Universidad Complutense de Madrid
|Type of Program||MAUI-Utrecht/Exchange|
|Language of Instruction||Spanish|
|Costs||Baylor tuition + housing to the host university|
|Health Insurance Required||Yes|
|Special Requirements||MAUI-Utrecht - FIRST contact email@example.com for more details|
|Program Director||Study Abroad office: firstname.lastname@example.org|
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:This university offers courses in various fields of study. Please note that the website is completely in Spanish; therefore, you must have a sufficient proficiency in Spanish before attending this university.
For course listings and scheduling, please see http://www.ucm.es/
Housing:Students must apply for housing through a private company that has an agreement with the university. When applying for housing, make sure to tell the person with whom you are speaking that you are attending a MAUI-Utrecht program and the 60 EURO application fee will be waved. To see the university's housing page, go to http://www.salyven.net/EN-Alojamientos.htm.
Application Procedure:Students are first required to be nominated to attend a MAUI-Utrecht program. Email email@example.com to schedule an interview to be nominated for the program. More information regarding the application process will be given at the interview.
For more information about applying to this university, go to http://www.ucm.es/. Please note that you MUST have a letter from a professor in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages asserting your proficiency in Spanish before you apply to this university. The letter from the professor MUST be included in your application to the university.
Costs:Students will pay tuition to Baylor and housing to the host university. Expect to spend around 390 EURO a month on a double room and 450 EURO a month for a single room. Meals in the cafeteria cost 6 EURO. Expect to spend around 31 EURO a month on books and 30 EURO a month on local transportation.
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 Spanish visa upon your acceptance to the university.
Exchange/Affiliate University Contact:Juan Carlos Benitez
Oficina Socrates - Erasmus
Pabellon de Gobierno de la Cuidad Universitaria
C/Isaac Peral S/N
28040 Madrid, Spain
Telephone: 34.91.394.6922 or 34.91.394.6923