Spanish Language & Culture

Spanish Language & Culture

Available Sessions

What You Get

Expect a lot of perks when you study abroad with CEA. From housing to excursions, our inclusions make studying abroad easy!

Here's what you get when you study abroad with CEA in Madrid:

  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising
  • Visa & Immigration Advising
  • Financial Advising
  • Tuition and Registration
  • Airport Pick-up
  • On-site Orientation
  • City Tour
  • On-site Staff Support
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Travel Medical Insurance
  • International Emergency Service Support
  • Welcome & Farewell Events
  • Centrally Located Housing
  • Transportation Pass
  • Wellness Activities
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Language Exchanges
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Excursions
  • Student Clubs & Organizations
  • Host Institution Services & Amenities
  • Career & Re-entry Workshop
  • Official Transcript(s)


Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered three excursions and summer study students are typically offered 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.

*In an effort to offer lower - cost internship options and support you in maximizing your professional development in a condensed timeframe, summer internship programs do not include excursions.

Where You'll Stay in Madrid

Our carefully chosen housing options enhance your experience abroad by allowing you to live like a local. While we do attempt to match your preferences with our housing options, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed. Housing and roommate assignments are first-come, first-serve based on availability; apply early to help us organize your housing arrangements.


All CEA students studying in Madrid have the option of living in apartments while abroad. Generally located in the city centre, these apartments cater perfectly to independent, do-it-yourself type students who want to experience Madrid just as the local Madrileños do. Cook tasty tortilla de Española with your roommates in your kitchen, explore the personality of the neighborhood that surrounds you and make your new Spanish apartment a home.


  • Universidad Antonio de Nebrija: Up to 45 minutes by metro & walking
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid: Up to 50 minutes by metro




  • 1-2 students per room
  • 3-11 students per apartment

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen
  • Shared-single sex bathroom
  • Partial bed linens included
  • Internet access
  • Washer only
  • Central heating or space heaters

Session Available

  • Semester


Engage in Madrid’s colorful culture firsthand when you live in a homestay with a Spanish family. For the culture-seeking type whose study abroad goals include improving Spanish language skills and cultural understanding, homestays provide the opportunity to dive headfirst into the daily lives of Madrid’s locals.


  • Antonio de Nebrija University: Up to 45 minutes by metro & walking
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid: Up to 50 minutes by metro


  • 3 meals per day (M-Sun)


  • 1-2 student per room
  • 1-3 students per Homestay

Unit Amenities

  • Limited kitchen
  • Shared-co-ed bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Towels included
  • Internet access
  • Weekly laundry service included
  • Central heating, space heaters available
  • Fans available

Session Available

  • Semester


  • Semester: $1,600 - $3,000
  • Summer: $600-$1,200

Independent Living


While CEA highly recommends that you choose one of our Madrid housing options provided, you also have the option to arrange independent housing. If your ideal housing scenario includes living in a particular neighborhood, having specific amenities or living with a specific person as your roommate, then independent housing could be just the ticket for you.

Use the online housing application form to request permission for this option no later than the application closure date. If your request is approved, you will receive a rebate for your housing payment, however CEA will not provide you with any assistance setting up independent housing. Keep in mind, rebates are not granted to students who move out of their CEA housing or choose to pursue independent living arrangements after the application closure date.







Flourishing Abroad
It was an amazing experience, an amazing city, and I had all the means to flourish through CEA!

Francesca Accomazzo
Cal Poly,
Summer 2015, Berlin, Germany

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