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Snapshot

Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020
  • Fall 2020
  • Spring 2021

Advisor:

Rebecca Dlubac

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

CIEE

Overview

Opportunity Description

Challenge yourself to take your engineering studies to the next level in Madrid! Whether your thing is aerospace or biomedical engineering, you’ll find rigorous courses in English and Spanish that expand your thinking with theory and case studies alike. Travel beyond Madrid to investigate engineering feats in other parts of Spain. Take a breath to discover Madrid’s many treasures, from the premier Prado museum to tapas at the lively San Miguel market. 

What is unique about this program?

Whether your interest is in aerospace or biomedical engineering, studying abroad in Madrid offers highly motivated students like you a chance to develop your Spanish skills and have adventures to remember. Rigorous courses at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) will open your mind to current theories and case studies, and excursions throughout Spain offer a chance to see engineering and cultural feats up close. An optional internship will help you gain real-world experience to use back home.

Study abroad in Madrid and you'll:

  • Study at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, one of Spain's top-ranking schools for telematics engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, telecommunications technologies engineering, and telecommunication systems engineering (it's ranked fourth in computer engineering)

  • Gain practical work experience and collaboration skills through a for-credit business or engineering- related internship

  • Take advantage of company visits in and around Madrid to find out how today's scientists apply problem-solving and critical thinking skills

What is unique about Madrid, Spain?

Madrid’s influence in politics, education, science, entertainment, media, fashion, and arts make it an important international metropolis, and the major hub in southern Europe. Spain’s capitol city is also its largest, with a historic center dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, and world-renowned art museums. A huge variety of tapas bars, dance shows, concerts, outdoor parks, soccer matches, ethnic neighborhoods, and contemporary theater and cinema make it a lively place to live and learn.

How do I choose among programs?

  • See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
  • Use the search features on the Experience Cornell  Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
  • Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
  • Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.