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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
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Madrid Center & Science and Math at UAM

Take science and math courses at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM) in English, and combine those with courses at the SU Madrid Center. Students will take one or two courses at UAM and round out their schedule with Spanish language and one or two courses at the SU Center. This is a fall-only program.

Program Details
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Open to visiting students
  • Credit hours: 15-19 (includes the Signature Seminar, if the academic calendar allows)
  • No language prerequisite

The course list changes each semester, so the most up-to-date list can be found on the SU Abroad website.

Your Campus in Madrid: The Instituto

Located in the vibrant heart of the city, the Instituto Internacional is the home of SU Madrid. A former private palacete, the Instituto also houses the Madrid programs of other U.S. institutions. The Instituto organizes cultural activities for its students, such as lectures, concerts, seminars, and more. Its main aim is to develop links between Americans and Spaniards, and offers a conversation exchange program between American and Spanish students.

Signature Seminar

If the UAM calendar allows, students are required to enroll in a Signature Seminar, which occurs before the beginning of the semester. However, UAM students are not always able to take classes at UAM and participate in the Signature Seminar due to the academic calendar. Students will combine coursework at UAM with course offerings at the SU Madrid Center. Typically, students will enroll in one to two courses at UAM and two to four additional courses at the SU Madrid Center.


In Madrid, students can choose between two options for housing: a homestay with a Spanish family or placement in a residence hall with a roommate from the SU Madrid program.

In the homestay option, you will live with hosts in Madrid (usually two students to a household, though occasionally, you may live singly). This experience allows you to assimilate quickly and to immerse into a Spanish lifestyle, taking breakfasts and dinners with your Spanish hosts and participating in la sobremesa (discussion around the table), and other Spanish customs.

The residence hall, Colegio Mayor El Faro, is situated in the Moncloa neighborhood of downtown Madrid and is a 25-minute walk to the SU Madrid Center. The rooms are furnished, including a small kitchen with a sink, mini-fridge, and microwave. Bed linens and bath towels are provided and laundered weekly by the cleaning staff. Three meals a day in the El Faro cafeteria are included in this option.

Program Cost

The cost of the SU Madrid program includes SU tuition and a program fee. Financial aid is available. For a complete breakdown of costs, we have prepared a budget sheet (Madrid Planning Budget 2017-18.pdf) for students and their families.

Hear from SU Madrid Alumni!

Talk to our SU Madrid global ambassadors if you have any questions about the program - they are students who have just recently returned from a semester in Madrid. You can also check out our program reviews on


Callie Rogemoser, SU Madrid Admissions Counselor:

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.