CIEE: Madrid - Liberal Arts

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  • Location(s): Madrid, Spain
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad

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Come to Madrid and take your advanced Spanish language skills to the next level in one of the world’s most energetic, artistic, and cosmopolitan cities. Ideal for students majoring in humanities, social sciences, journalism, psychology, linguistic... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.3
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Learned to live independently, cook, manage work with household chores, live with people I wasn’t comfortable with - Wellesley College View Entire Review
September 20, 2019 No Pasa Nada
I learned a lot about being self-sufficient and navigating an unfamiliar place. It was very valuable. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Yes! Though I wouldn't do the same program again I still think I had a valuable experience - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Spanish definitely improved and I went out of my comfort zone. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Best/most important experience I've had so far. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I wish I had been forced to speak Spanish and not hang out with Americans. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
An international perspective - Brandeis University View Entire Review
August 05, 2017 Best Semester In Spain
My ability to speak Spanish has improved and I had a wonderful time living in and exploring Madrid. It is a beautiful city and the people are very welcoming and friendly. Traveling around Spain was a pleasure. I would recommend it to anyone. Madrid is a brilliant city to spend a semester in. I had a great time ad felt like I... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a new perspective and outlook along with new ways of connecting with people. My favorite aspect was how my relationship with time changed. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained knowledge about a different culture, independence in traveling and seeking out events that interested me, as well as life experience in my personal life. It was beyond worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself. I also learned a lot about what I want to do in the future. I wish I stayed longer, and am most definitely going to return to Spain in the near future. - Providence College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about international living and about Spanish culture during this semester. I had a great time, and it was absolutely worthwhile - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was fun, and I improved my spanish writing skills and grammar - Brandeis University View Entire Review
September 11, 2019 It Was Amazing.
This experience expanded my horizons. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
June 19, 2019 Some Good, Some Bad
Definitely improved my Spanish and increased my admiration of Spanish culture, through my own effort. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
That I would prefer to live in Spain or somewhere in Europe, my family lives here now and I would rather be closer to them and I enjoy the culture more. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I was able to work on my academic Spanish as well as learn what its like to live in a European city. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained so much from my semester in Madrid, and studying abroad was definitely one of the best decisions I made for my college career. I improved my Spanish both conversationally and academically, made great friends I'll keep in touch with back in the US, and pushed myself to try new things and get out of my comfort zone. I fel... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned so much about people. Since there were students from all over the country, it was interesting to see how we all interacted and communicated. I also learned a lot about my low, and Spanish culture. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Madrid - Liberal Arts
I really did learn more about who I was as a person, I learned to look at the world from a more open and accepting viewpoint, I became fluent in another language, discovered a new passion for travel, and made lifelong memories with new friends. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about how I like to live. Also, the type of city in which I want to work and start my life in. It was extremely worthwhile. - Trinity University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile, and I learned an incredible amount. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Refreshing
I learned to confide in myself, I learned how to talk to and relate with people from all walks of life. - University of La Verne View Entire Review
My Spanish fluency increased tremendously, which made it worthwhile. I definitely would recommend people the year program--that way you can come out 100% fluent! - Brandeis University View Entire Review

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Come to Madrid and take your advanced Spanish language skills to the next level in one of the world’s most energetic, artistic, and cosmopolitan cities. Ideal for students majoring in humanities, social sciences, journalism, psychology, linguistics, or communications and/or those who want to gain real-world work experience with an internship at a Spanish company. Students take classes at CIEE’s prestigious partner school, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and at the CIEE Global Institute - Madrid and agree to speak only Spanish to facilitate language and cultural immersion.

All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • European Studies
  • Western European Studies
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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