Jill Burya, 2017

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Boston University: Madrid Summer Spanish Studies

Language of Instruction: Spanish
Term: Summer

Advance your language skills during a summer in Madrid.

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Study in Madrid through Boston University's Summer Spanish Studies Program for six weeks during the summer. Homestays are available throughout the duration of the experience.


You take two courses at the Instituto Internacional en EspaƱa, which is located in the heart of Madrid. You need to have completed at least two semesters of Spanish prior to the start of the program. You enroll in two courses for the summer that focus on intensive Spanish language as well as one other topic such as contemporary Spanish culture, the history of Spanish painting, or twentieth-century Spanish writers.

Program Features

You live in a homestay throughout the summer to be able to connect with locals in the area.


Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.

Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites. Note the program language requirements.

Application Instructions

To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:

  • To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved by the OGP on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  • To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.

Fact Sheet

Language of Instruction:
Language Requirement:
2 semesters of language, or equivalent

Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Admissions Decision Date: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018