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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange Academic Level: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite
Housing Options: Homestay, Shared Apartment Click here for a definition of this term On-Site Language Course Required: No
Click here for a definition of this term Credits: 15 + Program Advisor: Robert Dowden
Areas of Study: Accounting, Architecture, Business, Communications, Economics, European Studies, Journalism, Marketing, Media Studies, Politics, Spanish Minimum GPA: 2.75
Program Description:

Universidad Nebrija


Universidad Nebrija is located in Madrid, the capital of Spain. Madrid is known for its rich and varied offerings in sports, leisure, and culture. Students will have plenty of time to explore all of the theaters and museums, such as the Prado National Art Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, and the Queen Sofía Center for the Arts, as well as the local monuments, exhibits, concert halls, and parks.

This is an inviting study abroad destination for students seeking to improve their Spanish. Politics, Media Studies, and Journalism majors are likely to find plenty of course offerings that would help their progress towards graduation.

Academics & Curriculum

Courses at Universidad Nebrija are offered in ECT. American students will typically enroll in 30 ECT worth of courses to earn 15 CUA credits (each course is worth 6 ECT). Courses can be English-taught or Spanish-taught, though students need seeking to take Spanish-taught courses will need to prove their language ability. English-taught courses are primary given in the fields of business or in the humanities.

A general list of courses can be found here. Serious applicants close to completing their application can contact Ana Keller for course syllabi.

Accommodation & Meals

Participants in this program generally reside in homestays. They are given a single room with a bed, sheets, pillows, blankets, towels, and access to wifi. Cleaning services and laundry facilities are included. Included in the program fee is half board (2 meals/day), though students may pay additional to receive full board (roughly 150€/month more). All housing provided to students will be within a 45 minute commute to Universidad Nebrija.

Alternatively, students may request to stay in a furnished apartment with Catholic University's general housing provider, Student Global Relocation, though availability cannot be guaranteed. Included with the furnished apartments are a bed, wardrobe, desk and chair, and utilities (electricity, water, internet, etc.). SGR also provides a regular cleaning service just for the shared areas of the apartment. Not included in the basic price are towels, linens, laundry service, or the refundable security deposit.

Exchange Scholars

Exchange Scholar programs at The Catholic University of America provide an immersive international experience for a limited number of highly qualified students.  This exclusive opportunity enables students to study at a select group of prestigious universities worldwide.  Exchange partner schools are selected on the basis of mission, academic excellence, dedication to internationalization, and a commitment to research.


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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.