Madrid Spanish & European Studies, Summer

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The Madrid Summer Spanish Studies Program offers six weeks of study and cultural immersion, with different levels and options based upon language proficiency. This program takes place at the Instituto Internacional. 

Students enroll in two courses. Their preparation and background in Spanish will determine placement in different levels from intensive Spanish language courses to liberal arts courses that introduce students to topics such as Spanish history, culture, art, literature, etc. Course offerings vary each Summer Term. 

Courses Offered Summer 2024

Courses that are typically offered (the following are examples of courses that may be offered):

  • CAS LS 312 Spanish through Cultural Destinations: Paseado por Madrid (Spanish language)
  • CAS LS 350 Introduction to Analysis of Hispanic Texts: Exploring Madrid through Literature (Spanish language)
  • CAS AH 364 Art and Architecture in Madrid (taught in Spanish)
  • CAS AN/AR 365 Deep Histories of Conquest: Aztec Mexico and New Spain (taught in English)

Electives taught in Spanish are only open to those students who have completed/are currently enrolled in Spanish language level 300 and above. Electives taught in English are geared towards students in lower levels of Spanish. Enrollment in English electives for students in higher level Spanish classes will be on a space-available basis only. 

Students are highly encouraged to reach out to BU Madrid staff ( or prior to registering for classes. 

Students are also encouraged to consult with their academic advisor prior to enrolling in the BU Madrid Summer Term.

  • No more than two 300-level Spanish language courses (LS 306, 307, 309, 310) may be taken for credit at Boston University; students who have already taken two 300-level language courses should choose a literature course and three elective courses. Please consult your academic advisor for any major/minor credit requirements. 

HUB SA 230 The Individual in Community with Study Abroad

HUB SA 225 Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy with Study Abroad

Burgos trip

The group field trip for the Summer 2024 session will take place on the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James)! The Camino de Santiago was a Christian pilgrimage in the Middle Ages, starting from your front door and ending in the city of Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia. Now a cultural path recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, students on this trip will be surrounded by various historical sites and the natural beauty Northern Spain has to offer. Don’t miss out on this important piece of Spanish culture. As this is an outdoors field trip, we ask that you bring sneakers fit for walking.

Additional Links

Madrid Summer Spanish Studies Program: Syllabi – Schedule