Boston University in Madrid offers different programs for students of varying levels of the Spanish language, with classes in Humanities, Political Science, and History as well as many other subjects related to Spain. There is also a direct enrollment program at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid for advanced students. Additionally, Boston University offers specific programs for Science and Engineering students with no previous knowledge of Spanish language.

All programs are equivalent to 16 BU credits, except the Engineering program which is 20 credits.

In addition, our program includes a series of exciting field-trips to places of particular interest throughout Spain. These field trips are generally to cities in Spain that the students may not visit on their own, but hold significant historical and cultural value. All field trips and many cultural activities in Madrid, as well as round-trip expenses from the United States to Spain and room and board in private homes with a Spanish family, are included in the program fees, which are very similar to the home campus in Boston.

The Madrid Spanish and European Studies program (MSES) allows students of all Spanish levels to take both Spanish language classes as well as content classes (history, politics, art, etc). This program is offered during Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

The Madrid University Studies Program (MUSP, spring only) is a specialized honors program for advanced students eligible to enroll directly in coursework at the Universidad Autónoma. MUSP students also take a BU-taught seminar about Spanish history and culture.

Both the MUSP and the MSES students (those with an appropriate Spanish level) have the option of participating in an internship program. This program (MIP) gives students the opportunity to intern with a Spanish company/organization.

The Madrid Engineering program (MENG, spring only) sends students to ICAI University, where they take 3 engineering courses as well as a Spanish language course and a Spanish civilization course (20 credits total).

The Madrid Science Program (MSCI, fall only) sends students to take Biology, Organic Chemistry, and Statistics at the Universidad Autónoma (in English), as well as a Spanish language course. Annually, an average of 180 students participate in our programs. Our offices, as well as the majority of our classes, are located at the Instituto Internacional on Calle Miguel Ángel, in the Chamberí district. There, students have the opportunity to attend lectures and performances as well as collaborate with various institutions located in the building (American Space, the IIE English Department and the Library).