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Madrid

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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

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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May 21 3:07am
Madrid

Friends, Food, and Fireworks: Las Fiestas de San Isidro

by Nick

A Ferris wheel that seemed to be going just a hair too fast, mountains of cotton candy wherever you turned your head, and a fireworks display for the ages.  What the heck am I on about? All will be explained in this brief snapshot of my time at Las Fiestas de San Isidro.

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May 19 1:56pm
Madrid

5 Places to Break Up in Madrid

by Nick

Hola, chicos, chicas, and my gender non-conformers!

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May 18 10:55pm
Paris

Prepare for Takeoff, Destination: Paris

by Madison

Hi! My name is Maddie, and I am currently studying Early Childhood Education and Special Education at Temple University in Philadelphia. I will be traveling to Europe for almost seven weeks, spending about two weeks each in France, Italy, and Spain. First, we are going to Paris, then Rome, and finally Madrid. This is my first time traveling to Europe, and I am super excited to be able to visit three beautiful cities and countries.

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