Immerse into a Spanish learning environment and local culture in Spain's capital. Semester programs are designed for students at the low-intermediate-and-above Spanish language level. All semester courses are taught in Spanish, allowing you to gain both language proficiency and a deeper understanding of local culture. Summer programs are designed for students at the beginning-and-above Spanish language level. In the summer, you may choose to complement your Spanish language course with an elective course taught in either Spanish or English. An Early Start option (available to semester students) helps you jump-start your Spanish. You'll improve your language skills and your knowledge of Spanish culture and history.
Each semester, you'll enroll in 4-5 elective courses. Early Start students enroll in an additional language course. In fall semester, all courses meet for 45 contact hours/3 credits. In spring semester, language and elective courses meet for 45 contact hours/3 credits; spring Early Start language courses meet for 90 contact hours/6 credits.
Semester students earn 12-15 credits (up to 225 contact hours); students who choose the Early Start option earn 15-18 credits (up to 270 contact hours) in the fall and 18-21 credits (up to 315 contact hours) in the spring. Academic year students earn 24-30 credits (up to 450 contact hours); students who choose the Early Start option earn 27-33 credits (up to 495 contact hours).
Courses may meet in the morning or afternoon, Monday-Friday. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled for Fridays.
Prior to departure, you will select your preferred courses and take an online language placement exam to determine your language level. You'll 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 due to course availabilities. To ensure that you receive credit for the language level you place into, have your home school pre-approve courses at several levels before you leave for Spain. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.
This small, private university hosts hundreds of international students each year. Known for its focus on Spanish language learning, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija also offers a wide range of courses, taught in Spanish and English, on its centrally located Madrid campus.
When in Madrid, you can choose standard CEA housing or arrange your own independent housing. CEA 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.
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Grand Valley State University,
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