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  • Geographical and political center of Spain
  • Home of Spain's finest museums, theater, cinema
  • Ideal base for travel throughout Spain
  • January to June --OR--
    September to June
Program Organization
  • Academic Year or Spring Semster Program
  • 80 students from Indiana, Purdue and Wisconsin at the University of Madrid
  • Resident U.S. faculty director
Academic Program
  • University of Madrid courses with Spanish students
  • 35 one-semester courses in humanities and social sciences taught in Spanish for 200 U.S. students

Fall Semester (15 credits total)

  • 3-credit orientation course in Spanish language and culture (U.S. students)(Sept.)
  • 9 credits in Reunidas courses (Oct.-Jan.)
  • 3 credits in University of Madrid course (Oct.-Jan.)

Spring Semester (15 credits total)

  • 9 credits in Reunidas courses (Feb.-June)
  • 6 credits in a University of Madrid course (Feb.-June)
  • Apartments with Americans and/or Spanish-speakers
Additional Program Information

You may apply if you

  • are a student at any Indiana University campus who is making normal academic progress,
  • are in at least your fourth full-time semester of college (or fifth semester for spring semester applicants),
  • have taken or are enrolled in at least fifth semester Spanish (for academic year applicants) or sixth semester Spanish (for spring applicants), and
  • have approximately a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Note for academic year applicants: Enrollment in HISP-S411 during the spring semester is strongly recommended

Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.

Financial Aid
How to Apply for this Program

Application Deadline

  • Academic Year 2010-11: January 19, 2010
  • Spring 2011: September 2010

Required language test for academic year applicants: January 23, 2010.

Required interview for applicants within 3-4 weeks of application deadline (further instructions will be provided).

Notification of application status sent electronicaly within 2 weeks of interview.

Estimated Costs

Academic Year 2010-11 Option

  • Fees paid to IU: (tuition, insurance, excursions, 2 weeks' housing, some meals in September)
    • Indiana resident: $9,914
    • Non-resident: $22,307
  • Rent & meals: $8,400-$11,000
  • See IU Fee Sheet for additional cost and payment details.

Spring 2010 Semester Option

  • Fees paid to IU: (tuition, health insurance, excursions, four weeks' housing, some meals)
    • Indiana resident: $5,676
    • Non-resident: $11,352
  • Rent & meals: $4,800 - $7,500
  • See IU Fee Sheet for additional cost and payment details.

Please note that payment for the optional group flight for the spring program will be due to the travel agent (not IU) by mid-October.

Airfare, personal expenses and vacation travel additional. 

Initial prepayment of $500 due March 2, 2010 for AY; October for spring.