Boston College Students attend the the Universidad Carlos III (CIII) and the Comillas University ICADE and Social Science campuses. BC students will enroll in courses designed for American students and in regular grado classes for Spanish and international students. All classes may be chosen from most of the university's facultades. Students enrolled at the ICADE will primarily select courses from business-related offerings. Faculty members as well as the Resident Director will assist students in selecting courses. Students will also have tutors available to help them throughout the academic year. There is a Spanish Art-History Cultural studies 3-credit course taught by the Resident Director. In addition to ongoing cultural activities which will introduce the students to Madrid, students will be encouraged to pursue service projects within the local community. Students will be housed with Spanish families or in residency halls. A Housing Coordinator will supervise the different aspects of the program to ensure the students' well-being and adaptation to the culture. The goal of the program is to provide students with the opportunity to do coursework in their field of interest/specialization while at the same time developing an understanding of and appreciation for the host culture through complete integration into the Spanish university system and local community.

  • Home institution students only
  • Academic year
  • Fall semester
  • Spring semester
  • Summer programs: Spanish Art History, Introduction to Law and Internship opportunities (open to other Institutions)

  • Requirement : 3.0 minimum GPA, post intermediate language proficiency, faculty recommendations throughout the year
  • Undergraduate courses
  • Courses organized by program
  • Direct enrollment in Spanish University
  • Tutors available to help students

Program places students in housing. Host families (3 meals) and residences/dorms.

  • Field trips included in fees
  • Weekly cultural activities included in fees
  • Organized field trips
  • Organized events available
  • Volunteer work opportunities

Nicholas Gozik, Director O.I.P.
Boston College
Chestnut Hill MA, 02167
Tel. (617) 552-3827
Fax 552-0647
E-mail :

Director: Ana Peláez Benitez
Telephone: +34 626 999 669 and +34 692 116 473