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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Summer Program in Madrid

May 27-July 5, 2019


Estimated costs

For planning purposes, students should consider the following estimates of costs for the Summer Program in Madrid. These budget estimates are calculated in U.S. dollars.

Plane ticket: New York–Madrid RT$1,350 (approx.)
Taxi (airport to house)$80
Home stay (room, breakfast, dinner)$1,530
Transportation in Madrid (metro)$95
Tuition for one course (4 credits)$5,840
TOTAL  $9,510
Tuition for second course (4 credits)$5,840
TOTAL  $15,150

Tuition and fees

The total cost of enrollment depends on the number of credits taken and the cost of the home stay (room and board).

TuitionRoom and boardTotal
$5,840 (4 credits)$1,530 (single*)$7,370
$11,680 (8 credits)$1,530 (single*)$13,210

*one student per home stay family

Enrollment process

The program accepts applications from students in their freshman year or higher at Cornell or other institutions. Before enrolling, students must contact Cecelia Lawless, the Summer in Madrid program director, with the following information: the Spanish courses they have taken to date, the courses they hope to take in Madrid, and their current GPA. They must also meet with the program director for a brief interview.

With the program director's approval, prospective students must pay the nonrefundable room and board fee of $1,530 via CashNet, by February 28, and then contact the Special Programs office at for further enrollment instructions.

The remaining tuition balances must be paid as follows:

  • If taking four credits: $5,840 by April 11, 2019.
  • If taking eight credits: $11,680 by April 11, 2019.

If you are a financial aid student at Cornell, please consult with Cornell's Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment and make your loan application as soon as possible.

International Travel Registry

All students are required to enroll in the Cornell Travel Registry. Your enrollment in the program will not be considered complete until this step has been taken. See the Global Cornell website for important travel information.

Refund policy

To withdraw from this special program, you must notify the SCE registrar's office in writing. Your refund amount will be determined by the number of days from the start of the program that you withdraw.

Refund schedule (based on program start date):

  • Days 1–3: Withdrawal period with a 100 percent tuition refund
  • Days 4–5: Withdrawal period with a 50 percent tuition refund
  • Day 6: Withdrawal period with a 0 percent refund

If you want to appeal the refund schedule based on special circumstances, please download the petition form, complete it, and submit it to B20 Day Hall. The form will be reviewed by committee, and you will be notified if your appeal is approved.

Flights and travel requirements

The program begins on May 27, 2019. Students should arrive in Madrid by May 26 and should therefore plan to depart from the U.S. on May 25. Each student is responsible for purchasing the round-trip plane ticket.

Since the duration of the program is less than three months, students traveling with a U.S. or Canadian passport will need only a valid passport and a tourist visa.


For additional information about this program, contact:

Summer Program in Madrid
B20 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-2801
Phone: 607.255.7259 Fax: 607.255.9697