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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2024 04/01/2024
Rolling Admission 05/13/2024 08/03/2024

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Miranda Behrends, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Miranda Behrends, College of Engineering: Madison Barnes, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Kat Stoddard Type of Program: External
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Art, Communication, Comp Lit and Cultural Studies, English Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Open to non-U of A students?: No
Open to Graduate Students?: No Housing Options: Apartment, Dorm, Homestay
COVID-19 Vaccination: Vendor strongly recommends (CIEE);
Program Description:

Summer in Madrid


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Program Overview

Live and learn in the heart of Spain's vibrant and multicultural capital city this summer! Designed for students from all academic backgrounds, this program in Madrid invites you to spend one six-week block (or up to two blocks) of your summer earning academic credits while traveling around the most populous city of Spain. 

When class is in session at CIEE Madrid, your courses will be delivered in English and complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase your intercultural understanding of the city. Outside the classroom, you will have the unique opportunity to enjoy enriching seasonal summer celebrations, including the Madrid Pride Parade, the San Isidro festival commemorating the patron saint of the city, the major summer festival Fiesta de San Lorenzo, and many music festivals across jazz, rock, and electronic genres.

Build Your Summer Adventure
Select one or two six-week blocks at any CIEE Open Campus Block location. Stay in Paris for both blocks or go mobile and spend your second block in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, or Yucatan. 

Unique Experiences


with one or two six-week blocks. 


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with eye-opening excursions

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Feautred Excursions

  • Visit the world heritage site of El Escorial – the largest Renaissance building in the world – built under the reign of King Philip II of Spain in the 1500s. Located in the northern mountains – about a one-hour drive north of Madrid city – El Escorial gives visitors a view of daily life in the royal court and its impressive architecture, where decisions were made at the height of the Spanish Empire. Students also have an opportunity to explore the neighboring 18th-century village of San Lorenzo.

Other Cultural Activities

  • Explore beyond Madrid with day trips to the medieval city of Toledo and UNESCO World Heritage sites like Alcalá de Henares.
  • Discover the flavors of Spain while learning to cook. Learn the correct type of rice to use to make authentic paella and try your hand at flipping a Spanish tortilla.
  • Is the outdoors more your style? Try kayaking and hiking to beat the heat, or dip into one of Madrid´s many public swimming pools while learning about Spain´s approach to environmental preservation.
  • Visit the theaters, cafés, and luxury shops of the Champs-Élysées.  
  • Treat yourself to a uniquely Spanish cultural experience in a workshop where Flamenco dance and music is performed live

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included


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