PROGRAM TITLE:
apply nowSpanish Language and Culture Program
HOST INSTITUTION: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
MINIMUM AGE: 18
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: No previous study of Spanish required. Open to all levels of Spanish speakers.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Student apartments, local host families, and student residencias. Host family and residencia housing includes 2-3 meals per day and laundry service. For student apartments, meals and laundry service are not included. All Madrid housing includes internet access. 
G.P.A. REQUIREMENT 2.75
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: Spanish and English
ACADEMIC PROGRAM:

Academic Program

This program is designed for students at all levels of Spanish who want to study abroad in Madrid, and focuses on Spanish grammar, conversation, and culture. The program operates on a quarter schedule and offers up to 180 contact hours per quarter term (depending on language level and options chosen). Each student’s Spanish level is determined by a placement exam administered upon arrival by the University Complutense of Madrid. Academic year students must take a placement exam each semester.

PROGRAM OPTIONS

Students will complete one of 3 tracks per term in this program (tracks are differentiated based on the student’s language level and academic goals). In all tracks, students may also choose to add additional hours or combine two quarter terms for additional credit. Students who combine terms will receive a 5% discount on the subsequent term(s).


TRACK 1 – INTENSIVE LANGUAGE QUARTER (120 contact hours; 12 quarter credits; 8 semester credits): This track is open to students at all levels who are interested in improving their Spanish language skills. 

TRACK 2 – SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE QUARTER (180 contact hours; 18 quarter credits; 12 semester credits): This track is open to intermediate and advanced-level students who are interested in improving their Spanish language skills while taking additional hours of culture and content courses.

TRACK 3 – HISPANIC STUDIES QUARTER (180 contact hours; 18 quarter credits; 12 semester credits): 
This track is open to advanced and superior-level students who are interested in taking more in-depth Spanish cultural courses. Students can opt to take either a combination of cultural and Spanish language courses or just cultural courses. Students are not required to take a Spanish language course at this level.

 

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: Spanish and English
ACCEPTANCE TO U.S. UNIVERSITY REQUIRED: No
DATES & PRICES:  

 

 

  Winter 2018 (Quarter): January 3, 2018 - March 21, 2018 Intensive Lang.: $9,980 (120 hrs); $10,880 (180 hrs); Span. Lang & Culture: $11,450 (185 hrs); Hispanic Studies: $11,450 (180 hrs)
  Spring 2018 (Quarter): March 29, 2018 - June 15, 2018 Intensive Lang.: $9,980 (120 hrs); $10,880 (180 hrs); Span. Lang & Culture: $11,450 (185 hrs); Hispanic Studies: $11,450 (180 hrs)
  Fall 2018 (Quarter): September 26, 2018 - December 15, 2018 Intensive Lang.: $9,980 (120 hrs); $10,880 (180 hrs); Span. Lang & Culture: $11,450 (185 hrs); Hispanic Studies: $11,450 (180 hrs)

 

Spain’s capital since 1561, Madrid is the contemporary capital of Spanish culture, finance, and industry. A large, international and cosmopolitan city, Madrid is a city of possibilities. It boasts incredible monuments and museums, including the Museo del Prado, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Visitors cannot miss the Iglesia de San Isidro, once the cathedral of Madrid, or the Palacio Real. Madrid is also known for its fountains and elaborate parks, including the glorious Parque del Retiro. The energy of Madrid is in its street life and warm people. Taking a gap year in Madrid means experiencing more than a classroom – it means experiencing the history of Spain and its people. API gives gap students the chance to live and learn in this fast-paced capital city.

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