Universidad Complutense is a public research university founded in Alcalá de Henares in 1499. Today the university enrolls over 86,000 students on its sprawling campus in Madrid’s Ciudad Universitaria district. The range of degrees offered at the Complutense is among the most complete in Europe and includes a wide variety of specialties and over seventy degree programs.
ACCENT coordinates programs where students either directly enroll in regular courses with most courses taught in Spanish, or in Spanish language and culture courses with other international students at Centro Complutense para la Enseñanza del Español (CCEE).
Universidad Carlos III
The Carlos III University is a public university, founded in 1989, today enrolling over 18,000 students. The university began its academic activity with modern, flexible and multidisciplinary curricula. The university offers 19 departments including Political Science, Sociology, Law, History, Economics, and Business. The largest campus is located in the town of Getafe, just ten kilometers south of Madrid and accessible by public transportation.
ACCENT designs programs with American institutions that allow students to directly enroll into a full course of study at Carlos III where all courses are taught in Spanish. ACCENT serves as an academic liaison, assisting with course selection and registration.
ESCP Europe was founded in Paris in 1819. In 1973 the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry decided to create a multi-campus school of management in France, Germany and the United Kingdom. Campuses in Madrid and Turin were added later. Today the school welcomes more than 4,000 students annually into a diverse group of management degrees, including executive education and a European MBA.
ACCENT partners with ESCP-Europe to provide high-level, internationally focused business and economics seminars to American MBA and management students. Programs include company visits throughout Madrid, exposure to ESCP-Europe’s top faculty, and the opportunity to study business in one of Europe’s economic capitals.
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
United under the common name of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 1971, most of the ‘facultades’ or colleges that comprise this prestigious technological institution were founded between the 18th and 19th centuries. Today the school offers more than forty degrees in all fields of engineering and is considered one of Europe’s top engineering research institutions.
ACCENT coordinates direct enrollment programs with the Universidad Politecnica, allowing American engineering students to fully immerse in both the Spanish language and the local university culture without compromising course progression on their home campus.
IE Business School
IE Business School was founded in 1973 and today has more than 40,000 master level business graduates in more than 100 countries. The school was ranked number one in the 2013 Financial Times rankings of European business schools. IE’s mission is to train leaders that promote innovation and change in business organizations, entrepreneurial styles of management that generate employment, collective wealth and social well being. Degrees are offered in English, Spanish, and bi-lingual formats.
The school’s undergraduate campus is located just an hour’s train ride from Madrid in historic Segovia in the former Convent of Santa Cruz la Real, declared a national heritage site in 1931. The international campus welcomes students from 80 countries and offers degrees in business, communication, architecture, international relations, and psychology.
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
The University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) in Galicia traces its roots back to 1495 and today is recognized by the Ministry of Education in Spain as one of the country’s most prestigious universities. The University currently enrolls over 40,000 students in nineteen schools and colleges. Its impressive main campus is located in Santiago de Compostela, a medieval city with a long tradition as a cultural center and the final city on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.
ACCENT and USC collaborate to design custom, experiential study tours for Madrid students, revealing the complexity of Spanish identity and regional cultures in Spain through a series of lectures, walking tours, and visits in Santiago and around Galicia.
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona was founded in 1990 and was recently named one of the seven fastest rising young universities in the world by Times Higher Education. The university’s schools and colleges are divided between three campuses, each featuring an inspiring mix of contemporary and post-industrial architecture styles that fit seamlessly into the historic setting. UPF welcomes international students as part of the Erasmus program and also into its own study abroad program.
ACCENT collaborates with the UPF international office to support custom study tours in Barcelona and has housed courses in UPF’s state-of-the-art classrooms during program travel to Barcelona.
ACCENT Madrid has longstanding relationships with multiple language schools in the city and works with U.S. colleges and universities to identify the most appropriate partner considering learning goals, program model, and cost. Courses vary in level, duration, and intensity, and while closed courses can be arranged, mixed groups with other international students provide a unique opportunity for intercultural learning. Placement in a trusted language school is ideal for smaller groups with mixed levels. In addition, a team of experienced and creative ACCENT language faculty collaborate with U.S. partner universities to design custom language curriculum tailored to the needs of the group.