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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: UM Learning Abroad Center 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Summer 2021 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Students must arrive in the host city and check into the program housing on the program start date. The program officially ends on the end date, and students must check out of the housing facilities at that time. Participants are responsible for arranging travel to and from the program and should WAIT to purchase airfare until they have been officially instructed by the Faculty Director, Program Provider, and/or Host University.
Fall 2021 06/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Some programs may start earlier for orientation and end later for final exams than the approximate dates listed. All dates and acceptance status MUST be verified with the host institution/affiliate BEFORE any travel arrangements are made. Participants are responsible for arranging travel to and from the program location and should wait to purchase airfare until they have been officially instructed by the Faculty Director, Affiliate, and/or Host University about the final program dates.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
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Click here for a definition of this term Housing Type(s): Dormitory, Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Home Campus: U of U: Utah Campus
Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Field of Study: Art, Biology, Business Administration, Communication, Education, Culture, & Society, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, Finance, Languages & Literature, Marketing, Psychology, Religious Studies
Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility: Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18, OPEN to ALL Majors Click here for a definition of this term Pre-departure Requirements: Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Pre-decision & Post-decision Steps, Travel Health Clearance
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Program Description:

Psychology & Research in Madrid

Study psychology, gain hands-on research experience, and work toward fulfilling your psychology BA/BS requirements on this program based in Madrid.

Academics

  • Program type: Study abroad
  • Level: 3,000-level course work 
  • Terms: Fall semester, spring semester, summer session
  • Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA; sophomores and above; preference given to students with two semesters college-level Spanish or more
  • Courseload: 13–18 credits per semester, 6 credits for summer session

Faculty

The staff at Fundación Ortega-Marañon provide housing, classroom space, and study areas. They also arrange the on-site orientation and program excursions, as well as social and cultural events. 

Professor Jonathan Gewirtz will teach Introduction to Biological Psychology during the summer program. Professor Gewirtz studies the behavior of rats and mice to uncover the cellular, molecular, and genetic machinery underlying drug addiction and the experience of emotion.

Ksenija Jovanovic from the Fundación Ortega-Marañon will teach the Research Laboratory in Psychology course during the summer and semester programs. Ksenija has a PhD in Neuroscience.

How to Apply

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About This Program

This program is geared toward Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) Psychology majors and minors.
  • During the semester program, participate in research and take courses that can fulfill psychology degree requirements: Abnormal Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Health Psychology, Human Neuroanatomy, Introduction to Biological Psychology, Psychology in the Workplace, and Sensation and Perception.
  • During the six-week summer program, take courses that can fulfill psychology BA/BS requirements: Cross-Cultural Psychology, Introduction to Biological Psychology, Psychology in the Workplace, and Research Laboratory in Psychology.
  • During the semester program, you have the option to take beginning or intermediate-level Spanish language as well as English-taught courses that cover a range of topics.
  • You may also take English-taught courses at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in communication, engineering, or health sciences.
This program is offered in partnership with the prestigious Fundación Ortega–Marañon in Madrid and the University of Minnesota's Department of Psychology. The Fundación is located in the central part of Madrid, near Paseo de la Castellana. Due to its location, it is easy to catch public transportation to any other part of the city. 

Housing
The standard program fee includes living with a Spanish family (homestay). Summer students have the option to live in student dormitories. 

Excursions 
A walking tour of Madrid will help you learn how to get around the city and also familiarize you with some of Madrid's iconic landmarks. Day excursions to places such as Alcalá de Henares, El Escorial, and Toledo, as well as a three-day excursion to other parts of Spain, are included in the program fee.
 

About the Learning Abroad Center

The Learning Abroad Center in the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance is the University of Minnesota's comprehensive resource for study, intern, community engagement, research, and volunteer experiences worldwide.

The Learning Abroad Center is a leader in providing innovative international learning experiences that expand and redefine the world for a diverse population of students, colleagues, and staff. The Learning Abroad Center staff and University of Minnesota faculty and staff participate in numerous leadership opportunities and serve on the advisory boards of organizations who provide and/or support education abroad programs. Through collaboration and individual attention, the Learning Abroad Center continues to promote empowerment, development, understanding, and responsibility in the global community.

A variety of program options—more than 250 programs in 70 countries—have been developed to address the diverse needs of students. Programs vary in length, level, academic focus, teaching format, language requirements, cost, and degree of independence demanded of the participant. 

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