Program sponsor: BU Study Abroad
The Madrid Spanish and European Studies program offers language and cultural immersion for students at all levels of Spanish proficiency. The program combines the study of Spanish language with courses focused on Spanish and European art, cinema, culture, history, literature, and politics, while giving students the opportunity to experience life in a dynamic European city. Courses are taught in English and Spanish by Spanish and international faculty at the Instituto Internacional en España.
Open to students from all majors meeting Northwestern's minimum application requirements.
None; however, students are required to take a Spanish language class while on the program.
The BU Madrid course, SHA HF 320: Food in Spain: Culinary History and Sociocultural Context, is not transferable to Northwestern.
6 Northwestern units. Visit Registration & Credit to learn more about credit types and requirements, registration, and other considerations.
Individual bedrooms in local family home. All meals (3 meals per day/ 7 days per week) will be provided by the host family. A packed lunch will be provided by the host family if the student is unable to commute home for lunch.
Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.
This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for affiliated BU programs, and is intended as a guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of your study abroad process. You should always refer to your program materials for the most current information and instructions.
After you are accepted to a BU program, you will be required to pay a deposit directly to BU to confirm your participation on the program. It is your responsibility to pay the deposit; Northwestern cannot pay or waive deposits for affiliated programs.
Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule, and will include your BU program fee and the NU study abroad fee. Refer to your program materials for the most current cost information.
If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.
It is your responsibility to waive the Boston University domestic student health insurance plan, which will be billed to you directly by BU.
Because your program fee will be billed through your Northwestern account, you should not receive a separate invoice from BU for your study abroad program. However, additional fees may apply for certain courses, housing add-ons, field trips, or other optional items related to your program. If applicable, you are responsible for paying these fees directly to BU.