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We invite you to study abroad in Madrid with API at Universidad Nebrija! This program offers you the opportunity to select from a wide array courses with local students across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines.

Study alongside Spanish students, earn valuable academic credit towards your degree, experience life in this exciting capital city, and explore all that Spain has to offer!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Excursions

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

Housing (including meals and laundry)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to advanced and superior-level Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • Official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Jan 16, 2023 - Jun 3, 2023 $17,500 Oct 15, 2022 No Extension Nov 14, 2022
Fall Aug, 2023 - Dec, 2023 $16,900 Jun 1, 2023 No Extension Jul 1, 2023
Academic Year Aug, 2023 - Jun, 2024 $33,900 Jun 1, 2023 No Extension Jul 1, 2023

API students participate in excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Madrid programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Valencia

    Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean region. Valencia can seem to be a city of clichés: the light, the moon, the gunpowder, the paella, the flowers, and the Fallas festivals. In reality, these terms attempt to explain what cannot really be put into words.

    Visiting Valencia, students will experience first-hand how centuries-old traditions coexist with modernity. Students will have the opportunity to visit some of the most iconic places in the city such as the City of Arts and Sciences, the Oceanographic or the Old City.

  • Lisbon

    We will visit Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, and the best showcase of Portuguese culture. Together, the group will discover the city visiting the most iconic places and neighborhoods, enjoy breath-taking views from the beautiful viewpoints and visit the 15th-century monastery, standing witness of the glorious past of this country.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Granada

    Granada is a city in the region of Andalusia in southern Spain, on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It is famous for its great examples of medieval architecture dating from the Moorish occupation, in particular, the Alhambra. This sprawling hilltop fortress includes royal palaces, courtyards and reflecting pools of the Nasrid dynasty, and fountains and orchards in the gardens of the Generalife.

  • Salamanca

    Salamanca is one of the most spectacular Renaissance cities in Europe. Golden sandstone has lent itself to every major architectural style from Romanesque to Baroque. The Plaza Mayor is one of the most beautiful town squares in Spain.

  • Seville

    Seville, capital of the Andalucía region of southern Spain, is a unique example where history, tradition, and modernity merge in an incomparable city. The core of Islamic Seville includes the area on the East bank of the Guadalquivir where the Cathedral, the Christian Alcázar, and the medieval quarter is known as the Barrio Santa Cruz is located today. To explore the city’s narrow streets and smell the orange blossoms in Spring while mingling with people at a cafe is definitely an unforgettable experience.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Salamanca

    Salamanca is one of the most spectacular Renaissance cities in Europe. Golden sandstone has lent itself to every major architectural style from Romanesque to Baroque. The Plaza Mayor is one of the most beautiful town squares in Spain.

  • Seville

    Seville, capital of the Andalucía region of southern Spain, is a unique example where history, tradition, and modernity merge in an incomparable city. The core of Islamic Seville includes the area on the East bank of the Guadalquivir where the Cathedral, the Christian Alcázar, and the medieval quarter is known as the Barrio Santa Cruz is located today. To explore the city’s narrow streets and smell the orange blossoms in Spring while mingling with people at a cafe is definitely an unforgettable experience.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Granada

    Granada is one of the most enchanting cities in Spain. With more than a thousand years of recorded history, Granada enjoys one of Spain’s most important cultural and architectural patrimonies. Important sites in Granada include the Alhambra and the historical Moorish Albaicín quarter, both designated as World Heritage sites by the UNESCO.

  • Valencia

    Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean region. Valencia can seem to be a city of clichés: the light, the moon, the gunpowder, the paella, the flowers, and the Fallas festivals. In reality, these terms attempt to explain what cannot really be put into words.

    Visiting Valencia, students will experience first-hand how centuries-old traditions coexist with modernity. Students will have the opportunity to visit some of the most iconic places in the city such as the City of Arts and Sciences, the Oceanographic or the Old City.

  • Lisbon

    We will visit Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, and the best showcase of Portuguese culture. Together, the group will discover the city visiting the most iconic places and neighborhoods, enjoy breath-taking views from the beautiful viewpoints and visit the 15th-century monastery, standing witness of the glorious past of this country.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-21 credits per semester

Advanced/superior level students who want to study abroad in Madrid may take up to 5 courses with Spaniards through API at Universidad Nebrija’s main campus or it’s second campus located on the outskirts of Madrid. Campus Dehesa de la Villa is within the city of Madrid, while Campus de Berzosa in on the outskirts of Madrid. Students will only be able to choose classes from one area of study and one campus – i.e. mixing of subjects or campuses is not possible.

The early start fall semester begins with an optional* intensive two-week Spanish language course for 3 semester credits. Students then choose 4 or 5 classes (at least one has to be in Spanish) for a total of 12-18 semester credits for the Fall.

*Optional only for B2 and higher levels. Students that take the placement test before arrival (test conducted by Universidad Nebrija) and are placed in levels below B2 are required to take the intensive, early start programs.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from Universidad Nebrija upon completion of their program.

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    Caroline Mobley

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    María Angeles Garcia

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    Quique Blanco Lopez

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COURSE OFFERINGS

COURSE INFORMATION

Students will be able to choose from courses in a wide variety of areas, including:

  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Performing Arts
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations

Students should pay attention to which campus courses are taught at when making their course selections, as this could affect scheduling and availability. Campus Dehesa de la Villa is the main campus at Antonio de Nebrija, while Campus de la Berzosa is on the outskirts of Madrid. Courses are arranged by subject/group (as noted in the course title); students must take all of their courses from within a subject/group and may not combine or cross groups. All courses are conducted in Spanish unless otherwise indicated. You will receive a mandatory placement test about 1-2 months before you depart to determine your level. API cannot guarantee that a student will place at a specific level. All class times will be determined upon arrival.

Contact your Program Coordinator if you need any program syllabi.

CREDIT INFORMATION

Universidad Nebrija operates on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). It is generally accepted that in order to convert from ECTS to U.S. semester credits, one should divide the ECTS total by 2, whereby most courses are worth 3 U.S. semester credits.

Courses at Universidad Nebrija (Multidisciplinary Studies for Spanish Speakers)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at Universidad Nebrija (Multidisciplinary Studies for Spanish Speakers)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at Universidad Nebrija (Multidisciplinary Studies for Spanish Speakers)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish and English
  • Take courses with Spanish students
  • Apply early – classes fill quickly!

API students in Madrid may choose from three different housing options: a host family, in a residencia, or in an apartment.

Students who choose to live with families are typically placed in double rooms with a fellow API student and are provided with two meals per day and laundry service. Families provide an amazing opportunity to experience Spanish culture firsthand. Host families serve as a unique introduction into Spanish culture and may be made up of a married couple with children, a divorced or widowed woman with children still at home, or a family with some members living at home and others living outside the home. Students can opt for a single room for an additional fee.

Students in Madrid may also choose to live in a residencia. Residencias are smaller than American dorms and house between 15-90 students. The rooms are double-occupancy, and there are common bathrooms with showers. Three meals per day, laundry service, and cleaning are provided.

Students may also choose to live in apartments located throughout Madrid. Students generally share their apartment complex with other Spanish families, as opposed to other students. Apartments may be co-ed, and the number of students sharing the apartment varies based on the apartment size. Students may have single or double rooms depending on the number of bedrooms. Meals are not included in this option.

Single rooms are available in all three housing options for an additional fee.

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