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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Field of Study: Accounting, Business Administration, Classics & Religious Studies, Communication Studies, Engineering, Finance, Global Studies, International Business, Journalism, Marketing, Political Science Housing Options: Homestay, Residence Hall
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Minimum GPA: 2.5
Experience Type: internship abroad, study abroad Academic Level: 01 - Freshman, 02 - Sophomore, 03 - Junior, 04 - Senior
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, 6–7 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. English-speaking internships are also available. You also have the opportunity 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.

The standard program fee includes living with a Spanish family (homestay). Summer students have the option to live in a residence hall with other US, international, and Spanish students for an additional fee.

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 will be multiple day-long excursions to Toledo and other cities as well as a three-day excursion to Andalucía also included in the program fee.

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, intern, community engagement, research, and volunteer 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—more than 250 programs in 70 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.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 03/01/2020
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2021 02/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.

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