Program Details

MLSA provides the highest quality academic and cultural experiences while you intensively study Spanish language, culture, literature, or select from English-taught electives for 6 credits in 4 weeks.
Madrid, Spain
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Program Location: Madrid, Spain

Program Length: 4 or 8 weeks, Summer (semester and year available)

Host Institution: Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija a private and independent institution in Madrid accredited by the Spanish government. Spanish courses are taught at the metropolitan Campus de Madrid-Princesa, conveniently located in the city center.

The university was named for the illustrious humanist, Elio Antonio de Nebrija (1441-1522). Nebrija's most important work was the "Gramatica Castellana", and he is considered the first grammarian of the Spanish language. Thus, language is an important part of the university's curriculum, and the university boasts a special center focused specifically on the study of Spanish for foreigners. Since 1985, Antonio de Nebrija University has been teaching international students and professionals to speak Spanish and sharing Spanish culture in its ‘Centro de Estudios Hispanicos Antonio de Nebrija’.

What is included? *

  • Tuition, 4-9 graduate or undergraduate credits 

  • Student grade and credit report

  • Diploma

  • Airport pick-up for students who arrive at the designated time on arrival date 

  • Housing: university residences (host families in Madrid on request and availability) 

  • Board: 3 meals a day

  • Laundry in host families and in some residence halls on campus

  • Cultural activities such as walking tours of Madrid, visits to museums, or historical sites, monuments (Note: Guides are provided, however, participants may have to pay entrance fees to museums.)

  • Pre-departure orientation and services 

  • On-site orientation on campus of the university 

  • MLSA staff on campus and on-site in Spain, 24/7.

  • Access to the libraries and other facilities of the UCM 

  • Internet connections in each room of the residences and the library

  • Access to computers in the residences (Students are encouraged to take their own laptop computers to Spain.

  • MLSA staff, pre-departure support and services. 

 *Subject to change


Students can participate in optional excursions which are available through the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. These may include: Toledo; Segovia; Asturias; Granada, and more.  MLSA Sponsors the Excursion to the North of Spain, which includes the opportunity to see Running of the bulls in Pamplona; beach in Biarritz, France, with stops in Burgos and Medinaceli. 

What isn't included?

  • Airfare (MLSA will make flight arrangements only for groups upon request) 
  • Books (if required)
  • Return transportation to airport 
  • Transcripts
  • Entrance to the museums (if needed) 
  • Laundry in some of the residences​ (specified on housing information sent upon acceptance into the program)
$3,875? (4 weeks) USD.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
MLSA offers up to scholarships of up to $500 for the programs in Costa Rica and Spain. For teachers who administer the National Spanish Examinations, NSE offers SIX (6) Study Abroad Scholarships for Teachers in Spain and Costa Rica.