The University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY), is an internationally recognized public research institution that brings the world to more than 17,000 students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The variety of perspectives and life experiences of the student body and faculty that represent more than 100 nations provide a diversity that enriches learning. Our students can choose from 118 undergraduate majors and minors, and 138 graduate programs. In every area of study, students are instructed by faculty who are world-class scholars and teachers, many actively engaged in life-enhancing research that contributes immeasurably to the public good. As mentors, they provide numerous undergraduate and graduate research opportunities, inspiring students to advance their skills and aspirations.
Located in the geographical center of Spain, Madrid offers a unique blend of Spain’s incredible cultural diversity. Ideal for students who have taken some Spanish in college, UAlbany’s program at the beautiful International Institute in Madrid features a selection of fascinating courses in Spanish language, literature, art, cinema, history, and culture that are specifically designed for students with advanced but not fluent Spanish.
Class sizes are small and provide opportunities for individual attention and development. Part-time internships and independent study options are also available to help students customize their semester abroad to gain both experience and achieve fluency in Spanish. Host families are arranged to provide maximum immersion into the Spanish language and culture. Excursions to sites of cultural and historical interest are offered as an integral part of the academic program.
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