The Universidad Pontificia Comillas was founded in 1890 and is directed by the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits. Located in Madrid, it offers students an excellent opportunity for personal, professional, and social development. The university has a style of its own, backed by a rich humanistic and educational tradition, and is characterized by the search for excellence in both pedagogical methods and the final results obtained. Students at Comillas study and learn in an environment of mutual respect, with high and demanding standards, close inter-personal relations, a deep understanding of the study materials, and a desire for personal improvement which enables them to become active members of society.
Besides the courses available in pursuit of a degree, a wide range of opportunities to develop a spirit of constructive criticism are offered. This happens through debates, cultural groups, meetings with students with a variety of professional interests, and a productive, enriching international environment at both a human and cultural level. At Comillas, university work is understood not only as a transmission of knowledge, but also as a search for a way to understand existence itself and the manner in which professional skills can help and serve society. The university aims to help students develop their potential as people in the hope that each individual will form his or her own independent critical approach to issues and develop a sense of solidarity with society and other people.
Universidad Pontificia Comillas de ICADE offers courses in several academic areas. These courses are subject to change. Business students considering this program should meet with an advisor in the Office of International Business Studies (College of Business Administration, David Straz Hall 101) to initially evaluate course options. Once a student is accepted to study abroad, s/he will meet with an International Business Studies advisor to approve courses. Please note that the classes often change: it is the student’s responsibility to remain in direct contact with the Office of International Business Studies to request changes or updates. Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of “C” or higher is earned.
Students have to find independent housing for this program, however ICADE collaborates with PGR to provide accommodation services to study abroad students. It is suggested that you arrive a week or so before the start of the semester to locate apartments around the campus.
Please reference the above "Budget Sheet" link
Madrid, the capital of Spain, is a cosmopolitan city with more than four million inhabitants. It is the site of the Spanish government and is the most important financial and cultural center in the country. The cultural, leisure, and sports offerings are rich and varied. It has countless theaters and museums, such as the El Prado National Museum, the Thyssen- Bornemisza Museum and the Queen Sofía Centre for the Arts. Monuments, exhibits, and concert halls dot the city. Over 43 parks and emblematic green areas such as the Retiro Park, the “Casa de Campo” Recreational Park, and the Sabatini Gardens can be enjoyed.