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Study Abroad | Madrid

Spain | Universidad Nebrija | Summer 2023
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  • Summer 2023

Overview

Spend a summer in the welcoming capital city of Madrid, Spain with AIFS! Study a wide variety of academic program options at the Universidad Nebrija, home to a diverse student body of about 6,000. Most courses are taught at the Madrid-Princesa campus in the city center, in a recently restored and renovated historical building. 

What’s Included

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.

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  • Tuition

    Up to 6 credits for the Hispanic or Spanish Plus Programs; up to 9 credits for the Internship Program

  • Courses

    Courses offered in art, business, communication, history, literature, management, marketing, Spanish language, Internship Programs in Hispanic Studies, Spanish Plus, Internships

  • Housing

    Homestay or student apartment

  • Meals

    Homestay students receive daily breakfast and dinner

  • Excursions

    Guided day trips to Segovia (Sessions 1 and 2, Toledo (Session 1) and El Escorial (Session 2). All day trips are included for Internship Program and Sessions 1 + 2 Combined students.

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    Guided city tour, visits to El Prado and the Royal Palace, tapas tour, walking tours and events of cultural interest

  • On-Site Resident Director

    to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • AIFS Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Airport transfers to and from campus

Program Details: Study Abroad | Madrid Session 1

Dates

May 31, 2023June 28, 2023

Term

Summer

Application Deadlines

March 1, 2023

Inclusive Fees

$5,790

Eligibility

Open to First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior College Students

Minimum of 2.5 GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Areas of Interest

  • Area Studies
  • Art
  • Communications
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Spanish Language
  • Theater Studies

Academics

AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

Universidad Nebrija’s 6,000 students (including over 500 international students) are integrated across three campuses. Integration between international and Spanish students is a normal part of daily life at the university with students sharing the same facilities and services. Nebrija prides itself on the high standard of its programs, its individual attention to students and the diversity of nationalities among its student body. As it welcomes students from all over the world seeking to expand their knowledge of Spanish language and culture, one of its main objectives is for students to become interculturally competent using real-world skills demanded of today’s professionals. 

  • Area Studies
  • Art
  • Communications
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Spanish Language
  • Theater Studies

Available in Sessions 1 or 2 or Sessions 1+2 Combined 

This program is designed for students who wish to focus their studies on Spanish language and culture taking courses taught in Spanish. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required. Courses are available at all levels from beginner to advanced. Students take one or two courses; each course is 45 hours equivalent to a recommended 3 U.S. credits. Students can earn up to 6 credits. 

Available in Sessions 1 or 2 or Sessions 1+2 Combined 

This program is designed for students who wish to do specific degree courses from different areas, taught in English. Areas of academic study include Culture and History, Arts, Business, Marketing and Management. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required. Students take one or two courses; each course is 45 hours equivalent to a recommended 3 US credits. Students can earn up to 6 credits. 

Available in Sessions 1+2 Combined 

This program combines 1 course per session of the Hispanic Studies or Spanish Plus program and an 8-week part-time internship in a professional setting including 5 intercultural training seminars focused on immersion in the Spanish company. Depending on the area, there may be placements in which the student would do intensive courses for the first 15 days followed by a full-time Internship during the rest of the program.  

Students are required to have completed minimum B2 Spanish level to be eligible. Internships are offered in professional fields including Business, Technical fields, Tourism and Hospitality, Engineering, Public Relations and Education. Students must submit a résumé, motivation letter and list the fields of placement in order of preference. Students will carry out their internships in a professional area related to the studies completed at their home university, placements are made bearing in mind availability and the student’s preference. The university cannot guarantee placement in a particular field. An online interview for the placement and the completion of an additional form may be required prior to arrival in Madrid. Students can earn up to 9 credits. 

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Living Abroad

Apartment

Apartments are co-ed and generally shared with other AIFS or international students. Apartments are fully furnished and located in a central area of Madrid.

  • Single room
  • Communal kitchen, living areas and bathroom

Homestay

Living in a homestay is the best way to improve your Spanish and immerse yourself in Spanish life and culture and students often find this the most rewarding aspect of their study abroad experience.

  • Single room
  • Laundry once a week
  • Daily breakfast and dinner

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Madrid

History

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.

Architecture

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.

AIFS in Madrid Resident Director, Academic Year and Semester Programs

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Bárbara Francon

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.

Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of Spanish culture, a wide range of cultural activities and excursions are included in your program fee. The Resident Director organizes a variety of activities which may include:

  • Welcome tapas – get to know your fellow AIFSers and the AIFS staff in Madrid
  • Guided city tour
  • Guided tour of Chueca, Madrid’s vibrant LGBTQIA+ community
  • Royal Palace
  • Tapas Tour
  • Visit to the Prado Museum
  • Reina Sofía Museum
  • Madrid de los Austrias tour
  • Visits and activities of historical and cultural interest

Please note that students may need to pay an additional fee for some of the activities above.

Excursions

This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside Madrid and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Spain. Previous excursions have included:

Segovia.

Segovia (Included in program fee for students on Sessions 1, 2 and Combined Session/Internship Program students)

Locally guided tours and entrances to the Alcázar Castle. Includes round-trip transportation. 

  • Spain
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
Toledo.

Toledo (Included in program fee for students on Session 1 and Combined Session/Internship Program students)

Locally guided tours and entrance fees to the Toledo Cathedral, Church of Santo Tomé, Santa María la Blanca Synagogue. Includes round-trip transportation. 

  • Spain
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
El Escorial.

El Escorial (Included in program fee for students on Session 2 and Combined Session/Internship Program students)

Locally guided tour and visit to the Escorial palace. Includes round-trip transportation.

  • Spain
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
Barcelona,Spain
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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.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines

Details

  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline
    March 1, 2023
  • Deposit Deadline
    March 15, 2023
  • Scholarship Deadline
    March 1, 2023
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    May 30, 2023
  • Program Begins
    May 31, 2023
  • Program Ends
    June 28, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    June 29, 2023
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.

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Ready to Study Abroad in Madrid?

For more dates or questions, contact your program consultant:
(203) 399-5163 or email: studyabroad@aifs.com