Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

Marquette en Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Program Website

Academic Calendar Dates

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

Students are required to enroll in two courses (6 credits). Courses are offered on the Universidad Complutense campus with other U.S. students. Courses are taught by Complutense professors, as well as the faculty director.

Because these are Marquette courses, grades will appear on the MU transcript and will factor into students’ GPA.

Courses generally offered include:

  • SPAN 2001: Intermediate Spanish 1
  • SPAN 2002: Intermediate Spanish 2
  • SPAN 3001: Grammar Review and Writing
  • SPAN 3002: Spoken Spanish
  • SPAN 3100: Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation
  • SPAN 3300: Peoples and Cultures of Spain
  • SPAN 3710: Introduction to Spanish for the Health Professions


Students in this program stay with a host family or a student residence.

Program Fees

Summer 2016

    • Total: $5,686
    • Tuition: $4,260
    • Room and Board: $1,250
    • 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)