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Students who want to study abroad in Madrid for the January term may do so with API at Antonio de Nebrija University. This is intensive four-week Spanish language immersion course offering 6 credits upon completion. Students will take one course on language for two weeks, and one cultural course for two weeks.

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

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions

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

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirements: valid passport
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Jan-Term Jan, 2022 - Feb, 2022 $4,380 Oct 1, 2021 Nov 1, 2021 Nov 1, 2021

API students participate 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.

  • Segovia

    Segovia is a characteristic Old Castilian town that rose to importance under the Romans. Entering the city, all roads converge to one of the largest ancient structures remaining in Spain – the 2,000-year old Roman aqueduct. Following the winding roads through town, the cathedral tower and the beautiful medieval tower, as well as the Alcázar, rise above the city with majesty and grace.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 6 semester credits

Students who wish to study abroad in Madrid for the January term may do so with API at Universidad Nebrija. This is an intensive four-week Spanish language immersion course offering 6 credits upon completion. Students will take one course on language for two weeks, and one cultural course for two weeks.

TRANSCRIPTS

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

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    Bryce Romero

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    Maria Angeles Garcia

    Maria will be one of your Resident Directors in Madrid and will be a resource for you while in Spain!

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    Quique Blanco Lopez

    Quique will be one of your Resident Directors in Madrid and will be a resource for you while you are in Spain!

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COURSE OFFERINGS

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. credits, one should divide the ECTS total by 2, whereby most courses are worth 3 U.S. credits.

Spanish Language and Latin American Culture

This course focuses on reviewing the fundamentals of Spanish grammar through reading, discussion and the completion of exercises focusing on poems and songs that address problems and issues essential to the understanding of Latin American culture. The intensive course will be divided into three parallel courses:

  • Grammar and poetry
  • Latin American short stories
  • Culture and oral expression

By emphasizing these three areas, students will develop their speaking and writing skills in Spanish, as well as learn cultural and social practices that allow them to use the language in a proper way.

The course objectives include:

  • acquiring, strengthening and clarifying essential grammatical content for appropriate use of the Spanish language;
  • developing oral and written skills, by analyzing texts and conversation about social and cultural issues;
  • encouraging reflection, discussion and writing about issues that link class materials with the experiences of students and the broader Latin American context.

Designed as a workshop, in-class hours will emphasize discussion rather than lectures. Students should be prepared to review grammatical concepts and complete readings outside of class. The course is equivalent to three U.S. semester credits and consists of 48 classroom hours.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Jan-term program
  • Combine multiple intensive months in other API locations and/or an API internship program to create a custom quarter program

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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