CIS Madrid Study Abroad Program allows students to tailor their academic and cultural experiences to realize their goals. It offers a wide variety of courses, especially in Spanish, Business, Liberal Arts and Communication. CIS also has a very strong internship program, working with some of the best national and international companies, which students are encouraged to take advantage of as well as volunteering opportunities. The programs are focused on integrating students into the Spanish cultural through weekly cultural activities, excursions around Spain, housing in host families, tandems, sports and orientation. At CIS, students take classes with Spanish students as well as students from all over the world. Academic credit is awarded by Endicott College and courses are offered in English and Spanish in English, Communication, Business, Economics, History, International Relations, Mathematics, Computer Science, Spanish Language and Culture, Marketing, and General Requirements. All study abroad students will take "A Cultural Introduction to Spain" which includes 6 excursions: Segovia, Toledo, El Escorial, Alcalá de Henares, Sevilla + Córdoba, and Valencia + Cuenca.
At CIS, full degree-seeking students are required to complete internships which has led us to develop a vast network of more than 100 prestigious national and multinational businesses and corporations. The internship program takes advantage of our already well developed relations with companies, allowing students to enhance their CV through valuable international work experience. They also gain confidence working in a different language and cultural environment and increases their integration into Spanish society. Students will receive credits for the internship depending on the hours performed and also have the opportunity to take a Spanish class and/or the “Introduction to Spain” course for credit.
The American MBA program at CIS has a duration of approximately 16 months and is accredited by Endicott College. The program includes part time (afternoon-evening) classes and full time internships with national and international companies from our vast network in Madrid. Classes have a maximum of 12 students and are based on practical assessments including group work, projects, presentations, simulations and participation.