The Madrid University Studies Program, offered spring semesters, is a specialized program for exceptionally well-qualified students who have a strong command of Spanish. Students enroll directly at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and attend classes alongside native speakers. All students have the unique opportunity to experience life in a Spanish homestay. Students choose three elective courses from a wide variety of subjects across the university’s seven “facultades” (faculties). Courses are offered in areas including anthropology, archaeology, art history, cinema, economics, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology and Spanish culture, language, literature, and history. Students also enroll in an advanced-level seminar on contemporary Spain with other program participants. In addition, students participate in semester-long tutorials that assist them with their university coursework.