|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Disciplines offered:||Arts and Sciences - non science, Arts and Sciences - sciences, Business, Core||Accomodations:||Home stay|
|Program Advisor:||Derek Brendel - firstname.lastname@example.org||Minimum Class Level:||45 units completed prior to program start date|
|Tuition Remission Eligible Program:||Yes|
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.
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:
USEFUL LINKS AND INFORMATION
|Spring 2015 Madrid Course Offerings and Course Descriptions||Spring 2015 Travel Seminar Calendar|
|Spring 2015 Madrid Course Schedule||Spring 2015 Academic Calendar|
HOUSINGStudents live off-campus with home stays. Students may request to live alone with a home stay, however most students are housed with one other roommate. Breakfast and dinner are included. For security reasons, students are not permitted to find their own housing arrangements outside of the USD-contracted families.
ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
Throughout the semester, the USD Madrid Center will inform students about interesting optional activites 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.
Trip to Paris for Spring Break--INCLUDED!
A spring break trip to Paris is included in the program cost for Spring 2015 student. This will be a 3 day/2 night trip in which airfare and hotel accommodations are provided.
A laptop is required for the program.