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Housing Type: Homestay, Residence (single) Class Status: 2. Sophmore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Type: Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Areas of Study: Accounting, Art History, Business Administration, Business Management, Communication, Creative Writing, English, International Business, International Studies, Liberal Studies, Marketing, Marketing Communication, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Visual Communications Application Cancellation/Withdrawal Fee: $50
Program Description:

Endicott students in Madrid

Fall 2018 Study Abroad Incentive: CIS Endicott International (CIS) is a study abroad location eligible for the Fall 2018 Study Abroad Incentive. Students accepted to CIS will receive a $3000 scholarship, which is applied to their student account. This credit is reflected as a tuition discount, and can be viewed on the budget sheet. Students will also receive FREE round-trip airfare, departing from Boston, MA.
Go to our Study Abroad Incentives page for more details.

OVERVIEW
As Endicott’s sister campus, CIS programs are targeted to students pursuing different degrees such us Business, Communications, Marketing, International Relations, Nursing, Hospitality, Sport Management, Interior Design, and Liberal Arts, among others.

CIS provides academic programs taught in English for students from selected American and European colleges and universities. There are also specific courses taught in Spanish. The University is a meeting place for students from all over the world. They share both academic and social activities, which makes CIS unique among study abroad programs. This integration, along with a meaningful experience living with a host family or in a residence, prepares all students for life in an increasingly international, global community.


Benefits of Studying at CIS Endicott International

 
  • Fulfill core Gen Ed and elective requirements
  • Endicott College courses = no worries about grade conversion
  • No classes on Fridays to accommodate weekend travel
  • Organized cultural trips in Spain throughout the semester, included in tuition fees
  • Inexpensive travel by plane throughout Europe 


LOCATION
Located in the geographical center of Spain, the Community of Madrid has a modern and dynamic socio-economic structure. It is one of the leading European regions and a locus of economic growth, headquarters for some of the most important corporations.

Madrid, one of Europe's safest capital cities, retains the enchantment of Spanish history and its traditions, but is also at the forefront of progress, boasting some of the best academic and cultural facilities in Europe.

CIS is located in a pleasant area of Madrid with easy access to excellent, modern public transportation.

 

Endicott students at CIS
ACADEMICS
With courses taught in English except for Spanish language courses, the study abroad program in Madrid gives students the chance to explore the rich culture and traditions of the country, while at the same time taking courses within their major and general education courses.

All students will enroll in SP 205: Cultural Introduction to Spain, a required course for Endicott College students. As part of this course during the semester, the students will participate in several one-day excursions and weekend trips throughout Spain by paying special attention to how current reality has been shaped by historical processes.  View the 
CIS Trips and Visits Document.

Students are encouraged to enroll in a language course to improve their Spanish language skills – a critical advantage in doing business with Spain and Latin America. Information regarding the Language Placement Test will be provided from our Madrid staff.

In Fall 2018, CIS-Endicott International is opening, specialized lecturers, and visits to fit the interests of students in Interior Design, Nursing, Sports Management, Business, Communications, Education, and, in Spring 2019, Hospitality Management.


The Fall 2018 Academic Calendar is as follows:

 

  • Arrival Date: September 10, 2018
  • Orientation: September 10-15 2018
  • Classes Start: September 17, 2018
  • Mid-Term Exams: October 24-30, 2018
  • Fall Break: October 31 – November 1, 2018
  • Traveling Seminar: November 9-11, 2018 (Exact date provided upon arrival in Madrid)
  • National Holidays: December 6-8, 2018
  • Classes End: December 13, 2018
  • Final Exams: December 17-20, 2018
  • Departure Date: December 21, 2018

 

Courses Offered for Fall 2018
(For all course offerings, please view the 
CIS Endicott International Course List AY18-19.)

Business & Economics
ACC 175  Financial Accounting
BUS 121  Business Fundamentals II
BUS 270  Communicating in English
BUS 320  Organizational Behavior
BUS 325  Operations Management
BUS 348  Introduction to Business Analytics
BUS 379  Semester Internship
BUS 489  Senior Thesis I
ECN 201  Macroeconomics (satisfies the Global Issues General Education Requirement)
 
English

ENG 111  Critical Reading & Writing I (satisfies Writing Designated Core Requirement)
ENG 112  Critical Reading & Writing II (satisfies Writing Designated Core Requirement)
ENG 102  Introduction to Literary Studies (satisfies the Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement)
 
Communications
CMM 106  Media & Culture I
CMM 203  Public Relations
 
General Education
PSY 100  Psychology (satisfies the Individual & Society General Education Requirement)
IST 215  The New Europe (satisfies the Global Issues General Education Requirement)
IST 315  Intercultural Communication (satisfies the World Cultures General Education Requirement)
PHL 104  Ethics (satisfies the Values & Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement)                                            
 
Art
ART 102 Visual Art and Cultural Values II: Early XIV Century to the Present
 (satisfies the Aesthetic Awareness General Education Requirement)                                              
 
Math & Stats (satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement)
MTH 102  Mathematical Problem Solving
MTH 126  Applied Statistics
 
Science & Computers
BUS 110  Business Computers
                                   
Spanish (levels as needed)                 
SP 101 Elementary Spanish I *
SP 201 Intermediate Spanish I *
SP 205  Cultural Introduction to Spain (In English) **
SP 301  Advanced Spanish *
SP 310  The Cinema of Spain


*Satisfies the World Cultures General Education Requirement
**Required of all students




Students in Cordoba and Toledo
HOUSING AND MEALS
Study abroad students can live in residential housing or with a Spanish host family.  For more details, check our 
CIS Housing Information.
 
Residential housing is located in a facility newly built in 2016.  Based on an “academic resort” concept, amenities include free internet with Wi-Fi, fully-equipped library, study spaces, and conference rooms, as well as a game room, fitness center, and roof-top swimming pool. Endicott College students are guaranteed a single bedroom with private shower/restroom.  The residence is occupied by international and Spanish students attending various universities in Madrid. Students living in residential housing will have a 10 meal plan, the equivalent to two meals per day, with dining options available Monday through Friday. Students will supplement their remaining meals by shopping at markets and grocery stores, and will have a large communal kitchen area. 
 
By living with a Spanish host family, students are able to learn more about Spanish language and culture with full immersion into the host family culture. This environment is comfortable, safe and supportive, but also independent. Students have their own key to access the house thus giving each person the independence they desire. The families have been visited by the Housing Director and receive student evaluations each semester to ensure our high housing standards are met. Host families are known for their exquisite cuisine, having great locations and for offering a true cultural experience.


STUDENT LIFE
Students will be picked up at the airport and taken to their designated housing upon their arrival in Madrid. During the first week, students will receive full information during Orientation sessions about living in Madrid and in Spain, combined with cultural visits, immersion into the Spanish lifestyle, and excursions.
 
CIS plans several trips and activities for the school year that may vary from one semester to another, depending upon the number of students and availability of offerings. All orientation activities and weekend trips are included in tuition costs, and are all-inclusive: transportation, hotels (where needed), entry fees and meals. Students are accompanied by a CIS professor. Organized trips and activities include:

  • Traveling weekends to Barcelona or Andalucía (Cordoba, Sevilla or Granada) or Valencia.
  • Art and Cultural day trips to Segovia, El Escorial, Toledo, Avila or the village of Chinchón
  • Visits in Madrid: Museums, Sports and Cultural institutions, Tapas and wine tasting, Retiro Park, Art Exhibitions, among others
  • Charity Concerts and Dinners for our school’s NGOs
  • Solidarity Breakfasts
  • Paintball games
  • Leisure Game Day (cards, play-station, table tennis, and darts)
  • Tennis and paddle tennis tournaments.
  • Soccer, volleyball, and basketball, including men’s and women’s teams playing with local teams and in a local league
Students can visit our Travel in Madrid document for more information.

HEALTH & SAFETY
All students will travel abroad with GeoBlue international health insurance, which is purchased by the College. Students will receive an electronic and hard copy of their insurance card, and should a doctor's visit (commonly referred to as hospital visit abroad) be necessary, they should reach out to their on-site study abroad coordinator/resident director. Students will be required to contact GeoBlue prior to their appointment, unless of course in the case of an emergency, and should follow the procedures outlined here. 

Students are also encouraged to register themselves in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a free service provided by the U.S. government to U.S. citizens traveling abroad. STEP allows Americans abroad to receive updates from the nearest embassy or consulate and allows the Department of State to better assist you in an emergency. 

For additional health and safety tips, please visit our Health & Safety link on our main page. 



STUDENT VISAS
The Office of International Education will secure visas on behalf of all students studying in Madrid. Students must attend a mandatory meeting which outlines the necessary steps needed to complete their visa application, and must pay a $200 visa application fee. Students are expected to complete this process on time, with all appropriate original and photocopied documents, in time for Endicott's appointment at the Spanish Consulate. If a student has not turned in their full application by the given deadline, he or she will be responsible for securing their own individual appointment at the Spanish Consulate. 


Please note the following:
  • If a student has not turned in their full application by the given deadline, he or she will be responsible for securing their own individual appointment at the Spanish Consulate. 
  • If a student requires their passport to travel during the visa processing time, he or she will be responsible for securing their own individual appointment at the Spanish Consulate.


Dates / Deadlines:

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This program is currently not accepting applications.