- Classes taught in Spanish
- Housing: local host families, residencias and student apartments
- International excursion
- Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
- This program is for advanced and superior level students of Spanish
- Completed API application
- One letter of recommendation
- One official transcript
- University Contact Information form
- Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa (for programs over 90 days)
Dates & Fees
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS AVAILABLE
Quarter: 175-185 contact hours
11-12 semester credits
This program is open to quarter, semester, and academic year students. It provides advanced language instruction while allowing students to choose from Spanish cultural electives. Complutense University operates on a quarter schedule. Each quarter, students complete a Spanish language course and three cultural electives. Students who are on a semester schedule and wish to maintain full-time status may still earn up to 185 contact hours per quarter (12 semester credits) by taking an additional 10-hour language course or cultural elective.
Students who successfully complete the Academic Year Spanish Culture program receive the Diploma de Estudios Hispánicos. Academic year students will take a placement exam each semester.
API students will receive a transcript from the Complutense University of Madrid upon completion of their program.
- @api Online System
- Orientation Materials and Resources
- Mobile Phone
- Peer Mentors
- Social Networking
- Airport Reception
- API Centers, Resident Directors
- On-Site Orientation
- Housing (including meals and laundry with host families)
- Language & Culture Tools
- Medical & Life Insurance
- Excursions (overnight, day, international)
- Social & Cultural Activities
- Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Re-Entry Materials & Support
- Post-Program Evaluation
- Alumni Network & Professional Development Opportunities
Brittany Boehr is the Madrid Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to Spain.
Quique Blanco Lopez and Maria Angeles Garcia are the Madrid Resident Directors, and will work with you during your stay in Spain.