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Engineering & Math
Summer 2023 June/July 8-Week 1 Course Madrid

Engineering & Math Available Sessions

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About the Program

Spend your summer studying engineering and math concepts in Madrid, one of Europe’s fastest growing tech hubs. Math and elective courses are taught in English, so no Spanish is required, although there will be plenty of opportunities to develop your Spanish language skills as you explore this cosmopolitan capital city. Take advantage of the chance to satisfy some of your degree requirements while taking in the rich culture and history that Madrid has to offer.

Requirements


  • Overview
  • Location:
  • Madrid
  • Dates:
  • 5/22/23 - 7/15/23
  • Price:
  • $6,895
  • Credits:
  • 3 - 4
  • Deadlines
  • Apply by:
  • Closed
  • Withdraw by:
  • 4/17/23
  • Application Requirements
  • $95 Online Application Fee
  • Transcript - Unofficial
  • Complete Application
  • Eligibility
  • Foreign Language Proficiency:
  • All Levels
  • Course Prerequisites:
  • Some courses may have prerequisites.
  • Education
    Completed:
  • High School Graduate
  • Minimum GPA:
  • 2.5

The CEA CAPA Madrid Center’s, courses are designed to increase your understanding of the diverse history, politics, and culture of Spain. Faculty uses the city as an extended classroom, allowing you to not only acquire discipline-specific knowledge, but also create intellectual links between your courses and the city.

When in Madrid, you can choose standard CEA CAPA housing or arrange your own independent housing. CEA CAPA housing assignments are based on availability and confirmation date; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences.

Program Structure

It’s your choice: take 1 Engineering course, 2 Engineering courses, or 1 Engineering course and 1 elective course from the social studies or humanities.

Engineering courses meet for 45 or 60 contact hours (3 or 4 credits), and elective courses meet for 45 contact hours (3 credits). If you choose the 1-course option, you may earn 3-4 credits (45-60 contact hours); if you choose the 2-course option, you may earn 6-7 credits (90-105 contact hours).

Elective courses typically meet daily, Monday-Friday. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled for Fridays.

Prior to departure, you will select your preferred courses. You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure in case there are changes to course availability. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.

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Courses

The following courses have been confirmed for this term. Please note, the host institution reserves the right to cancel or change courses without prior notification.

*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
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Excursions

Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You'll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we've offered in the past.

Seville & Cádiz

Seville & Cádiz

Your time in Seville begins at La Maestranza, an infamous bullfighting ring, followed by a visit to Reales Alcazares, a 14th century Moorish fortress. Tour La Giralda—one of the world’s largest Gothic cathedrals and (allegedly) the final resting place of Christopher Columbus—before enjoying a fabulous lunch in a restaurant set in a former Arab bathhouse. Let yourself be amazed by the incredible buildings that line Seville’s narrow streets and small plazas. Spend free time relaxing at the popular Parque de Maria Luisa and Plaza de España, complete with fountains and rowboat-filled canals. You’ll also have time to take a pleasant stroll along the banks of the Gualdalquivir River.

In coastal Cádiz, Europe’s oldest continuously inhabited city, you’ll relax at Playa Victoria, considered by many to be Spain’s best urban beach. Spend the day enjoying the sand and sun, watching the surfers, and exploring Cádiz’s picturesque historic center.

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Toledo

Toledo

For 200 years, Toledo was the capital of medieval Spain; today it’s the capital of Castilla la Mancha, the land of Don Quixote. Known as the "City of the Three Cultures," Christians, Jews, and Muslims lived together peacefully; their legacy is a city filled with diverse, impressive architecture. Enjoy a captivating train tour to Toledo’s most beautiful locations, narrated with tales from local legend and history. Art lovers will appreciate Toledo as the home of El Greco, the world-famous Renaissance artist whose most important pieces can be appreciated in the city, including his masterpiece, The Burial of Count of Orgaz, displayed in the small church of Santo Tomé. Toledo is particularly well known for its quality sword makers; many films, like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, feature swords made in Toledo. While students are welcome to handle and photograph the swords, you’ll need to start saving early if you want to purchase one of your own, as price tags range up to $600. As many people consider Toledo the most beautiful city in Spain, get ready to have a remarkable experience on this excursion.

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Segovia

Segovia

The first thing that’ll catch your eye in Segovia is the massive 1,900-year-old Roman aqueduct that delivered water to this charming town until just a few years ago. You’ll also tour the Alcázar, an 11th century castle that’s rumored to be Disney's inspiration for the castle in Sleeping Beauty. The local cuisine is an experience in and of itself, particularly the cochinillo (a.k.a. roasted suckling pig). You’ll also have the chance to visit La Granja, an incredible royal palace and grounds just 10 km from Segovia.

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Madrid Inside Out

Madrid Inside Out

These morning trips allow you to explore other cities in the Community of Madrid, with visits to sites such as: Aranjuez, Alcalá de Henares, and El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen.

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Sample Budget

This budget contains costs that you can take to your financial aid office. Please note that amounts may fluctuate; we’ve included a range of costs.

Federal law allows the use of financial aid to cover “reasonable” costs of study abroad including round-trip transportation, tuition and fees for the program, living costs, passport and visa fees, health insurance, and more.

Please note that all costs and charges listed below are subject to change without notice. With the exception of Program Price, all costs are estimates and may vary.

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Sample Calendar

Below is a tentative itinerary for your program. Please note, dates and events below may change without prior notification. Contact CEA CAPA before purchasing airline tickets.

You will receive a finalized itinerary once you arrive onsite.

Note: Additional cultural activities/excursions or required course-related activities may be incorporated into your final itinerary. You are advised not to make personal travel arrangements until you have the final dates.

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