Students attend either the University of Granada or the Complutense University of Madrid. Both provide students with the opportunity to build on their Spanish language skills through study in the language. The International Programs office in Madrid is the seat of the resident director. A program assistant oversees the program in Granada, and the resident director makes periodic visits.
IP students in Granada attend the Centro de Lenguas Modernas where classes are offered to visiting international students. CSU students take courses in Spanish language and literature as well as in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, all students in Granada are required to enroll in at least one course offered by the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras.
Courses at the University of Madrid are taught in Spanish and are directed at the language level and interests of American students. CSU students take most of their courses in Spanish language and literature, as well as in the humanities and social sciences. In addition to the courses offered through the Universidades Reunidas, CSU students enroll in at least one course offered by three cooperating Facultades of the Universidad Complutense (Filosofía, Filología, and Geografía e Historia).