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An aerial shot of the streets of Calle de Alcalá and surrounding buildings in Madrid, Spain.

Program at a Glance

Carlos III University

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

Add some sizzle to your summer—study in Madrid and return with a full year of physics credit. This 8-week program is ideal for life sciences majors who want to get a quick boost in academics. To balance the fast-paced coursework, the study center hosts weekend excursions to Barcelona, Seville, and other Spanish cities. Evening activities, like cooking and dance classes, enhance your experience with Spanish culture. Madrid is a long-time favorite of UC students for its comfortable and relaxed lifestyle. Festivals celebrating music and the arts invade the summer months. Join local Spaniards outdoors in the long evenings and watch the sunset over chilled drinks and tapas. 

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.