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*Madrid Program - Non-Fairfield Students
Madrid, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: Non-Fairfield applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Housing Options: Home Stay
Minimum GPA: 2.80 Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Credit Type: Fairfield Credit External Students: Yes
Internships: No Service Learning: No
Academic Area: Art History, Art Theory, Business, Catholic Studies, European Business Studies, History, Linguistics, Religious Studies, Spanish, Spanish Language & Literature, Visual Arts
Program Description:


Madrid is the political, economic and cultural heart of Spain.  A truly international city, Madrid hosts a dynamic metropolitan lifestyle noted for fine arts venues such as the Prado Museum, the Renia Sofia Museum, and the Tysen Bornemisza Museum. In addition to its many museums, students can enjoy numerous parks and plazas to grab a café cortado with friends or read a good book.  The city is centrally located in Spain which allows access to affordable and accessible modes of transportation for domestic and international travel throughout the world.  


Upon arrival, all students will participate in a comprehensive orientation program to help familiarize them with their local surroundings, discuss health and safety as well as acquaint them with university and program resources. 


Students will attend classes at Comillas Pontifical University which was founded in 1890 by the Marquis de Comillas and entrusted to the Jesuits.  Students are required to take 1 Spanish language course and 4 additional content courses taught in English or Spanish, for a total of up to 15 credits.  Students with advanced proficiency of the Spanish language may take courses with local students.

Fairfield University, a Jesuit institution, is a fully accredited university and member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.  All students will receive a Fairfield University transcript with letter grades.


Students live in comfortable, furnished homestays in and around the center of Madrid, within a 30-45 minute train ride to campus. Students will enjoy a private bedroom and shared bathroom with a Spanish host. All hosts are carefully vetted and chosen by Comillas and have hosted American students in the past. Students will be provided breakfast and dinner six days a week. Homestays are equipped with bedding and Wi-Fi access is provided.


•           Tuition
•           Housing
•           Airport pick-up and transfer
•           Comprehensive orientation
•           Onsite student support with 24-hour emergency assistance
•           Cultural excursions
•           Visa assistance for qualified students
•           Insurance, including full medical coverage and medical emergency evacuation

This program is open to all sophomore, junior, or senior students who are in good academic and social standing at their home institution and who can certify a grade point average of at least a 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale. This program is competitive and applicants are expected to exhibit a high level of maturity, independence, and seriousness of purpose. Please consult your home University to ensure you’re meeting their standards and deadlines.

The Trustees of the University reserve the right to change tuition rates and make additional changes whenever necessary.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Arrival Date Departure Date
Spring 2016 10/26/2015
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Year 2016-2017 03/01/2016
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2016 04/15/2016
Rolling Admission 08/28/2016 12/23/2016
Spring 2017 10/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission 01/10/2017 05/20/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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