Study Internship in Madrid

Exceptional cultural, personal and professional growth in cosmopolitan Madrid

What to Expect:

  • Language: English and Spanish
  • Average Courseload: 4-5 courses (12-15 credits)
  • GPA Requirement: 2.5


  • Live in the cultural and geographical heart of Spain
  • Enjoy an intimate and supportive campus setting
  • Wide variety of courses offered in both Spanish (all levels) and English
  • Internship based on your academic background and career interests
  • Tons of social and cultural activities, including overnight excursions

Program Details

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

With the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija’s centrally located international campus, the heart of Madrid is only a ten-minute walk away. You can easily explore the city as you study. Your courses will be just as exciting as the city itself. You can pick from five areas of studies, and you can also choose to take classes in English or Spanish. Courses are offered in a variety of fields, from business to art to women’s studies.

At Nebrija, you’ll meet Spanish students and other international students from around the world. The university plans many excursions so you can get to know your new city and the rest of the country. Excursions often include Toledo, Salamanca, and Segovia. A fantastic new-student orientation will help you easily transition to living in Spain.

On campus, you’ll have access to the library, a beautiful terrace, a computer lab with free wifi, and the cafeteria. Join one or more of the many clubs and international organizations on campus to meet new people and deepen your connection with Madrid. Clubs and activities include language exchanges, workshops on public speaking or intercultural communications, and welcome parties, dinners, and games.

Accreditation(s): Ministry of Education and Science.

The following are the possible course offerings you may choose from:

Courses offered in Spanish:

Spanish Language:
Spanish Language, Specific Grammar Problems, Conversation and Composition, Conversation and Reading, Written Language, Business Spanish, Language Study, Spanish in the Media

Spanish Literature:
Panorama of Spanish Literature, Contemporary Spanish Novel, 20th Century Spanish Theatre, Medieval Literature, Women in Spanish Golden Age Literature, Celestinas y Donjuanes

Spanish Culture and Civilization:
Spain and Spaniards, Discovering Spain, Diverse Spain, Contemporary Spanish Society, Current Spanish Issues, Spanish Cinema and Society, Art and Civilization, Art in the Prado Museum, Contemporary Spain

For a list of course descriptions of the electives offered in Spanish during Spring please click here.

Courses offered in English:

International Business and Management:
International Business, International Marketing, International Management, International Communications for Professional Purposes

Art and Art History:
Fundamental Aspects of Spanish Art, Spanish Civilization and Culture, Modern Art and Architecture in Spanish Cities

History and Politics:
European Studies: Culture, History and Integration, European Cinema: A Reflection on European Identity, Integration, The European Union, International Relations, Contemporary World, Intercultural Communication

Gender Studies:
Women’s Roles in Present-Day Spain

For a list of course descriptions of the electives offered in English during Spring please click here.

Intensive Spanish Language

Language intensive month offered before each semester- Spanish Language and Culture

Why Life in Madrid

Madrid is both the capital of Spain and the country’s largest city. It’s home to four million people, and is Spain’s center for art, shopping, cuisine, film, and politics. Don’t be intimidated by the city’s impressive size—it offers something for every traveler. Madrid’s public transportation system makes it easy for students to travel through the city.

Be sure to tour some of Madrid’s famous museums, like the Prado Museum, which contains one of the most impressive collections of European art. If politics and government interest you, check out the Parliament building. Food lovers will rejoice at the streets lined with every culinary treat and option imaginable. If you’re more of a night owl, then Madrid’s legendary nightlife will keep you entertained. It’s not uncommon to encounter more traffic after midnight than you do during the day.

For a city with options for every mood, look no further than Madrid. From ancient cobblestone streets to bustling boulevards, Madrid will keep you charmed and entertained during one of the best semesters of your life.

Live La Vida Local

  • Visit to the Royal Palace

    Located right in the center of the city, this stunning monument has over 2500 rooms! Walk through the palace grounds and get the feel for how kings and queens used to enjoy their private life.

  • Flamenco cultural show

    Spain is the birthplace of the rich, passionate art form of Flamenco. Learn about this traditional Spanish cultural performance and even get a chance to try your own skills!

  • Wine Tasting

    To say Spain is well-known for their wine is an understatement! Come taste the flavors of Spanish geography from wine regions such as Rioja or Ribera.

  • Visit to Santiago Bernabeu football stadium

    Take a tour of the place where the legendary David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo play for Real Madrid. The Spanish love their futbol!

  • Madrid de los Austrias

    Through funny anecdotes and stories we will review a time period of Madrid which can still be reflected in many of its streets and spaces; the reign of the Habsburgs.

What's Included


Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Orientation to Madrid’s cultural highlights and excellent transportation system
  • Transportation card
  • Airport shuttle to and from airport
  • Day trips to locations such as Toledo, Salamanca, and Segovia
  • Guided day trips to places like the Royal Palace, Spanish Parliament, and major museums around the city.
  • Cultural and recreational excursions and activities in Madrid
  • Full-time tuition and fees
  • Internship placement and supervision
  • Housing in shared residence or apartment
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • CISabroad support services before, during, and after the program
  • On-site support
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Predeparture orientation
  • Official Universidad de Nebrija transcript
  • NYTimes Digital Subscription
  • La Vida Local cultural program

Program Excursions

While participating on a CIS Abroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.
Museo Del Prado

Museo Del Prado

Spain’s impressive national art museum is based on the former Spanish Royal Collection. It features one of the world’s finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 19th century.



Explore this picturesque millenary city located just outside Madrid, where a stunning Roman aqueduct still stands.



Visit a traditional city in Spain. A tour introduces you to the city’s history, architecture, and unique culture. You’ll spend the night, giving you an excellent chance to explore the city on your own.

Your Support Staff

CIS Abroad Advising & Support
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You’ll be supported every step of the way!

Global Advising

Our advising team will help match you with a program that fits your academic and personal needs. Once you have selected your program our advisor will help you complete your Online Application.

Program Enrollment

Once you’ve started your application and submitted the $90 deposit, you’ll be assigned a program enrollment coordinator who will guide you through the enrollment process to get you abroad!

Sara Hazzard
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Slow down! Before jet setting off to multiple countries, take time to get to know the place you decided to call home for the next few months. The best travel experiences occur when you meet locals and learn about activities that aren’t in your guidebook.

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Additional Information:

As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.

CIS Abroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.