This program is available to students at all levels of Spanish proficiency. Students take a Spanish Language course at the appropriate level, and then in addition, can choose from other Spanish language and culture courses or elective courses in Spanish or English. All courses are held with international students and are taught by faculty from the host university.
Students may combine the Summer 1 and Summer 2 or Summer 1 and Summer 3 programs for a discounted price.
Gap Year students are also eligible for this program. For more information, click
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
Minimum Admissions Prerequisites
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
All students must take a Spanish language placement exam upon arrival in Madrid. The exam will indicate each student's language proficiency level, and will determine the courses in which the student is eligible to enroll. Students who arrive in Spain having completed the equivalent of less than one year of college-level Spanish will likely place into beginning-level courses. Students who arrive in Spain having completed the equivalent of one year of college-level Spanish will likely place into intermediate-level courses. Students who arrive in Spain having completed the equivalent of two years of college-level Spanish will likely place into advanced-level courses. Please note that ISA cannot guarantee course placement.
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