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Madrid

Spain

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We dare you to get bored studying abroad in Madrid.

You can wander around the Plaza Mayor, visit the city’s many churches and cathedrals, enjoy the sunshine in one of Madrid’s many parks, see a Flamenco show, watch a Real Madrid soccer game, taste the city’s unique cuisine, and always see something new when you study abroad in Madrid.

Not only is Madrid the capital city of Spain, it’s also the heart of the country. Located in the center of Spain, Madrid is a great starting point to explore this gorgeously diverse country.

Programs

Madrid - Engineering, Math & Science

Madrid
,
Spain
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$19,470
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Madrid - Language & Area Studies

Madrid
,
Spain
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
4 semesters of college-level Spanish
Estimated Cost: 
$17,900
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Madrid Summer

Madrid
,
Spain
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
2 semesters of college-level Spanish
Estimated Cost: 
$7,250
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Multi-Location Summer - Museums & Beyond: Art & Culture in Paris, Rome & Madrid

Paris
Rome
Madrid
,
France
Italy
Spain
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$7,270
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Madrid's Top Five

Visit La Tabacalera

Catch a free concert or art show at La Tabacalera, an old tobacco factory turned funky cultural center.

Take a Walk in the Park

Spend a lazy Sunday afternoon walking down la Gran Via and la Calle, then picnic and people watch in Parque del Retiro.

See La Plaza Mayor

Witness the breathtaking architecture and history found in la Plaza Mayor—Madrid’s central square. A must-have photo!

Enjoy Fresh Foods

Stop by the farmers' market in Casa de Campo the first Saturday of every month to taste the best local products.

Explore Must-See Museums

Include Museo del Prado, Museo Thyseen-Bornemisza, and Centro de Arte Reina Sofía on your to-do list while in Madrid. You don’t want to miss some of the top art museums in the world!

The Latest from Madrid

Dec 30 10:59pm
Madrid

No Es Adios

by Juliana

A few final closing thoughts about my time in Madrid. I loved my time abroad, and I hope you enjoyed following my journey!

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Dec 30 10:41pm
Madrid

Finals in Spain and Education Differences

by Juliana

Who even studies while they’re abroad? ME. Here are the differences between the American and Spanish education system and my official proposal for more study spaces in Madrid.

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Dec 24 12:44pm
Madrid

Must See in Madrid

by Juliana

As my time studying abroad in Spain has come to a close, I would like to submit my official love letter and recommended guide of the beautiful, wonderful city of Madrid. And its metro.

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Dec 16 6:08pm
Madrid

A Candid Representation of Studying Abroad in Madrid

by Ian

Photos from a camera I carried along all semester.

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Dec 12 1:44pm
Madrid

12 Gifts for Students Studying Abroad

by IES Abroad

Our recent alumni shared their thoughts on the best gifts for students studying abroad, and we complied it into a helpful gift guide. Enjoy!.

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