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Madrid Spanish & European Studies

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Sponsor: BU Study Abroad

Location: Madrid, Spain


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

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


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

Academic Information:

  • The BU Madrid course, SHA HF 320: Food in Spain: Culinary History and Sociocultural Context, is not transferable to Northwestern because Northwestern does not have an undergraduate department of Hospitality Administration.

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

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

Languages: Spanish, English

Language Requirements: 

None; however, students are required to take a Spanish language class while on the program


Homestays (meals included)

Program Costs: 

Fall 2017: $35,346

Billed by Northwestern: $32,031

  • Tuition: $25,490
  • Program fee: $3,841
    (room/board, group flight from New York, and other services)
  • Study Abroad Fee: $2,700

Estimated additional costs: $3,315

  • Local transportation: $255
  • Books & supplies: $350
  • Personal expenses: $2,550
  • Visa: $160

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