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Live the life of a true madrileno when you study abroad in Spain's capital and largest city with CEA. Madrid boasts an impressive array of cultural and historical attractions, from the amazing art works of Picasso, Miro, Goya, el Greco, Dali and m... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.8
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The European culture is so important to experience, and it's humbling to learn about other countries history, culture, geography, economy, etc. It is things like these that you cannot learn without going out and seeing it unfold in front of you. - Universidad Antonio de Nebrija / Nebrija University View Entire Review
May 15, 2018 Cea Madrid
I gained an amazing experience in stepping outside of my comfort zone. I would recommend studying abroad to absolutely everyone. - University of Dayton View Entire Review
This experience was very much worthwhile. I learned a lot about myself in the course of the two and a half months that I was abroad. I stepped out of my comfort zone on many occasions and took on opportunities that I never thought I would. I became a lot more independent and open to new things after this trip , which I believe a... - DePaul University View Entire Review
Past Review Viva Espana
That every minute you have can't be taken for granted. Living abroad taught me so much about myself that I would have never been able to learn here at home. It was eye opening to know that in four months I was able to call another city halfway across the world, home. - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review
Past Review Unforgettable
That there are so many ways at viewing the world, I really became sympathetic to other cultures views. Best decision I ever made to study abroad. - Shippensburg University View Entire Review
Now I work in the non-profit field with primarily Spanish-speakers. Studying in Madrid was probably the only college semester that I would call 'fun' so I suppose it was the redeeming aspect of my four years in the Spanish department. As for traveling, my semester in Madrid taught me that living abroad is much better than taking... - Point Loma Nazarene University View Entire Review
Yes. I learned how to respect, tolerate, understand, and enjoy other cultures. The experience had made me appreciate my studies and the ability to gain a world knowledge. - Towson University View Entire Review
I had a stellar time abroad in Madrid this past semester, and a large part of that was thanks to CEA. The on-site staff team were incredible (Thanks Silvia, Alvaro, and Emilia!) and they did a great job at making the transition to Madrid as smooth as possible. Throughout the semester, the staff were readily available to answer a... - Colorado State University View Entire Review
I gained a ton of things being abroad. I gained a greater appreciation for cultures, traveling, and language as a whole. It was incredibly worthwhile because I got to see how other education systems work and how even just simple cultural differences of the lifestyles here. - Belmont University View Entire Review
I learned life experiences that i will never forget. - Stephen F. Austin State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CEA: Madrid, Spain
I learned so much about the culture, language and history. I gained a lot of friends during the trip that I know will be life long friendships. It was worth every penny and I'd recommend to anyone who is deciding whether to study abroad or not to just do it. I promise it will be one of the best decisions you will ever make. - Western Washington University View Entire Review
so far yes! - Illinois State University View Entire Review
The experience was very beneficial. I gained a new respect and understanding of the Spanish language. - Towson University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CEA Global Education: Madrid, Spain
I improved my language and intercultural skills immensely. I met great people and built lasting friendships. Living abroad reshaped my understanding of who I am. I saw amazing sights and participated in incredibly enriching experiences. Study Abroad was one of the best experiences of my life. - Union University View Entire Review

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Live the life of a true madrileno when you study abroad in Spain's capital and largest city with CEA. Madrid boasts an impressive array of cultural and historical attractions, from the amazing art works of Picasso, Miro, Goya, el Greco, Dali and more, all housed in the Art Triangle -- the Prado, Reina Sofia, and Thyssen Museums -- to the stunning architecture that's sprinkled throughout the city. Spend a lazy afternoon strolling through the Casa de Campo or El Retiro parks, or browse the shops on the Gran Via. Take your classes at our partner institution, Antonio de Nebrija University, and focus on business, liberal arts, or Spanish language and culture. Of course, no study abroad experience in Madrid would be complete without a thorough exploration of the city's infamous tapas bars! Immerse even further into Spanish culture -- and gain hands-on experience -- by taking advantage of volunteering opportunities through CEA and participating in cultural activities, such as flamenco shows, tours of Palacio Real, and our Intercambio (language exchange) program.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Business
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Social Sciences
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Business Administration and Management
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1997
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For CEA students who seek a global learning experience.

$400-$3000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (found on the CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; An original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing why it is important to gain “a new way of seeing things” and how you will achieve this while studying abroad: "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." – Henry Miller

For CEA students who are interested in pursuing a career with global ties.

$400-$2000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 3.0; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (both found on the CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; An original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing your career goals and how the skills and attributes you hope to gain while studying abroad will support your professional endeavors: "All major hiring companies need global citizens. Global sensitivities, global perspective, global insight, along with maturity and a capacity for risk-taking, are exactly the skills every major organization is looking for – in every industry." – Kevin Gill, Global Director of Staffing for Honeywell

For CEA students who demonstrate a high need for additional funding.

$500-$1000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (found on CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; and Financial Need Scholarship Form (Found on CEA website -- work with the financial aid office at your home institution to complete the form)

For CEA students who excel academically.

$750-$3,000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 3.7; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (both found on CEA website); and an original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing how you look forward to ‘learning, unlearning, and relearning’ and how you will accomplish your learning/unlearning goals during your study abroad experience: "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." – Alvin Toffler

For CEA students from diverse backgrounds or students who have had a personal experience with diversity

$400-$2,000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application & Recommendation Form (both found on the CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; and an original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing how your experience with diversity has prepared you for your study abroad experience: "Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends." – Maya Angelou

CEA has partnered with the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative that strives to double the number of U.S. college students who study abroad, to offer this scholarship to CEA students

$400-$750

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application & Recommendation Form (both found on CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; and an original 400-500 word essay reflecting on how you plan to utilize your international experience to connect your home community and other international communities before, during, and after your time abroad.

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