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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain; San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain; Segovia, Spain; Toledo, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/21/2018
Rolling Admission 05/07/2018 06/16/2018

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Graduate, Undergraduate Academic Theme: Language, Culture, and Humanities
Credit Offered: Transfer Credit, UC Credit Registration Term: Summer
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Language Prerequisite: No
Housing Options: Host Family Program Lead Faculty: Carlos Gutierrez
Program Advisor: Cory Smith
Program Description:
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Program Overview

Travel, learn, grow, and experience wonderful Spain! Live the summer of your life!Spain
According to anonymous surveys, 100% of past years participants would recommend this program to friends or family.

Madrid is one of the world's most lively cities, with unparalleled cultural offerings and a vibrant nightlife.

Read about the experiences of past participants: 

Contact Hours: 25 a week + daily cultural activities


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Madrid, Spain

Why Spain? For its unique blend of culture, history, food, sun and fun, Spain is one the world's top destinations. 68 million visitors in 2015 can't be wrong! Travel and learn while experiencing wonderful Spain!

Why Madrid? Madrid is one of the world's most lively cities, with unparalleled cultural offerings and a vibrant nightlife. As a popular travel guide puts it, "No city on earth is more alive than Madrid, a beguiling place whose sheer energy carries a simple message: this is one city which really knows how to live."

An incredible learning experience! Enrich your life and expand your horizons while you earn academic credit.

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Who Can Participate?Madrid 3

Students at the following levels are eligible to participate in this program:

  • Freshmen
  • Sophomores
  • Juniors
  • Seniors
  • Graduate Students
  • Others


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Academic Program and Course Information

 Participants in this program can earn UC credit for the following UC course(s):
  • SPAN 3083 Spain Today (Mandatory registration for all participants).
  • Credit transferred chosen among SPAN 1001-2; SPAN 1011-14; SPAN 2015-16; SPAN 3001-01; SPAN 305-07; SPAN 3011, SPAN 4001-2.
  • In order to receive credit from the host institutions, students will also have to register for MLTI3000.
This program is open to beginners, intermediate, minors and Spanish majors & minors and earns up to 12 total credits (9 transfer credits + 3 UC credits for SPAN 3083 Spain Today) and classes will be taught on site by a UC faculty.

Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):

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Living Arrangements

Family Stay, double occupancy, two meals a day included in price.

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Getting There

Students are expected to make their own travel arrangements and be in Madrid the day before to the beginning of classes. Travel info is collected by program leader to arrange the transfer. Madrid airport or train station transfer to host family included in price.

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Program CostsMadrid 2

2018 Program Costs: TBD

2017 Program Costs:
4 Weeks: $2,980
6 Weeks: $3,890

Included in Program Cost:

  • Housing / accommodations
  • Two meals per day
  • In-country transportation for program-planned activities
  • Cultural excursions/entrance fees
  • International emergency and evacuation insurance
  • ISIC Card
Not Included in Program Cost:
  • Tuition – (at your standard tuition rate)
  • International airfare
  • MLTI3000 Study Abroad Fee ($200)
  • Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
  • Recommended/required immunization/vaccination fees (~$)
  • Some meals (~$)
  • Personal spending/souvenirs (~$)

This program has been awarded a $400 UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only).  UC International scholarship requires a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Note that both program charges and UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill on the semester in which the course for the study abroad experience is given.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process.  Scholarships are posted after all students 1) register for the course connected to the study abroad experience, and 2) complete all study abroad online paperwork.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see the State Department's passport page for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access visa information is the US Department of State’s country information page  

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of StateCenters for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:

  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Carlos M. Gutiérrez
Director, Madrid Summer Program
Department of Romance Languages
University of Cincinnati
Old Chem 714
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0377
Phone (513) 556-1239
Fax (513) 556-2577

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This program is currently not accepting applications.