Program Summary

At NYU Summer in Madrid, the first study abroad program set up by New York University, students experience a vibrant culture that is both heir to European traditions and the point of convergence for New World and other cultures. Madrid is the political and cultural center of Spain and one of Europe's most lively and charming cities. It boasts a history that goes back to the Middle Ages; from the 16th century on, it was the seat of a brilliant royal court. This is reflected in the city's rich architecture and abundance of monuments.

Contemporary Madrid is a clean and efficient city of wide boulevards, outstanding museums, monuments, theatres, and libraries. The city's public transportation-metro and buses-is first rate. Madrid is famous for its restaurants as well as its nightlife. The numerous cafés are frequented by students, writers, artists, and journalists. Because of its location in the geographical center of the country, Madrid is also an ideal base for exploring the rest of the Iberian Peninsula and beyond through a network of rapid, modern bus and rail transportation. Students who have lived and studied in Madrid often look at that period as one of the most transforming experiences of their lives.

"I had so many opportunities to meet people from Madrid, to actually experience and learn about the culture from those who know it best. Also, I had the opportunity to travel everywhere -- I feel I conquered Spain."

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Application Deadlines

December 1 - Application Launch
February 1 - Priority Deadline
March 1 - General Deadline
April 15 - Final Deadline
April 30 - Final Confirmation

Contact Info

NYU Global Programs


t: (212) 998-4433

f: (212) 995-4103

Program Directors

Robert Lubar, Director, NYU Madrid; Associate Professor, NYU Institute of Fine Arts

Jabier Elorrieta, Director, Clinical Associate Professor, NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Tuition and Fees

The College of Arts and Science discounts CAS Summer Abroad tuition 33% to offset additional costs of study abroad. This discount is already calculated in the below rates. Fees, Housing and International Insurance are required, and these rates are set by NYU.

2019 Program Costs  
Undergraduate Tuition - 8 points $7,784
Undergraduate Registration Fees - 8 points $972
Program & Activities Fee $550

GeoBlue International Health Insurance

for 6 week program



Single Room in Shared Suite



PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchase of transportation to/from program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing.

Students are encouraged to budget for summer abroad programs based on individual needs. Additional resources for planning are available on the Additional Costs page.

Sculpture of Madrid's coat of arms

Inside Palacio de Cristal

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NYU Summer in Madrid offers Spanish language courses at all levels, including intensive study, as well as Spanish literature, culture, fine arts, history, and cinema courses in English or Spanish. Courses are taught by NYU Madrid faculty and Spanish university professors who are recognized experts in their fields. Students also enjoy a full range of cultural activities, seminars, and excursions led by experts in history, art, and architecture. Visits include the world-renowned Prado museum, other important museums and monuments, and Old Madrid, the "Greenwich Village" of this historic city. In addition, students' knowledge and understanding of Spain is broadened by excursions to other regions and cities such as Gijón and Toledo.

Students on a walking tour with a professor

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Students must register for 8 points. It is strongly suggested that students register for one 4 point language course and one 4 point content course, or for one 8 point intensive language course.

Language Courses

Advanced Language Composition Courses

Topics Courses Conducted in Spanish

Topics Courses Conducted in English

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Housing and Meals

All students must stay in NYU provided housing. The NYU Madrid academic center is two chalet-style buildings located in the beautiful El Viso neighborhood just a few Metro stops from the city center. Students will be staying at the Claraval Residence, located in the center of Madrid next to the vibrant Malasaña neighborhood, an attractive area of the city for Spanish youth.

A neighborhood in Madrid

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To enhance students' academic experience, NYU Madrid offers a program of cultural activities that includes neighborhood walking tours, visits to world famous museums opportunities to explore what is up and coming in and around the city. A program highlight is the three-day excursion to Bilbao, San Sebastián and Logroño.  Other excursions include day trips to Segovia and to Toledo in Central Spain.

Sculpture at Museo Reina Sofia

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Robert Lubar
Ph.D., New York University
Associate Professor, NYU Institute of Fine Arts
Director, NYU Madrid

Jabier Elorrieta
Ph.D., University of Texas
Clinical Associate Professor, NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Director, Language Program

Susana Albert
M.A., Complutense de Madrid

Carmen Bordón
M.A., Complutense de Madrid

Carmen Carballo
M.A., Complutense de Madrid

María Castillo
Ph.D., New York University

Jacqueline Cruz

Julia Doménech
Ph.D., Autónoma de Madrid

Armando Figueroa
Ph.D., Columbia University

Isabel Pereira
Ph.D., University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Assistant Director, Academic Affairs, NYU Madrid

Cristina Pérez
Ph.D., Boston University

Rocío Prieto
B.A., Universidad de Valladolid

Francisco Seijo
Ph.D., Columbia University

Carmen Ana Sierra
Ph.D., Five College Consortium
Amherst/Hamshire/Mount Holyoke/Smith/UMass Amherst

Carlos Vela
Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook

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Photo Gallery

View of the beach at San Sebastian

View from inside the Alhambra of Granada

Inside the Sagrada Familia

Archictectural details in the Alhambra of Granada

View of the Seville Cathedral

Columns inside the Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba

The baths at the Royal Alcazar of Seville

View of El Retiro Park

Sculpture outside the Guggenheim Bilbao

The Aqueduct of Segovia

View of the Old Town of San Sebastian

Towers at the Alcazar of Segovia

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