​​​Affordable Summer Study Abroad Programs

(815) 464-1800

RECEIVE $2,000 FROM

THE PURDUE MOVES GRANT

MLSA SCHOLARSHIPS

AVAILABLE FOR UP TO $500

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Program Dates
Departure Day from the U.S.A. - May 24, 2018

Arrival Day in Madrid - May 25, 2018

Departure Day from Madrid - July 5, 2018


Accompanying Purdue Faculty Director
Nuur Hamad Zahonero

About the Program:
The Summer in Madrid study abroad is a six-week immersion program that takes place at the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, in Madrid, Spain. The Universidad Antonio de Nebrija is a private university, accredited by the Spanish Ministerio de Educación, that specializes in Spanish as a Second Language. This program is an ideal opportunity for students who want to improve their language skills, develop cultural knowledge, and engage with native Spanish speakers.

About Madrid:
Madrid, the capital and economic center of Spain, is home to nearly 3.5 million people. Madrid embodies the balance of old and new, combining a rich cultural history with a modern metropolitan feel. Students can explore world-class museums, such as the Prado and Reina Sofia, experience theater and dance productions, and watch some of the best sports teams on the continent. Madrid offers a vibrant social and gastronomic scene. The city is famous for its lively street culture and nightlife. Restaurants, bars, and cafés serve traditional Spanish staples and a wide variety of international cuisines. Madrid’s public transportation puts the entire city within easy reach. The city’s central location allows students to reach all corners of Spain and can serve as a gateway to the rest of Europe

Housing:
Adding to the immersion experience, this program includes room, board, and laundry services with a Spanish host family.

Academic Credit
Students will receive 6 credits from Purdue University.
All courses offered will count towards the Spanish major and minor.

Academic Program:
Students may choose two (6 credit hours) of the following courses: SPAN 302: Spanish Level VI; SPAN 498: Arte del Prado; SPAN 498: Spanish Culture and Civilization. Courses are taught in Spanish by faculty from Purdue University and the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija. Credits count towards the Spanish major and minor. Instruction takes place both in a traditional classroom setting (Monday through Thursday), as well as via excursions to the historic and cultural sites in and around Madrid. Past excursions have included visits to the Royal Palace and Senate in Madrid, and trip to the cities of Salamanca, Segovia, Toledo, and Granada. Excursions are included in the program cost. Moreover, the SPAN 498 Arte del Prado course includes weekly visits to the world-famous Prado Museum with a faculty guide.

Eligibility
This program is open to Purdue University students who have completed 5 semesters of Spanish, or the equivalent.

Students will be expected to critically analyze cultural differences and adapt to the host country norms as appropriate. It is expected that students will have the maturity to travel internationally.

Application Deadline
January 15, 2018.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

COST: $ 2,789


COURSES OFFERED:

SPAN 102

SPAN 201

Students make take one course for 5 units. Classes take place Monday - Thursday.

Approximately 3.5 hours during the morning and early afternoon.

The first two weeks of instruction take place completely online.


INCLUDES: 

  • Classes at the Facultad de Educación of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Air-conditioned housing at Colegio Mayor SEPI (residence). Limited host families available.

         Homestay option upon request

  • Use of facilities at the Colegio Mayor, such as the swimming pool
  • Three meals per day
  • Pre-departure orientation and services
  • One-day Excursions to 1) Toledo and 2) Segovia
  • Guided Tours and cultural visits around Madrid during week day afternoons. 

         Museo Reina Sofia
         Museo del Prado
         Palacio Real

  • Airport pick-up on arrival day, June 25 (during the established window of time)
  • Return transportation arranged (for students leaving as a group at a pre-determined time)
  • On-site orientation
  • 24/7 MLSA staff on-site
  • Public Transportation Pass


NOT INCLUDED:
Non-refundable $100 registration fee to MLSA, Mesa College tuition ($46/per unit); books;

roundtrip airfare; airport taxes if applicable; persona effects insurance and expenses;

optional excursion to running of the bulls in Pamplona (sponsored by MLSA) or other trips.


QUICK LINKS

PURDUE UNIVERSITY 

STUDY ABROAD WEBPAGE


SUMMER IN MADRID FLYER


SUMMER IN MADRID BROCHURE


APPLY NOW

Application.


INTERESTED? 

Contact the Purdue University

Program Leader, Nuur Hamad Zahonero.


Contact MLSA.

815-464-1800


PARTICIPANT BLOG

Abby Studies Abroad

​​Join us for a six-week program in Madrid.

The capital of Spain is a golden metropolis where long, sun filled days of parks and world-class museums stretch into long nights of tapas and dancing all set against a glorious backdrop of royal palaces, the slate spires of Madrid baroque and the extravagant confections of the belle époque. It is one beautiful city. 


This summer program is a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain cultural insight and build Spanish language skills through immersion by living and breathing the life of the madrileños and maybe figure out the meaning behind the saying, "De Madrid al cielo."

Summer Study Abroad Program In Madrid, Spain

​with PURDUE UNIVERSITY