• Spain
    • Madrid
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, Payment plans, Work study, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

Fall Spring Summer
Apartment Host Family


What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Nov 15, 2023
Sep 21, 2023
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About Program

We designed our internship abroad program with personalization and career competencies in mind. Our placement process involves meeting you and your goals well enough to find the right internship and host organization to meet your needs. Our Career & Internship Team also coaches you on how to compose a strong résumé and cover letter and how to give a great interview.

CEA CAPA offers a study + internship option in Madrid during spring, summer, and fall sessions. Students in our study + internship model choose elective courses to supplement their internship placement, attending class alongside Spanish and other international peers.

All CEA CAPA Internships Abroad have a strong academic focus, include personalized placements primarily with small- to medium-sized businesses and organizations, and offer multiple options and price ranges. You can enroll in other study abroad coursework while you hold an internship so that you can continue to make steady progress toward your degree.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

CEA CAPA provides, in conjunction with Diversity Abroad, Destination Guides which provide resources and tips for Black/African-American students, Latinx students, Asian American students, and all other students of color.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Through our personalized advising, CEA CAPA takes steps to understand the needs of a diversity of student identities like the LGBTQIA+ community. In addition to diversity and identity training, CEA CAPA leadership engage in continuous department level project work to identify and revise policies and practices using the appropriate Justice, Equity, Diversity or Inclusion lens as a frame to reduce bias and barriers that impact students, faculty, and staff. CEA CAPA is intentional in elevating diverse student voices and providing a platform for a broad array of identities to share their experiences abroad. The CEA CAPA World Blog promotes stories and personal experiences from the perspectives of diverse student bloggers and vloggers.

Neurodivergent Support

CEA CAPA is willing and able to assist students with learning disabilities and physical disabilities. Students are requested to disclose disabilities through the application health forms as part of their application and in discussion with their application advisor or program manager. The earlier CEA CAPA is made aware of learning or physical disabilities the better we can work with the student, institution, and overseas team to tailor an Individualized Education Program if necessary to support the student.



CEA CAPA makes a conscious effort to create study abroad experiences that leave a positive impact on host communities. Each location implements a variety of strategies to support the local community and promote sustainability. Examples include:

Use of recycling bins in Study Center locations and in CEA CAPA housing

Signage in CEA CAPA housing urging students to limit water and electricity usage

Students are often given reusable bags and water bottles upon arrival to limit single plastic use

Students are provided with instructions for acquiring transportation passes to promote use of public transportation rather than taxis

Program Highlights

  • Learn more about the academic subject(s) you’re interested in, through an international lens
  • Develop career readiness in the professional field of your choosing
  • Build intercultural sensitivity and comprehension through guided activities, excursions, and other extracurriculars
  • Put your Spanish language skills to daily use while gaining work experience that will set you apart as a future job candidate
  • Courses are taught in English and Spanish



CEA CAPA Scholarships and Financial Aid

Studying abroad will change your life, improve your employability, and enhance your global competence. That's why we commit more than $2.0 million each year to our financial and scholarship programs.

$400 - $3,000

Program Reviews

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  • Growth 4.7
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.7
  • Housing 4.7
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great program

CEA did a great job of organizing groups and trips and would help a lot to support students through everything. Things were well done and I enjoyed it. Madrid was a great destination as well for all types of students. There was plenty of things to do, it was safe, easy to get around, and supportive for people who didn't know/ were learning Spanish. I had a tremendous growth during this and felt like it was a safe environment to try new things and learn in so many more ways than the classroom. I definitely recommend.

8 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Morgan! So happy to hear you thought CEA CAPA did a great job with support and organizing excursions and study abroad activities. Thanks for sharing about your experience studying abroad in Madrid!

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Yes, I recommend this program

CEA CAPA Madrid was a Dream

I had a truly amazing time in Madrid interning (and studying). I was placed at the perfect internship for me, where I gained a ton of new skills. I LOVED my housing. It was right next to the royal palace and had fantastic amenities (a washer/dryer, a dishwasher, AND both AC and heat?!). Madrid is a beautiful city. It is INCREDIBLY clean, and the public transport is extremely reliable. It is also extremely safe. The violent crime rates are extremely low, and I was able to walk home at night alone, without being bothered once (something I can never do here in the US). Just watch out for pickpockets! CEA CAPA facilitated amazing events and excursions, and the entire program, including housing and these excursions, cost less than my university tuition for the semester.

  • Location in the city
  • Great program events and excursions
  • Saving money
12 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hola Amalia! Thanks for sharing about your dreamy experience in Madrid. So jealous you got to live near a palace! Glad you felt safe in your host city too!

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Yes, I recommend this program

My time in Spain

Studying abroad in Madrid, Spain, can be an amazing and life-changing experience. Madrid is a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage, a thriving arts scene, and a bustling nightlife. Here are some key things to consider:
Language: Madrid is the capital of Spain, and Spanish is the official language. If you're not fluent in Spanish, you'll have a chance to improve your language skills while studying in Madrid. Many universities offer language classes to help students improve their Spanish skills.
Education: Madrid has several top-ranked universities, including Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. These universities offer a wide range of academic programs, from engineering to humanities, and attract students worldwide.
Culture: Madrid is known for its rich cultural heritage, including art, music, and architecture. The city is home to several world-renowned museums, such as the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. There are also numerous theaters, concert halls, and festivals that offer a diverse range of cultural experiences.
Food: Madrid is famous for its food, and studying abroad in Madrid is a great opportunity to try new foods and learn about Spanish cuisine. From traditional dishes like paella and cocido to trendy tapas bars and gourmet restaurants, there is something for everyone in Madrid.
Location: Madrid is in the heart of Spain, making it easy to travel to other parts of the country. Students can take weekend trips to other Spanish cities, such as Barcelona, Valencia, or Seville, or explore the Spanish countryside. Studying abroad in Madrid, Spain, can be a fantastic experience. It allows students to improve their language skills, learn about a new culture, and explore a beautiful and historic city.

23 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Sydney! We love how you broke down your review and I'm glad you had such a great time improving language skills, learning and connecting to the Spanish culture, and exploring the city!

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