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Spanish Language and Cultural Engagement at NYU Madrid

At NYU Madrid, students advance their command of Spanish while engaging with European traditions and culture. Established in 1958 as NYU's first global academic center, NYU Madrid offers students with little or no Spanish language skills the opportunity to take intensive Spanish courses to build towards proficiency in one semester. During the spring semester, students with advanced Spanish language skills may enroll in up to two courses at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). Homestays with Spanish host families encourage students to build a deeper connection with Spanish culture and provides an opportunity to practice speaking in a more casual environment. An Intercambio Program brings NYU Madrid students together with local college students to practice their Spanish and make friends.


Madrid is the political and cultural center of Spain and one of the liveliest and friendliest capital cities in Europe, replete with magnificent architecture, world-class museums, and delicious cuisine. Students at NYU Madrid enjoy a semester of rich cultural experiences that complement their studies, whether they’re on a class trip to the Museo del Prado to learn firsthand about Goya's masterpieces or at an out-of-the way tapas bar on Cava Baja.



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Academic Calendar: Fall/Spring/Full Year
Credits: 12 to 18 NYU credits
Faculty: 40 instructors
Student Body: 80 fall semester- 110 spring semester
Course Language: English & Spanish
Affiliated Institution: Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

Housing: Homestays and apartments
Meals: All homestays includes kitchens and meal plan options
Faculty and Staff: 7 full-time professional student affairs and academic support staff
Currency: Euro
Population of Madrid: 5.8 million
Official Language: Spanish


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