Study Abroad Hosting
Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) is the largest and most prestigious university in Spain, and one of the oldest universities in Europe. Its origins date back to the Medieval times, when the Estudio de Escuelas Generales was founded in the town of Alcalá de Henares with the support of King Sancho IV of Castile in 1293. The university was transferred to the city of Madrid in 1836, and in 1970 it was renamed as Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Today, the Complutense has over 74,000 undergraduate students, 11,000 graduate students, and an annual enrollment of around 100,000 students.With 76 degree programs, this public university offers the widest range of degree courses in the country. Its official degrees are arranged with respect to four areas of knowledge: Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences. The University Library contains over 2.2 million volumes, over 40,000 journal titles, and over 300 student computer terminals. Students enrolled in our FAU Summer Abroad Program in Madrid will be taking courses in the main campus called Ciudad Universitaria, which is located in the Western urban district of Madrid known as Moncloa, and about 15 minutes away by Metro from the central shopping areas. Courses will be offered by the Centro Complutense para la Enseñanza del Español, located in the faculty of Philology and Letters, and classes will take place in Buildings D and E. Upon their arrival, students will receive a University Student Card which gives access to all facilities on campus, such as Wi-Fi service, pool areas, sport grounds, libraries and computer rooms. There is more information on Centro Complutense in the link below.