Madrid, Spain

Summer in Madrid

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Information for term Summer in Madrid

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: May 16 – Jun 13, 2022 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 13 – Jul 11, 2022 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 11 – Aug 6, 2022 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: May 16 – Jul 11, 2022 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 13 – Aug 6, 2022 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: May 16 – Aug 6, 2022 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Live and learn in the heart of Spain’s vibrant capital city this summer! Courses are taught at CIEE Madrid, in English, and complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

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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 in the summer offers the annual Gay Pride celebration, World Tapas Day, arts festivals suchs a PhotoEspaña, and access to world-renowned art museums. A huge variety of tapas bars, dance shows, concerts, parks, soccer matches, outdoor swimming pools, and contemporary theater and cinema make it a lively place to live and learn.

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

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Explore beyond Madrid with day trips to the medieval city of Toledo, mountain hikes and the Spanish royal pantheon at El Escorial, or other UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Alcalá de Henares.
  • Soak up Spanish culture with museum visits, dance classes, urban art and graffiti tours, and neighborhood visits in Lavapiés, Malasaña or La Latina.

Daily Life

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  • Housing

    All housing is within a 30-60-minute commute to CIEE.

    Homestays: Homestay placements may be with individuals or families, and hosts may welcome one or two CIEE students. Each student has a private bedroom and shared bathroom, with access to kitchen, WiFi, and laundry facilities.  

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

    Shared Apartments: Students stay in furnished apartments with single, double, or triple rooms. Apartments have access to kitchen and shared common spaces and are located in safe areas with plenty of shopping and eating options. 

    Housing is tight in Madrid, so housing decisions are at the sole discretion of CIEE. If we cannot accommodate your first housing preference, we’ll let you know before you arrive. 

  • MEALS

    Homestays: Hosts provide two meals a day during the week. 

    Residence Halls/Shared Apartments: Meals are not included. Residence halls and apartments have direct access to supermarkets, restaurants, public transport, and independent dining halls. 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 Global Institute

    Courses are held at the Global Institute in Central Madrid, near the Plaza del Sol.

  • B

    Plaza de Oriente

    Landmark, 19th-century plaza with formal gardens surrounded by sculptures of past Spanish monarchs.

Academics

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Academics

Students take one 3-credit course focusing on Spanish culture each session of attendance. Students can also enroll in an optional Communicative Spanish Language course taught in Spanish (1 credit) during a single session. 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 Madrid is located near the Puerta de Sol and 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

All students must enroll in one 3-credit CIEE course per session

Program Credit

Total credit: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits per session

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours per session
  • CIEE Communicative Language course: 1 U.S. semester/1.5 quarter credits; 15 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

Summer in Madrid allows you to focus on one course in a four-week session with integrated and optional opportunities to explore Spanish society and culture. Each four-week course is a full semester in content, so the pace is accelerated and the workload demanding. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel out of Madrid when classes are in session.

Class Format

Courses taught at the CIEE Center are for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions. CIEE courses are taught in modern classrooms and are designed to follow U.S. academic culture.

Grading

Assessment for summer courses is typically based on student participation and attendance, reflection papers, a presentation, and final exam. 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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Course Information

  • Students studying in Madrid for multiple sessions may only take Communicative Spanish once.
  • “(GI)” denotes courses that originated at CIEE’s Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE Centers.

Summer 2022 CIEE Courses

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Summer Session I

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Session II

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Session III

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
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer Session I 2022 4 weeks Deadline Passed May 16, 2022 Jun 13, 2022
$4,250
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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 = $2,756 **

Housing = $1,000 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $4,250

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 = $420

International Airfare = $540 ††

Local Transportation = $50

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $450

Other = $30 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $1,540

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

*** includes daily breakfast and dinner

Based on full meal plan in student dorm

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

††† Covid test to enter the US, if required

Summer Session I and II 2022 8 weeks Deadline Passed May 16, 2022 Jul 11, 2022
$7,650
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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 = $5,156 **

Housing = $2,000 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $7,650

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 = $1,180

International Airfare = $540 ††

Local Transportation = $175

Books & Supplies = $150

Personal expenses = $1,150

Round trip airfare between locations = $250

Other = $30 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $3,475

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

*** includes daily breakfast and dinner

Based on full meal plan in student dorm

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

††† Covid test to enter the US, if required

Summer Sessions I, II and III 2022 12 weeks Deadline Passed May 16, 2022 Aug 6, 2022
$11,050
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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 = $7,556 **

Housing = $3,000 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $11,050

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 = $1,940

International Airfare = $540 ††

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $250

Personal expenses = $1,850

Round trip airfare between locations = $250

Other = $30 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $5,160

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

*** includes daily breakfast and dinner

Based on full meal plan in student dorm

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

††† Covid test to enter the US, if required

Summer Session II 2022 4 weeks Deadline Passed Jun 13, 2022 Jul 11, 2022
$4,250
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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 = $2,756 **

Housing = $1,000 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $4,250

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 = $420

International Airfare = $540 ††

Local Transportation = $50

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $450

Round trip airfare between locations = $250

Other = $30 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $1,790

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

*** includes daily breakfast and dinner

Based on a full meal plan at student dorm

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

††† Covid test to enter the US, if required

Summer Session II and III 2022 8 weeks Deadline Passed Jun 13, 2022 Aug 6, 2022
$7,650
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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 = $5,156 **

Housing = $2,000 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $7,650

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 = $1,180

International Airfare = $540 ††

Local Transportation = $175

Books & Supplies = $150

Personal expenses = $1,150

Round trip airfare between locations = $500

Other = $30 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $3,725

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

*** includes daily breakfast and dinner

Based on a full meal plan at student dorm

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

††† Covid test to enter the US, if required

Summer Session III 2022 4 weeks Deadline Passed Jul 11, 2022 Aug 6, 2022
$4,250
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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 = $2,756 **

Housing = $1,000 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $4,250

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 = $420

International Airfare = $540 ††

Local Transportation = $125

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $450

Round trip airfare between locations = $250

Other = $30 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $1,865

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

*** includes daily breakfast and dinner

Based on full meal plan student dorm

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

††† Covid test to enter the US, if required

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

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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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