Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus
|Type of Program||Affiliate|
|Program Length||Semester & Summer|
|Language of Instruction||Primarily English with some courses in Spanish|
|Costs||Baylor tuition + housing to the host university|
|Housing||University and non-university host families, university run apartments and Spanish dorms|
|Health Insurance Required||Yes|
|Program Director||Dr. Stephen Gardner: Steve_Gardner@baylor.edu|
Location:Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. The city is located on the river Manzanares in the center of Spain, between the autonomous communities of Castile and León and Castile-La Mancha. Due to its economic output, standard of living, and market size, Madrid is considered the major financial center of the Iberian Peninsula; it hosts the head offices of the vast majority of the major Spanish companies, as well as the headquarters of three of the world's 100 largest companies (Telefónica, Repsol-YPF, Endesa). As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political center of Spain.
As the capital of Spain, Madrid is a city of great cultural and political importance. While Madrid possesses a modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighborhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the huge Royal Palace of Madrid; the Teatro Real (Royal Theatre) with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro park, founded in 1631; the imposing 19th-century National Library building (founded in 1712) containing some of Spain's historical archives; an archaeological museum of international reputation; and three superb art museums: Prado Museum, which hosts one of the finest art collections in the world, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, a museum of modern art, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, housed in the renovated Villahermosa Palace.
The city's population is roughly 3.2 million, while the estimated urban area population is 5.1 million. The entire population of the Madrid metropolitan area (urban area and suburbs) is calculated to be 5.84 million.
Courses or Areas of Study:Accounting, Aerospance Engineering, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Studio Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Dance, Decision Sciences, Earth Sciences, Education, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Sciences, English, Finance, French, German, Greek, Health Sciences, History, International Business, Latin, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Math, Music, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Portuguese, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Theater, Theology
For complete course listings and scheduling, please see http://spain.slu.edu/academics/courses/index.html.
Housing:Students can live in a university residence hall or with a host family. If you live in the university residence, you will have an apartment with three to five rooms and four to six roommates. All university residence apartments include a kitchen and laundry facilities. Lunch (provided everyday in the university cafeteria) is also included with this housing option. If you would like to live with a host family, you will be living with either a mature Spanish couple or a house mother. Host families with children are limited. It is a possibility that you might be living with another exchange student in the house if you choose to live with a host family. To find out more from the university's housing page, please see http://spain.slu.edu/student_life/housing/index.html
Application Procedure:Students are responsible for applying directly to St. Louis University as well as filling out the Baylor Study Abroad Application Packet.
For more information about applying to this university, go to http://spain.slu.edu/admissions/visiting_students/index.html.
Costs:Students will pay tuition to Baylor and housing to the host university.
Each student is responsible for their own transportation, including airfare.
Legal Documents:A passport and visa are required. You will be given more information on obtaining a visa once you have been accepted to the university.
Exchange/Affiliate University Contact:
Heidi Buffington (Ms.)
Admissions Counselor/U.S. Visiting Student Coordinator
Office of Admissions
Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus
Avenida del Valle,
tel.(+34)91 554 5858, extension 206
fax (+34)91 554 6202