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St. Louis University, Madrid
Madrid, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Summer 1,
Summer 1&2,
Summer 2
Program Dates &
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Restrictions: BU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Area of Instruction:: Accounting, Anthropology, Arabic, Art, Art History, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, English, Finance, French, German, History, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Philosphy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre Program Type:: Affiliate
Language:: English GPA req.:: 3.0
Host Family, On campus residence hall Classification:: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:
St. Louis University in Madrid
Type of Program Affiliate
Program Length(s) Semester, Academic Year, and Summer Term(s)
Language of Instruction English
Majors Various
Costs Baylor Tuition and Housing Fees to SLU
Housing Homestay Family or Student Dormitories
Health Insurance Required Yes
Special Requirements 3.0 GPA
Program Director Dr. Steve Gardner:

Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. The city is located on the river Manzanares in the center of Spain, between the autonomous communities of Castile and Castile-La Mancha. Due to its economic output, standard of living, and market size, Madrid is considered the major financial center of the Iberian Peninsula; it hosts the head offices of the vast majority of the major Spanish companies, as well as the headquarters of three of the world's 100 largest companies. As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political center of Spain.

As the capital of Spain, Madrid is a city of great cultural and political importance. While Madrid possesses a modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighborhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the huge Royal Palace of Madrid; the Teatro Real (Royal Theatre) with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro park, founded in 1631; the imposing 19th-century National Library building (founded in 1712) containing some of Spain's historical archives; an archaeological museum of international reputation; and three superb art museums: Prado Museum, which hosts one of the finest art collections in the world, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, a museum of modern art, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, housed in the renovated Villahermosa Palace.

The city's population is roughly 3.2 million, while the estimated urban area population is 5.1 million. The entire population of the Madrid metropolitan area (urban area and suburbs) is calculated to be 5.84 million.

Courses or Areas of Study:
Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Studio Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Dance, Decision Sciences, Earth Sciences, Education, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Sciences, English, Finance, French, German, Greek, Health Sciences, History, International Business, Latin, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Math, Music, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Portuguese, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Theater, Theology

For complete course listings and scheduling, please see  Please note that you will need to look at the bottom toolbar and click on "(the term you are going abroad) courses".

Students can live in a university residence hall or with a host family. If you live in the university residence, you will have an apartment with three to five rooms and four to six roommates. All university residence apartments include a kitchen and laundry facilities. Lunch (provided everyday in the university cafeteria) is also included with this housing option. If you would like to live with a host family, you will be living with either a mature Spanish couple or a house mother. Host families with children are limited. It is a possibility that you might be living with another exchange student in the house if you choose to live with a host family. To find out more from the university's housing page, please see

Application Procedure:
Students are responsible for applying directly to SLU Madrid as well as filling out the Baylor Study Abroad Application Packet.
For more information about applying to this university, go to
All students will pay tuition directly to Baylor and housing to SLU. Tuition rates are exactly the same as every other semester in Waco.

Each student is responsible for their own transportation, including airfare.
Legal Documents:
A passport and student visa are required. You will receive more information about obtaining a student visa once accepted to SLU Madrid. You will need to contact your closest Spanish consulate to obtain a student visa.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/15/2014
11/03/2014 01/14/2015 05/06/2015
Summer 1&2 2015 01/15/2015 01/15/2015 TBA TBA
Fall 2015 03/01/2015 03/01/2015 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2015 03/15/2015 03/15/2015 TBA TBA
Summer 1 2015 03/31/2015 03/31/2015 TBA TBA

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