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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Semester / Year Abroad Click here for a definition of this term Program Structure: Center based for U.S. Students
Click here for a definition of this term What Financial Aid Applies?: All Current Aid, GI Bill Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Language Study Requirement: NO Internship: NO
Housing: Apartment, Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Prereq. Language Study: None
Meal Plan: Plan Available Click here for a definition of this term Business Classes: Lower Division, Upper Division
Click here for a definition of this term Recommended for Chapman Majors: Business Administration, Communication Studies, Economics, English, History, Peace Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Strategic & Corporate Communication Click here for a definition of this term Recommended for Chapman Minors: STEM
Program Description:
Suffolk Madrid: A World of Opportunities

Whether you attend Suffolk University Madrid for an academic year or a semester, you will find an outstanding program with the following characteristics:

  • Strong academic structure
  • Multicultural enrollment
  • Efficient services
  • Excellent facilities
  • Numerous exciting cultural and social events
  • Accreditation in the US and in Spain

Both in and out of the classroom, the Suffolk Madrid program offers a multitude of educational experiences:

Academic options
  1. Choose from academic courses taught in English at Suffolk University Madrid or in Spanish at Universidad CEU San Pablo.
  2. Spanish Language and Culture courses taught in Spanish at Suffolk University Madrid from elementary language to upper division
  3. Academic courses taught in Spanish at Universidad CEU San Pablo in 8 different disciplines
  4. Internships
Extra cultural opportunities
  1. Housing - three different options:
    • Spanish families home stay
    • Shared Apartments
    • Student residences
  2. Orientation trip: An introductory traveling Intercultural Workshop, at the beginning of each semester
  3. Weekly cultural activities, with Universidad CEU San Pablo students conducted in Spanish, including choir, ballroom dancing, theatre, flamenco, gardening and many others
  4. Suffolk University cultural routes (excursions)
  5. Sports in the Universidad CEU San Pablo varsity and intramurals divisions
  6. Volunteer programs of the CEU San Pablo Pastoral office

Academic Information

*Note: This program is recommended for students who have not yet completed their foreign language requirement at Chapman. If you have already completed SPAN 201 or higher, we encourage you to consider other international programs. 

Chapman University maintains a record of the courses that previous Study Abroad students have taken, and the equivalent Chapman credit that was granted for each course. To view the course equivalencies for this program, click “Sample Pre-Approved Courses” at the top of each brochure page. Please note that Sample Pre-Approved Courses are courses that have been previously requested by a Chapman student for credit. It is not a comprehensive list of all courses available at the institution.

You may view the entire course catalog for Suffolk University by following these steps:

  1. Go to the Suffolk University Madrid homepage
  2. Click on the “Academic Programs” tab at the top
  3. In the left sidebar, click  on “Course Offer”
  4. In the left sidebar, click “Fall Course List” or “Spring Course List” accordingly

Students are encouraged to propose additional or revised equivalencies during the application process, which will be evaluated by the appropriate academic units on campus.

Grade and Credit Information

Credits from the Suffolk University will transfer as follows:

Credits at Suffolk University Credits at Chapman University
3 credits 3 credits
4 credits 4 credits

Students must enroll in the equivalent of 12-18 Chapman credits.

Courses are graded according to the US grading scale.

Grades will transfer according to the following scale:

Grade at Suffolk University Grade at Chapman University
A+, A, A- A, A-
B+, B, B- B+, B, B-
C+, C, C- C+, C, C-
D+, D, D- D+, D, D-


All courses must be taken for a letter grade. Classes taken as ‘Pass/Fail’ will not be accepted, with the exception of internships. Internships must be approved by the Center for Global Education.

This program is currently not accepting applications.