International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

RETURN TO PREVIOUS PAGE

Universities in Madrid

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

The Universidad Antonio de Nebrija is a private and independent university which takes its name from the 15th century humanist who published the first grammar textbook of the Spanish language. The University is fully accredited and recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education (Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia). In keeping with the effort to expand Spanish language and culture and to promote understanding between people of many nations, the University welcomes students from all over the world to experience modern Spain in a traditional university setting. The University aspires to maintain the highest quality of scientific investigation and academic instruction. It is a small university, with an annual enrollment of approximately 3,000 Spanish students and 300 international students. The student to teacher ratio is roughly 10:1.

The Universidad Antonio de Nebrija is divided into three campuses: Madrid-Princesa, Dehesa de la Villa, and La Berzosa. The Madrid-Princesa campus, convenietly located in the heart of Madrid, is home to international students taking classes at the Hispanic Studies Center. ISA students participating in the "Courses with Locals" program may have classes at either the Dehesa campus or at the Berzosa campus. The Dehesa de la Villa campus is conveniently located near the Moncloa campus of the Complutense University of Madrid in Northwest Madrid. The Berzosa campus is located further north of these campuses. Both are well-communicated by metro and bus to the rest of the city. Both international and Spanish students share the same academic buildings and have access to the same libraries, computer labs, cafeterias, and general university services. ISA students have the option of participating in the University's International Club and other campus life activities in the following areas: tapas tastings, Flamenco shows, Theatre outings, conferences, Flamenco classes, studio theatre, creative literature, and professional development.

Custom Programs in Madrid

Academics vary by program and may be comprised of one or more of the following:
  • A U.S. university-taught course
  • Guest lectures by local experts
  • Visits to local companies or organizations
  • Enrolling in a course at the host university in Madrid
  • Service-learning and/or internships

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is an innovative public research university that is focused on improving society through the highest quality teaching and research. Founded in 1989 and named for Charles III of Spain, the University has been ranked as a top 50 university under 50 years old by QS World University Rankings. The University is fully accredited and recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education (Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia). Current enrollment for UC3M is over 18,000 students. The University has a strong international focus, as 37% of graduates have participated in European international mobility programs and nearly 20% of all students are international.

UC3M consists of three schools: School of Social Sciences and Law, School of Humanities, Documentation and Communication and Higher Technical School. UC3M offers 29 Bachelor's programs, 63 Master's programs and 19 doctoral programs. UC3M has three campuses: Getafe, Leganés and Colmenarejo. ISA students will take courses at the Getafe campus of Carlos III, which is located about 30 minutes south of the center of Madrid, where the ISA office is located. The campus includes two libraries, sports facilities, recording studios and auditoriums. Students are also able to participate in clubs such as various international student associations and the Buddy Program.