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HOST INSTITUTION: Universidad Nebrija
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.

Academic Program


12-21 U.S. semester credits

Offering classes taught in English in both business and humanities, as well as Spanish language courses, at all levels, the Spanish Language, Business and Humanities Program is open to beginning, intermediate, advanced and superior level Spanish speakers who want to study abroad in Madrid. Students who have completed more advanced Spanish courses can choose from a wide variety of classes focusing on Spanish culture and civilization that are taught in Spanish. A placement exam determines the language level of each student.

Students can choose courses taught in Spanish from within their language level as well as courses from within the “Courses In English” category. The fall early start semester begins with an intensive two-week Spanish language course for 3 semester credits. The spring early start semester begins with an intensive four-week Spanish language course for 6 credits. Depending on the term, students then choose four-five additional classes at 3 credits each for a total of 12 or 21 semester credits.


API students will receive a transcript from Universidad Nebrija upon completion of their program.


  Academic Year (Early Start: August 30, 2017 - May 19, 2018 $26,640
  Academic Year: September 13, 2017 - May 19, 2018 $25,540
  Spring 2018 (Early Start): January 3, 2018 - May 19, 2018 $14,590
  Spring 2018: February 1, 2018 - May 19, 2018 $13,390
  Fall (Early Start) 2018: August 30, 2018 - December 21, 2018 $14,250
  Fall 2018: September 13, 2018 - December 21, 2018 $13,180
  Academic Year (Early Start) 2018-2019: August 30, 2018 - May 18, 2019 $26,640
  Academic Year 2018-2019: September 13, 2018 - May 18, 2019 $25,580


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. A gap year with API gives students the chance to live and learn in this fast-paced capital city.

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