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Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (SILS)
Are you a SILS major
and have studied Spanish for at least 4 semesters? Would you like to spend a semester in Spain? This program will give you the opportunity to take courses towards your SILS program and improving your language abilities while you experience the beautiful campus just a few miles outside of Madrid!
The University Carlos III Madrid is located just outside of Madrid, and is an easy and fast train ride. It has more of the feel of a U.S. campus with a mixture of old and new buildings as well as a cafeteria and student housing nearby. It is a relatively young campus since it was founded in the 1980s.
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The language prerequisite is 4 semesters, completed by the start of the program.
The program at UC3Madrid is taught in Spanish but they plan to start teaching some courses in English and some of the language used is English. To see a selection of the courses, click here
NOTE About Language Placement Tests:
If you are not taking Spanish at UNC but believe you have the equivalency required, please take the free UNC online language test (this is not the language placement test that you may have already taken). Send your name, PID, and email to Elizabeth Bruno (firstname.lastname@example.org). She will add you to Sakai where the test is set. You will then take the test at any time and will have 40 minutes in which to complete the test. Once you have completed the assessment test, send him the link to the Study Abroad language assessment form and he will complete that based on your results.
For a link to the academic calendar, click here
Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses
(not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
- You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
- You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
- These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
Students have the option to choose between student residential living (Colegios) or sharing an apartment with other students. However, it is important to note that most university residences give priority to students staying for the full year. If you are only going for a semester, it would be best to consider other types of housing. The International Education Office at UC3M website has a link to various types of housing (also below) but students are responsible for securing their own housing. Neither their office nor our office can intervene in the decision of the Colegios/Student Residences. Students can live with local Spanish students or other international students.
For important information about reserving the student residences, click here
. For information on housing options, click here
. The second link on this page will take you to a number of other possibilities beyond the Colegios/Student residences.
Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.
Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
A NOTE ABOUT PASSPORTS AND VISAS: It is strongly recommended that students have in their possession by the application deadline a valid passport with an expiration date no earlier than 6 months after the program end date. Due to visa regulations, students should consult their Study Abroad Advisor before making international travel plans prior to the program start date. Students accepted into this program will need to travel to a Spanish consulate here in the United States, with passport in hand, to obtain a visa permitting them to study in Spain.
Follow these steps to apply for this program:
- Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
- The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
- Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access
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