API: Spain, Madrid

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API offers programs at three universities in Madrid. The University Complutense of Madrid was founded in 1492 in the city of Alcalá de Henares, and later moved to Madrid. The University is one of the most prestigious in Spain. Suffolk University is an accredited American university based in Boston, with a branch campus located in the active university area of Madrid. Most courses offered at Suffolk University’s Madrid campus are taught in English with the exception of the Spanish language courses. Advanced level students may take courses with native Spanish speakers at the University CEU San Pablo. API students can also choose to study Spanish language and culture and/or take classes in business or humanities at the Antonio de Nebrija University. The university was named for a great humanist and the first grammarian of the Spanish language. Since 1985, Antonio de Nebrija University has been hosting international students in its ‘Centro de Estudios Hispanicos Antonio de Nebrija’.


Spain’s capital since 1561, Madrid is the contemporary capital of Spanish culture, finance, and industry. A large, international and cosmopolitan city, Madrid is a city of possibilities. It boasts incredible monuments and museums, including the Museo del Prado, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Visitors cannot miss the Iglesia de San Isidro, once the cathedral of Madrid, or the Palacio Real. Madrid is also known for its fountains and elaborate parks, including the glorious Parque del Retiro. The energy of Madrid is in its street life and warm people. To study in Madrid is to experience more than a classroom – it is to experience the history of Spain and its people. API gives students the chance to live and learn in this fast-paced capital city.

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Classes with US and Host-Country Students
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Minimum of 2.75 GPA
Open to beginning, intermediate, advanced, and superior level Spanish speakers

OSU Study Abroad Program Deadlines

Deadlines for OSU Study Abroad Programs:

  • Summer Programs: March 15
  • Fall, Year-Long Programs: April 15
  • Winter/Spring Semester Programs: October 15
  • Spring Term Programs: November 15

Programs may have alternative deadlines or extend deadlines. Confirm with your program advisor.

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***Quarter programs only available through Complutense University's Intensive Language and Spanish Culture programs

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Business Admin.
Int'l Business
Liberal Studies

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