Summer Programs

Discover Spain and your place in the world at SLU-Madrid this summer.

This summer, earn credits toward your undergraduate or graduate degree while you experience life in a new culture. At SLU-Madrid, we offer more than 50 fully accredited classes during the Summer Session and the Intensive Spanish Summer Session. Middle and high school students can hone their science and language skills during the Extreme Science Experience.

2018 Dates

  • Summer Session: May 21 to June 21
  • Intensive Spanish Summer Session: June 25 to July 26

The fully accredited course offerings for summer 2018 range from accounting to art history, Spanish to economics. Students may enroll in up to six credits in each of the two five-week sessions. Our distinguished, international faculty are recognized leaders in their academic fields who are committed to your learning. Many of our faculty are experienced in teaching courses designed especially for our intensive summer sessions.

Live with a Spanish host family or in Residencia El Faro, a student residential facility just minutes away from campus. Or if you prefer, you are invited to arrange your own housing.

The per-credit summer tuition rate is 50 percent lower than fall and spring semester tuition. The summer 2017 rate was 505 euros ($540 based on the March 1, 2017 exchange rate) per credit.

If you need a visa to enter Spain, apply for the visa at least two months prior to the first day of class. Apply early as course registration opens on Thursday, Feb. 15.

M.A. in Spanish Summer Program

Working professionals can earn their M.A. in Spanish during the summer.

Enroll in graduate classes that run from late June to the end of July and complete the full degree over the course of three or four summers. Focus on your job during the school year and spend the summers getting back in touch with the passion that started you off on your teaching career.

SLU-Madrid is a community of scholars who care. Our Spanish faculty — who hold Ph.D.s from leading European and U.S. universities — offer you a prestigious Jesuit education in the country where Jesuit education was invented. You’ll learn to research, to motivate, to critique, to read, to think and to reconnect with your passion for teaching Hispanic culture and the Spanish language.

Learn more about SLU-Madrid’s Master of Arts in Spanish 

Summer Law Program

Saint Louis University’s School of Law’s ABA-approved Summer Law Program in Madrid offers six weeks of rewarding comparative and international law education in one of the most exciting, historical and culturally rich cities in the world.

Earn up to six credit hours in comparative and international law courses taught by Spanish and American professors. Classroom instruction is in English and the anticipated enrollment is usually around 22 students. The program includes visits to various Spanish courts including Spain's constitutional and supreme courts. In addition to taking up to six credit hours, students may take a non-credit Introduction to Spanish class or an advanced Spanish for the professional settings class, at no additional cost.

Contact Sidney Watson, J.D., director of the Madrid Summer Program, at, or Ira H. Trako, J.D., assistant director of the Center for International and Comparative Law, at