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Madrid Spanish Studies

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Sponsor: BU Study Abroad

Location: Madrid, Spain


The Madrid Spanish Program offers language and cultural immersion in the lively and cosmopolitan capital of Spain. The programs are designed for students who already have a background in Spanish language, and all courses are taught in Spanish at the Instituto Internacional and/or the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


Spanish majors and minors must discuss their study abroad plans with a departmental adviser.

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete a BU application by the program's deadline

Languages: Spanish

Language Requirements: 

Prerequisite language skills identify the student’s level in this program:

  • Level I (Intensive Spanish Language Studies): 1 year (completion of Spanish 101-3 or 115-2) or the equivalent of college-level Spanish.
  • Level II (Advanced Language Program): 2.5 years (completion of Spanish 199) or the equivalent of college-level Spanish.
  • Level III (University Studies Program at UAM), Spring Semester only: 3 years or the equivalent of college-level Spanish.


Home stays

Program Costs: 

Fall 2014: $34,668

Billed by Northwestern: $30,358

  • Tuition: $22,843
  • Program fee: $5,015
    (includes room/board, group flight from New York, and other program costs)
  • SAAF: $2,500

Estimated additional costs: $4,310

  • Local transportation: $255
  • Books & supplies: $350
  • Personal expenses: $3,400
  • Visa: $160
  • HTH: $145


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