Madrid, Spain


Study Abroad

At a Glance


Apartment, Homestay, Residence Hall


6 per Summer

Language of Instruction:


Language Prerequisites:

2 semesters of college-level Spanish; enrollment in a Spanish course in the last year

Visa Required:


About the Program

This program offers intermediate and advanced Spanish language courses and area studies courses taught in Spanish. Classes integrate the best of Madrid’s historic and cultural opportunities, allowing you to improve your Spanish skills while also discovering Spain’s rich artistic, theatrical, and film heritage.

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Improve Your Spanish Language Skills

Join activities with Spanish students.

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Travel Throughout Spain

Our field trips take you outside the city to see Spain.

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Join Cultural Events & Activities

Take advantage of the cultural events we organize in Madrid.

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Follow Your Academic Interests

Take a course from a variety of disciplines.

Summer 2024

Program Dates:

May 16 - June 28

Application Deadline:

Estimated Cost:


Program Advisor

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Liat Wasserman

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️

About the Destination

an aerial view of Arco de la Victoria in Madrid at night

Why Madrid?

Imagine yourself studying abroad in Spain’s capital and largest city—Madrid. Warm summer evenings attract throngs of Madrileños to the streets of the city, where they sip coffee on terrazas and watch a parade of fashionable Spaniards—now is your chance to experience it, too. Madrid is a leading cultural center in Europe and home to many world-famous museums including the Prado, Reina Sofia, and Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Learn More About Madrid

Get to Know Your New City

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Visit La Tabacalera

Catch a free concert or art show.

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Take a Walk in the Park

Spend a lazy Sunday afternoon walking down la Gran Via and la Calle.

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Enjoy Fresh Foods

Stop by the farmers' market the first Saturday of every month.

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Explore Must-See Museums

You don’t want to miss some of the top art museums in the world!

The Student Experience

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  • Apartment
  • Homestay
  • Residence Hall


We offer single room apartments which resemble student residence halls with private bathrooms that are located in residential areas near the IES Abroad Madrid Center. Apartments are furnished, including a fully equipped shared kitchen as well as a personal minifridge. Utilities and Wi-Fi access are included. Gym facilities are available. Meals are not included in this option and are ideal for students who wish to prepare their own meals. There are two apartment options. Larger apartment options are available and carry an additional fee.

NOTE: This option is best for students with dietary restrictions like vegetarians and vegans.