Host Institution(s)
Contact Information
Kevin Gschwend
Assistant Director of Study Abroad
4513 Manhattan College Parkway Riverdale, NY 10471
phone: 718-862-7527
fax: 718-862-7483
Lasallian Study Abroad
Lasallian Study Abroad
Lasallian Study Abroad


Fall semester
Spring semester


Program/University Overview: 
The primary goal of the Madrid Program is to give students the opportunity to experience Spanish culture first hand and to study Spanish by immersing themselves in the Spanish way of life.  This program is designed for students who seek to complete their six-credit language requirement abroad and for students who are interested in pursuing a major or minor in Spanish. 

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Unique Aspects of Program:

  • Courses are offered in conjunction with Universidad Complutense de Madrid. The University of Madrid is one of the most prestigious Spanish Universities.
  • A variety of academic options for all levels of the Spanish language (from beginner to bilingual speakers). 
  • Students have an unique opportunity to study with Spanish students and students of other countries
  • Visits to sites of particular cultural and historic interest are an integral part of the academic program: lecture-tours of Madrid, visits to museums, as well as other places of interest. 

Country and/or City Information: 
Capital of Spain since 1562, Madrid is located in center of the Iberian Peninsula on the banks of the river Manzanares. Because of this central location, the city has been the political and cultural center of Spain for centuries. Many neighborhoods, buildings and  streets have preserved their historic character.  Madrid is also a city of great art, most famous for the three museums of the Golden Triangle of Art,  the Prado museum being one of the best known. Today Madrid is a lively metropolis. Benefiting from increasing prosperity since the 1980s,  the city has  consolidated its position as an important economic, cultural, industrial, educational, and technological center within the European Union.

Admission Requirements: 
GPA 2.75

Courses Offered: 
Spanish Courses (9 credits) – Students are required to take three Spanish courses. The selection of courses will depend on the student’s language ability.  A placement test will be given upon arrival.  Students are encouraged to apply their credits towards partial 
completion of a Spanish major or minor.

Religious Studies 300: Special Topics in Religion (3 credits) – This course will satisfy 3 credits in Religious Studies. This course is taught in English by a Manhattan College faculty member.

LLRN 209 or ART 090 – This course will satisfy 3 credits in Art. The credits will be allocated to the course of study by the Academic Advisor in the individual school. This course is taught in English by a Manhattan College faculty member.

Students have an option to stay with a host family (meals and laundry service included) or in a student apartment (no meals or laundry are included). Students are responsible for these fees once in Madrid. The Manhattan College program director will assist with housing needs. 

If you are a student at one of the US Lasallian universities or colleges, you will remain 
enrolled at your school and pay tuition and program fees there. Tuition is based on your campus tuition rates and may include an additional surcharge depending on the program.
Contact the person on your campus responsible for study abroad.

Scholarship Information: 
Contact the person on your campus responsible for study abroad.

Academic Calendar: 
Fall or Spring

Application Deadline: 
March 26

Application Details: 
Contact Mrs. Elly Mons – Coordinator Study Abroad Programs
e-mail: , tel. 718-862-7527