Madrid, Spain

I am very happy with my decision to do a homestay and would highly recommend it. It is not only the best way to practice and learn Spanish, but it is also a way to completely immerse oneself in the host country culture. My host mom shared with me the best places to see and eat at, and things I must do to truly experience the Madrileño lifestyle.

Krystyna Nunez
University of Iowa

Participant in Madrid, Spain


Program Calendars

Madrid, Spain | 2017 Summer Sessions I & II

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
February 15, 2017 Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
April 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
May 1 Balance Due Deadline
Summer 1 Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
June 1 Summer 2 Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
May 28, 2017 Departure from the US on optional group flight
May 29 Arrival in Madrid (overnight at orientation hotel)
May 30 Move into housing
Mandatory housing orientation
May 31 Campus tour and mandatory orientation | Placement test
June 1 Session I courses begin
June 3 Field trip—Toledo
June 9 Field trip—Las Hoces del Duratón (no classes)
June 26 Session I courses end
June 27 Session I final examinations
July 3 Session II courses begin
July 7 Field trip—Segovia
July 14 Field trip—El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen
July 27 Session II courses end
July 28 Session II final examinations
Program end date
July 31 Move out of housing (noon checkout)
Open Return Students establish their own date of return

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines.

USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time. If a program fills earlier than anticipated, USAC may move up the position hold payment deadline date to secure students’ placement in the program.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.

Quick Details

2017-18 App. Cycle

Spring: Open

2018-19 App. Cycle

Application opens 9/1:

Summer I (4 weeks)

Summer II (4 weeks)

Summer I & II (8 weeks)


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity

60 students


English | Spanish


APUNE--Associación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España