Program Overview

This well-supported summer study abroad program in Spain’s largest city, Madrid, provides a comfortable home base at a small, private Spanish university. With a campus of around 5,000 students, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija is an ideal setting for students looking for a comfortable, close-knit community, international student atmosphere, and a vibrant social scene in the “university area” of Madrid. Summer festivals and cultural happenings, excellent academics, and fun excursions make this an ideal Spanish summer experience.

GPA Requirement
2.5
Application Deadlines
Summer - Session 1 (or 1 & 2): April 1
Summer - Session 2: April 15
Avg Course Load
2 classes per session (6 US credits)
Language(s) of Instruction
English and Spanish
Highlights
  • Centrally located campus, where the heart of the city is a short walk away
  • University-organized activities and clubs
  • Spanish language classes for all levels
  • Staff support and a new-student orientation
  • University with a strong international student community
Your Journey Begins Here
  • Connect with your friendly Global Advisor to ask questions and find the best fit program. Start planning for on campus processes, and apply by the application deadline.
  • Meet your Program Enrollment Coordinator to finalize acceptance paperwork, housing, courses, flights, visas, and payments. Attend one our our LIVE pre-departure orientations.
  • Fly away! You'll be greeted at the airport (comforting after a long flight!) and experience a robust On-site Orientation and La Vida Local Curriculum with your Site Director.

Academics

WHY THIS UNIVERSITY?

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.

campus buildings in front of universidad antonio de nebrija

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR COURSES

Now the fun part! You get to pick the courses you will take abroad. Review the course information on this page. Once you’ve decided which courses you want to take, fill out the CISabroad Course Selection Worksheet in your online portal.

COURSE APPROVAL

Make sure to talk with your home university about course approval and get additional classes approved before you go abroad. For example, if you are taking 4 classes abroad, we recommend getting 8 approved. This gives you some flexibility in setting up your class schedule. Think about courses required for your major, but also courses that fulfill your elective requirements.

GPA REQUIREMENT

If you find your GPA is lower than the requirement listed at the top of this page, do not despair! Get in touch to let us know your situation. In many cases, there are additional application materials that you can submit to make your case for acceptance.

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Spanish

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Art & Design
Business
Communications
Humanities
Social Sciences

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Choose Your Courses

Choose your courses, making sure to get them approved by your home university and then fill out the Course Selection Worksheet in your portal.

Life in Madrid

Welcome and Orientation

Upon arrival you’ll take part in both the university and CISabroad orientation program. You’ll learn the “do’s and don’ts” of life in Spain, like how to get around by public transportation, how to stay safe, what to do in case of an emergency and who to contact if you have any questions. We’ll also tell you all about our favorite places in town (restaurants, museums, markets, etc). Oh, and you’ll join in on a welcome meal, something traditional and yummy (ever tried Spanish Tortilla?) so that you can start to taste the local flavor.

Farewell and Re-entry Program

Though you’re not an astronaut returning from space, re-entering your home culture after being abroad can be shocking to the system. We’ll walk you through some of the things to expect, rehash your time abroad so that you can remember the highlights and, yep, we’ll feed you again as part of your farewell to Spain.

Housing Options

CIS Abroad Summer in Madrid at Universidad Antonio de Nebrija students have the option of living in an apartment with other international students or living in homestay with a local host.

Students in apartments enjoy some of the most luxurious student residences in Madrid! You’ll live with other study abroad, international, and Spanish students in a community living space, with six to fourteen rooms per residence. Apartments are all centrally located and close to all forms of public transportation.

  • Single rooms
  • Shared apartments with other international students
  • Fully furnished with kitchen

In the homestay, you’ll speak Spanish daily and immerse yourself in madrileño culture. There is no better way to learn the language.

  • Students in homestays receive a cleaning service
  • Two meals per day
  • Laundry service is available upon request

Local Life

  • 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.

Program Excursions

While participating on a CISabroad 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.

CISabroad Study Abroad Semester Program museo spain del prago madrid exursion

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.

Segovia

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

Salamanca

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

Global Advising Team

Travel Tip: We love what we do and want to talk to you! The Global Advising Center is here to help you decide on a program, and complete the Online Application. From the moment you first hear from us be it through a phone call, email or personal visit, you will find that our passion for international education is contagious. We’re ready to launch you abroad.

Juliana Casella
Program Enrollment Coordinator - Europe

Travel Tip: Start walking and don’t be afraid to get lost, that is how you begin to understand your surroundings. If the culture is slow – be slow! Take hours to enjoy a coffee and connect with a friend. If the pace is fast, jump in! Be patient with yourself as you adjust. Start a journal and write everything down. It’s incredible to look back and remind yourself of who you were at a time of growth and discovery!

Learn more about Juliana

Sara Hazzard
Site Director of Madrid, Spain

Travel Tip: 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.

Learn more about Sara

Program Fees & Dates

Advisor Tip: Please WAIT to book flights until you have received confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork. Dates posted here are subject to change.

  • Summer 2020: Session 1
    Application Deadline
    April 1
    Arrival
    June 1 (Estimated)
    Departure
    June 29 (Estimated)
    PRICE
    $4,690 - $4,990 (Estimated)
    Apartment: $4,690 Homestay: $4,990
  • Summer 2020: Session 2
    Application Deadline
    April 15
    Arrival
    June 29
    Departure
    July 27
    PRICE
    $4,690 - $4,990
    Apartment: $4,690 Homestay: $4,990
  • Summer 2020: Sessions 1 & 2
    Application Deadline
    April 1
    Arrival
    June 1 (Estimated)
    Departure
    July 27 (Estimated)
    PRICE
    $7,290 - $7,590 (Estimated)
    Apartment: $7,290 Homestay: $7,590

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

Program Inclusions

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

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Go on multiple guided day trips around Madrid
  • Transportation card
  • Participate in a comprehensive orientation that will provide you with everything to adapt to your new campus and city
  • Full-time tuition and fees
  • Accommodation in Student Residence Halls
  • Transportation Card for bus, metro, and train travel in Madrid
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • CIS Abroad support services before, during, and after the program
  • On-site support
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Predeparture orientation
  • Airport pickup
  • Official Universidad de Nebrija transcript
  • La Vida Local cultural program