Study Abroad: Madrid


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The BU Madrid program is part of Boston University Study Abroad

Depending on which program you choose, classes are taught either at the IIE (Instituto Internacional en España), the UAM (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), or ICAI (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas), all highly respected institutions.



  • The Madrid Internship Program (offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters), the Madrid Spanish and European Studies Program (offered in the Fall and Spring Semesters), and the Madrid Spanish Studies Program (offered in the Summer Semester) all take place at the International Institute.
  • In 1982 the IIE (Instituto Internacional en España) was declared a historic monument.  Home to the offices, classrooms, and other facilities of the BU Madrid Programs, is located in the heart of Madrid.
  • The IIE has an excellent lending library, cafeteria, auditorium, computer lab, and wireless Internet access for students using laptop computers. The Institute routinely hosts colloquiums, concerts, seminars, and film cycles that focus on arts, humanities, pedagogy, sciences, technology, and social studies.


  • The Madrid Engineering Program, offered Spring Semesters and designed for sophomores, gives students the opportunity to take technical and engineering courses through ICAI-Universidad Pontificia de Comillas.


  • The Madrid Science Program, offered in the Fall Semesters and the Madrid University Studies Program and the Madrid Management Internship Program, both offered in the Spring Semesters, give students the opportunity to take classes at the UAM (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).