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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain; Seville, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 02/01/2020
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

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Program Description:
BSBA Madrid Semester Abroad
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is one of the newer institutions of higher education in Spain and is comparable in size to Washington University.  Carlos III has great strengths in applied fields such as Economics, Political Science, Engineering, Business and many of its undergraduate degree programs offer bilingual or fully English-taught curricula. Students can choose Spanish language and culture courses offered through Cursos Estudios Hispanicos (CEH) or business classes through the grados curriculum. Students participating in this program are required to take at least one grados class.   
Eligibility: Students must meet all eligibility requirements, including a minimum 3.0 GPA. Sophomores may be considered for this program. This program is open to BSBA students. Spanish 307D required and 308D recommended if you plan to take literature courses at Carlos III for a major or minor. Both classes must have been taken for a grade and not pass/fail.

Program Dates:
Term Dates
Spring Early-January - Early June
Students take regular university courses with students from the host country or with other international students. Courses from Economics, Finance, Business have a strong focus on calculation. Students will take 4-6 classes at Carlos III depending on credit hours. Prior to starting classes at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Olin students participate in a three week intensive language preparation experience in Seville for three credit hours. They also participate in the European Study Tour for an additional 1.5 credit hours.  A typical course load for Madrid is 16.5 credits. 

UCM III Course Offerings, under "Education Abroad" select "Study Abroad Program" then select "UC3M" courses. Select "Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration." You may also select courses from the Hispanic Studies Program (CEH Courses).
Olin Pre-Approved Courses

European Study Tour
Students studying at UCM III in the Spring semester participate in the European Study Tour, a 1.5 credit hour mandatory course. The EST serves as a comprehensive introduction to the European Union and European markets. The EST is designed to develop research, analysis and presentation skills in an experiential format allowing for students to apply theory, concepts, and skills gained at Olin to consulting-type exercises abroad. This course requires travel outside of your study abroad host country during two different weeks. Teams of two students are assigned an important business topic and an EU capital. You and your partner travel to the country, conduct interviews with government officials and business experts, and complete as much on-the-ground research as possible. During part two of the study tour, you and your fellow participants gather in Brussels to attend lectures and meetings with European Parliament members and debate your findings with fellow study abroad students at a mock parliament. There is an additional cost for the logistics of this program. This program may or may not be offered during the Fall semester. 
  Madrid, Spain
Carlos III has a primary campus situated in the suburb of Getafe about 10 km. (12 min.) south of downtown by train. The ACCENT Madrid Study Center is located on Paseo General Martínez Campos, 42 in the heart of the traditional Castilian neighborhood of Chamberí.
  Housing: Housing options have varying commutes to classes of 15 to 55 minutes walking and by metro. Students select one of two housing options. Apartments and homestays are co-ed with single-sex bedrooms and may be shared with international students as well as other ACCENT participants. Students do not have the opportunity to select housing outside of the below options.
  • Apartments: Students stay in single occupancy rooms in shared furnished apartments with other Olin students. Kitchen facilities include a stove-top, refrigerator, oven or microwave, washing machine, cooking utensils and dishes. Everyone in the apartment shares kitchen facilities, as well as bathrooms.
  • Homestay: Students have the opportunity to live with local residents in a single occupancy room in a homestay. Students who choose a homestay in Madrid live with carefully selected host families and receive half or full board. Homestay accommodations provide students with an opportunity to observe first-hand how Spaniards live. 

Student Life: ACCENT will organize a series of walking tours, company visits, or other optional and inexpensive activities for students to enjoy. They will also organize a three-day, two-night excursion to a site outside of Madrid at no expense.

On-Site Support: Olin's academic and logistical partner in Madrid is ACCENT. ACCENT staff not only organize the Spanish language course in Seville at the start of the program, but also organizes housing logistics, activities, and are available to assist students in other areas where support is needed. ACCENT is an international education organization that works with over 50 American colleges and universities to provide high-quality study abroad programs. ACCENT students come from all over the U.S. and represent a wide range of ages, education levels, and academic interests. 

  Estimated Program Price: When you study abroad for a semester or a year for academic credit, you will be charged tuition by Washington University at a rate equivalent to tuition on campus for the corresponding time period. WU tuition covers only the educational and administrative costs of the study abroad program. WU tuition does not cover any study abroad program costs for room, board, transportation, personal expenses, passport or visa fees. Such costs are charged separately either by WU, the program sponsor, or a third party. Scroll to the top and select the appropriate term under "Budget Sheets" to view estimated program expenses.

Orientation: All students participating in Olin semester programs are required to enroll and participate in pre-departure (INTL 300A, 0.5 credit) and post-departure (INTL 300B, 0.5 credit online while abroad) coursework. A non-credit pre-departure orientation will be required for all students on fall programs. A special session on-site with both UCM III and ACCENT is required.
Visas & Immigration: It is required by the Spanish government that non-EU citizens must obtain a proper Student Visa to study in Spain. This is a multi-step process that you should begin immediately upon admission. Students should bring their passport to campus with them at the beginning of the semester prior to departure. In consultation with the College of Arts & Sciences Overseas Programs Office, Olin will direct you through the steps to apply for a visa, but ultimately it your responsibility. Students should research the process immediately upon admission to the program. Given the differences for each country and student status, coordinators are limited in their ability to offer visa guidance. See the Global Programs handbook for more details. 

Olin Global Programs: The Olin Global Programs website provides additional information on academic policies, health insurance abroad, contact information for peer global ambassadors, and other critical information. 


Email the appropriate Global Programs Coordinator (listed at the top of the page), visit us during our on-call hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-6315 to schedule an appointment. Program information subject to change.