MLSA: Universidad Compultense de Madrid
There are 3 different programs at the UCM ranging from 2-4 weeks for undergraduate and graduate students.
The 4 week General Program offers 6-9 undergraduate or graduate credits. Spanish language classes range from beginner to advanced with additional classes available in Spanish Culture and Literature.
The 2 week Intensive Program runs for the first two weeks of the four week program. It offers 3-4 credits and is an undergraduate program, except for the most advanced Spanish course, SPAN 5000, which is a dual level graduate and undergraduate course.
The 3 week Intensive Program runs for the last 3 weeks of the 4 week program. It offers 5-6 credits and is only available for the undergraduate or dual level SPAN 5000 course.
Course descriptions can be found here on the MLSA Website
Accommodation and Food
Participants will stay in the one of the several residence halls or Colegio Mayores. Each residence hall has difference features and because each residence hall is independent from another residents can only use the ones that are in their hall. All students are housed in individuals rooms with private bathrooms and internet access.
Homestays are available upon request and on a limited basis. Requests for a homestay should be made on the student's initial application
Meals are included in the program cost and students can expect 3 meals/day available in their residence hall or homestay. Students should keep in mind that breakfast is European style and is very light.
To read more about the Accommodation and Meals, please go to the MLSA website here
Every student going abroad through UCCS is required to obtain or show proof of a comprehensive international health insurance plan that includes emergency evacuation and repatriation. UCCS recommends a minimum coverage amount of $200,000.00. Please visit our insurance page
for more information and to see the UCCS recommended international health insurance provider. Rates will vary depending on the student and the duration of stay.
Immigration and Visas
Different rules and procedures apply depending on an individual's citizenship. ALL participants will need a passport to do this program. Individuals holding a U.S. passport can do this program without obtaining a visa if they stay under 90 days. Those who do not hold a U.S. passport will need to check with the Spanish Consulate or Embassy in the country that they hold citizenship for entry requirements.
Costs and Dates
Check the MLSA website for the most up to date information regarding costs and dates here: MLSA costs and dates
Included in the program cost is tuition and fees, airport pick-up for students who arrive on designated date, housing and laundry facilities, 3 meals/day, excursion and internet
NOT included in the program cost is airfare and departure to airport after program end date
Some cultural activities and outings are available for a small fee and are led by professors. Please check the MLSA website
for the most updated list of excursions.
About Universidad Compultense Madird
Located on a sprawling urban campus in the Ciudad Universitaria district of Madrid, the Universidad Complutense has over 74,000 undergraduate students and over 11,000 graduate students. For over seven centuries, the University Complutense has provided invaluable contributions to the sciences, fine arts, and political leadership, and it is ranked as the top university in all of Spain.
One of the oldest universities in Europe, the origin of the Complutense University of Madrid dates back to the late 13th century, when Sancho IV of Castile granted the Archbishop of Toledo, Gonzalo García Gudiel, a licence to create the General School of Study in Alcalá (Estudio de Escuelas Generales de Alcalá) in 1293. Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, Cardinal and Archbishop of Toledo, Regent of Castile and alumnus of the General School, established the Complutensis Universitas (the Latin name of Complutense University), in 1499. Cisneros provided the new university with a vast area of rustic and urban land as a show of his support for the university. The prestige of the studies and teachers at the Complutense became the model on which new universities in Latin America would be established. The golden era of the university, when it was the core of humanistic thought for the Spanish Monarchy, lasted until the seventeenth century.