Quick Info

  • Madrid, Spain
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Business, Communication and Rhetoric, Economics, Health in a Global Context, History of Art and Architecture, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish Language, Literature, and Studies
  • : 22 May 2019 - 20 July 2019
  • : $7,000 In-State / $7,200 Out-of-State
  • : Sunday, 20 January 2019
  • : 3.0 GPA, Clear Judicial Record, Sophomore, Junior, 5 semesters (or equivalent) of host language, Open to students from all campuses and departments


You will earn six credits through the Pitt Business Internship for Credit Program (BUS 1910). Your coursework will include reflective essays, a midterm internship supervisor evaluation, and a final internship supervisor evaluation. All assignments will be posted online through a course website, and students will submit assignments electronically. BUS1910 is graded pass/fail, and only students who successfully pass the internship course will be considered as having studied abroad for any degree, certificate, or major requirements.

BUS1910 fulfills both foreign culture requirements for Pitt Business students.

Non-business students, including dual degree students, should work directly with their academic advisors to determine if the course can be applied to any degree requirements. 

Experiential Learning

Pitt's partner in Madrid, EUSA, will work with you after your acceptance to find you an internship. Internships in Madrid are available in a variety of fields, and EUSA always takes your academic focus and career goals into account when pairing you with a host company. The final interview for your internship will occur in-country, and all internships are in Spanish.

Madrid is an economically diverse city with many thriving industries. For more information on potential internship areas, check out EUSA’s industry sector breakdown.

Resume content and formatting is different in an international setting. For more information about how to perfect your resume for an international internship, see EUSA’s resume instructions. 

EUSA will work with you throughout the placement process to perfect your resume, prepare you for your interviews, and find out what your internship goals are. For more information about the placement process, see EUSA’s placement process flowchart.

For more information about EUSA’s internship placement meeting and how you should prepare, see EUSA’s placement meeting overview.

EUSA recognizes that some industries of interest to students are not always feasible options for internship placements. For additional information on alternative industries to consider, see EUSA’s challenging placements breakdown.



On-Site Faculty And Staff

EUSA, Pitt's partner in Madrid, has a full-time support staff there to help you with whatever you might need during your stay. Whether it’s housing, internship advice, or just recommendations on where to take your parents when they visit, the EUSA staff is there for you.

Read more about life in Madrid here.


Living with a host family is the best way to fully immerse yourself in the Spanish culture, and our our partner, EUSA, carefully selects a Spanish family for you. Your family will provide you with daily breakfast and dinner, internet access, and your own room. Commuting is part of living in a big city; in Madrid you can expect an hour commute from your housing to your internship site.

Take advantage of this opportunity to increase your language skills, get tips about the city, and learn how to cook up a Spanish Tortilla.

Pricing And Dates


All students are required to attend the mandatory Pre-Departure Bash.  This afternoon long event will cover important topics relevant to study abroad like health, safety, security, and more.  Plus, it will give you the chance to meet other students studying abroad on your programs!  Alumni and staff will also be present to help you start thinking about your goals for the program.

The Pre-Departure Bash for this program will be on: February 1, 2019. Your program manager will follow up with more information once you begin your application!

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$7000 $7200
Arrive in Madrid Depart Madrid
22 May 2019 20 July 2019


Do not book your flights until instructed by your program manager. You are welcome to arrive prior to your program start date or leave after the program end date, but you must make independent housing and travel arrangements for that time. Please note that you are not permitted to stay in the Schengen Area, which includes Spain, for longer than 90 days without a visa. Plan your arrival and departure accordingly!

Pitt Business students can apply for scholarship funds on the Pitt Business International Scholarships page as well as crowdfund using the Pitt Business Fund My Travel page. Please note that the application deadline for the Pitt Business International Scholarships is the same as the program application deadline. 

For additional scholarship opportunities, be sure to check out the ‘Programs’ tab at the top of this page!


Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.

Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of your IIP: Madrid fee, the following are included:

  • In-country orientation
  • Tuition for six credits
  • Housing
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • International health insurance

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Round-trip flight (~$1000-$2000)
  • Some meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Public transportation costs (~$300 for the semester)
  • Taxi fare to and from the airport in Madrid
  • University of Pittsburgh Study Abroad Fee ($300)
  • Visa (if applicable)

Flights, meals and spending money for 11.5 weeks is approximately $3,500. Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

Hear from past participants!

"First of all, it was an incredible experience to work for a global company like Morningstar Inc. Also, my entire office spoke in Spanish, so I really immersed myself in the language. I even had to give a few presentations to my bosses entirely in Spanish, so my language skills were quite good by the end of the program. I also loved how I was able to immerse myself in Spain’s culture."

-Mike McGinty, Summer 2014 Participant



Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Hillary Koller

Walk-In Advising Hours: By Appointment Only

Hello! I’m Hillary, the Internship Manager for Pitt Business International Programs. I originally hail from New Jersey, but became a member of the Pitt community as an undergraduate student in 2002 and I have been here pretty much ever since. During my time at Pitt I’ve had the opportunity to accompany students abroad, and I’m excited to work with you to make your international internship experience a valuable one! When I’m not in the office, you can find me spending time in the great outdoors, reading, cooking, and taking a yoga or ballet class. Get in touch with me at hkoller@pitt.edu or 412-648-0276.