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Marquette en Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Program Website

Academic Calendar Dates

Late August- Early January (Fall Semester)
Early January- Late June (Spring Semester)
Early July-Late July (Summer Program)

Submit an application before the Application Deadline.


GPA of 2.75 overall, with a 3.0 average in college Spanish courses above the intermediate level. Students should have completed 2 courses beyond the intermediate level in order to be eligible for the program.

University Affiliation- Universidad Complutense de Madrid

The Marquette Study Center makes its home within the Universidad Complutense de Madrid — one of Spain’s largest and most prestigious universities. Universidad Complutense is located in the northwest part of the city and has an enrollment of about 60,000 students. As a student, you’ll be able to integrate yourself into the campus life through daily contact with Spanish faculty, students and staff. You’ll also have complete usage of Complutense’s facilities—libraries, computers, sports fields and cafeterias—as well as cultural and academic events sponsored by the university and its affiliates.


Spain’s cultural center, Madrid epitomizes what it means to be Spanish.  You will experience the city in its natural glory through exploring places like the Parque del Retiro, a favorite spot for Study Center students. It is Madrid where Ernest Hemingway scoured taverns with fellow Lost Generation expatriates, and where Spanish Modernism found its inspiration and poetic voice. And Madrid’s museums are considered some of the world’s best. Shop in the markets and small stores, sample Spanish cuisine at cafés, tapas bars and restaurants, live the culture through the many festivals, theatre, music, dance and other entertainment offered. And you can do all of this easily and affordably with Madrid’s excellent mass transit system.

Nestled inside this cultural capital is a city with a surprising small-town feel. The neighborhoods of Madrid where you’ll live when you participate in the Marquette Study Center are warm and friendly places, each with its own unique charm.

Curriculum Type

Liberal Arts & Sciences Curriculum

Students take classes on the campus of the Universidad Complutense. Students are taught exclusively in Spanish by Complutense faculty. All students must take a minimum of four semester long courses. There are two course options :

1)Reunidas- classes with other American students. At least two of the courses you take must be Reunidas courses. The Reunidas is a college of the Complutense.

2) Complutense- classes from regular university offerings with Spanish students.

Orientation Course- There is a 3 week orientation at the beginning of each semester. Students take a mandatory course during this time called ‘Language Culture and Society of Spain’’ worth 3 semester credits.  


For further information, visit http://www.marquette.edu/abroad/spain-madrid-courses.shtml


Home-stays: Because home-stays offer more opportunities to use Spanish on a daily basis and more intimate exposure to Spanish culture, the majority of students stay in private homes with Spanish families, which are approved and arranged by the Marquette Study Center

Independent Housing:
Students may opt to live in private apartments; however, such arrangements must be made by the student.

Fall: During the first two weeks of orientation, students reside in the Colegio Mayor with other Spanish students. After this point, students move to their respective host families.

Spring: Spring semester students reside in a hostel for the first 14 days, then move in with their host families.

Program Fees

Fall 2014

Total: $18,330

Tuition: $12,500

Room and Board: $5,100

OIP Fee: $100

Aid Transfer

Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal PLUS Loans, IL Monetary Award Program Grant (MAP)


Office for International Programs · Sullivan Center, 6339 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
773.508.7706 · studyabroad@luc.edu

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