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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: 
$6,990
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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

Sep 27 7:56am
Madrid

¿Cómo Se Llama "I'm starting to get the hang of this"?

by Juliana

How letting go of embarrassment and being open to making mistakes helped me adjust to my first few weeks in Madrid and how I plan on using this strategy to become fluent. Practice makes perfect!

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Sep 24 4:27pm
Madrid

Segovia to Bilbao, Bilbao to San Sebastian

by Joshua

A couple of weekend getaways into the Spanish countryside, seeing sites and cities in Segovia, Bilbao (more like BilWOW) and San Sebastian; that are absolute must-sees for anyone who wants to do Spain properly, and revel in the history, culture, diversity, and sheer perfection of what Spain has to offer.

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Sep 23 7:02pm
Madrid

When Do I Go to School Again?

by Juliana

A look at my first few weeks in Madrid, as well as some advice on balancing traveling with school work. Some location highlights include Segovia, Barcelona, and Valencia!

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Sep 17 1:50pm
Cape Town

Marching to the Beat of Social Justice: Thoughts on Global Citizenship from John Luke Hawkins

by IES Abroad

We chatted with John Luke Hawkins (IES Abroad Cape Town, Fall 2016 | Hope College) to hear more about how studying abroad spurred, what he described, as a “180 degree turn” in his life.

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Sep 2 3:01pm
Madrid

Miami, bound Madrid

by Joshua

A reflection on headed to a country whose culture and history shaped your own upbringing in many ways, yet remains fundamentally different and exciting, with the impending and imminent departure finally bringing the realization that my semester abroad is about to begin.

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