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Spain’s capital since 1561, Madrid is the contemporary capital of Spanish culture, finance, and industry. A large, international and cosmopolitan city, Madrid is a city of possibilities. It boasts incredible monuments and museums, including the Museo del Prado, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Visitors cannot miss the Iglesia de San Isidro, once the cathedral of Madrid, or the Palacio Real. Madrid is also known for its fountains and elaborate parks, including the glorious Parque del Retiro. The energy of Madrid is in its street life and warm people. To study abroad in Madrid is to experience more than a classroom – it is to experience the history of Spain and its people.
API offers students four universities at which to study abroad in Madrid:
The Universidad Complutense de Madrid was founded in 1492 in the city of Alcalá de Henares, and later moved to Madrid. The University is one of the most prestigious in Spain.
Suffolk University is an accredited American university based in Boston, with a branch campus located in the active university area of Madrid. Most courses offered at Suffolk University’s Madrid campus are taught in English with the exception of the Spanish language courses. Advanced level students may take courses with native Spanish speakers at the University CEU San Pablo.
API students can also choose to study Spanish language and culture and/or take classes in business or humanities at the Universidad Nebrija. The university was named for a great humanist and the first grammarian of the Spanish language. Since 1985, Universidad Nebrija has been hosting international students in its ‘Centro de Estudios Hispanicos Antonio de Nebrija’.
Finally, API students can pursue communications and humanities studies at Universidad CEU San Pablo. Universidad San Pablo is Spain’s oldest private university with more than 80 years of experience in higher education, particularly its School of Communication Sciences, created in 1926.
"API did a great job in organizing events and making sure all of my needs were met."
API students in Madrid have the opportunity to give back to their local community through various volunteer projects, including teaching English to schoolchildren.
Row boats in Retiro Park
Visit the Museo de Prado or Museo Reina Sofia
People-watch in the Plaza Mayor
Paella (rice and seafood dish)
Fabada Asturiana (bean stew)
Pollo al Ajillo (garlic chicken dish)
Madrid Day (May)
Feast Day of St. Isidore (May)
La Candelaria (February)
The Universidad Complutense de Madrid was founded in 1492, and consistently ranks as one of the top universities in Spain.
Suffolk University Madrid is the Spanish campus of the American university of the same name in Boston, MA.
The Universidad Nebrija has received a 5-star rating for inclusiveness, internationalization, and teaching by the QS World University Rankings.
The Universidad CEU San Pablo is one of Spain's oldest private universities and offers a wide variety of humanities and science programs.
Erica Sowder will be your Program Manager and will help prepare you to go abroad!
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Maria will be one of your Resident Directors in Madrid and will be a resource for you while in Spain!
Quique will be one of your Resident Directors in Madrid and will be a resource for you while you are in Spain!