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Summer in Spain at SLU-Madrid

Discover a new culture as you earn credits toward your degree. At SLU-Madrid, we offer more than 60 fully accredited classes during the Summer Session and the Intensive Spanish Summer Session. 

Students taking a class in PRH patio

Summer Session 2023 Dates

  • Registration Opens: Feb. 23, 2023.
  • Session I: May 22 through June 22, 2023.
  • Intensive Spanish (M.A.) Session: June 27 through July 28, 2023.

Deadlines for Applicants

  • March 1, 2023 (for applicants requiring a visa).
  • April 15, 2023 (for applicants who do not require a visa).

Tuition and Fees

SLU-Madrid's summer tuition is about half the rate of our fall and spring semester tuition. For an updated list of tuition and fees, click here.

Program Options

Summer 2023 Course List

Draft: Sept. 28, 2022

ACCT 2220 Accounting for Decision Making
ART 2000 Drawing I 
ART 2200 Painting I
ART 3000 Drawing II
ART 3200 Painting II
ARTH 2190 Art and History of Madrid
BIOL 1460 Exercise and Health
CMM 1200 Public Speaking
CMM 1400 Film Criticism
CMM 2550 Photojournalism
DANC 2660 Latin Rhythms and Dance
EAS 1080 Introduction to Environmental Science 
EAS 1450 Introduction to Oceanography
ECON 1900 Principles of Economics
ECON 3140 Intermediate Microeconomics
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research
ENGL 1920 Advanced Writing for Professionals
ENGL 2750 Film, Culture and Literature
ENGL 3880 Writing Personal Narratives and Memoirs
ESCI 3100 Mechanics of Solids
FIN 3010 Principles of Finance
HCE 2930 Health Care Ethics Bio-Ethics: Human Nature and Film
HIST 1110 Origins of the Modern World
IB 4120 International Business Strategies
INTL 5930 European Security
MATH 1200 College Algebra
MENG 3510 Material Science
MKT 4550 International Marketing
MUS 1000 Approaching the Arts: Music
NURS 3930 Special Topics: Nursing Immersion Program
OPM 2070 Introduction to Business Statistics
PHIL 1700 The Examined Life: Ultimate Questions
PHIL 2050 Ethics
PHIL 3930 Special Topics: Bio-Ethics: Human Nature and Film
POLS 3930/4930 U.S. Foreign Policy After 1945
POLS 5100 Seminar in American Politics
POLS 5661 Shifting Trends in Regional and Interregional Politics 
POLS 3910 Federal Government Internship 
POLS 3912 Public Service Internship
POLS 3913 Atlas Internship
POLS 3914 Foreign Service Internship
POLS 3917 Research Internship
POLS 3918 Overseas Fieldwork
POLS 5910 Graduate Internship
POLS 5990 Thesis Research
PPHS 4910 Medical Shadowing Internship
PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology
SPAN 2930 Special Topics: Conversations in Madrid 
SPAN 3020 Oral Communication
SPAN 4790 Spanish Culture and Civilization
SSI 4930 Special Topics: European Security
STAT 3850 Foundation of Statistics
THEO 1700 God Talk
THEO 2710 Religions of the World

Spanish Session
SPAN 3040/4930 Exploring Madrid: Culture, History & Language
SPAN 5930 M.A. in Spanish Courses
SPAN 5680 Contemporary Spanish Short Story
SPAN 5930 Spanish Sociolinguistics
SPAN 5930 Cinema in the Teaching of Spanish  

M.A. in Spanish Program

SLU-Madrid's M.A. in Spanish summer program allows you to focus on your job during the school year and spend the summers in linguistic and cultural immersion here in Spain.

You can complete your M.A. in Spanish over the course of three or four summers in Madrid. In summer 2023, graduate classes run from June 26 through July 27.

SLU-Madrid is a community of scholars who care. Our Spanish faculty hold Ph.Ds from leading European and U.S. universities. You will learn to research, to motivate, to critique, to read and to think, all while reconnecting with your passion for teaching Hispanic culture and the Spanish language.

Summer Law Program

SLU LAW's ABA-approved Summer Law Program in Madrid offers six weeks of enriching, rewarding courses in comparative and international law. Students enrolled in graduate law programs can earn up to six credit hours in comparative and international law courses taught by Spanish and American professors. Classroom instruction is in English and typical enrollment is around 22 students. The program includes visits to various Spanish courts including Spain's Constitutional and Supreme Courts. Learn more about the program here.

Opportunities for Student Athletes

"No Spain, No Gain" — If you are a student athlete, you may not have the chance to study abroad during the sports season. Join SLU-Madrid during the summer to earn credits towards your degree, while keeping up with your training.

Our sports coordinator advises student athletes where to train and work out. Competitive swimmers, for example, are invited to continue their high level of training at Spain's most prestigious training center, Real Canoe Natación Club. SLU-Madrid is committed to accommodating student athletes of all levels. For more information, contact César Rioja directly at

Teen Camp: Extreme Science Experience

With nearly 20 years of running camps for teens, SLU-Madrid partners with Colegio San José in Villafranca de los Barros (Badajoz, Spain) to offer our "Extreme Science Experience."

This adventure into language learning through science and technology takes place during the first two weeks of July. Its goal is to promote the understanding of the world we live in and the languages we speak. The camp is open to both English and Spanish speakers, aged 12 to 15, but spaces are limited. For more information, contact Dr. Roswitha Zahlner at

Real-world Experience in the Health Science Programs

SLU-Madrid's programs in health sciences are recognized for their excellence across the United States and around the world. They've been honored by the Heiskell Award for Internationalizing and Globalizing the Professions, an award created by the Institute of International Education to acknowledge the most outstanding initiatives conducted in international higher education.

Pre-medical students are encouraged to gain clinical experiences in preparation for applying to U.S. medical schools. Through our Physician Shadowing Program, they observe daily activities at one of Madrid's hospitals or health care clinics, while practicing Spanish in a clinical setting, in Spain.

SLU also offers unique summer programs for students pursuing degrees in other areas of the health sciences. Our athletic training program places students in field internships with Spain's national sports teams while nursing students can complete a clinical immersion program in a Spanish hospital.

Bring your Program to Spain

SLU-Madrid is delighted to host or help coordinate faculty-led summer programs from other universities and colleges as well as secondary schools. If you are considering bringing your group of students to Madrid and would like to find out more about services and facilities available, please contact

Study Abroad Testimonial: A Life-changing Summer for Abby Wasierski.

Contact SLU-Madrid's Office of Admissions for Summer 2023 application information!