La Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM) is a comprehensive university serving 4,000 students. The academic model is based on fundamental pillars of academic quality, international projection, and career orientation. The main campus, in Villaviciosa de Odón, has a prime location in a privileged setting forty minutes from the city center of Madrid. The campus is close to medical services, banks, caterings, travel agencies, shops, sports facilities, academic and athletic activities, and competitions. There are multiple possibilities to share off-campus housing in the modern residential area surrounding the campus or residing with a host family. Villaviciosa de Odón is a residential area Southwest of Madrid with a population of 26,000 inhabitants. Madrid is a cosmopolitan city with an intense pace of life, where one can enjoy a great variety of artistic and cultural activities.
The SUNY Oswego/Universidad Europea de Madrid program is based on an academic model that integrates the knowledge and skills called for by today's society. Students have a choice of over 2,000 courses in many areas, which they can combine and adapt to their schedules as they wish. Classes are taught in Spanish as well as English. Students who wish to study at La Universidad Europea de Madrid in Spanish will be able to enroll in Spanish courses before the semester begins. All international students will have a one week orientation session where students will learn about the particulars of living in Spain and meet with their academic advisors to learn about the services available to them.
Students on this program take courses alongside Spanish and other international students in Spanish and English. Students must have at least an intermediate level of Spanish language. Students may take courses in the following fields, you may view the course offerings at UEM Academic Offerings at their website or by downloading/viewing the Madrid Course Offering List.
Students have the option of completing a 3 to 6-credit internship in place of taking one or two courses at La Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM). All students must take two courses at UEM and the Director's course.
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Housing and Meals
Students have the option of residing in program arranged housing with a host family or in an apartment with other students. Students choosing the host family housing option will receive two meals per day. Students choosing the apartment housing option will cook for themselves in their apartment. Upon acceptance to the program, students are required to complete a housing questionnaire indicating their housing preference. Students who choose not to reside in program arranged housing have the option of residing in the university residence hall or independently, both of which are arranged directly by the student.
Costs (budget sheet)
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Students make their own travel arrangements to Madrid's International Airport Barajas (MAD) Students will then take a taxi or the metro to Villaviciosa de Odón, which is about 40 minutes from the airport.
All students are covered by full health, evacuation and repatriation insurance.
All participants in this program are required to apply for and obtain a long stay student visa at the Spanish Consulate General in New York City. A visa is a stamp that will be placed in your passport allowing you to study abroad in Spain for a period longer than 90 days. Instructions on obtaining the Spanish student visa will be provided upon acceptance to the program. NOTE: Non-US passport holders (or dual European citizens) may require different procedures. Please contact your program specialist for more details. To begin reading about the student visa process, please visit the Consulate General of Spain in New York's website.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact the program specialist for further details.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.