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AU Madrid | Iberian Experience

Iberian Experience Program Overview

In this Spring semester program, students explore the culture, history, politics, and society of the Iberian peninsula. Students live and study in Spain’s capital city, Madrid, for one semester. The program takes students on academic field trips throughout Spain and Portugal where they will explore the many and diverse cultures within the region. All students take a seminar taught in Spanish on contemporary Spain, and then choose from other courses in the areas of international relations, art history, literature and film, communications, and Spanish language. Students wishing to engage in the Spanish working world can also participate in an internship arranged by program staff.

Courses Available

All students take the seminar course:

  • Politics, Economics, and Society of Spain I & II (6 credits)

Others courses available in the past include the following:

  • Spanish and European Art History
  • A Long Walk to Equality: Women's Issues in Spain
  • International Relations: Spain & the European Union (EU)
  • Spain's Soccer Obsession: Managing and Marketing Soccer Clubs in Spain
  • Spain & Latin America: The Immigrant Experience
  • Contemporary Spain & Latin American through Literature and Film
  • Public Speaking in Spanish
  • Journalism Abroad: Production as a Foreign Correspondent
  • Spanish Language classes from beginner to advanced
  • Internship
  • Independent Study

Visit the AU Abroad website to learn more about the Iberian Experience program.

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