ISA Study Abroad in Madrid, Spain

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Madrid (pop. 3 million), the capital and geographic center of Spain, is a wonderfully vibrant city with rich cultural, artistic, and intellectual activity. Students will be captivated by Madrid's impressive universities, royal palaces, pristine pa... read more

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OVERALL RATING 3.9
Based on 8 Reviews
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January 09, 2017 Amazing!
My language skills improved. - Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne / IPFW View Entire Review
September 03, 2015 You're Going To Regret It.
It was the worst mistake I ever made. - California State University - Long Beach View Entire Review
I gained a strong respect for international students in America and I think it was definitely worthwhile. - Auburn University View Entire Review
It was extremely worthwhile and the best investment I ever made; this experience helped me figure out what I wanted to study and pursue in the near future. - University of California - Davis View Entire Review
Past Review Life Altering!
What didn't I learn? It was incredibly worth while, it's probably the greatest learning experience I will ever have. - University of Texas - San Antonio View Entire Review
Past Review Isa Madrid
Amazing to see a different world - Carleton College View Entire Review
Past Review Viva Espana
Yes - Pace University View Entire Review
Definitely. It changed my life. - University of California - Los Angeles View Entire Review
I gained another perspective on practices of living life. I am much more culturally aware and interested in foreign affairs. I hope to utilize my knowledge and experience gained in my career as a nurse practitioner when dealing with patients of other cultures. - Yale University View Entire Review
Yes. It truly was life-changing. I think I matured more in 2 months than I did my entire time at college! I have considered moving to Spain after graduation. - John Carroll University View Entire Review
I gained knowledge of the culture, language and independence. I had a wide understanding of different cultures prior to the trip. I had traveled to Europe every year for 5 years prior to my study abroad experience, along with having a close friend from Germany. However, I learned more about the history and how it impacts the ... - University of Wisconsin - Whitewater View Entire Review
I loved my study abroad program! I traveled to so many places and learned so much about my host country. - University of Denver View Entire Review
Yes, definitely. - University of California - Berkeley View Entire Review
I gained a better sense of cultural awareness and an understanding of other cultural mindsets. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
September 03, 2015 Unforgettable
I learned a lot about myself and how I fit in within a wider global context. - University of Tulsa View Entire Review
April 14, 2015 Yo Soy Español
I learned how to be independent, how to manage stressful situations while traveling and how to live in a different culture and being open to trying new things. - University of California - Los Angeles / UCLA View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile and I gained a lot of friends from around the world. I grew up and became more independent and learned a new language. I would not change my experience for anything. - California Lutheran University View Entire Review
I gained international friends, a better understanding of the language and culture, and lifelong experiences I wouldn't take back for anything - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
All of the reasons previously mentioned made my experience INCREDIBLY worthwhile. I would highly recommend this program--it seems cliché to say that it changed my life, but it certainly did. I look forward to any new travel experience mostly because of the positive experience I had here. One additional thing that made this pr... - Belmont University View Entire Review
By taking me out of my natural element, this experience has changed my life. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
You will not believe how good it is until you try it. - Hastings College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Studies Abroad (ISA): Madrid - Spanish Language and Culture Trimester
It was the best learning experience of the course of working on my under graduate degree!! - University of Pittsburgh - Bradford View Entire Review
Two hands down YES! - Xavier University View Entire Review
Past Review Isa Madrid
It was an amazing opportunity to live in Madrid and to communicate daily in Spanish. I became more independent and confident and had a wonderful time doing it. - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
It was completely the best invested I've ever made. I would do it again. It helped me continue on my career path to foreign language teaching. - Mount Mary University View Entire Review

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Madrid (pop. 3 million), the capital and geographic center of Spain, is a wonderfully vibrant city with rich cultural, artistic, and intellectual activity. Students will be captivated by Madrid's impressive universities, royal palaces, pristine parks, and world-famous art museums. The city itself is a unique combination of old and new. Certain areas of Madrid are filled with modern high-rise apartments and bustling commercial zones, while other areas offer traditional landscapes with picturesque neighborhoods and quaint cafes. Inhabitants of the Spanish capital, referred to as "madrileños," seem to celebrate life at every turn, enjoying the company of friends and making the most out of each picture-perfect day they're afforded. Madrid's cultural diversity, world-famous art and architecture, and dynamic nightlife are sure to satisfy international students of all types!

ISA offers a diverse array of academic programs in Madrid for students at all levels of Spanish proficiency. Program participants will study at either the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija or the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and may choose from summer, semester, trimester, or year sessions. Depending on language level, students will take courses from a wide variety of subject areas including Spanish language, history, literature, culture, art history, geography, business, political science, economics, and psychology.

Programs in Madrid
offer courses at various language levels. Program participants can study at the
Universidad Antonio de Nebrija or at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.  All classes are taught by faculty from the
host university.

 



Available programs at
the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija include:
 • Spanish Language,
Liberal Arts and Business
 • Hispanic Studies
 • Spanish Language
& Courses with Locals

 


Available program at
the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid includes:

• Business and
Communication Courses with Locals in English and Liberal Arts Courses in
Spanish

  



Courses are offered with international
students or Spanish students, depending on the program.

Gap Year Opportunities
are also available.


Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
0
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International Studies Abroad / ISA Scholarships

In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad. As a testament to his early struggle and lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, ISA offers USD 58,000 annually in scholarships to be used towards ISA programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Scholarship awardees will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which gives students the chance to add content to ISA’s Student blog. The student may also be given an opportunity to be part of ISA’s offices abroad based on the need of the particular office.

12 x $2000 for Fall Programs; 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Fall-start) Year Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Spring-start) Year Programs

Deadlines:
Fall (and Fall-start): April 30th Winter/Spring (and Winter-start): October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Attend an ISA-affiliated university. See our list of Affiliated Universities for more information. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. (Courses must appear on official transcript.) • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the Eligibility Requirements and Application for more information on eligibility, scholarship availability, and application instructions.

ISA offers USD 8,000 worth of scholarships annually dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum. Michaela was a junior studying International Business and Spanish at Seattle University and was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Her experience was tragically cut short when she lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. ISA hopes that this scholarship will help aspiring study abroad students and will do so in memory of Michaela who only began to realize her dream of study abroad. The scholarship is both merit and financial need-based scholarships for the study abroad expenses for the summer term of the student awardees

8 x $1,000 for Summer Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA Summer study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. Courses must appear on official transcript. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

The ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad. The scholarship amounts to USD 14,000 in awards and is to be used towards ISA programs.

2 x $1,000 for Summer Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Fall Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th Fall: April 30th Winter/Spring: October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

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