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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description

Overview

ISA Madrid - Students
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   Quick Facts

  • Take courses in history, art, business and economics as well as Spanish language and culture at all levels
  • Enjoy all the perks of living in the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of Spain, Madrid
  • Extend your stay in Madrid by participating in the optional intensive language session, increasing your Spanish proficiency
  • Participate in the Bridging Cultures Program to help ease your transition into your study abroad experience
  • Explore more of Spain through excursions to locations such as Salamanca, Toledo, Granada, Segovia, etc.

Location

ISA Madrid - Fountain
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Location Details

Madrid (pop. 3 million), the capital and geographic center of Spain, is a wonderfully vibrant city with intense cultural, artistic, and intellectual activity. Students will be captivated by Madrid's impressive universities, royal palaces, pristine parks, and world-famous art museums. The city itself is a unique combination of old and new. Certain areas of Madrid are filled with modern high-rise apartments and bustling commercial zones, while other areas offer traditional landscapes with picturesque neighborhoods and quaint cafes. Inhabitants of the Spanish capital, referred to as "madrileños," seem to celebrate life at every turn, enjoying the company of friends and making the most out of each picture-perfect day they're afforded. Madrid's cultural diversity, world-famous art and architecture, and dynamic nightlife are sure to satisfy international students of all types.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa if your program is more than 90 days in length.* Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas.  If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

The Universidad Antonio de Nebrija is a private and independent university which takes its name from the 15th century humanist who published the first grammar textbook of the Spanish language. The University is fully accredited and recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education (Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia). In keeping with the effort to expand Spanish language and culture and to promote understanding between people of many nations, the University welcomes students from all over the world to experience modern Spain in a traditional university setting. The University aspires to maintain the highest quality of scientific investigation and academic instruction. It is a small university, with an annual enrollment of approximately 3,000 Spanish students and 300 international students. The student to teacher ratio is roughly 10:1.

The Universidad Antonio de Nebrija is divided into three campuses: Madrid-Princesa, Dehesa de la Villa, and La Berzosa. The Madrid-Princesa campus, convenietly located in the heart of Madrid, is home to international students taking classes at the Hispanic Studies Center. Both international and Spanish students share the same academic buildings and have access to the same libraries, computer labs, cafeterias, and general university services. ISA students have the option of participating in the University's International Club and other campus life activities in the following areas: tapas tastings, Flamenco shows, Theatre outings, conferences, Flamenco classes, studio theatre, creative literature, and professional development.

Course Disclaimer:

  • Course placement is often based on a placement test administered on-site
  • There may be mandatory prerequisites for some courses offered
  • For a specific list of course prerequisites, please refer to the course listing/course descriptions for this program on the ISA website

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and view current course equivalencies.

Course Levels, Credit & Grades

  Antonio de Nebrija University ASU
Course Levels 1000 & 2000 level courses Lower division
3000 & 4000 level courses Upper division
Credit Click here to view the Antonio de Nebrija University credit & grade conversion scale
Grades
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Housing

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ISA Granada- Family
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Program Housing

ISA housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Spanish lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Spain. All ISA housing options are either within walking distance or conveniently located near public transit routes. Travel times to the various university buildings generally range between 15 and 40 minutes depending on housing and class locations. Please note: all housing in Spain is subject to availability. 

Homestay:
Homestays are the norm for Spain, and are encouraged by ISA. ISA participants living in homestays will be provided with three meals per day (except on ISA excursion days) and laundry service once per week for the official duration of the program. This is included in the ISA program cost. Students usually share a bedroom with another ISA student, but have the option of paying extra to secure an individual room.

Apartments:*
Apartments are assigned on a first-come/first-serve basis, and availability is limited. Rent is included in the program price. Students are placed in furnished, centrally located apartments. All apartments are either within walking distance or conveniently located to public transit routes relative to the university. Meals and laundry service are not included.

Residencias:*
Student residences (residencias in Spanish), which are basically a cross between a small dorm and a boarding house, are assigned on a first-come/first-serve basis, and availability is limited. Students may be placed into an individual or shared room, depending on availability. Rent is included in the program price. Meals and laundry service are not included, but students will have kitchen and washer/dryer access. The residencias may have wireless internet access. They are conveniently located near the ISA office and within walking distance to public transit routes. 

*A refundable security deposit may be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing (apartments/residencia). ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount. For more information, click here.

Independent Housing:
Students may opt to secure housing independently. Students who select this option may receive a discount equal to the housing portion (room, board, and laundry) of the program price. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are solely responsible for researching, reserving, and paying for all fees, deposits, and rent directly to the housing facility that you choose. Students who pursue independent housing will be required to complete an Independent Housing Waiver with the Study Abroad Office. For more information, please contact your International Coordinator.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. 

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad. Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. Partnership program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the published Program Fee. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet, or Academic Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet, or Academic Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 09/25/2019
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Rolling Admission 01/31/2020 05/21/2020
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Spring 1A starts on January 4th

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.