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UC3M English Semester Program

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UC3M English Semester Program

Program Overview

The Madrid UC3M Program offers KSAS and WSE students a unique opportunity of living in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Madrid while taking courses in English at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). This program combines academic rigor, cultural immersion, and practical experiences to introduce students to the richness and diversity of Spain.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • No Spanish language background required.
  • 3.0 term GPA.

Academic Offering

JHU Madrid’s partner university, UC3M, offers a wide range of bachelor’s degrees and direct enrollment courses in English in different disciplines, from Social Sciences and Humanities to STEM classes. The direct enrollment option allows students to integrate into the Spanish public education system and meet Spaniards and other international students. Engineering students can combine courses in English with a research lab.

 

All students are required to take a Spanish language class during the semester along with a culture and history class titled Reflections on Contemporary Spain. If a student is eligible and interested in taking any courses taught in Spanish, please refer to the Spanish Program.

 

Some uc3m direct-enrollment engineering courses have already been pre-approved by Hopkins BME academic department. If a student is interested in other courses that are not on the pre-approved list, please consult with your advisor to make sure that the class will count toward your major/ minor. All students are required to get course approval from their advisors at Homewood and submit a list of pre-approved courses as part of the application process.

Students from the Whiting School of Engineering in any major can direct enroll in a variety of courses that UC3M offers. This options allows students to integrate into the Spanish public education system and meet Spaniards and other international. The UC3M School of Engineering is located at its Leganés campus. 

 

Language Key: 

Course offered in English only

Course offered in Spanish only

Course divided into two groups: Spanish or English

Below you can find a brief list of research labs and research groups available at UC3M, for a general overview visit their website. If you are interested in a specific lab, consult with the program director Dr. Manuel Colás at mcolasg1@jhu.edu

  • Biomedical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineeering/Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanic Engineering
  • Telematics Engineering
  • Systems Engineering and Automation
  • Mechanics of Continuous Media and Theory of Structures
  • Electronic Technology
  • Signal Theory and Communications
  • Thermal and Fluid Engineering

The course “Reflections on Contemporary Spain” combines the information learned during program field trips and activities, mandatory readings, and the student’s personal experience and own reflections on the history and traditions of Spain, and its contemporary culture and society. The student’s thoughts and experiences are articulated in a journal that is submitted during the semester in three different entries. The final grade of this course is based on the journal efforts, the results in the intensive language course in Salamanca/ Cuenca and the student’s attendance and participation in all the program activities.

 

The grade for this course will factor into the Hopkins GPA and appear on the JHU

 

Visit the Intensive Language and Culture Course section of our website for more information.

Grades

Grades for the language course at UC3M and the Reflections on Contemporary Spain course will be factored into the Hopkins GPA. Grades for all other courses will be taken S/U. In order to receive transfer credit towards a Hopkins degree, students must obtain a final grade equivalent to a C or better. 

 

Intensive Spanish Language & Culture Course

For more information about the Intensive Spanish Language & Culture Program and the JHU course “Reflections on Contemporary Spain” (HA.215.334) please click here

Housing: Full Room & Board

Students have the opportunity to live with a Spanish family during their stay in Madrid. Engaging with the family is a fundamental part of the experience and allows students to immerse themselves into the culture. All homes are located in the center of Madrid, close to public transport to reach both Getafe and Leganés campuses. 

 

 

All meals are included. From Monday to Thursday, families will pack a sack lunch for students to take to campus. 

 

 

For more information, visit our Homestay Experience section. 

Important Dates

Dates are subject to change. MCAT examinations should be taken before date of arrival to Spain. 

 

Fall 2023

  • March 1: Deadline to apply
  • August 13: Arrive in Madrid
  • August 14-26: Intensive Spanish Language & Culture Course in Salamanca
  • September 4: First day of classes at UC3M
  • TBD: Last day of classes for Hispanic Studies courses
  • TBD: Last day of classes for direct enrollment courses
  • TBD: Exam week for Hispanic Studies courses
  • TBD: Exam week for direct enrollment courses
  • December 22: Return to the U.S.

Spring 2024

  • October 1: Deadline to apply
  • January 7: Arrive in Madrid
  • January 8-19: Intensive Spanish Language & Culture Course in Cuenca
  • January 29: First day of classes at UC3M
  • TBD: Last day of classes for Hispanic Studies courses
  • TBD: Last day of classes for direct enrollment courses
  • TBD: Exam week for Hispanic Studies courses
  • TBD: Exam week for direct enrollment courses
  • June 1: Return to the U.S.

Student Testimonials

Hear what past JHU Madrid have said about the program! Check out the testimonial section of our website.

 

If you are a past student and  would like to become a Student Ambassador at the Homewood Campus, reach out to us at jhumadrid@jhu.edu

 

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @jhumadrid for more student perspectives.

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