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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Program Cost, Spring
  • PROGRAM COST: Program Cost
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/20/2018 ** Rolling Admission 08/12/2018 12/07/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Language Requirement: No pre-requisite, but required to take Language course in-country GPA: 2.5
Internships: Yes Disciplines offered: Art History (ARTH), Biology (BIOL), Business Administration (BUSN), Chemistry (CHEM), College of Arts and Sciences, Communication Studies (COMM), Decision Science (DSCI), Finance (FINA), History (HIST), International Business, Management (MGMT), Marketing (MKTG), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), School of Business, Spanish (SPAN), Theology (THRS), Undergraduate
Accomodations: Home stay, Shared apartments off-campus Class Standing: Sophomore Standing
Program Advisor: Derek Brendel - Tuition Remission Eligible Program: Yes
Program Type: Undergraduate
Program Description:
SPAIN: Madrid

USD Madrid Program

Fall/ Spring Semester Program


Madrid is one of the most livable capital cities in the world. Festive and friendly, this modern, fast-paced political and financial center of one of Europe's most ancient countries has managed to preserve the old while embracing the new. The city offers an abundance of opportunities to participate in Spain's rich cultural life. Its central location offers easy access to Spanish cities in every direction.


The University of San Diego Madrid program is coordinated and managed exclusively by the USD Office of International Studies Abroad.  As an extension of the University of San Diego, the USD Madrid semester program offers similar courses to those offered on the San Diego campus and provides students with on-site support from USD faculty and staff who work in the Madrid office.  

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The USD Madrid Center, where students take classes, is conveniently located in the heart of Madrid. The USD Madrid Center is adjacent to Retiro Park, Puerta de Alcala, and the Prado Museum. This location is easily within walking distance to Gran Via and Atocha. Please view a map of the USD Madrid Center HERE.


All students are required to enroll in one Spanish language course and the travel seminar, where students can choose to receive credit in either Spanish, History, Political Science, or Business. The travel seminar offers students an academic and culturally intense opportunity to travel throughout Spain with area specialists. All students are required to take a minimum of 15 units during the academic semester (excluding the Travel Seminar). The courses offered through this program are USD courses and earn USD credit. There is no need to transfer credit between institutions.

The Travel Seminar is a very attractive component of the program in Madrid. This is an academic course that travels throughout Spain, coupling cultural sight visits with guest lecturers as well as company visits. The Travel Seminar includes travel to:

  • Sevilla
  • Córdoba
  • Barcelona
  • Valencia
  • Granada


Fall 2018 Course Offerings and Spring 2018 Course Offerings and Course Descriptions Fall 2018 Travel Seminar Coming Soon and Spring 2018 Travel Seminar Calendar
Fall 2018 Course Schedule Coming Soon and Spring 2018 Course Schedule Fall 2018 Academic Calendar Coming Soon and Spring 2018 Academic Calendar 



There are two choices for accommodations in Madrid: home stay families and apartments. The vast majority of USD students prefer the home stay families because of the meals offered and cultural immersion. 

Home stay option: Students live off-campus with with local Madrid families in local Madrid neighborhoods. Students are able to request to live alone with a home stay, however most students are housed with one other roommate. Breakfast and dinner are included. 

Apartment option: Apartments in Madrid are provided through a contracted housing company. The standard apartment housing option is a shared room, however students can also select a single room for a supplemental fee. No meals are included with the apartment housing option.


For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. 

For program financing and scholarship opportunities, please see the Financing Study Abroad link HERE.

Throughout the semester, the USD Madrid Center will inform students about interesting optional activities taking place in the city. Additional planned and guided excursions are planned during some weekends and holiday breaks. Please check in with the USD Madrid Center for information about upcoming excursions.
A laptop is required for the program. 
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Please view an informative video about the USD Madrid Program with student testimonials HERE!
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Sample BUSN 498 Internship information and testimonials can be viewed HERE!