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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.

Take your Spanish language abilities to the next level inside and outside the classroom. Whether you add a part-time internship or courses at a local university to your Madrid study abroad experience, you can open doors of opportunity to meet local professionals, students, and professors.

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: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$18,990
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Madrid - Language & Area Studies

Madrid
,
Spain
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
4 semesters of college-level Spanish
Estimated Cost: 
$18,100
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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
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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

Jun 19 6:07am
Madrid

Seeing Europe Without Breaking the Bank

by Benancio

Traveling abroad can be so exciting! In Europe, travel between countries is very simple and cheap, relatively speaking. Between cheap airlines and the high-speed rail that covers much of Europe, you’ll see that a lot of people who study abroad decide to take weekend trips to cities and countries near where they’re studying. However, realistically speaking, not everyone has the opportunity to do that due to money or other reasons.

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Jun 4 4:46am
Madrid

Madrid: More Than Just Studying Abroad

by Nick

Hola chicos/as/ques/xs aka all of y’all!

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Jun 3 5:36pm
Madrid

Adjusting to Spanish in Madrid for Heritage Students

by Benancio

Hi everyone! This post is for anyone nervous about adjusting to a new language abroad (particularly if you have heritage ties to the language), but all are welcome to read!

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May 21 9:55am
Madrid

How Studying Abroad Helped Me Love My Clothes More

by Nick

I am a fashion lover and always have been and that’s my truth. Flash back to 11-year-old me and I’d be sporting a hound’s tooth sweater vest and a hat from Nordstrom—not a fedora, Brenda, don’t try to come for me. When I knew I was coming abroad for an entire year I didn’t want to overpack because I didn’t want to be that American showing up to my homestay and take up half the itty-bitty apartment.

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May 21 4:51am
Madrid

My Two Favorite Ice Cream Shops in Madrid

by Nick

If you ask someone what a typical Spanish dessert is, they might recommend you churros, especially those from the famous San Gines. However, if you guys love a tasty cold treat as much as I do, then listen up chicos. Madrid’s also home to some amazing ice cream shops, and I’ve had the pleasure of going to these two spots a few times.

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