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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: UNC Charlotte applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/01/2020
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/01/2020
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of approval into this program and be able to complete pre-departure materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Affiliate Provider Program Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Business, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Studies, History, International Business, International Public Relations, Marketing, Political Science
Click here for a definition of this term Student Level Eligibility: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Affiliate Provider: CIEE Housing Options: Homestay, Shared Apartment
Program Description:

Open Campus

MADRID, SPAIN

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Program Overview

From the premier Prado Museum to tapas at lively San Miguel Market, you'll discover Madrid's many treasures while you immerse yourself in the Open Campus program. Take one, two, or three six-week blocks for your perfect amount of intensive study and cultural engagement, select your academic track from six options, then choose your courses from a wide range of subject areas. No matter what you choose, you'll surround yourself with the language, culture, and people in this dynamic city.

Unique Experiences

CREATE THE ULTIMATE PROGRAM

with one, two, or three six-week blocks.

STAY IN MADRID, OR

add blocks in Berlin, Cape Town, London, Paris, or Rome.

EXPLORE THE COUNTRY

with an eye-opening three-day study tour.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Embark on a two-night/three-day study tour to a different region of Spain or neighboring country, like one of these:
    • Bilbao. Discover the region's distinctive political identity through food, architecture, art, and sport.
    • Tenerife. Explore the largest Canary Island, and learn about the impact of immigration and how mass tourism affects sustainability.
    • Lisbon. Learn about a peripheral EU economy with visits to local company exporters.
    • Granada. Explore this Andalusian city´s role in the Arab world, history, and today's tourism.
  • Stay with Spanish hosts for a weekend.
  • Soak up Spanish culture with museum visits, cooking lessons, urban art tours, film festivals, and neighborhood visits.
  • Connect with other students through sports and active outings.
  • Boost your Spanish skills via language exchange.
  • Get to know the city better by helping at a youth center, school, or other organization.

Projects

Enrich your experience with one of three optional Academic Projects.

  • Students interested in one of the following Academic Projects must submit additional materials as part of their application:
  • Internships. Build new skills and intercultural competencies with a CIEE Internship, and become an active member of the Madrid professional environment. Gain on-the-job experience at a start-up tech firm, olive oil producer, brewery, or other modern business.
  • Research. Pursue a research project of your own design incorporating independent, local field-work.
  • Service-learning. Combine course-based learning with practical, relevant project experience to meet a community-defined need.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Spanish culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight study tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

Questions?

Our highly experienced staff have extensive knowledge of all CIEE programs and services. If you are a student with questions about completing your application, or you want to sign up to receive program updates and news, our staff are happy to help.

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Important Notes from the
Office of Education Abroad (OEA) at UNC Charlotte

 

Researching this Program

Many affiliate providers typically will only list minimal information in their brochure above within the OEA database of approved programs as all current information is hosted on their website. Please use the links provided above to research the program information on the affiliate provider's website.

Affiliate Provider Programs

Check out our Affiliate Provider page for more general information about what an affiliate provider is, the program and cost structure & more. Please note that the "Fact Sheet" listed above may list majors or minors under the "Areas of Study" parameter. It's important to understand that these are simply suggested areas of study, which indicates that this program may offer one or several courses within this discipline. Additionally, as course offerings can change often, the program may offer one or more courses within an area of study that is not listed in this section. Students should not rely solely on this "areas of study" section when determining whether or not a study abroad program is a good academic fit for them; it is the student's responsibility to look at the specific list of courses offered by the host university (see below) to determine whether or not courses are available within their interests and/or area(s) of study.

Application Process

Any student wishing to participate in an affiliate provider program is required to complete an additional application with the Office of Education Abroad in order to receive approval to participate in the program. Please visit our Application Process page for more information. Note that students who do not receive approval from the OEA to participate in the program will not receive academic credit, will not be able to access their financial aid or scholarships and will not have access to OEA Services.

Academic Credit

Refer to our Academic Credit page for more information on how students will be working with their academic departments to determine what UNC Charlotte equivalent course credit they will receive for the courses they take abroad.

Money Matters

It's important to understand the cost structure of an Affiliate Provider program and to then research the estimated costs of each expense. Check out our Money Matters section on our website to learn more about how financial aid works, search for scholarship opportunities and more.

Miscellaneous Resources

Questions?

For questions regarding policies & procedures for UNC Charlotte students going abroad, please visit the OEA website, contact the Office of Education Abroad at 704-687-7747 or edabroad@uncc.edu. For questions regarding details of this particular affiliate provider program (e.g. program dates, course offerings, program fee, etc.), please contact the affiliate provider.