About the Location
Madrid is the capital of Spain and is home to numerous historic sites including the King’s Palace, the Cathedral, Buen Retiro park and Plaza Mayor. The city is well known for its rich collection of European art which is housed at the Prado Museum.
Madrid is home to over 3 million inhabitants which creates a lively urban hub. Students in the Spanish track will have the opportunity to intern at a number of multinational companies based in Madrid.
ICADE Business School benefits from long history of training business professional. ICADE represents a strategic commitment to the future, combining the best of the past with innovative teaching, research and transfer of knowledge in the field of business.
The Universidad Pontifica Comillas was founded more than 100 years ago and is one of the most prestigious private universities in Spain. Backed by a rich humanistic tradition and rigorous academics, the university offers programs in law, business administration and management, industrial engineering, computer science, theology, nursing and human and social sciences. It offers multiple cultural, sport and social activities which students can experiences its other Spanish and international students.
General Program Dates
Fall semester – August-December
Spring semester – January to May
Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.
For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets (coming soon).
Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC. For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.
If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.
Students arrange their own housing accommodations within the city proper.
Additional Eligibility Notes
It is highly recommended but not required that students have some Spanish language knowledge.
Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline. See the Deadlines page for the most up-to-date deadline information. Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.
Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by the ICADE Business School.
A successful program abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad. These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety. Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program. Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.
Additional Information and Links
Read blog posts from students on this program in years past and access blogs for Faculty-led programs on the Study Abroad Blog.
Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives that have participated in one or more study abroad programs and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current Global Ambassadors via email--they are looking forward to hearing from you!
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