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Career Semester and Study Abroad in Madrid
Universidad Antonio de Nebrija
The Universidad Antonio de Nebrija’s main campus, Madrid-Princesa, is conveniently located in the heart of the city along Line 3 of the Madrid metro. ISA students at Nebrija will be able to take courses in English and Spanish with other international students. Both international and local Spanish students share the same academic buildings and have access to libraries, computer labs, and cafeterias on campus. Universidad Antonio de Nebrija is fully accredited and recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education (Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia).
Fall 6 2021
Sep 11, 2021 - Dec 19, 2021
Jun 01, 2021
Forms and Payment Deadline
Jun 15, 2021
12 - 14 Credits
2.50 Minimum GPA*
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Study Abroad Program Description
Career Semester and Study Abroad in Madrid is a unique program to advance your degree while gaining professional experience. You will take two classes at a local university while also learning data science skills and completing an internship in Madrid. This offers the experience of studying abroad as well as the opportunity to gain new skills and practical experience to enhance your career prospects.
Career Semester is designed for students of any major seeking to supplement their undergraduate experience with a data science skill set that is valued in a wide range of careers. It is also open to students of any Spanish language level, with the option to take coursework in either English or Spanish.
Throughout the program you and your peers will be supported every step of the way by ISA and Career Semester staff. To learn more about Career Semester, go to www.careersemester.com.
A Spanish student visa is required for U.S. students participating in academic programs in Spain lasting 91 days or more. For non-U.S. citizens, you should contact your consulate to verify specific entry requirements. Please click on the "Spanish Visa Support" icon on the "What's Included" tab of this page to learn more about visa requirements and the optional Spain Visa Service.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Spanish Visa Support
Tuition at the Host University
Meals and Laundry Service
Bridging Cultures Program
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
Full-Time Resident Staff
On-Site ISA Offices
12 - 14
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
12 - 14
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
16 - 18
- You will take the required Internship and Data Science Bootcamp, plus two additional courses at the Universidad de Nebrija. Courses are on campus alongside other international students and can be taken in English or Spanish.
Estimated Language Level
- If you take courses in Spanish, you may only select from those within your language level.
- Please use the following only as a guideline to determine what your language level may be. Your language level will ultimately be determined by a placement exam that you take on site. Each semester/quarter is of COLLEGE-LEVEL Spanish or the equivalent:
- Beginning = 0-1 semesters/0-2 quarters
- High Beginning = 1-2 semesters/2-3 quarters
- Intermediate = 2-3 semesters/3-5 quarters
- High Intermediate = 3-4 semesters/5-6 quarters
- Advanced = 4-5 semesters/6-8 quarters
- High Advanced = 5-6 semesters/7-9 quarters
- Superior = 6+ semesters/9+ quarters
- You will receive two transcripts for this program. One transcript will be from Carroll College for the Internship and Data Science Bootcamp, and the second from he Universidad Antonio de Nebrija with the two additional courses.
- The transcript from the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija will reflect the ECTS credit values indicated below. The contact hours for each course will not be reflected on the transcript but are listed to help determine transfer equivalencies. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding transfer credit for this program.
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Support & Funding
Funding Your ISA Program
As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, you may visit the Scholarships and Grants page. Please note that some programs, including remote learning opportunities, are not eligible for scholarships.View all Funding Options
Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the Spanish lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor. Uncovering the uniqueness of your neighborhood and the surrounding areas will help you to feel right at home. No matter which type of housing you choose, you will commute to class as most Madrileños do, via metro. Travel times to the various university buildings generally range between 30 and 60 minutes depending on housing and class locations. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.
We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.
Homestays are best if you are seeking full linguistic and cultural immersion during your time abroad. Each host family has been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to best accommodate your needs and to ensure a comfortable living situation. Homestays will provide two meals a day (except on ISA excursion days) and laundry service, including a change of sheets and towel, once a week. You will typically share a room with another ISA student of the same gender. Single rooms may be available for an additional fee.
The student residence (residencia in Spanish) is best if you would like to be independent while living in a more student-centered environment. These single-student residencia rooms include their own bathroom and have limited availability. They are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The residencia houses international and local students and has shared kitchens and lounges. Meals and laundry service are not included, but students have access to kitchens, and washer/dryer facilities are available for an additional cost. Students may also contract a meal plan at the residencia kitchen for an additional cost upon arrival in Madrid.* You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
*The meal plan is not offered July and August.
Apartments are a great housing option if you are seeking a greater degree of independence during your time abroad. Apartments are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and availability is limited. Rent and utilities are included in the program price, and each apartment is fully furnished. The apartments are located throughout the city of Madrid, rather than all in one building. All apartments are either within walking distance or conveniently located near public transit routes relative to the university. Apartments typically house three to four ISA students, with single or double bedrooms and shared common spaces. Meals and laundry service are not included. You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
El Escorial & Salamanca
You will explore El Escorial, the 16th-century monastery that includes an ornamented church, an expansive library, and a royal mausoleum. In Salamanca, you will walk the quaint cobblestone streets to learn the history of this world-renowned university town.
Granada is a picturesque and mountainous university town. It has always been a multicultural city and was the last Moorish stronghold during the Catholic reconquest of Spain. You will explore Granada’s multicultural past through visits to historic neighborhoods like the Albaicín and Realejo. During an unforgettable evening flamenco show, you will have the chance to soak up Spanish music and culture. You will also visit important cultural sites including the Alhambra fortress, Spain’s most popular tourist attraction.
Morocco * Optional
This multi-day, optional excursion takes you across Morocco, one of the most colorful and diverse countries in the world. It encompasses direct cultural encounters with locals, guided tours through the medina, and opportunities to learn the ins and outs of haggling with Moroccan vendors. You will have unforgettable experiences in the Sahara desert riding camels and waking up to see the spectacular views of the sunrise.
Your visit to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will begin with a panoramic bus tour of Toledo's unique hilltop then will continue on to the monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Santa María la Blanca synagogue, Santo Tomé Church, and the Cathedral of Santa Maria.
Cultural Activities in Madrid
<p>The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Madrid. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Madrid special. </p> <p>These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included cooking classes, museum visits (Reina Sofia and el Prado), tours of the Royal Palace and activities in Retiro Park. </p>