Madrid, Spain

Summer in Madrid

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Information for term Summer in Madrid

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Dates: May 17 – Jun 14, 2021 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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days
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Dates: Jun 14 – Jul 12, 2021 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Dates: Jul 12 – Aug 7, 2021 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Dates: May 17 – Jul 12, 2021 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Dates: Jun 14 – Aug 7, 2021 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Dates: May 17 – Aug 7, 2021 (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! Develop your Spanish language skills, explore historical 20th century events that shaped modern Spain, and discuss how art is used as a creative tool for political activism. Courses are taught at CIEE Global Institute – Madrid, in English, and complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

  • 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, ethnic neighborhoods, and contemporary theater and cinema make it a lively place to live and learn.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Visit a city such as Córdoba, or Valencia during an unforgettable overnight excursion.
  • Soak up Spanish culture with museum visits, cooking lessons, urban art tours, and neighborhood visits.

Daily Life

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  • Housing

    Shared apartments
    Students live with other CIEE students in shared apartments that have single and double rooms. Utilities and internet access are included. 

    Residence Halls
    Students live with other CIEE students in modern double rooms with shared bathrooms. Utilities and internet access are included.

    Final housing assignment is at the sole discretion of CIEE.

    Commuting
    Housing is in central Madrid and is typically no more than a 30-minute commute by public transportation to the CIEE Global Institute, located steps from the Puerta de Sol.

  • MEALS

    Apartments: Meals are not included. Students can purchase meals from nearby supermarkets, cafes, or restaurants, or cook for themselves.

    Residence Halls: Meals are not included. While residence halls do not have kitchens, they do typically offer a cafeteria where student residents can purchase discounted meals. Students can also purchase meals from nearby supermarkets and restaurants.

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.

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    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 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 Global Institute – 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.

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

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 Global Institute 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.

Language of Instruction

English

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 Global Institutes and CIEE Centers.

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.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in 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

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 2021 4 weeks Apr 1, 2021 May 17, 2021 Jun 14, 2021
$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 = $2,783 **

Housing = $1,000 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,250

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

*** includes daily breakfast and dinner

Summer Session I and II 2021 8 weeks Apr 1, 2021 May 17, 2021 Jul 12, 2021
$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 = $5,183 **

Housing = $2,000 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $7,650

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

Summer Sessions I, II and III 2021 12 weeks Apr 1, 2021 May 17, 2021 Aug 7, 2021
$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 = $7,583 **

Housing = $3,000 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $11,050

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

Summer Session II 2021 4 weeks Apr 1, 2021 Jun 14, 2021 Jul 12, 2021
$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 = $2,783 **

Housing = $1,000 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,250

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

Summer Session II and III 2021 8 weeks Apr 1, 2021 Jun 14, 2021 Aug 7, 2021
$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 = $5,183 **

Housing = $2,000 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $7,650

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

Summer Session III 2021 4 weeks Apr 1, 2021 Jul 12, 2021 Aug 7, 2021
$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 = $2,783 **

Housing = $1,000 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,250

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

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

Our Staff

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    START AN APPLICATION
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    CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
    Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

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    Contact Us

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