Designed for JHU engineering undergraduates, the program offers the unique opportunity for students to have an academic research experience while learn about Spanish rich history and culture. Students will expand their knowledge at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) labs through guided engineering projects in various different fields, depending on their specializations (for funding opportunities go to the botton of this page). Through this eight-week summer program Hopkins undergraduates will be exposed to a new academic context, allowing them to gain the sort of knowledge, perspective and skills that are fundamental for living and working in a global society. Here is a link that includes research projects at UC3M:


UC3M, which hosts JHU Semester Program in Madrid, offers Hopkins undergraduate engineering students the opportunity to participate in one of the following fields of study: aerospace engineering, audiovisual system engineering, biomedical engineering, communication system engineering, computer science, electrical power engineering, energy engineering, industrial electronics and automation engineering, industrial technologies engineering, mechanical engineering, telecommunication technologies engineering, and telematics engineering.

Although there are several research laboratories on UC3M Science and Engineering Campus, the university also collaborates with other Spanish research institutions, universities and technology and medical centers in a variety different research projects. This collaboration between institutions of higher education and other organizations gives JHU students an optimal academic immersion experience, allowing them to focus their field of study very specifically.

At the same time students will be immersed in the Spanish culture and will participate in different visits in and around Madrid, allowing them to explore the country’s history first hand, and try its delicious and well-known gastronomy. Those students who have already studied Spanish will be able to practice the language and at the same time improve their skills.

Need funding?

Rising juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply for the Vredenburg Travel Fund, which funds international summer experiential activities for undergraduates in the Whiting School of Engineering through collaboration, investigation, and application.

For other funding opportunities, please visit our scholarship opportunities page.