Locations and Schools


Located in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula, Madrid is Spain’s capital. Here the modern mixes with the historical in a city that offers a wide range of cultural and artistic highlights. Near Madrid lies the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, an impressive palace and monastery complex built by Philip II and considered one of the eight wonders of the world. The Aranjuez Royal Residence, a former royal retreat, is nearby. UNESCO has declared both World Heritage Landscapes. The beautiful city of Alcalá de Henares, a World Heritage Site, is a short hop away.

1 International House Madrid

International House Madrid is a member of the International House World Organization (IHWO), one of the largest groups of language schools in 50+ countries worldwide since 1953.  IHWO’s goal as a non-profit organization is to raise language education standards worldwide and it is committed to the highest standards in education and teacher training. International House Madrid was established in 1981 and is conveniently located in the center of Madrid, in a excellent area. Its magnificent modern facilities motivate and facilitate student learning. International House Madrid specializes in teaching languages to teenagers and adults, as well as teacher training courses certified by University of Barcelona. IH Madrid also organizes every year a large conference/meeting for Spanish teachers.

IH Madrid is recognized by many universities and academic institutions around the world; also by the prestigious organization EAQUALS (European Association for Quality in Language Services).
One of only seven schools in Spain recognized by the prestigious European Association for Quality in Language Services, many American universities also recognize.

The school enjoys an excellent international reputation, thanks in no small part to its outstanding teachers.

  • Facilities: Library; multimedia room; Internet café with free access; WI-FI; access and facilities for disabled people; study room, air conditioning and central heating; cafeteria/restaurant.
  • Student relations: This is a priority for the school, so personalized attention and tutoring is offered.
  • Human resources: Two Academic directors, a large team of teachers who have an excellent background and long experience in teaching Spanish to young American students, , an accommodation officer, an activities coordinator.  All of them are dynamic, sensitive, professional, friendly.
  • Lodging: The school carefully selects lodging. Most students will stay within fifteen minutes from the school either by walking or public transportation.
  • Exchanges with Spanish students: There are opportunities for exchange between American and Spanish students studying other languages at the school.[/li][/list]
Program Activities
  • Extra-curricular activities: Minimum four activities per week: welcome party, walking tour of Madrid, visits to the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum, the Convento de las Descalzas, the Hermitage of San Antonio de la Florida, Royal Palace, Encarnación Monastery, Kayaking, Real Madrid Stadium, flamenco and salsa class,  language exchange…and much more!.
  • Day trips: Trips to Toledo and Segovia.




Program Cost 2015  Net cost after scholarship
The deposit is obligatory and is in addition to the total cost of the program.
A) Lodging with a Spanish family, double room (arrival and departure on scheduled dates).B) Lodging with a Spanish family, single room (arrival and departure on scheduled dates).C) Lodging in Studentdorm, double room (arrival and departure on scheduled dates). $2,150
$ 2,220
Extra day in double room, Spanish family
Extra day in single room, Spanish family
Arrive on a different day than is scheduled