General Background

AYA Study Abroad Madrid at the Universidad Carlos III and the Universidad Complutense

AYA Study Abroad offers students direct-enrollment at two universities in Madrid: at the Universidad Carlos III in the Curso de Estudios Hispánicos, courses in Humanidades, and advanced courses in asignaturas ordinarias; and at the Universidad Complutense, advanced courses as alumnos visitantes. Classes are offered at all levels of study, and all courses are taught in Spanish by regular university professors. Grades are accurately reported, and transcripts are documented. The highest academic standards are maintained.

Madrid is the ideal city in which to learn and perfect classic Castilian Spanish. Students have the options of home-stays with families and an excellent program of cultural activities, including overnight excursions.

While AYA Madrid students enjoy a high degree of freedom, they can rely on the AYA Director for advising and tutoring. The Director organizes excellent orientation sessions and language-reinforcement and specialized courses, acts on each student’s behalf at the university, sees to the transmission of grades to the home institution, and maintains close contacts with the families involved in AYA home stays.

Since its inception in 1964, the AYA Madrid program has welcomed students from virtually every American college and university. In recent years the most prominent groups among AYA students have been those from Catholic University, Bard College, and Ripon College, with which AYA maintains consortial agreements.

To put it simply, AYA Study Abroad stands for excellence. Why settle for less than the genuine university experience?