• Junior, Senior
• 2.5 cumulative GPA; 3.0 GPA in all Spanish language coursework
• 2 full years of post-secondary study required before program start.
• Spanish Requirements: Academic Year/Fall: Fifth semester of college-level Spanish
Spring: Sixth semester of college-level Spanish
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students and Wisconsin residents attending other U.S. colleges and universities only.


Arts, Spanish language, humanities, and social sciences

Classroom Language



Academic Year - Dormitories, then private arrangements. Fall semester - Dormitories, then private arrangements.
Spring semester - homestays, then private arrangements.

Program Duration

Academic year: Late August - Late June
Fall semester: Late August - Mid December
Spring semester: Mid January - Late June

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2014-15  9/5/2014
Fall 2015-16  2/6/2015
Year 2015-16  2/6/2015

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

Spain, Madrid
WIP Universidad Complutense de Madrid

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Immerse yourself in the Spanish experience by living in Madrid, home to some of Spain’s finest museums, theater, and cinema. Join the UW-Madison WIP Madrid program for an academic year or semester to enjoy tapas, futbol, y arte while studying in Spain’s vibrant capital!

This program, a consortium of students from Wisconsin, Indiana, and Purdue (WIP), allows you to study alongside Spanish students in university courses at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, an authentic complement to additional courses at Universidades Reunidas that are specially designed for American students and are jointly sponsored by WIP and other U.S. colleges and universities with programs in Madrid.

The goals of the WIP Madrid program seek to advance your competence with the Spanish language and knowledge of Spanish literature, culture, history and the arts. By enrolling in courses at Complutense and living in an apartment shared with Spanish and international students, you will integrate into the academic and social environment of being a student at a global institution. This program is ideal if you’re seeking a challenging academic program with immense rewards in personal and academic development through immersion experiences.

Complutense is located on an old estate known as La Moncloa, which traces its history back to 1499. The grounds encompass full range of facultades (or "schools"), each housed in a separate building with its own library and offices. This campus serves as your home base in a city of nearly five million inhabitants. Located at the European and African crossroads, Madrid is characterized by the modern adaptation of its cultural and historical diversity. Artists, royalty and merchants have all contributed to the city's dynamic appeal.

Interested in learning more?  Contact Anna, an IAP Peer Advisor who participated on the program.