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We invite you to spend your summer in Madrid with API at Universidad Nebrija! This program offers business and humanities classes taught in both English and Spanish, as well as Spanish language courses at all levels.

Earn valuable academic credit towards your degree, enhance your language skills, 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

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 official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirement: valid passport
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 May, 2023 - Jun, 2023 $5,900 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023
Summer 1 and 2 Combined May, 2023 - Jul, 2023 $11,500 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023
Summer 2 Jun, 2023 - Jul, 2023 $5,900 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023

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.

  • 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.

  • Alcalá de Henares

    Alcalá de Henares is a city located in the northeast of Madrid. It is known for the University of Alcalá, which is located in buildings from the 16th Century inside the old town. Among them is the auditorium, a room with an elaborate Mudejar-style ceiling, where the King of Spain awards the Cervantes Prize for Literature every year. Nearby there is the Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes, where the famous author of Don Quixote lived.

  • 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.

  • Alcalá de Henares

    Alcalá de Henares is a city located in the northeast of Madrid. It is known for the University of Alcalá, which is located in buildings from the 16th Century inside the old town. Among them is the auditorium, a room with an elaborate Mudejar-style ceiling, where the King of Spain awards the Cervantes Prize for Literature every year. Nearby there is the Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes, where the famous author of Don Quixote lived.

  • 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.

  • 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.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 6 credits per session (up to 12 total)

This program consists of 2 classes worth 45 contact hours per course. Students take an online placement exam prior to their arrival and are placed into a level based on the results of this exam. Students may elect to take one Spanish language course and one course taught in English, or they may take both courses in either Spanish or English. Language levels correspond to the European Framework levels.

TRANSCRIPTS

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

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    Luz Cervantes

    Luz Cervantes 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

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PRINCIPIANTE – A1 (BEGINNING – LEVEL 100)

Students learn the grammar and vocabulary necessary to progress in the Spanish language and normal daily life. The cultural emphasis of the course helps them acclimate to Spanish society. Beginning level students may take one course in English (see COURSES IN ENGLISH section); however, CH1601 Spanish Language is a required course.

INTERMEDIO 1 – A2 (INTERMEDIATE 1 – LEVEL 200)

In this level, students begin an in-depth study of the structure of the language, but the use of spoken language is given priority. The acquisition of new vocabulary and of a new knowledge of Spanish life is also a major aim of the course in order for students to obtain an adequate level of survival Spanish.

INTERMEDIO 2 – B1 (INTERMEDIATE 2 – LEVEL 200)

In this level, students begin an in-depth study of the grammatical structures and necessary vocabulary in order to use them in different contexts.

INTERMEDIO 3 – B2 (INTERMEDIATE 3 – LEVEL 300)

At this level, the emphasis is placed on the use of vocabulary and language structure. The main objective is to help students reach a high level of competence in oral and written expression while developing an in-depth knowledge of Spanish culture.

AVANZADO – SUPERIOR B2.2/C1-C2 (ADVANCED – LEVEL 300/SUPERIOR – LEVEL 400)

The aim of this level is to gain oral and written fluency of the Spanish language, with special emphasis on the use of different grammatical structures, as well as the use of the vocabulary necessary to achieve the natural ability of a native speaker in different situations. Special focus is given to individual student needs and abilities.

ELECTIVE COURSES FOR HIGH INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED/PROFICIENCY – LEVELS 300-400

These cultural electives are offered for students at the high intermediate, advanced, and proficiency levels. Students may take one elective along with their language course (or they may choose an English elective to take with the language course). Please note that some courses are offered both terms, while others are only offered in one term.

COURSES IN ENGLISH – ALL LEVELS

These cultural electives are offered for students at all levels. Students may take one elective along with their language course. Please note that some courses are offered both terms, while others are only offered in one term.

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 (Summer)

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

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Courses at Universidad Nebrija (Summer)

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 (Summer)

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

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 share a double room 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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