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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: EF International Language Centers 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
Enroll in EF’s Spanish courses in Madrid and experience modern Spain in a capital city with a rich culture and heritage dating back centuries.

Immerse yourself in sophisticated Spanish culture when you study the language in the capital of Madrid. EF’s school is located in the elegant neighborhood of Salamanca, home to some of the city’s best covered markets and boutique shopping. It is a short metro ride from the Plaza Mayor, which has long been the hub of activity for Madrid residents.
The Spanish courses here focus on conversational fluency, and prepare students for interactions extending beyond the classroom walls. You’ll learn to be at ease ordering a plate of tapas in a neighborhood café or when asking a local to take your photo in front of the Royal Palace of Madrid. Preparation courses for the DELE exam are designed to help those students who are planning on pursuing higher education in Spain.

Spain’s Cultural Capital
Madrid is affectionately called Spain’s most ‘Spanish’ city. It is the country’s political capital, in addition to being the epicenter of Spanish culture.  Traditions live on in Madrid, as evidenced by the long-lines outside of the city’s bullfighting rings and the undying popularity of flamenco dancing.
At the same time as it preserves Spanish traditions, Madrid embraces the latest trends in fashion, art and design as enthusiastically as any other city in Europe. When your courses finish for the day, you may want to browse the boutiques along Calle de Serrano, the most exclusive shopping street in the city. Make time to spend an entire day soaking up the masterpieces in Madrid’s heralded museum, the Museo del Prado. Join locals at the hallowed Bernabéu Stadium as they cheer on their beloved Real Madrid soccer team.  Sample Paella at Sobrino de Botín on Plaza Mayor – believed to be the oldest restaurant in the world.

School highlights
  • School housed in a modern building with a great location in the city center
  • Spacious outdoor ‘urban garden’ area with patio
  • Newly renovated classrooms featuring the latest technology
  • Public transportation conveniently located near the school
  • Tapas and sangria nights, organized excursions to Ávila, Segovia, Toledo, Barcelona, etc.
  • Short walk from shops, restaurants, cafés and nightlife
Live like a local. You’ll feel at home in Madrid – Whether you’re living with a Spanish family or staying at EF’s residence in the Salamanca District it won’t take you long to feel at home in Madrid, and you’ll experience life like a local.

Madrid is the most cosmopolitan city in the country, yet tradition lives in harmony with a young generation brimming with ambition and energy in Spain’s proud capital. It is a sophisticated city and many Spanish trends in the arts, fashion and design are born here. EF’s activities coordinators want to introduce you all aspects of a city that is at once traditional and on Europe’s cutting-edge. 

This language study only program allows students can take between 4-16 credits of language courses from beginning to advanced levels.  Each course lasts one month and counts as 4 US semester credits.   Start and end dates are flexible.  In order to qualify for financial aid, students must enroll on dates that roughly align to Augsburg College semester dates.  Summer dates are between May-August.

Scholarship opportunity

We believe all students should have the opportunity to study abroad. The Beyond the Classroom Scholarship is one way we help make it possible. Now, more students can enjoy meaningful global experiences and you can step out of the classroom to show them the world.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2019 10/15/2018 ** 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.