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Are you pursuing a non-traditional study abroad major like nursing and engineering? You can study abroad in Madrid too! We offer over 40 different classes during the two five-week intensive summer sessions. Our fully accredited courses for Summer 2017 range from accounting to art history, Spanish to economics.
More than just a classroom in a foreign city, SLU-Madrid is a four-year college campus with modern, air-conditioned facilities. Our buildings house a library, auditorium, bookstore, biology, chemistry, physics, computer and nursing labs, student lounges, full-service cafeteria and dining room, art, dance, and music studios, faculty and administrative offices, classrooms and rooftop terrace.
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Explore Madrid and beyond as part of your academic curriculum. The following classes have a travel or fieldwork component:
Conversaciones y paseos por Madrid: A Spanish conversation course focusing on the practical application of language in real-life settings as you explore Madrid’s cafés, parks, markets and monuments. May 22- June 22.
España sobre ruedas: Study Spain’s culture and history as you travel around the Spanish countryside in this two-week intensive “road” course. May 22- June 4.
History of Spanish Art: Learn about the Spanish masters and see their work in Madrid’s world-renowned art museums. May 22- June 22.
Immersion Practicum in Nursing: An intensive clinical nursing practicum in local healthcare centers in Spain. For students with a high level of Spanish proficiency. May 22- June 22.
Introduction to Astronomy: Travel to the Canary Islands to visit the Astrophysics Institute. May 22- June 22.
Introduction to Oceanography: Go scuba diving off the Mediterranean coast to examine underwater marine life and geological formations. May 22- June 22 and June 26- July 27.
Spain’s Civil Infrastructure: Ancient to Modern: Visit aqueducts, canals, dams, bridges and highways in the Spanish countryside as you study Spanish civil engineering and construction practices. May 22- June 2.
Learn from our distinguished, international faculty. SLU-Madrid professors are recognized leaders in their academic fields. They are also committed to your learning, experienced in teaching courses designed especially for our intensive summer sessions. Get ready to be challenged--and changed. 95% of full-time faculty hold terminal degrees from universities in Spain, the U.S. and around the world.
The Office of Student Life organizes an exciting program of social events and cultural activities on and off campus.
University-sponsored travel includes:
Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage (Intercession: May 17-21)
Guided day trips to Monasterio de Piedra, Toledo, Segovia and El Escorial/Valley of the Fallen
Weekend trips to Sevilla and Barcelona
Cultural activities in Madrid:
Walking tours of Madrid
Spanish cooking classes
Summer Service and Volunteer Opportunities
Experience Spain!* Register for at least one class to be eligible for a discounted "experience" package, which includes:
Faculty-led walking tour of Madrid
Guided day trips to nearby El Escorial and Toledo
Weekend trip to Barcelona (Summer I)
Do you prefer to travel on your own? On the weekends, discover Spain's beaches and mountains or venture even further afield: Rome, Paris, London, Marrakech... The Office of Student Life can give you insider tips to help you organize your trips.
Summer Program FAQ
- How many credits can I earn over the summer? You earn as many as 12 credits over the course of the two intensive five-week sessions (up to 6 credits in each).
- What are my housing options? You can live with a Spanish host family or in Residencia El Faro, a student residential facility just five minutes away from campus. Or if you prefer, you can find your own housing.
- How much will it cost? The per-credit summer tuition rate is approximately 50% lower than fall and spring semester tuition. The summer 2016 rate was 490 euros ($544 based on the March 1, 2016 exchange rate) per credit; 2017 tuition and fees will be posted online in February 2017.
- When should I apply? If you need a visa to enter Spain, you should apply for the visa at least two months prior to the first day of class. It's a good idea to apply early because course registration opens on February 15, 2017.