Independent Programs



Academic relationships with American institutions have been a tradition at the Universidad Complutense since the 1960s and students from the United States attend courses through several programs.


The premier program is the long-standing consortium of UNIVERSIDADES NORTEAMERICANAS REUNIDAS, a program for advanced students in Spanish composed of the University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, Purdue University, California State University, Georgetown University and Stetson University. The courses offered through this program have recently been opened to admit students of EAC-UCM who have the required level of Spanish to attend its courses.


There are also some tailored American programs at the Universidad Complutense. These programs were created for those universities according to their specifications, such as intensive courses, special topics courses, levels, calendars, etc. The courses for these programs are taught by professors of the Universidad Complutense and in some cases, visiting professors from the American institution.


Some of these programs are:




Sewanee has maintained a summer program related to the pilgrimage Way of Saint James since 1995. This Summer program begins with an overview of Medieval Spain and ends with a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.




Sewanee also has a spring program that offers a variety of classes in Spanish and English specially designed for its students´ levels and interests. This program includes, among other activities, a cultural trip to Andalucía and Morocco and a trip to other parts of Europe as part of its course on the European Union.





The Carleton Madrid Program is an immersion program, focusing on Urban Studies, Contemporary Politics, and the arts. While in Madrid, students are placed with carefully selected families and have guided excursions to other part of Spain, which in the past have included Galicia, Cadiz, Seville, Granada, Bilbao and Toledo. The program also coordinates interships for students who wish to gain work experience abroad.





 Dartmouth has a long tradition at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Its fall program offers courses on art, history, literature, and Spanish language. The topics change every year depending on the necessities of the program and the interest of the students. Dartmouth offers many activities related to the courses and several cultural trips around Spain, for example to Barcelona, Granada or País Vasco.


All the American institutions participating in the EAC-UCM program can ask for any special course, lecture, independent study or intensive course to fulfill the requirements of their students if necessary. The Universidad Complutense is always open to additional proposals by the American institutions which participate in the EAC-UCM program.

Complementary academic activities