Because homestays offer more opportunities to use Spanish on a daily basis and more intimate exposure to Spanish culture, the majority of students stay in private homes with Spanish families, which are approved and arranged by the Marquette Study Center.
Students may opt to live in private apartments; however, such arrangements must be made by the student.
Summer students also have the option of staying in dorms at the Colegio Mayor, which is in the Moncloa section of Madrid's Ciudad Universitaria. These dorms provide a laundry room, dining room, snack bar, tennis court, pool, auditorium, computer room and basketball court. All rooms and common areas have air conditioning. All rooms are single and have their own bathroom, Internet connection and telephone. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided daily, except for Sunday. There is a supplementary fee for this housing option.
Fall: During the first two weeks of orientation, students reside in the Colegio Mayor with other Spanish students. After this point, students move to their respective host families.
Spring: Spring semester students reside in a hostel for the first 14 days, then move in with their host families.
Summer: Students move directly into their housing of choice, either homestay or the Colegio Mayor.