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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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Program Description:
About the Program Accommodations
Dates and Costs
Academics Visa Information

About SLU-Madrid

Richmond is an affiliate parter with SLU-Madrid, a US university in Spain.  Thus the SLU-Madrid program is considered a UR semester abroad program.  For more information, please see: http://spain.slu.eduSoccer in Madrid, by Bryce McAvoy


  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Spanish majors and minors will not be accepted to this program. Other majors are welcome to apply.
  • Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the university to study abroad. When reviewing applications for approval, disciplinary records will be taken into consideration and students must be cleared by the Dean’s office to study abroad.  Students on conduct probation will not be able to study abroad if they are on conduct probation that does not expire prior to the start date of the semester abroad program.
  • Business students must have a 3.0. Please see Fae Bell, International Business Programs Coordinator in the Robins School of Business with questions.
  • Robins School of Business students must attend an information session before choosing a program and submitting an application.
  • Applicants must have completed LALIS 221 Intensive Intermediate Spanish or a higher level LALIS course the semester prior to study abroad or test out of LALIS 221 by the time of the study abroad application in order to be eligible for semester or year study in Spain.  Students who have been exempted from the LALIS requirement, for example, through the international baccalaureate or AP test, are required to take the Spanish on-line placement exam in the Global Studio, no more than 2 months prior to the semester abroad deadline for the most accurate results. Results from the on-line exam must be submitted to the Office of International Education. Robins School students who do not meet the language requirement, but have solid academic reasons to study in Spain, may petition the Associate Dean for International Business Programs for a waiver.
  • There is a limit on the number of UR students studying at any one location, so applicants must indicate a 2nd choice program (including a well-considered list of classes) and must be prepared to go there. Competition is considerably higher in the fall semester than in the spring.
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AcademicsClassroom building, by Bryce McAvoy

  • Courses are taught in English and Spanish. 
  • Students are required to enroll in at least one Spanish course and are strongly encouraged to take at least one course related to Spain in any discipline.  Go to the web site
    to find courses by term.  If there is SPAN in the final column, the course is taught in Spanish.  If there is SPEN the course is taught in Spanish and English.  
  • Students will normally take 15 credit hours at SLU. 
  • Semester hours from SLU will be converted using the formula:  Semester hours/3.5, round up to nearest tenth of a unit.  A 3-semester credit course at SLU will be transferred back to Richmond as .9 units. For more information about conversion to units, click
  • Grades -Students are graded using the US system. Credit for grades less than "C" will not be transferred back to the University of Richmond.
  • To find class, go to:
Select the term you hope to study abroad and click "Submit"
Select a "Subject"
Select Campus "Madrid, Spain"
Select Course Level "Undergraduate"
Select Part of Term "Madrid Term"
Click "Class Search"
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Students are required to live in SLU housing.

Dates and Costs

Richmond tuition is charged for the SLU semester abroad.  Other non tuition related expenses are paid by the student directly to SLU-Madrid.  For details, click Dates and Costs for SLU-Madrid to see dates and cost information.

Visa Information

Passports are required with the visa application. Students are advised to apply early for the Spanish student visa. As visa regulations change frequently, it is recommended that students call the consulate for the latest information on fees, procedures and required documentation. Students may be required to submit the visa application in person at the consulate with jurisdiction over student's permanent residence. For more information, please see Spanish consulate web page.

For more information

For more information: contact Fae Bell, International Business Programs Coordinator in the Robins School of Business or Michele Cox, Director of Study Abroad in the Office of International Education.


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Updated 2/2017

This document represents the most accurate information available at the time of publication. Statements contained herein are not contractual obligations, and verbal or other representations that are inconsistent with or not contained within the document are not binding. The University of Richmond reserves the right to change without specific notice programs and the conditions under which they are offered.