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Program at a Glance

Carlos III University of Madrid

Country or area Spain
City Madrid
Class Level So, Jr, Sr
Experience Type Research
Minimum GPA 2.75
Term Summer
Taught In English
Language Prereq varies
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About The Program

Join one of the many engineering research teams of professors and researchers carrying out critical, world-changing research at Carlos III University (UC3M), one of Europe’s most prestigious Spanish universities. The Leganés campus is home to the School of Engineering, where you’ll work closely with local research teams and conduct practical work in a laboratory. An engineering ethics course rounds out the learning experience. This six-week program lets you log over 150 hours in a world-renowned research lab where departments ranging from Aerospace Engineering to Continuum Mechanics to Electrical Engineering collaborate with international researchers. Students report the best time to go to Madrid is in the summer because the weather is warm and sunny. The best music festivals, rooftop terraces, swimming pools, and open-air big-screen cinema events happen in summer, making your study abroad experience in Madrid magical and memorable.

Where you'll study

Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) was established by Spanish Parliament during a time of university reform in the 1980s. In that founding spirit of positive change, UC3M promotes an education that combines science and culture as a global ideal. It's a small public university with big ideas and a clear focus on international exchange. You’ll be welcomed on campus along with some of the world’s top students visiting from 50+ countries. Carlos III is also one of the four Spanish universities in the 4 Universities Alliance, a partnership creating an ecosystem of knowledge, greater mobility for students, and the ability to collaborate with industries. Companies don’t have the time to incubate new ideas. By allying with UC3M, they can mentor students like you before you become an employee. The university’s clear intent toward collaboration and internationalization gives you access to dynamic classes and some of the best research and learning opportunities in the country. You're invited to participate in a wide range of cultural activities and sports as you settle into student life on campus.