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
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This experience was very beneficial. I'm more sensitive to different cultures. People are very different depending on their culture and I think it's really interesting. It has increased my love of interacting with people. I am an interior design student so in the future I will need to interact with different people from differen... - Mount Mary University View Entire Review
In the future, I think I will spend time traveling in Latin America which I now know for sure is better suited to my wants & travel needs. I am glad I had this opportunity to get to know Iberian culture. It was definitely worth while but I don't feel the desire to do it again. - University of Denver View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Studies Abroad (ISA): Madrid - Spanish Language and Culture Trimester
Past Review Mucho De Madrid
Of course, any time abroad is always worthwhile, whether it's bad, great, or just so-so. I have a lot of that to give credit to personal things such as having my boyfriend there since he's spanish, etc. Also, making some really great friends helped throughout the whole process no matter what comes your way, you can always use a ... - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
Yes, it was awesome! - University of Denver View Entire Review
For me it was more of a general, personal maturity. I was a bit older than the other students (27) and had never lived away from home. Everyone was great, and I learned there is so much more out there for me. I am now pursuing a degree in Law. - University of California - Riverside 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:
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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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