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Program at a Glance

UC Center, Madrid

Country or area Spain
City Madrid
Class Level So, Jr, Sr
Experience Type UC Curriculum
Minimum GPA 2.5
Term Summer
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Learn data science basics and the Python programming language in the amazing setting of Madrid. This program is for anyone fascinated with computing and learning programming fundamentals as it supplements theoretical instruction with time spent in impact hubs and working in collaboration with a local start-up. Gain real-life experience by spending time in impact hubs and working in collaboration with a local start-up to supplement theoretical instruction. Spend the summer on real-world case studies and coding exercises as you study data science principles. With classes ending at 4 pm, you can explore palatial plazas and eat savory tapas before joining Madrid's energetic nightlife. A variety of summer fairs, musical celebrations, and festivals make it easy to immerse in Spanish culture and enhance your time in Spain.

Where you'll study

The UC Center Madrid is a hub for instruction, advising, and activities for multiple UCEAP programs in Madrid. It is located in Chamberí, a traditional Castilian neighborhood in the center of the city. The nearby 19th-century plaza and local market keep alive the Madrileño style of slow, relaxed living. You won’t see many tourists here. The locals are a combination of international students, people who have always lived here and would never leave, and young professionals who fell in love with the area and stayed longer than they intended. It’s the kind of area where locals will make an extra effort to get to know you. While the neighborhood is traditional, the UC Center Madrid offers modern classroom spaces, a computer lab, two multi-purpose study rooms for cultural activities, as well as ample common space to work on group projects and assignments.


The study center arranges field trips and activities to introduce the local culture and special features of your host country. There may be other optional excursions, which you can explore after arrival.

<p>Weekend excursion to Galicia</p>

Weekend excursion to Galicia

<p>Day trip to Segovia</p>

Day trip to Segovia

<p>Tower of Hércules in A Coruña</p>

Tower of Hércules in A Coruña