Go Abroad

Spend your Spring Semester in Madrid!


  • MIT students in good academic standing
  • Spanish IV or a faculty evaluation of the student’s ability to read, write, and speak Spanish

At a Glance

  • Spring semester in Madrid
  • Study with Spanish students at two top Spanish universities in Madrid
  • Students are placed individually in homestays with local families, according to preferences. Breakfast and dinner are provided in the homestays.

Application Deadlines
Early May: Priority Deadline
Late September: Regular Deadline

The program fee is adjusted each year based on exchange rate, tuition at the host universities, etc. Most recently the program fee has been approximately $10,000, plus a $150 refundable deposit.

The fee covers these costs:

  • Tuition at both Madrid universities
  • Single-room housing in a Spanish home
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Laundry service
  • Airport transfer
  • Some cultural activities
  • Use of ACCENT Center: network access, library

Students should plan to spend an additional $8,000 - $9,000 for airfare, visa, local transportation, lunches, textbooks, and personal expenses.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is portable for this opportunity. The Global Education Team will provide an estimated budget to include all anticipated expenses. Students need to meet individually with their financial aid representative to discuss the details of using their financial aid packet for the semester in Madrid.

Transfer Credit

  • Before going to Madrid, students must talk with their department’s transfer credit examiner and complete a study abroad worksheet.
  • No grades are transferred, only credit for courses passed.

Important Dates

April                         General Information Session
Early May                Applications due for Priority Deadline
Late September      Applications due for Regular Deadline
Late October           Application to Politecnica due (for admitted students who plan to take engineering courses at                                           Politecnica de Madrid 
November               Final payment due
Late January           Flight to Madrid


Online Application: to be completed by student
Online Reference Form: to be completed by faculty
Spanish language evaluation form: to be completed by a member of the Spanish Group faculty (only for students who have not completed Spanish IV).

Visa Information

Please download information on how to secure a student visa to study in Spain, and review the visa information from the Spanish Consulate of Boston.