MIT offers four courses over IAP that are taught by MIT faculty and lecturers. We manage program logistics, including financial support.
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Courses offered IAP 2018 (upcoming 2019 courses will be announced in September 2018, check back for more details here):
Literary London (21L.590 Section 1)
This new class will explore the locations, history and artistic institutions that have made London a world cultural hub. Through guided readings, theater performances, walking tours and visits to sites associated with major authors, you’ll experience the vibrancy of London’s past and present. This 9-unit subject will count for HASS-H credit and the Literature minor or major. You can apply & receive credit for this section even if you've completed 21L.590 in Madrid. Program dates: January 5 - 31, 2018.
The Spanish Incubator (21L.590 Section 2)
Films, readings, field trips to museums, a Flamenco show, and visits to Spanish cultural sites will enable you to understand the full context in which today’s vibrant Spanish democracy and internationally acclaimed artistic production emerged. This 9-unit subject will count for HASS-H credit and the Literature concentration, minor or major. Taught in English. Students may apply & receive credit for this section even if they have completed 21L.590 in London. Program dates: January 3 - 24, 2018.
Spanish III (21G.793)
Mastery of oral expression, reading, writing, and listening while experiencing life and culture in Madrid. You’ll use language strategically to accomplish objectives and to resolve conflicts, in culturally accurate circumstances with appropriate vocabulary. This 12-unit course is completely in Spanish, and will count for HASS-H credit and the Spanish concentration, minor, and major. Spanish language requirement: Spanish II or equivalent. Program dates: January 2 - 31, 2018.
Advanced Spanish Communication in Spain (21G.795)
Improve fluency and oral proficiency through the study of Spanish culture, history and society in an immersive environment. Assignments and in-class activities include discussions, debates, and oral reports based on interviews with Spaniards. Guided cultural activities provide topics for oral and written presentations. This 12-unit course is completely in Spanish, and will count for HASS-H credit and the Spanish concentration, minor, and major. Spanish language requirement: Spanish IV or equivalent. Program dates: January 2 - 25, 2018.
- Spend January in Madrid or London
- Get MIT HASS-H credit for a course taught by MIT faculty or lecturer
- Explore the city and surrounding areas with walking tours and day-trips
- Madrid: stay with a local family that provides breakfast and dinner
- London: stay in shared, furnished apartments
Early October 2018 (for IAP 2019)
The program fee varies each year based on the exchange rate and housing costs. Recently the program fee ranged from $900 - $1,200. Airfare is not included.
The program fee is based on the number of participants and may change before the start of the program.
The fee includes:
- Single-room or double-room housing in a Spanish home, or a shared furnished apartment in London
- Breakfast and dinner daily (Madrid only)
- Laundry service
You should bring some money for transportation, lunches, textbooks, and personal expenses. We estimate the total you should expect to spend to be around $3,000 (including program fee & airfare)
Financial aid does not currently cover IAP programs like IAP Madrid. However you can apply for scholarships through MIT.
|Admission decisions sent to students|
End of October
|Students confirm offer to participate|
Final payment due
Arrive in Madrid or London in early January
Courses begin first week of January (varies by program)
Last day of class varies by program
Complete our online application in Horizons.
If necessary, have a faculty member in Spanish evaluate your Spanish language ability if you have not completed Spanish courses at MIT.
U.S. citizens will not need to apply for a student visa for this program. Citizens of other countries should visit the Spanish consulate website or British consulate website to find out whether you are required to obtain a visa, and how to secure a Schengen visa to study in Europe or a British visa to study in the UK.