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Institute for American Universities, Madrid

Housing
Yes
Visa
Not Required
semester abroad
Yes
Semester fee in €
1436
Not required
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About the University 🏫

The Institute for American Universities was founded in 1957, and is one of Europe's oldest universities based on the American system. The university is known for being one of the largest study abroad programme provider. You can also study abroad at IAU campus in Barcelona.

The Institute for American Universities specializes in humanities, social studies, business and arts. The courses are taught in English, as the vast majority of the students are Americans. In addition, many international students from all over the world are coming each semester to study at IAU.

The teaching takes place in smaller classes which means that your learning is in focus. Furthermore, an important and interesting detail for many students is that IAU incorporates field tours into their study program, which is well organized by the lecturers.

About the city 🌇

The capital Madrid is located in the middle of Spain, and is a true European metropolis with its over 3 million inhabitants. The city has a continental climate, which gives cold winters without snow, but in turn 25-35 degrees in summer.

Madrid offers culinary experiences with its delicious Spanish Paella, tapas and more. We recommend washing the food down with a nice glass of sangria during the sunset in the pleasant climate. The city is known for its art, which gives rise to cultural experiences and countless acclaimed musicals.

Archure is one of the most beautiful in Europe and compliments the many beautiful parks, natural areas and outdoor areas.

The night life is something for itself in Madrid, and probably contains more bars than any other city on this planet. There's a sensible mix of cocktail bars and nightclubs with a glamorous charm that simply appeals to dancing late into the night.

Housing 🏡

Homestay

In the total cost of reading at The Institute for American Universities, homestay is included. Students are given accommodation with a Spanish host family. Living in a Spanish home is an ideal opportunity to experience Spanish culture up close. The families are carefully selected host families and have many years of experience hosting international students.

Each student get their own room with the family. In addition, breakfast and further 6 meals a week are served by the family. For lunch, which you take of yourself, there are countless affordable cafes, brasseries as well as small sandwich and grocery stores with a wide selection. It is also possible to visit the many food markets around the city.

Not only are you provided with weekly cleaning of your room, you'll also get a bed, linen, pillow and blankets included. However, you must bring your own towels. You have access to one piece of laundry in the machine per week. If there is an interest in being placed with a fellow student with a family, this is also possible if you apply for it.

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What the students say

"Studying abroad is one of the greatest investments I have ever made for myself. There’s not much I can say to compare, but studying through IAU is in large part what made it all possible" - Ariel T.

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