Spend a semester or academic year in the vibrant capital city of Madrid, Spain with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options at the Universidad Nebrija, home to 6,000 students. Most courses are taught at the Madrid-Princesa campus located in the center of the city, where international and Spanish students integrate daily.
The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site, and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
Up to 21 semester credits depending on program and course selection
Wide variety of courses available; taught in English and Spanish
Homestay or student apartment
Breakfast and dinner every day in the homestay
3-day excursion to Granada in Andalucía and day trips to Segovia, Toledo, and El Escorial
Guided city tour, tapas in Malasaña, cultural diversity tours, visit to the Palacio Real and museums as Prado and Reina Sofía, and visit of social and cultural interest in the city and its surroundings
To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from campus
Marrakesh, Morocco (4 days)
Salamanca (2 days)
2-week fall or 4-week spring Intensive Spanish Language Course
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Living in a homestay is the best way to immerse yourself in the language and culture of Spain and many students choosing this option find that it is the most rewarding part of their time abroad.
Ideal for students who like their independence, want to cook for themselves and to experience city life. Apartments are co-ed and are generally shared with other AIFS and/or non-AIFS Spanish and international students.
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Madrid
Founded in the ninth century, it is an ancient city with a modern outlook and as the progressive capital of a diverse nation. The city contains some of the best art galleries in the world spanning over 1000 years of art history.
The centre of Madrid, with its winding streets opening into grand boulevards and squares, is a gem of a location and whatever the season provide shelter from the sun or the wind.
Hola! I have been working with international students from all over the world since 2005 as a Spanish teacher and cultural immersion coach. I have been AIFS Resident Director since 2013. I have a degree in Spanish and Literature, a Masters in Applied Linguistics in teaching Spanish as a second language and currently I’m doing my PhD.
I have studied abroad twice, so I know how challenging and wonderful it is to immerse yourself in a new culture and a new language. Undoubtedly, it is an enriching experience for life that allows for both professional and personal development and that is why it is a pleasure and a goal for me to help students to get the best from their studies abroad.
I have been a student at Universidad de Nebrija so I am looking forward to introducing you to the academic life of the campus.
Madrid is an amazing city with a huge cultural life and there is always something new to discover. I will organize a variety of cultural activities which will help you to get involved in all that the city offers such as visiting the Barrio de las Letras, Museo del Prado, the Royal Palace, the Bernabeu Stadium, enjoying the view of the city from the Faro de Moncloa, or simply trying the Spanish tapas in Malasaña! I am looking forward to welcoming you to Madrid.
The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.
In addition to day trips and excursions, a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of Spanish life. Typical activities, tours and visits may include:
You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events. Additional cultural activities are included with the Universidad Nebrija.
Volunteer opportunities are available through a local NGO to provide services to people in need within the local community.
Universidad Nebrija and AIFS organize a program of “intercambios” (conversation exchange) in which you can practice your Spanish with a native speaker while a Spanish speaker practices their English with you! There is also a Buddy Club and an English Tutor Program at the university, which international students can participate in and receive a certificate issued by the university club.
Locally guided tour. Includes round-trip transportation.
Locally guided tour. Entrance to the Alcázar Castle. Includes round-trip transportation.
Locally guided tour. Entrance to the Toledo Cathedral, Church of Santo Tomé and Santa María la Blanca. Includes round-trip transportation.
Guided tours of the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, the Albaicín and othr attractions. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations and daily breakfast.
Locally guided tours of Djemaa El Fna, Marrakesh’s main square and open-air theater, the souks (markets), Agafay desert and the Berber villages of Toubkal National Park. Have traditional tea at the Lalla Takarkoust Lake. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations, breakfast, dinner and one lunch.
* Please note that if you are not a U.S. citizen, you must check whether a visa is required to visit Morocco and, if so, you must acquire the visa before departing the U.S.
Locally guided tours. Visit the Old Cathedral, New Cathedral, and several important monuments. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations and daily breakfasts.
* A minimum enrollment of 15 students is required for this trip to run.
Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)
Social identity & access
One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.Learn more