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Summer in Spain at SLU-Madrid

Discover yourself in a new culture as you earn credits toward your undergraduate degree. At SLU-Madrid, we offer more than 60 fully accredited classes during the Summer Session and the Intensive Spanish Summer Session. We also offer unique international educations across disciplines!


Summer Session Classes

Banner Self-Service is your up-to-date resource for classes available during the Summer 2021 sessions.

 Check the Summer 2021 course listings here

 Registration for summer classes opens February 17, 2021. 

Summer Session 2021 Dates

  • Undergraduate Session: May 24 through June 24
  • Intensive Spanish (M.A.) Session: June 28 through July 29

Tuition and Fees

SLU-Madrid's summer tuition is about half the rate of our fall and spring semester tuition. The Summer 2020 undergraduate per-credit rate was 560 euros ($627, based on the March 1, 2020 exchange rate); the M.A. in Spanish rate was 790 euros ($885). 2021 tuition rates will be posted in February.

Program Options

Undergraduate Courses

From accounting to theology, SLU-Madrid's summer session classes are intensive. Undergraduate students may enroll in up to seven credits in each summer session. All courses are accredited and fulfill Saint Louis University degree requirements.

For the most up-to-date list of courses, see the classes available on Banner Self-Service.

M.A. in Spanish Program

Working professionals can earn their M.A. in Spanish during the summer.

Enroll in online graduate classes that run from June 28 through July 29. Complete the full degree over the course of three or four summers. This lets you focus on your job during the school year and spend the summers in linguistic and cultural immersion.

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 around 22 students. The program includes visits to various Spanish courts including Spain's Constitutional and Supreme Courts. Find out more information here.

Certification in English Teaching

Interested in teaching English anywhere in the world? SLU-Madrid will help prepare you to do so through its Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CiTESOL). The eight-credit certificate can be earned through completing coursework and an online practicum during our first Summer Session. Find out more through contacting Anne McCabe, Ph.D., at

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 work out, run or swim. Competitive swimmers, for example, are invited to continue their high level of training at Spain’s most prestigious training center, Real Canoe Club Natación. 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: “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 Hamish Binns at

Real-world Experience in the Health Science Programs

SLU-Madrid's commitment to internationalizing health professions received special recognition in 2013 for its outstanding program in nursing. 

Pre-medical students are encouraged to gain clinical experiences in preparation for applying to U.S. medical schools. Gain this experience in Spanish, in Spain, through shadowing a physician’s daily activities at one of Madrid's hospitals or health care clinics.

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

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

Why Study in the Summer? 

Madrid is lively all year round, particularly in the summertime. Good weather means outdoor festivals and concerts, ample opportunities to explore its expansive parks and gardens and alluring day trips to nearby nature reserves or Spain's most emblematic cities. Cultural programming kicks it up a notch in the summer, assuring your time outside of the classroom is enriching and engaging. And if you’re a non-traditional study abroad major or student athlete, we've got you covered. 

Contact us for 2021 application information!