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Why choose Universidad Carlos III de Madrid?

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is a public institution of higher education with a distinctly international focus. Students from over 100 countries enroll in international degrees (undergraduate and graduate) and pre-college tracks, making for more than 30% of enrollment.

All undergraduate and pre-college international opportunities at UC3M are managed through the Carlos III International School.



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Yes, I recommend this program


Translated by Go Overseas:
During this GAP YEAR at the Carlos III University of Madrid, I liked everything we did, I like how this program wasorganized, Cecilia has accompanied me a lot with all the questions at the university and abroad. In the first quarter, I got to know the university, where the buildings and classrooms are. I also started studying Spanish at this university. In the second quarter, I began to study some subjects to integrate with the environment, the university and prepare for the next course. I went to Cordoba and Salamanca with the university and made many memories of these trips. At the International School I helped with all the documents so thanks to everyone for this GAP YEAR. This program helped me a lot. Everyone helped me from my tutor to the director. I have also learned a lot about Spanish culture. I have a trip within the program to the Camino De Santiago, to take advantage of one of the most important cultural trips in Spain. As a conclusion, I recommend this program to prepare for university and get to know Spain.

Original version:
De este GAP YEAR en Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a mi me gusta todo lo que hacemos, me gusta como se ha organizado este programa, Cecilia me ha acompañado mucho de todos preguntas en universidad y fuera. En el primer cuatrimestre yo aprendi a moverme por la universidad, donde están los edificios y las aulas. También yo comencé a estudiar español en esta universidad. En el segundo cuatrimestre yo empece a estudiar algunas asignaturas para integrarme con el entorno, la universidad y prepararme para el siguiente curso. Yo fui a Cordoba y Salamanca con universidad y tengo muchos recuerdos de estos viajes. En la escuela Internacional ayudo con todo los documentos así que gracias a todo a este GAP YEAR. Este programa me ayudo mucho. Me ayudaron todos desde mi tutor hasta el director. También he aprendido mucha cultura española. Tengo un viaje dentro del programa al Camino De Santiago, para aprovechar uno de los viajes culturales más importantes de España. Como conclusión, recomiendo este programa para prepararse para la universidad y conocer España.

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An experience that will last a lifetime

I think that coming to study in Madrid took me out of my comfort zone. I grew a lot on a personal level, I met incredible people and the learning that this great experience is giving me, I am sure it will be very useful for my future. In addition, the International Foundation Program personally helped me on my way to choose the career I wanted to study, since at the beginning I had doubts. It was an academic year that with the help of its methodology I was able to discover what my main passions were and what was the field in which I wanted to invest my next university years.

  • Good university environment
  • Professional teachers
  • City that is alive 24 hours a day
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Amazing experience doing the International Foundation Program

I highly recommend enjoying the university and the International Foundation Program, more than just studying, and learning from a new culture, experiencing the city of Madrid, and using this open door to Europe to grow personally and professionally.

The IFP is a good experience to understand the Spanish education system and to build important relationships that will last for the rest of your lives. You have to opportunity to meet new cultures and it can guide you to find the path that you want to follow.

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Excellent course

"Studying abroad has helped me grow in a lot of aspects so I believe that after my studies at the university, my experiences will help me get to my goals in a more efficient way.
Carlos III University is the only one that offers an International Foundation Course that helps international students to study and then to stay in Spain for work. This course helped me to settle in Spain before starting my professional career". Thanks to this opportunity I have been able to stay at Carlos III University.

  • Growing opportunity
  • Context on academic life
  • Meeting new people
  • Away from home
  • Focused only on Carlos III university
  • Long trip to university
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International Foundations Program

This program helps us, international students, to access Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and to learn/improve our Spanish, while we get to experience living in Madrid and discovering its culture. Four years later, in October of 2021, I have been able to finish my undergraduate studies and I am currently working for one of the biggest multinationals in the country. I would definitely define my experience as very positive and recommend to whoever wants to have a life experience or develop a career abroad.


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