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UConn Business-Spanish Program in Madrid, Spain (Faculty-led)

Please note: This program is administered by UConn, but it is not led by a UConn faculty member. It is hosted by the University CEU San Pablo. It is only a spring semester program.

The Program

This program is designed for students enrolled in a Business major track and the Spanish Studies major. This program will allow students to immerse themselves in the Spanish language and culture during six months while taking several classes at the University CEU San Pablo in Madrid and completing a 300-hour internship at a company in the Madrid metropolitan area. The classes will be related to Spanish language, culture, and arts with two business courses taught in Spanish. Students need a working knowledge of Spanish and must have taken at least three years of high school Spanish or two years of college-level Spanish or its equivalent.

The Academics

Students will take three upper-division courses in Spanish Studies (advanced grammar, culture, literature, film) and two upper-division business courses (Business Ethics and European Financial Markets). All these courses will be transferred toward the majors in Spanish and Business. The Spanish courses will transfer as SPAN 3293 and the business courses will transfer as MGMT 4893 (Business Ethics) and BADM 4893 (European Financial Markets). All classes will be conducted in Spanish.

Students will also complete an internship of a minimum of 300 hours in companies in and around the city of Madrid. The internships will be monitored by a faculty member at the university in Madrid and by a supervisor at the company. This internship will also transfer as a three-credit internship course.

The Experience

Madrid is the capital city of Spain, its largest metropolitan area, and one of the most culturally and economically dynamic and exciting cities in Europe. With a population of 3.2 million in the city itself and 6.5 million in the larger metropolitan area, Madrid is the biggest Spanish city, the third largest European metropolis by population and the forth by GDP. In Madrid you will be able to enjoy the many attractions a modern city has to offer, as well as its very rich historical, architectural, and cultural tradition.
Madrid is at the geographical center of the Iberian Peninsula and is very well communicated with every city and region of Spain as well as with the rest of Europe. Travelling from Madrid to other parts of Spain or Europe is comfortable and easy, whether it is by bus, plane, or high-speed train.

In Madrid you will live in the residence Colegio Mayor Guadalupe, which is close to the University CEU San Pablo where classes will be held. The majority of the residents in this dormitory are from Spain, and therefore you will be able to interact with locals and exchange experiences with them on a daily basis. You will have a private or double room, based on your choice. All meals are included, laundry services will be provided for you, as well as bed linen and towels. All the facilities of the University and the residence – recreational, athletic, and academic – are available to you.

The Finances

Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship
The Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship provides up to $1,500 to support students who are pursuing an internship in an international setting or in an organization deeply engaged in international matters. Undergraduates interested in international relations, international political economy, critical global issues, and international culture and institutions are eligible to apply. Click here for more information.

Please note that this program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Click the link below for this program’s budget sheet and contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Spring
The Details

  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Terms: Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 01/10/2018 05/31/2018

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Business, Humanities
Language of instruction: Spanish Prior language study required: 4 semesters
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.75