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Salamanca, Spain, Study AbroadSpain’s vibrant history includes Roman and Islamic influences. From Imperial Spain to the Spanish Civil War and rule under Franco, history and political science students will enjoy studying the country’s rich past.

Art lovers will find much to do during their study abroad trip. The great painters Francisco Goya and Pablo Picasso both hail from Spain. Their work is featured in museums like the famous El Prado in Madrid, the Pablo Picasso Museum in Barcelona and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

With destinations like Valencia, Seville and Salamanca, students have many destinations to explore during their stay in either Barcelona or Madrid.

Abat Oliba CEU Barcelona, Spain

About Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain, Study AbroadBarcelona is the capital of Catalonia, an autonomous community of Spain with the official status of a nationality. Catalan modernista architectural works like the Gaudí Cathedral and the Sagrada Familia Church are Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces. The Picasso museum and National Art Museum of Catalonia are only two of Barcelona’s many art collections. Residents enjoy the performing arts, cuisine and café culture late into the night.

Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

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The Abat Oliba CEU University (UAO CEU) is one of the three universities promoted by the San Pablo CEU Foundation. Since it became a private university in 2003, the UAO CEU has bet on a distinguishing academic model based on the permanent connection between teachers and students and the establishment of innovative educational methodologies. The Abat Oliba CEU University is also concerned about giving the students a complete training so that they can face their personal and professional challenges with their own and solid judgments.

International Student Website (ESP)

Application Process
Your application and the following items must be submitted to the Study Abroad Office located in Tiller Hall. 

Language Requirements
All incoming students are strongly recommended to have at least a B1 level of Spanish Language. Without that level of proficiency, it will be very difficult for students to follow courses, discuss, write and read classroom materials.


Application Deadlines 

  • Please follow up with the Study Abroad Office located in Tiller Hall. 
  • Please note — With late applications, students risk having insufficient time to obtain student visas and other authorizations. Processing time at embassies can take up to three months.

Additional Information for Exchange Students

Universidad San Pablo CEU Madrid, Spain

About Madrid

Madrid, Spain, Study AbroadMadrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. The Prado Museum, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and Museo de Arte Moderno display some of the finest works in Europe. The Cibeles Palace (City Hall), Palacio Real de Madrid (Royal Palace) and Almudena Cathedral are only a few of Madrid’s attractions. The literary history, nightlife, soccer clubs and bohemian culture make Madrid unique.

Universidad San Pablo CEU

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USP-CEU University has more than seven thousand students and a teaching staff of over eight hundred. A high percentage of USP-CEU professors have relevant positions in the Spanish government, business and the cultural world. The San Pablo CEU University wants to unite the excellent training of their students with comprehensive training in the most genuine values of Christian humanism and Western culture, making the time spent in classrooms the most important years of students’ lives.

Application Process
Your application and the following items must be submitted to the Study Abroad Office located in Tiller Hall. 

  • Step-by-Step Instructions 
  • Madrid Application Form - as an International exchange student (All non-European countries) you have to choose the mobility type: “Bilateral”)
  • 1 passport photo 
  • Copy of passport 
  • Copy of identification card
  • Proof of medical insurance (please provide copy of card )
  • Official academic transcript 
  • Statement of Support 
  • Course Equivalency Form 
         To be filled out and signed by Department chairs 
  • Spanish Level Test  

Please note that we do not offer on-campus accommodation, but we collaborate with two housing agencies.  Please check out the recommended housing website (mentioned in the application form).  The sooner you access these, the better.  Rooms can be booked prior to arrival, and it´s the easiest way to find accommodation near Campus for a reasonable price.

This type of accommodation is more expensive. Non-university residence halls offer a variety of options as to the type of accommodations, prices and the variety of renters. Students may choose to rent an apartment, which is usually shared. The average price of a room in a shared apartment is usually between 350 to 400 Euros a month.

Application Deadlines

  • June 15 for the fall semester 
  • November 15 for the spring semester 
  • Please note — With late applications, students risk having insufficient time to obtain student visas and other authorizations. Processing time at embassies can take up to three months.

Additional Information for Exchange Students

Information for Exchange Students
Study Abroad Testimonial

Spain 2006 – “I greatly enjoyed traveling abroad to Spain; it is an opportunity that few receive, and I feel honored and greatly appreciate haven been given this opportunity. Traveling to Spain and living there enabled me to experience the Spanish culture, interact with the people there, as well as to see and understand how it differs from my own culture and to see how it is similar. Living in Spain and attending festivals, such as the Fiesta de Gracia, and viewing how the Spanish do business enabled me to realize that one can still get work done while enjoying life filled with fun in a laid-back atmosphere. This was much different from out fast-paced American society.” – Jessica Spofford