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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 studying near Crystal Palace, close to Retiro Park.

Summer Session 2024 Dates

  • Registration Opens: Feb. 21, 2024.
  • Session I: May 20 through June 20, 2024.
  • Intensive Spanish (M.A.) Session: June 24 through July 24, 2024.

Deadlines for Applicants

  • March 1, 2024 (for applicants requiring a visa).
  • April 15, 2024 (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 2024

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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 2024, graduate classes run from June 24 through July 24.

SLU-Madrid is a community of scholars who care. Our Spanish faculty hold Ph.D.s 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 about 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 with 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 experience 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 and 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 2024 application information!