International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

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.

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). Additionally, UC3M's Business Administration & Finance and Accounting departments are AACSB accredited.

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. 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. ISA students are able to participate in clubs such as various international student associations and the Buddy Program.

UC3M has three campuses: Getafe, Leganés and Colmenarejo. ISA students in the Business, International Studies & Communication program will take class of the Getafe campus, which includes two libraries, sports facilities, recording studios and auditoriums, and a cafeteria. ISA students in the STEM program will take class on the Leganés campus, which offers a library, cafeteria, and spots facility center. Both the Getafe and Leganés campuses are located about 30-40 minutes south of the center of Madrid.

*Please note that the Getafe and Leganés campuses are a 45 minute commute from one another. For this reason, ISA does not allow students to cross-enroll in the STEM and Business, International Studies & Communication programs.