Madrid Courses














You will take classes at the Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM). One of the highlights of FIE in Madrid is the direct enrollment in UEM’s regular list of courses, together with Spanish students.  FIE in Madrid offers you the opportunity to study alongside Spanish students while also learning about Spain, studying Spanish language, and participating in unique excursions and cultural visits with other FIE students. The multi-faceted nature of the program creates a rich environment in which to experience Spanish culture.
UEM is a modern university located approximately 20 kilometers south of the city of Madrid in Villaviciosa de Odón, a charming town with a large student population.
Two program options are available—one for Spanish language beginners and one for advanced Spanish language students. 

I. Advanced Program

Students on the Advanced Program will take an intensive language course and a Hispanic Culture course. They will choose the rest of their courses from UEM’s list of electives in business, art, communication, education, engineering, health sciences, the humanities, social sciences and sports sciences, most of which are taught in Spanish. To qualify for this program, students must have a minimum of 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent, and demonstrate upper-intermediate to advanced language proficiency during the application process.

Spanish Language

(6 ECTS Credits)
REQUIRED

Developing Spanish language skills is a key factor in deciding to complete a study abroad
semester in Spain. The language component will enable you to develop your skills through
a range of class—based activities. You will practice the language using AVE, the Spanish Virtual Classroom designed by the Cervantes Institute, to learn and teach the Spanish language over the internet. 

Hispanic Culture

(6 ECTS Credits)
REQUIRED

In this course you will come to understand key cultural aspects of Spain’s heritage and contemporary culture. Course topics include definitions and discussions of Hispanic culture, geography of Spain and Latin American countries, Spain’s cultural roots, Spanish history and the globalization of Spain.

Hispanic Literature

(6 ECTS Credits)
OPTIONAL

Learn about Spain’s rich literary tradition through a panoramic view of the most significant works of literature written in Spanish, both in Latin America and in Spain. You will undertake reading, analysis of and commentary on the Spanish literary canon.

II. Beginner Program

One of the highlights of FIE in Madrid for beginners is the direct enrollment in English courses within UEM’s progressively bilingual and 100% in English degrees, together with Spanish students. Students on the Beginner Program will take an intensive language course. They will choose the rest of their courses from UEM’s list of electives in business, art, communication, education, engineering, health sciences, the humanities, social sciences and sports sciences, many of which are taught in English. International Relations, Biotechnology, Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Commercial Management and Design are degrees taught in English. One semester college-level Spanish language study is recommended but not required.  Students will take a 35 hour intensive Spanish language course, Communicate in Spanish, during orientation.

Communicate in Spanish

(1.5 ECTS Credits)
REQUIRED
 
This Spanish language course focuses on oral communication. It uses a functional and communicative approach to teach basic aspects of Spanish grammar and the vocabulary needed for the most common communicative situations. Upon finishing, students will have achieved a basic repertoire of words and simple sentences related to their personal details and specific everyday situations.

Spanish Language

(6 ECTS Credits)
REQUIRED

Developing Spanish language skills is a key factor in deciding to complete a study abroad
semester in Spain. The language component will enable you to develop your skills through
a range of class—based activities. You will practice the language using AVE, the Spanish Virtual Classroom designed by the Cervantes Institute to learn and teach the Spanish language over the internet. 

Beginner and advanced students are assigned a language section based on a placement test at the beginning of the term.

Courses are available in the following degree areas:  
Advertising Communication  
Architecture    
Biomedical Sciences : Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Biotechnology          
Business Management and Entrepreneurship    
Childhood Education    
Criminology      
Dance Science      
Design: Fashion, Produce, Interior, Graphic  
Economics          
Engineering: Aerospace, Computer Science, Civil, Telecommunications,  Industrial    
Finance        
Fine Arts  
Health Sciences:  Physical Therapy, Podiatry, Nursing and Optometry and Vision Sciences      
International Hospitality and Tourism Management      
International Relations            
Journalism              
Law          
Marketing and Commercial Management: Optional Branch of Specialization: 
Real Madrid Sports Management  
Media Studies and Multimedia: Digital Environments, Film, Television, Radio, Photography  
Musical Creation      
Performing and Media Arts  
Primary Education  
Sports Management, Real Madrid  
Sports Science  
Translation and Intercultural Communication