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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 OTHER3
SEATS IN BERNABÉU, REAL MADRID’S HOME STADIUM81,044
MINUTES IS THE LONGEST YOU’LL WALK TO FIND GREEN SPACE15
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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.
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.
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Students live with other CIEE students in shared apartments that have single and double rooms. Utilities and internet access are included.
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.
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.
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.
Where You'll Study
CIEE Madrid Global Institute
Courses are held at the Global Institute in Central Madrid, near the Plaza del Sol.
Plaza de Oriente
Landmark, 19th-century plaza with formal gardens surrounded by sculptures of past Spanish monarchs.
AcademicsClick to Open
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.
There are no specific language requirements for this program.
All students must enroll in one 3-credit CIEE course per session
Total credit: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits per session
- 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
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.
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.
Assessment for summer courses is typically based on student participation and attendance, reflection papers, a presentation, and final exam.
Language of Instruction
CoursesClick to Open
- 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.
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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.See more scholarship info
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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.
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