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We invite you to spend January in Madrid with API at Universidad Nebrija. You'll earn valuable academic credit for two courses focused on Spanish language and culture. Come experience life in Spain's bustling capital city, explore its magnificent scenery, improve your Spanish language and learn about the culture of one of the most visited countries in the world!

What's Included?


Pre Departure Services


APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking


On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation


Medical and Life Insurance


Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities


Housing (including meals and laundry)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation


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
  • Official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirements: valid passport
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Jan-Term Jan 4, 2024 - Feb 3, 2024 $4,900 Oct 15, 2023 No Extension Nov 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.

  • 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.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 6 U.S. 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.


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

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    Caroline Mobley

    Caroline Mobley will be your Program Coordinator and will help prepare you for your API program.

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    María Angeles Garcia

    María Angeles 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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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 (Jan Term)

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!

  • 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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