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Study Abroad C3IS

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Study Abroad C3IS

It is a program that allows international students to study aspects of Spanish culture in both Spanish and English, combining their own subjects with UC3M's undergraduate and humanities courses.

Founded more than 20 years ago to satisfy the academic requirements of some of the best North American universities, such as: Boston College, University of California, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Marist College Madrid, Vassar-Wesleyan Program in Madrid, Washington University and organizations such as CIEE, IES and Accent.

Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations of Hispanic Studies at UC3M

1) Justified absences:

The following reasons will be exclusively considered as justified absences:

  • Illness or medical visit. Requires an official medical certificate or equivalent with the approval of the coordinator.
  • Exams. Absence during exams. Requires only official documentary proof.
  • Unavoidable administrative procedures (obtaining or renewing official documents, appointments at Public Administrations, etc.). Requires an official proof of the appointment.
  • Scheduled study trips. Requires prior communication with the Coordinator of the Hispanic Studies program.

The faculty will monitor class attendance on a daily basis.

From now on, the students themselves will be responsible for sending their absences directly to the professors, as long as they have the approval of their US University program director/coordinator at C3IS. Without the approval of the program director/coordinator, the justification is not valid.

The justification may be sent in writing or by e-mail.

2) Unjustified absences: All absences not included in the previous section are considered unjustified.

  • The first unjustified absence is not counted.
  • Students will have their final grade for the subject reduced by 0.3 points in case of a second unjustified absence.
  • If a third unexcused absence occurs, the reduction in the final grade will be 0.8 points (0.5 points corresponding to the third absence and the 0.3 points previously associated with the second absence).
  • The fourth unjustified absence of a student in a subject will result in a failing grade, although the student may continue attending classes if desired.

Professors who detect cases of students with three unjustified absences must report it to the Study Abroad C3IS, who will in turn inform the coordinator of the corresponding program.

*Remember that in order to take an undergraduate course in Spanish you must have a minimum level of B2.1 in Spanish (high advanced)].

Clases de Lengua Española

Curriculum Plan | Track in Spanish

Hispanic Studies

Track in Spanish

Curriculum Plan | English Track

Hispanic Studies

Academic Information

UC3M Undergraduate Courses

Link here
Requirement: To enroll in a degree course in Spanish, you must have a minimum level of B2.1 in Spanish (advanced high)]

Aula Global

Link here

Undergraduate Humanities Courses

Link here

Academic Calendar

Spring 2023

  • Nominations: deadline until November 21.
  • Spanish language classes:
  1. Written Exam:
    From the time the program closes the nomination (we will do the consultation) until December 4.
  2. Oral exams: 
    Once the written test has been completed, students taking the Vía español will be summoned to an online oral placement test- Deadline: December 15.
  • Welcome Day in person: Thursday, January 25 (more information coming soon)
  • Subject consultation opening - no placesDecember 12, with places December 19

Start of enrollment: Access the enrollment application to find out the date and time you can enroll in your courses.
Study Abroad registration deadline: February 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Degree registration deadline: February 5 at 11:59 p.m.

  • Classes start: January 29, 2024
  • End of classes: May 8, 2024
  • Exams of Hispanic couses: May 13-16, 2024
  • Exams (degree): From May 15 to June 4, 2024

Holidays and Non-teaching days


  • 1st and 2nd May

  • Getafe Campus May 9 and 20


  • Holy Week (From March 25 to April 1)

  • May 3


Deadline for Study Abroad C3IS Courses

Friday 02/02/2024 at 02.30 pm is the deadline for students to make their changes in Hispanic Studies courses.

After that time the Study Abroad C3IS administration service will issue a report with the resulting enrollment.
This report will be used to communicate to the program coordinators the courses that remain or disappear from the Hispanic Studies offerings. 

Monday 05/02/2024 at 11.59 pm is the deadline for undergraduate courses and humanities courses. Until that day, students will be free to register and withdraw their enrollment.

I. Activate your Email Account

Check the following website for all the steps to activate it and to access the email:

II. Checking Course Availability

Course Consultation Period 

  • Course consultation opening: No vacancies on December 12th, vacancies available on December 19th.

Access to the enrollment application

III. Online Enrollment. From January 23rd

  • Access the enrollment application to find out the day and time you can register for your courses.
  • Closure of Hispanic Studies enrollment: February 2nd at 02.30 pm. 
  • Closure of undergraduate enrollment: February 5th at 11.59 pm.

Website Access


Disability and Specific Needs

If you are a student with a disability or with specific educational support needs, please enroll in our program before the following dates:

  • full course and first term: July 15, 2023
  • and for the second term: December 15, 2023.

*We will not be able to guarantee the full implementation of the necessary support if you apply after the deadline.