Country Prep Subpages
|Course No.||Course Name|
|Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition: Perspectives on Technology and Culture|
|Advanced Communication in Spanish: Film, Visual Arts, and Fiction|
|Spanish for Bilingual Students|
|Literature and Social Conflict: Perspectives on Modern Spain|
|The Short Story in Spain and Hispanic America|
|The New Spain: 1977-Present|
Every student needs a valid passport. If you are a US citizen and need to apply, please contact the passport division of the State Department. Routine service requires 4-6 weeks.
Visa for Spain
Program managers can advise students about the application process, timeline and documents required.
US citizens are not required to obtain a visa for stays up to 90 days. For stays beyond 90 days, a student visa is required. See if your country requires an entry visa for Spain.
To schedule an appointment with the Spanish Consulate in Boston, visit the online visa system. It is recommended to book an appointment at least one month in advance of your departure date.
Each student flight is booked either by MIT-Spain or the host. If the flight is booked by the student, MISTI will reimburse the cost of the ticket up a pre-determined cost.
For summer internships, most students book flights immediately after confirming the dates of their internship with their host.
Pleae note that you can be denied entry to Spain if you do not have a return ticket out of the country. One-way tickets also can end up being much more expensive than round-trip tickets.
If your stay is fewer than 90 days and you do not require an entry visa, it should be possible for you stay in Spain to travel after your internship ends (at your own expense).
MISTI provides resources and advice for housing throughout Spain. Housing options vary by location, so start looking early.
1. Shared apartments
Many Spanish and international students and young adults in Spain live in shared flats. There are many websites to search for an apartment (see below).
2. University housing/Residencias
Some universities may have housing available for students. However, keep in mind that Spanish classes usually end in late June so availability may be limited. Residencias often include meals and cleaning, and therefore can be more costly than a shared apartment.
Some students prefer to book a hostel and meet potential roommates upon arrival
Students usually budget between €250-€500 euros/month for a shared apartment. Rents may vary depending on the city, location within the city and amenities offered.