CIEE Madrid: Open Campus Program

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CIEE Madrid, Spain Open Campus
CIEE Madrid, Spain Open Campus
CIEE Madrid, Spain Open Campus
CIEE Madrid, Spain Open Campus
CIEE Madrid, Spain Open Campus
CIEE Madrid, Spain Open Campus
CIEE Madrid, Spain Open Campus
CIEE Madrid, Spain Open Campus

About

From the premier Prado museum to tapas at the lively San Miguel market, you’ll discover Madrid’s many treasures while you challenge yourself with a custom program that meets your precise needs with courses in a range of areas plus a unique project where discovery comes from hands-on experience.

Madrid’s influence in politics, education, science, entertainment, media, fashion, and arts make it an important international metropolis, and the major hub in southern Europe. Spain’s capital city is also its largest, with a historic center dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, and world-renowned art museums. A huge variety of tapas bars, dance shows, concerts, parks, soccer matches, ethnic neighborhoods, and contemporary theater and cinema make it a lively place to live and learn.

Highlights
  • CREATE THE ULTIMATE PROGRAM with one, two, or three six-week blocks.
  • STAY IN MADRID, OR add blocks in Cape Town, London, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, or Copenhagen
  • EXPLORE BEYOND MADRID with an eye-opening three-day study tour.

Scholarships

CIEE Scholarships
CIEE Offers More Than $8 Million in Scholarships Every Year!

We know cost is one of the biggest barriers to studying abroad. At CIEE, we dedicate real resources to help break down the cost barriers so every student who wants to study abroad, can do so.

Value
$500 - $2,500

Questions & Answers

Reviews

97%
based on 3 reviews
  • Academics 7.3
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 10
  • Housing 9.3
  • Safety 10
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Meagan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Lover Madrid Open Campus!

My experience with CIEE's Madrid Open Campus program has been fantastic. All the staff are super helpful and care about not only helping students but getting to know them as well. They really encourage students to explore Spain and get out of thei comfort zones. All of the classes included excursions that related to the class content and helped solidify what we learned in class. The teachers are interesting and willing to work with students. The program also offered lots of cool activities that could appeal to everyone's interests. If at anytime I had a question I knew someone with in the CIEE Madrid office would help me find the answer. The connections and skills that I've developed in this program will benefit me for years to come. Overall a great program that I highly recommend!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Participate in the program activities! They often allow you to see and do things you probably wouldn't on your own and help strengthen relationships between you, your peers, and the great staff here!
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Natalie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

CIEE Open Campus Program: Madrid, Spain

From the day you get accepted (along with the application process,) you have support from program staff members both in the US and in Spain that help you through every step of the process. Upon arrival, you are immediately met with helpful people and other students from the program. They really want you to get to know each other and have a good experience, and they foster community from the moment you land. During orientation, staff members are open and honest with you about the ups and downs that come with study abroad, which was helpful for students who have never done it before. The classes are amazing, and they are both informative about the subject matter and Spanish culture and society. The teachers
are engaged and kind, and they are just as helpful outside of the classroom as inside the classroom if you need it. The program has a great balance of challenging you to be independent but also give support whenever you need. You have a lot of options that the program gives you about different events to go to (most of which are paid for by the program if you sign up with them,) which help your engagement not just with Madrid but other students.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
This program challenged me to be more independent, and that was an amazing experience when I got over the initial fear of not knowing the language very well or the country. CIEE provided support though, understanding that we were in a completely new situation. I think it's important that people know that it can be hard to study abroad for a longer period of time, and CIEE is committed to making sure that you know that you have support and that this is what they are prepared for, and they have set up every aspect of your program with that in mind. I learned a ton about myself, and have become a lot more independent and social as a direct result of this program! :)
Nick
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience

I had the best semester of my life in Madrid. It's a great city, especially for students. Madrid isn't Spain's top tourist destination, but it is the heart of the country. I visited most regions in Spain, and 12 countries, and I would not have chosen to study anywhere else. There's no reason to leave on the weekends, but cheap transportation (domestic and international) is abundant if you wish to travel elsewhere on the weekends. The CIEE Staff went above and beyond to support the students. Occasionally, I stopped by the CIEE Study Center just to say hi to them because they foster such a friendly, welcoming community. I made many lifelong friends from other universities during my time here, including my host family. I would absolutely recommend this program.