2020 Program

NYU Summer in Madrid has transformed the study abroad experience to offer a wide variety of remote learning experiences this summer term. All of our courses are being re-designed to make the most efficient use of the time we’ll spend together on-line in real time, combined with specially prepared interactive exercises that you will complete on your own schedule before each class. What’s more, NYU Madrid’s remote summer programs are now open to all NYU students. Even if you did not apply for the 2020 NYU Summer in Madrid Program, it’s not too late to enroll in any of these classes. Current NYU students do not need to go through an application process, and newly interested visiting students may still apply for summer term.

Main Remote Program Features

Some of the most attractive features of the program include:

  • A 33% tuition discount;
  • No program or activity fees;
  • No credit minimum: you can register for just one course or two if you prefer;
  • Convenient time slots for US time zones;
  • You can re-register even if you dropped a class already;
  • Open to any NYU student;
  • Eligible for financial aid (if registered for 6 or more credits);
  • Diverse co-curricular and community building events (optional).

Program Summary

Our outstanding faculty and staff will use technology and our 60 years of experience with NYU students in Spain, leveraging our access to people, resources and places here in Madrid, to create an intense, unique and fun collective learning experience. You can improve your proficiency in Spanish; make some progress toward your major; or just take a course on a subject that has always interested you.

"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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Plaza Mayor

Application Deadlines

*Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for summer 2020*

The program is now OPEN to all NYU students. Any student cleared to register for NYU Summer 2020 may do so for remote offerings directly via NYU Albert.

Contact Info

NYU Global Programs


t: (212) 998-4433

f: (212) 995-4103

Program Directors

Jabier Elorrieta, Director, Clinical 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.

2020 Program Costs  

Undergraduate Tuition - 8 credits

Undergraduate Tuition - 4 credits



Undergraduate Registration Fees - 8 credits

Undergraduate Registration Fees - 4 credits



Program & Activities Fee  N/A

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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The new NYU Madrid Academic Center is located in the city center, just off Calle Gran Via, and a short walk from the Museo del Prado and Retiro Park. 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.

Students on a walking tour with a professor

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For summer 2020, students may now register for a single course (4 credits) if they wish, for two courses (8 credits), or for an intensive (8 credit) course.

Teaching Schedule

Courses will be offered during the first summer session, between May 26 and July 2, 2020. All times listed are EST. Some courses will have asynchronous meetings combined with the synchronous teaching, plus a possible guided conversation hour.

Language Courses

Advanced Language Composition Courses

Topics Courses Conducted in Spanish

Topics Courses Conducted in English

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Co-Curricular and Community Building Activities

All enrolled students will have access to a rich program of optional co-curricular and community-building online activities, such as one-on-one and/or small group Spanish-language tutoring, conversation exchanges with college-age Spaniards, wellness counseling, Spanish cook-alongs, video watch parties, and other initiatives that our Academics and Student Life teams are preparing just for you.

Sculpture at Museo Reina Sofia

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James Fernandez
Ph.D., Princeton
Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Director, NYU Madrid

Jabier Elorrieta
Ph.D., University of Texas
Clinical 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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