Established in the late 1960s, Saint Louis University's campus in Madrid is the oldest U.S. University in Spain and the first American-based University to have its own free-standing campus in Europe. What distinguishes the SLU campus in Madrid from virtually any U.S. university in Europe (or anywhere abroad, for that matter) is the diversity of the Student body. Study abroad programs typically cater to U.S. Students visiting for a semester or for a year; small U.S. universities abroad typically cater either to host country nationals or to Students from around the world (Americans included). The 650 Students attending the Madrid campus is comprised of a fairly equal contingent of Spaniards and U.S. citizens. In addition, there is a strong Student cohort from other countries in Western and Eastern Europe, Latin America and North Africa; the breakdown is as follows: 40% U.S., 22% Spanish, and 38% International (Non U.S. and Non-Spaniard). Students study and earn undergraduate degrees in programs such as English, Spanish, International Business, International Nursing, Communication, Economics and International Relations (soon!). The campus also offers Masters degrees in English and Spanish. The program's distinctive focus on learning outside of the classroom also makes it unique. The Madrid campus is the only university in Spain to offer Students a full range of co-curricular activities.
Students interested in planning to study abroad should contact the Saint Louis University Office of International Services:
Des Peres Hall, Room 102
3694 West Pine Mall St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (314) 977-2318
Fax: (314) 977-3412