Summer Session 2018: May 21 - June 21
Intensive Spanish Summer Session: June 25 - July 26
Course Offerings ⇵
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 2018 range from accounting to art history, Spanish to economics. See all courses being offered >>
Our Campus in Madrid ⇵
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.
Take a look at our campus photo gallery.
Classes that Take You Places ⇵
Explore Madrid and beyond as part of your academic curriculum. The following classes have a travel or fieldwork component:
Spain's Civil Infrastructure: Travel around the Spanish countryside examining the engineering practices employed in the construction of aqueducts, canals, dams, bridges, and highways. (May 21-June 3)
History of Spanish Art: Learn about the Spanish masters and see their work in Madrid's world-renowned art museums.
Immersion Practicum in Nursing: Take a first-hand look at clinical nursing practices in Spanish healthcare centers and hospitals in this intensive learning experience.
Outstanding Professors ⇵
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.
Explore Madrid and Beyond ⇵
The Office of Student Life organizes an exciting program of social events and cultural activities on and off campus.
Here's a sneak peek at some of the activities coming up this summer at SLU-Madrid:
May 23: Tapas Night! The classic Spanish cultural experience.
May 25: All-day bike tour of Madrid Río, the park along Madrid's Manzanares River.
May 26: Day Trip to Monasterio de Piedra. Explore the lush groves and grottos hidden in the natural park surrounding the picturesque monastery.
May 30: A Night at the Museum. Escape the heat as you explore the masterpieces of Madrid's El Prado, and head out for some tapas afterwards.
June 1: Chill out at free-pool day. SLU-Madrid will cover your entry fee for a day of swimming, tennis, and relaxation at a local sports complex.
June 2: Day Trip to Toledo: Venture out to the city of the three cultures, where Jews, Muslims and Christians lived together peacefully for centuries.
June 6: Sunset Picnic in Templo de Debod: Take in the sunset with panoramic views of Madrid and a spectacular Egyptian temple as a backdrop.
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Summer Service and Volunteer Opportunities
University-sponsored Summer Travel
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 up to 6 credits in the Summer Session 2018 and/or up to 6 credits in the Intensive Spanish Summer Session.
- Does SLU offer online classes? Yes, you can also earn credits online. The Summer 2018 online course offerings are listed in Banner.
- 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 2017 rate was 505 euros ($540 based on the March 1, 2017 exchange rate) per credit; 2018 tuition and fees will be posted online in February 2018.
- 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, 2018.
Discover Spain and your place in the world at SLU-Madrid this summer.