2021 Program   

Summer in Madrid course offerings are being held remotely for summer 2021.

Available courses are on this dedicated list and are also reflected below. For courses that could not be offered remotely, there may be direct Washington Square-based equivalents, and NYU students may review offerings and register directly through Albert.

Students may now register for a single course (4 credits) if they wish, for two courses (total of 8 credits), or for an intensive (8 credit) course from any of our CAS Summer Abroad programs. Please make sure to check if your course times will be held in the New York (EDT) or Madrid (CEST) time zone.

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

There is no application process for summer 2021. Any student cleared to register for NYU Summer 2021 may do so for remote offerings directly via NYU Albert.

Visiting students wishing to participate in courses will first need to apply to NYU 2021 summer session through University Programs. Following admission, visiting students will be directed to NYU Albert to register.

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

Program Costs 2021

Undergraduate Tuition - 8 credits

Undergraduate Tuition - 4 credits



Undergraduate Registration Fees - 8 credits

Undergraduate Registration Fees - 4 credits



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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Language Courses

Advanced Language Composition Courses

Topics Courses Conducted in Spanish

Topics Courses Conducted in English

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Housing and Meals

Please note there is no housing or meals associated with Summer in Madrid for summer 2021.

All students must stay in NYU provided housing.

Students stay at the Chamberí Residence, located in the center of Madrid next to the vibrant Malasaña neighborhood, an attractive area of the city for Spanish youth.

To learn more about housing facilities, please review the Office of Global Programs NYU Madrid page. Please note that some of the information listed on this page is not summer specific.

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. Other excursions may include an overnight excursion to the Basque region and day trips to Segovia and to Toledo in central Spain.

Sculpture at Museo Reina Sofia

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Planning Travel to Madrid

Students are encouraged to consult internal and external resources to prepare for their summer program. The following links may be used for general destination information, immigration needs and travel medicine planning:

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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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