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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 two or three courses at UAM and round out their schedule with Spanish language and one or two courses at the SU Center. Students accepted into this program will have priority placement in the Marine Ecology of the Mediterranean Sea and North Africa Signature Seminar.

Program Details
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Open to visiting students
  • Credit hours: 15-19 (includes the required Signature Seminar)
  • No language prerequisite
Academics

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

(3 credits; required)

Though based in Madrid, the SU program in Spain is designed to give you a rich experiential understanding of the entirety of Spanish history and culture. Students accepted into this program will have priority placement in the Marine Ecology of the Mediterranean Sea and North Africa Signature Seminar. Students indicate their seminar preference based on language proficiency and interests.

Housing

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 GoOverseas.com.

Contact

Callie Rogemoser, SU Madrid Admissions Counselor: clbest@syr.edu

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 03/31/2017 ** Rolling Admission 08/21/2017 12/22/2017
NOTE: End date is tentative and subject to change pending release of the local university's calendar.
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 01/08/2018 05/25/2018
NOTE: Dates are tentative and subject to change pending release of local university's calendar.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.