender and Identity
English
3

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

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Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

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Language
Semester Credit
(GI) AGRI 3001 CIEE: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
English
3
 
Course
Language
Semester Credit

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

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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
  • McDermott Health Sciences, Nursing, and Public Health Merit Scholarships
  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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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.

In blocks I and II, courses and formal activities end on the last Thursday of the block, and in block III, on the last Friday. Students are free to use the time between blocks as they choose, either remaining in their location or using the time for their own travel pursuits. Students changing locations must check into their new Open Campus Network location by the first Monday of the block for local orientation, with classes starting on the first Wednesday of each block. In all cases, students are provided with continuous accommodation, and should speak with CIEE staff for more details.

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Fees & Housing

Fall Block I 2021 6 weeks Deadline Passed Aug 16, 2021 Sep 25, 2021
$5,950
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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 insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $4,533 **

Housing = $950 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $5,950

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 = $900

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $75

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $950

Other = $100 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $3,375

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.

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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.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** homestay includes two meals daily; no meals are included for students in the Residencia option

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

†† Covid test fees for entry to the US

Fall Blocks I, II 2021 12 weeks Deadline Passed Aug 16, 2021 Nov 6, 2021
$11,900
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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 insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $9,533 **

Housing = $1,900 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $11,900

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 = $1,800

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $150

Books & Supplies = $200

Personal expenses = $1,900

Other = $100 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $5,400

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

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.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** students placed in homestays will have breakfast and dinner provided during the week and three meals a day on weekends

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

†† Covid test fees for entry to the US

Fall Blocks I, II, III 2021 18 weeks Deadline Passed Aug 16, 2021 Dec 18, 2021
$17,850
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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 insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $14,533 **

Housing = $2,850 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $17,850

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 = $2,700

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $225

Books & Supplies = $300

Visa Fees = $160 ††

Personal expenses = $2,850

Other = $100 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $7,585

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

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.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** students placed in homestays will have breakfast and dinner provided during the week and three meals a day on weekends

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

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

††† Covid test fees for entry to the US

Fall Block II 2021 6 weeks Deadline Passed Sep 27, 2021 Nov 6, 2021
$5,950
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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 insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $4,533 **

Housing = $950 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $5,950

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 = $900

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $75

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $950

Other = $100 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $3,375

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

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.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** students placed in homestays will have breakfast and dinner provided during the week and three meals a day on weekends

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

†† Covid test fees for entry to the US

Fall Blocks II, III 2021 12 weeks Deadline Passed Sep 27, 2021 Dec 18, 2021
$11,900
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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 insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $9,533 **

Housing = $1,900 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $11,900

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 = $1,800

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $150

Books & Supplies = $200

Personal expenses = $1,900

Other = $100 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $5,400

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

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.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** students placed in homestays will have breakfast and dinner provided during the week and three meals a day on weekends

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

†† Covid test fees for entry to the US

Fall Block III 2021 6 weeks Deadline Passed Nov 8, 2021 Dec 18, 2021
$5,950
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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 insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $4,533 **

Housing = $950 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $5,950

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 = $900

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $75

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $950

Other = $100 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $3,375

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

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.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** students placed in homestays will have breakfast and dinner provided during the week and three meals a day on weekends

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

†† Covid test fees for entry to the US

OC Academic Year 2021-2022 38 weeks Deadline Passed Aug 16, 2021 May 7, 2022
Spring Block I 2022 6 weeks Oct 1, 2021 Jan 3, 2022 Feb 12, 2022
Spring Blocks I, II 2022 12 weeks Oct 1, 2021 Jan 3, 2022 Mar 26, 2022
Spring Blocks I, II, III 2022 18 weeks Oct 1, 2021 Jan 3, 2022 May 7, 2022
Spring Block II 2022 6 weeks Nov 1, 2021 Feb 14, 2022 Mar 26, 2022
Spring Blocks II, III 2022 12 weeks Nov 1, 2021 Feb 14, 2022 May 7, 2022
Spring Block III 2022 6 weeks Nov 1, 2021 Mar 28, 2022 May 7, 2022
Fall Block I 2022 6 weeks Apr 1, 2022 Aug 15, 2022 Sep 24, 2022
Fall Blocks I, II 2022 12 weeks Apr 1, 2022 Aug 15, 2022 Nov 5, 2022
Fall Blocks I, II, III 2022 18 weeks Apr 1, 2022 Aug 15, 2022 Dec 17, 2022
Fall Block II 2022 6 weeks May 1, 2022 Sep 26, 2022 Nov 5, 2022
Fall Blocks II, III 2022 12 weeks May 1, 2022 Sep 26, 2022 Dec 17, 2022
Fall Block III 2022 6 weeks May 1, 2022 Nov 7, 2022 Dec 17, 2022

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.

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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
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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