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Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) (Semester)
Madrid, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Program Description:
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  Quick Facts ICADE
General ICADE is a highly selective school and the teaching of law has been closely tied to the teaching of business and economics. The Faculty of Law at ICADE is known for its focus on commercial law. ICADE
Location Madrid, Spain
Eligibility Minimum 3.0 GPA Madrid, Spain
Language of Instruction English Madrid Spain Map
Dates of Instruction Fall: August - December
Spring: January - May


Located in the Spanish capital, the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) will offer students a rich cultural, professional, and academic experience. The ICADE Faculty of Law is one of the highest ranked law schools in Spain and has historically focused on law, business administration and management, political science, and public administration. Students can tailor their classes from a wide array of options. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the rules governing international business and the European Union.
Program Dates:

Fall: August - December
Spring: January - May
Language of Instruction:

The official language of instruction at ICADE is Spanish, however many courses are offered in English. Depending on the students' language ability and program of study, students can choose between Spanish and English courses. Since the program still requires the student to attend courses in Spanish, students applying to the program must submit proof of Spanish proficiency.

Students are required to take a Spanish proficiency exam through the Language Department at AU and provide us with their results on the exam. Students must complete the exam within 30 minutes and test into the Third Year (300 Level). An interview may also be required.


Students will receive up to 12 credits towards their law degree. Only the credits and not the grades will transfer per ABA requirements. The acceptance of any credit or grade for any courses taken at ICADE, including externships and other clinical offerings, is subject to determination by the AUWCL Office of the Registrar. AUWCL students will be enrolled in courses specifically geared to exchange students.

The following is a selection of courses offered at ICADE. For a more complete list, please contact our office at or visit the Prospective Exchange Student page. Courses are subject to change.
  • International and EU Trade Law
  • International Contracts in the EU
  • Public International Law
  • Commercial Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Eu Cross-Border Corporate and Financial Crime
Housing and Cost of Living:

Madrid offers several lodging alternatives, from rooms in student apartments or private homes, to halls of residence, student dormitories and apartments. ICADE does not have student dormitories, however the Office of Information and Accommodation will provide some assistance to students in finding housing.


For general questions and concerns please visit the Semester Exchange FAQ page.

All other questions and concerns should be directed to:

Jamie Welling
Associate Director of Study Abroad
Global Opportunities
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Suite Y360
Washington, DC, 20016 USA
Telephone: (202) 274-4177


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/01/2017 10/01/2017 TBA TBA