Interested in pursuing an American degree in France? Learn about options through IAU's degree-granting institution - The American College of the Mediterranean.

Bachelor's and Master's Programs

Madrid Semester Courses

IAU's Madrid programs offers a broad array of options with courses in architecture, art history, business, communication studies, computer science, engineering, environmental science, geography, history, international relations, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, and Spanish language and culture. Semester program students are recommended to enroll in at least one 3-credit Spanish course during their semester to facilitate engagement with the local culture. In addition, select content courses are taught in Spanish based on the language abilty of the student.

Step-by-Step Course Guide

1. Select your program

Semester in Madrid

2. Review the course schedule
Use the schedules linked below to choose your courses. These documents are regularly updated with any changes to course offerings or schedules.

Spring 2024 Course Offerings 
Fall 2023 Course Offerings
Spring 2023 Course Offerings

Syllabi: Click here to access the available semester syllabi. It is important to consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm course approvals at your home institution.

All courses taught in Madrid are 3 units each (45 contact hours) unless otherwise specified. If a course is needed for major, minor, or core credit, students are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions. Courses may also be offered as seminars for students to fulfill specific requirements. 

Courses with an SPA discipline are conducted in Spanish, some of which are cross-listed with non-Spanish disciplines. 300 level Spanish courses or higher require that students have completed SPA 202 or the equivalent prior to enrollment.

3. Select your courses in the online application

Log into your student portal and select your preferred schedule from the drop-down lists in section 4 of the online application. Please contact the Office of Admissions with any questions or if you are unable to add your courses through the portal.

Please note:

  • Courses selections are due by the application deadline
  • Course change requests are due within 2 weeks following the application deadline
  • Any other course changes may be requested during the on-site add/drop period