What You’ll Study
TOTAL CREDITS - 12-18 credits per semester
This program is designed for students who wish to study abroad in Madrid primarily in English, while still having the option of taking some courses in Spanish. Students choose 3-5 courses per semester. Most classes are equivalent to four semester credits unless otherwise noted. Business classes are equivalent to three semester credits each.
Minimum enrollment is required for each course to be offered and no class is guaranteed. Students are encouraged to identify alternates and visit the API website for the most current course offerings. Additional fees are charged for courses that offer field trips or lab work.
COURSES WITH SPANISH STUDENTS
In addition to their classes at Suffolk University, students have the opportunity to enroll in classes with Spanish students at the neighboring Spanish University CEU San Pablo. While most classes at University CEU San Pablo are taught in Spanish and require at least one previous upper-division Spanish class (or equivalent proficiency) some classes may be available in English. Contact the API office for more information.
API students will receive a transcript from Suffolk University upon completion of their program.
Suffolk University Madrid Campus is fully accredited as a branch campus of Suffolk University in Boston MA by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC). The Madrid Campus receives its own regular on-site accreditation reviews and fulfills the NEASC Principles of Good Practice in Overseas International Programs, as well as meeting the standards of NEASC’s Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
In Spain, Suffolk University Madrid Campus is authorized by the Consejería de Educación y Cultura de la Comunidad de Madrid, the official educational body within the Madrid regional government.
Click on the pdf links below for a tentative course schedule:
API students participating in the Suffolk University Madrid program have the opportunity to participate in a credit-bearing internship to complement their academic studies. Placements are available in a variety of fields, including global business, communications and journalism, economics, government, history, management, marketing, philosophy (applied ethics), psychology, sociology, theater, science, and women’s and gender studies. Students must have a high level of Spanish language proficiency (minimum 5 semesters), as all placements are in Spanish businesses/organizations. The deadlines for the internships are earlier than the regular academic program, so students are encouraged to apply early. These internships are offered for an additional fee. Contact the API office for more information.
- 5 semesters of Spanish
- Earn 3-4 semester credits
- Placements vary per course/department
- Within 45 minute commute of city center
- Deadlines earlier than academic program – apply early
- Spring: October 1
- Fall: April 25
Suffolk University (Madrid), which is a branch of the U.S. university by the same name located in Boston, MA, issues credit as U.S. university credits.
- Classes taught in Spanish and English
- Internships available (for credit, additional fee)
- Option to enroll in courses with Spaniards
- Transcript from U.S. accredited institution (Suffolk University)
- AACSB accredited business courses
- International excursion
- Apply early – classes fill quickly!