CIEE: Madrid - Liberal Arts

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

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If you have at least three years of college-level Spanish, a Spanish language GPA of 3.0, a strong desire to be challenged academically, and a keen interest in participating in Spanish society by completely immersing yourself in Spanish culture by... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.4
Based on 19 Reviews
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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
February 05, 2018 Amazing
An international perspective - Brandeis University View Entire Review
August 05, 2017 Best Semester
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
I learned to become more independent and break out of my comfort zone. It was worthwhile getting absorbed in the culture and traveling to different countries in Europe and comparing the different cultures. - Providence College View Entire Review
I learned a new language and a whole new culture/ set of social skills. It was very much worth it. - Brandeis University 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
February 25, 2016 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
I can't even begin to explain all that I have learned in the past 6 months. My language skills, professional trajectory and personal goals have changed dramatically through exposure to a new culture, constant participation in a different language, and an introduction to a business setting that I have never experienced before! It... - Providence College View Entire Review
I learned a lot of independence, and I learned how to take the positive from every experience. - Brandeis University View Entire Review

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If you have at least three years of college-level Spanish, a Spanish language GPA of 3.0, a strong desire to be challenged academically, and a keen interest in participating in Spanish society by completely immersing yourself in Spanish culture by speaking only Spanish—in class, at your place of residence, and with fellow program participants—then, this program is ideal for you.

Program Snapshot:
-Take classes on a modern, wireless, green campus offering students regular University courses alongside Spanish students; perfect your spoken Spanish with tutors and conversation exchanges
-Join student clubs, from theater and sports to dance, choir, and orchestra
-Intern in the local community based on your major and add real life work experience to your résumé
-Explore Madrid and Spain through cultural and educational activities such as visits to museums, theaters, and galleries; travel to sites of cultural importance

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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$2500 per student

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For strong students of engineering who plan to further their studies with one of three programs: Engineering, Technology & Society in Dublin; Engineering & Society in Madrid; or Business, Engineering, Arts & Sciences in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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Awarded to motivated students who are eager to share the many transformative benefits of studying abroad when they return to campus. Awards are based on personal statements from student applicants that demonstrate motivation and financial need based on estimated family contribution (EFC).

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$2500 per student

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$2500 per student

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