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A shot of The Alcala Door (Puerta de Alcala), a post-Roman triumphal arch with cars passing by and buildings in the background in Madrid, Spain.

Program at a Glance

Carlos III University

Country Spain
City Madrid
Class Level Jr, Sr
Experience Type Immersion
Minimum GPA 2.85
Term Fall sem, Spring sem
Taught In English, Spanish
Language Prereq varies
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About The Program

Ease into Spanish language in this starter program for English speakers. At Carlos III University in Madrid, you’ll receive a bilingual education that blends science and culture. Madrid has the best of Europe with a Spanish-speaking twist that is familiar yet exciting. The city has a non-pretentious radiance and is experiencing foodie revolution. It has every style of architecture from medieval to wildly modern. Madrilenos embrace life and can dance until the sun rises. Stroll in a tree-lined park, sip café by a plaza, or take in a Picasso masterpiece at a city gallery. Local internships and group projects with Spanish students build friendships, confidence, and leadership skills. 

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 is 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 are invited to participate in a wide range of cultural activities and sports as you settle into student life on campus.