MADRID: CIEE – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
- Fall Semester - Late August - Early December (Mid December - alternate end date)
- Spring Semester - Mid January - Late April
- Fall Semester - March 1
- Spring Semester - October 1
Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (email@example.com)
Students interested in studying law in Madrid will benefit from the Legal Studies program track through CIEE. The CIEE Legal Studies program is designed for advanced Spanish language students who are highly motivated to improve their Spanish language skills through coursework focused on law, mediation, and human rights, while also participating in a Legal Studies internship in Madrid.
Students can also participate in the Liberal Arts program track. The Liberal Arts program allows independent, advanced level students the opportunity to matriculate in a combination of content courses in Hispanic studies (Estudios Hispánicos) and regular University courses in social sciences, humanities, journalism, pre-law, and engineering. Students also participate in seminars with Spanish students while they continue to improve their language skills and take advantage of the vibrant and rich cultural milieu of Madrid.
Based on the program track, the coursework varies. However, all classes are taught in Spanish, regardless of program track. Students participating on the Liberal Arts program track transfer 16 NU credits and take 4 courses; one of which is Spanish language. In the Legal Studies program track, all students enroll in two CIEE courses: Advanced Spanish and Legal Language and Law in Contemporary Spain. Students complete their academic program by selecting two elective courses through the Department of Law or a Department relevant to their specific interests at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Students transfer back 16 NU credits.
- If your track requires five course, students will be charged Northeastern undergraduate tuition for 16 credits. Should a student decide to transfer back a fifth course, he or she will then be charged an overload fee as defined on the Northeastern University Registrar’s website. Please note: See Cost section for additional Study Abroad fees.
If you are interested in enrolling in a course not in our database, please send this course for evaluation.
Established in 1989, the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has become one of Europe's preeminent public universities, and after receiving the European Campus of Excellence award in 2010, is now recognized as Spain's most prestigious institution of higher education. It was the first and one of a few public universities to have adopted a U.S.-style academic calendar, and it has one of the highest percentages (42%) of full-time and tenured female faculty in Spain. The University is the educational center for some 20,000 students with 4,000 students attending programs at the Getafe campus, located in the southern metropolitan area.
3.0 GPA, at least sophomore or junior standing. For the Liberal Arts program, at least 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent for Estudios Hispánicos and 6 semesters equivalent for regular university courses. For the spring semester, students must have completed 6 semesters equivalent (spring semester students are required to enroll in a regular university course). For the Legal Studies program, students must have completed 6 semesters of college-level Spanish.
- Online OISP Application
- Online CIEE application
- Official Transcript
- Home School Nomination forms will be completed online (Completed by your OISP advisors).
- Photocopy of Passport ID Page
- Personal Statement
- One evaluation. If a program has a language prerequisite, the evaluation must be a language evaluation. The CIEE online application will prompt students and will send an email to their evaluator
Fall 2013 or Spring 2014: $20,490
Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($20,390), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Please note that depending on the program track students may be required to take or have the option of taking five courses. Should students choose to transfer back the fifth course, the student will be liable for an additional 4 credit overload fee ($ TBD). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.
Students in the Legal Studies program track live in furnished apartments with other advanced Spanish language CIEE students and a Spanish CIEE Resident Fellow. Fellows are law professionals, graduate students, and/or staff members at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. They provide specific guidance and support during the students’ participation in the Legal Studies program. All apartments are located in center of Madrid and, in most cases, are in the same building and/or neighborhood, with a commute to campus of 30 to 45 minutes. Students have an individual room and are provided with a full meal plan in an informal academic and social community. To accommodate student class and internship schedules, the meal option includes one home cooked hot meal in the evenings, with regular University cafeteria meal tickets for breakfast and lunch at the University. The CIEE Resident Fellow also arranges weekly cultural activities to foster cultural reflection and integration into Madrid life amongst participants. Students take public transportation to their classes at the Getafe campus, which is easily accessible by public transportation and is approximately 20 minutes by train door-to-door. Students on the Liberal Arts program will live with one or more Spanish hosts each of whom have unique backgrounds and are actively involved in the community. Housing is in central Madrid with a commute to campus of 30 to 45 minutes. Meal options vary and may include one or two meals per day provided by the host, by the CIEE program, or independent cooking. Any meals not provided by the host are facilitated by a meal service, a meal stipend, and/or university meal tickets.
Madrid, the capital of Spain, is located in the geographic center of the Iberian Peninsula. Points of interest include the historic center dating back to the Hapsburg Empire and world-renowned art museums, including the Prado, Reina Sofia, and Thyssen-Bornemisza. In addition to being a rich cultural heritage site, Madrid is a lively, artistic metropolis that can be experienced through its variety of food, tapas bars, dance shows, operas, music concerts, outdoor parks, jazz clubs, soccer matches, ethnic neighborhoods, and contemporary theater and cinema.