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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
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  • Program Sponsor: IES 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year 2021-2022 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: NOTE: You must submit an application to UVA and your outside program provider. The deadline above is for UVA’s application. The deadline for your outside program application may be earlier. Confirm the outside program’s application deadline on their website
Fall Semester 2021 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: NOTE: You must submit an application to UVA and your outside program provider. The deadline above is for UVA’s application. The deadline for your outside program application may be earlier. Confirm the outside program’s application deadline on their website

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.75
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 2000 level Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: Homestay, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment at foreign institution, Internship, Study center Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: Program Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Liz Wellbeloved Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Art - Art History, Art - Studio Art, Commerce, Communications, Drama, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Film Studies, Foreign Affairs, History, Internship, Other Languages & Literatures, Political Science, Spanish
Program Description:
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Madrid - Language & Area Studies

Program Overview

Our program is designed for students who want to experience the vitality of Spain and the large urban university environment of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), one of the country's most distinguished universities.

Our Center is located on the UCM campus, and this program strives to immerse you in the culture of the Madrileños through its academic options, extracurricular activities with university students, and housing choices. Several field trips take you beyond the city limits to sites of historic and contemporary interest.

Visit www.IESabroad.org for complete program details.

Why Madrid?

We dare you to get bored in Madrid—you can wander around the Plaza Mayor, visit the city's many churches and cathedrals, enjoy the sunshine in one of Madrid's many parks, see a Flamenco show, watch a Real Madrid soccer game, taste the city's unique cuisine—should we go on? Not only is Madrid the capital city of Spain, it's also the heart of the country. Located in the center of Spain, Madrid is a great starting point to explore this gorgeously diverse country. Have you packed your bags yet?

Student Life

We strive to make sure you feel safe, cared for, and at home while you’re away from home. Whether it’s the orientation program that makes you feel prepared, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, the cultural events that make it easy and fun to meet other international and local students, or the field trips and walking tours that take you to places tourists don’t usually see—we’re all about our student service. Learn more about the day-to-day studying abroad on this program. From field trips to housing, it’s all on IES Abroad’s website.

Scholarships & Aid

IES Abroad firmly believes that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad program. That's why we commit $5 million in study abroad scholarships and aid, all offered through one quick and easy application. Check out all of our scholarship options at www.IESabroad.org/aid.

Aid Application Deadlines:
Summer – April 1
Fall/Academic Year – May 1
Spring/Calendar Year – November 1

The IES Abroad Difference

We can say that our academic standards are completely unmatched, our partnerships with more than 500 global universities and colleges speak to the quality of our programs, and our health and safety practices have set the standards for the entire field of study abroad. And all of that would be true…. But what really sets us apart is our commitment to you. As a not-for-profit study abroad and internship provider, you are our bottom line. Your success is our success. And in today’s world, that’s a pretty extraordinary thing.

  • 135+ Award-Winning Study Abroad and Internship Programs
  • 33 Global Locations
  • Advising & Student Support from predeparture to after you return home
  • Strong Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
  • $5+ Million in Aid and Scholarships
  • Passionate, Mission-Focused Staff and Faculty from our headquarters in Chicago to our Centers around the world
  • 70 Years of Experience

About IES Abroad

Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 6,500 study abroad students every year. From our headquarters in Chicago to our 140 study abroad programs in more than 34 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education and life-affirming cultural experiences. Discover more about what we offer with all of our programs.

More Information:
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IES Madrid

IES Madrid Program
IES Madrid Summer Program

Founded in 1964, the IES Madrid program consists of a wide range of courses taught at the IES Center in Spanish by Spanish faculty, as well as the opportunity to register for courses at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

The principal focus of courses at the IES Center is developing your ability to communicate in Spanish by strengthening your oral and written skills. Language study is required and begins with a two-week intensive Spanish language course during orientation. At the end of that intensive, you take a placement test that determines course enrollment options for the semester.

IES Madrid offers area studies courses in fields such as Art History, Business, Cinema, Economics, History, Literature, and Political Science. There is a Creative Workshop in Theater. In addition, you may apply for an internship placement in a variety of public and private organizations.

The IES Center in Madrid is located in the Ciudad Universitaria of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, which has a student population of more than 90,000. The Center is housed in the Colegio Mayor Universitario San Agustín, a university coed residence hall. The section of the residence hall occupied by IES Madrid includes offices, a small library, and classroom space. IES students have full access to the residence hall snack bar, gymnasium, and common areas, providing opportunities for interaction with Spanish students. Additional classrooms are in a neighboring Colegio.

Students register for a minimum of 15 semester credit hours per semester (maximum of 19), selecting from among IES courses, the internship program, and university courses.

City of Madrid

Madrid, with a population of about 4.6 million, is an ideal place to connect university studies to the city.

IES Madrid is located on the campus of the distinguished Universidad Complutense de Madrid, whose courses, activities, and facilities are open to IES students. The program's goal is to immerse students in contemporary Spanish life through challenging coursework, internships, field trips, intercambios with university students, and recreational and cultural events including dance lessons and outdoor activities.