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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: UM Learning Abroad Center 
  • Program Cost: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Final Application Deadline Decision Timeline Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be contacted shortly after all application materials are completed.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 1 - First-year, 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Subject Areas: Accounting, Business, Engineering, Finance, International Business, International Studies, Journalism, Marketing, Media Studies, Theology
Housing Options: Homestay Internship Available: Yes
Program Sponsor: University of Minnesota
Program Description:
 

Study & Intern in Madrid

Improve your Spanish language skills and participate in an internship in Madrid, Spain's lively capital. Enroll in English-taught courses in business, finance, marketing, communications, religion, and more. Take excursions to historic Segovia and El Escorial, purchase a pair of colorful espadrilles, and enjoy all that this captivating city has to offer.

Academics

  • Program type:
    • Offered in collaboration with the Fundación Ortega-Marañón.
  • Level:
    • 3,000-level coursework.
  • Term:
    • Fall semester
    • Spring semester
    • Summer session
  • Courseload:
    • 13–16 credits per semester, 6 credits over summer session. Classes are held Monday–Thursday on the semester program, leaving long weekends for cultural immersion.

Faculty

The staff at Fundación Ortega-Marañon provide housing, program classrooms, and study areas. They also arrange the on-site orientation and program excursions, as well as social and cultural events. Classes are taught by Spanish and American faculty who are specialists in their academic field and in the field of teaching foreign students.

How to Apply

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About This Program

This program is geared toward students who would like to improve their beginning or intermediate Spanish language skills and take English-taught courses. Areas of study include business, finance, marketing, communication and media, religion, and more. English-speaking internships are also available. This program also offers the opportunity for students to take English-taught courses at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

The program is offered in partnership with the prestigious Fundación Ortega–Marañon in Madrid and the University of Minnesota. The Foundation is located in a central part of Madrid, near Paseo de la Castellana. Due to its location, it is easy to catch public transportation to any other part of the city.

Choose to live either with a Spanish host family (homestay) or in Colegio Mayor (residence hall).

  • Homestays: Students choosing to live with a host family will experience true Spanish life. Typically, you and your family will live in an apartment, since single family houses are not as common in Europe as in the US. You will have your own room and private study space. Most host families live near the Fundación Ortega-Marañon, so you will be within walking distance or a short ride away by bus or metro.
  • Colegio Mayor: You may also choose to live at the Colegio Mayor Santa María del Estudiante sharing a room with another program participant. The rooms include a wardrobe, desk, chair, bookcase, cable, and WiFi. At the residence hall, there are study rooms, a cafeteria, a fitness area, a swimming pool, a leisure/activity room, access to laundry facilities, and a weekly maid service. This option offers convenience and flexibility to come and go as you please.

A walking tour of Madrid will help you learn how to get around the city and also familiarize you with some of Madrid's iconic landmarks.

There are day-long excursions to Segovia and El Escorial (included in the program fee), as well as an optional four-day excursion to Andalucía (at an additional cost).

About the Learning Abroad Center

The Learning Abroad Center in the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance is the University of Minnesota's comprehensive resource for study, service-learning, work, intern, volunteer, and travel experiences worldwide.

The Learning Abroad Center is a leader in providing innovative international learning experiences that expand and redefine the world for a diverse population of students, colleagues, and staff. The Learning Abroad Center staff and University of Minnesota faculty and staff participate in numerous leadership opportunities and serve on the advisory boards of organizations who provide and/or support education abroad programs. Through collaboration and individual attention, the Learning Abroad Center continues to promote empowerment, development, understanding, and responsibility in the global community.

A variety of program options--300 programs in over 80 countries--have been developed to address the diverse needs of students. Programs vary in length, level, academic focus, teaching format, language requirements, cost, and degree of independence demanded of the participant.




Application Process for University of St. Thomas Students
This is a co-sponsored program, offered through one of our approved program partners. In order to participate on this program you must apply through, and be approved, by both St. Thomas and the program.
 
Application Process
  1. Attend a first-step session. Dates posted online at stthomas.edu/studyabroad.
  2. Schedule an advising meeting. This meeting will review:
    1. any questions you have about studying abroad, including program selection if you are considering multiple programs.
    2. the course approval process
    3. how to apply to a co-sponsored program
  3. Notify your study abroad advisor of final program selection.
  4. Complete all St. Thomas application materials by the St. Thomas application deadline.
  5. Complete program application via the program’s website by their deadline.
University of St. Thomas application deadlines:
October 1 for January Term and spring semester programs
March 15 for summer, fall semester and year-long programs.
Please note that some programs have deadlines earlier than St. Thomas.
 
St Thomas Criteria for Participation
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5.
  • Students may not apply for, maintain an approved application, nor participate in a Study Abroad program while on academic or conduct probation. Any disciplinary records may be a consideration for approval to participate in an off-campus programs.
  • View all eligibility requirements for study abroad through St. Thomas: stthomas.edu/studyabroad > Student Policies.
  • Some programs have additional criteria.
Financial Aid/Scholarships
Financial Aid Awards (grants, loans and scholarships) typically apply to study abroad. Visit stthomas.edu/financialaid for instructions.
The Office of Study Abroad, and our co-sponsored program partners, offers scholarships. Visit stthomas.edu/studyabroad, and the program’s website, for details.

Program Information
For additional program information, contact the program partner.
For application procedures contact Study Abroad.
 
Office of Study Abroad
University of St. Thomas
MHC 212 (Mail 5026)
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 USA
Tel: 1.651.962.6450
Fax: 1.651.962.5199
Email: studyabroad@stthomas.edu
www.stthomas.edu/studyabroad