Madrid, Spain

Spanish Language & Culture

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Information for term Spanish Language & Culture

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 13 – Jul 10, 2021 (4 weeks)

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 11 – Aug 7, 2021 (4 weeks)


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Grow your Spanish in this lively capital with one of Europe’s richest art pedigree.

Spend a month in magical Madrid and add a whole new dimension to your knowledge of the Spanish language.

CIEE experts will take you into the nooks and crannies of Madrid, far beyond the tourist trail. You’ll meet local artists and artisans, shop where residents shop, cycle through neighborhoods, and taste the city’s incredible cuisine. After daily language classes, you’ll practice your Spanish vocabulary in the community on walks with your program leader, a U.S.-based Spanish teacher, and hang out with local high school students.

Your home-away-from-home will be a huge learning experience in and of itself. You’ll live with a local homestay, practicing Spanish as you prepare and share meals, shop at local markets, hang out with your host "siblings,” and soak in the culture all around you.

  • Language

    60 hours of instruction in Spanish by CIEE professors

  • College Credit

    4 college credits may be used to apply toward your future college degree, to demonstrate your ability to do college-level work, or to test out of a language level in college

  • Certificate

    A certificate of language learning in Spanish, and documented language growth through pre- and post- program testing

Location & Culture

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Live like a Spaniard in vibrant Madrid.

The capital of Spain is one of the largest cities in Europe. Madrid is a cultural hub of art, fashion and sport, and home to many world-famous art museums and two of the best soccer clubs in the world.

Madrid is full of vibrant people who love going out, stroll the big parks, eat tapas, and enjoying the city. There’s a huge open-air market, El Rastro, selling anything and everything In short, there’s no shortage of things to do!

Food options abound, as Madrid is considered a melting pot of cuisines from all over Spain. Fried squid sandwiches and churros with chocolate are perennial student favorites. Try some pig ears if you dare!

Daily Life

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Daily Life

Learn more about daily life on a high school study abroad program by reading our blog posts above.

  • Housing

    Carefully Screened Homestay, grouped by neighborhoods

  • Local Support

    24/7 Support from your CIEE program leader and in-country CIEE staff members

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Sample Activities


  • Take a guided walking tour of Spain’s cosmopolitan capital city.
  • View graffiti art, wall murals, and street performances – all part of Madrid's vibrant urban art scene.
  • Visit the home of Impressionist painter Joaquín Sorolla.
  • Bike on cobblestone walkways along the Manzanares River and catch great views of Madrid’s historic bridges and buildings.
  • Go for group hike and picnic in the National Park of Guadarrama mountains
  • Travel to the old city of San Lorenzo del Escorial, visit the Golden Age royal palace and the pantheon of Spanish Kings.

Download a sample itinerary ›

Please note this list of activities is based on past programs and subject to change at CIEE's discretion to both adapt to local circumstances, covid-related measures and restrictions and participant feedback. Our goal when revising itineraries is always to enhance your experience. Every activity is designed to provide you with a deep immersion in your topic, local culture and sights. Get ready for maximum fun!

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees


  • At least one year of High School Spanish.
  • Program open to all current high school students: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. 
  • For scholarship eligibility requirements, please check our Scholarship page.

Application Fee


Program scholarships and tuition include iNext Travel Insurance, but do not cover the cost of flights. More details about tuition inclusions can be found here.

Optional College Credit Fee

$150  Learn more 


Application Due

Start Date

End Date


Summer Session I 2021 4 weeks Rolling Admissions Jun 13, 2021 Jul 10, 2021


Summer Session II 2021 4 weeks Rolling Admissions Jul 11, 2021 Aug 7, 2021


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