July 12, 2024
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Study Abroad in Madrid

Madrid, the capital and largest city of Spain, is home to over 6.6 million people in its metropolitan area. The city is best known for its rich cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and vibrant atmosphere, making it a popular destination for American college students seeking a unique study abroad experience.

As a center for arts and culture in Spain, Madrid boasts numerous museums, galleries, and historic landmarks. The world-renowned Prado Museum houses an exceptional collection of European art, while the Reina Sofia Museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary masterpieces, featuring works by artists like Picasso and Dalí. The Royal Palace of Madrid is a must-see destination, offering insight into the history and opulence of the Spanish monarchy. Retiro Park, a vast green space in the heart of the city, is perfect for leisurely strolls, picnics, and boat rides on the park's lake.

The city's bustling plazas, such as Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor, provide opportunities for leisurely strolls, people-watching, and sampling local cuisine at nearby cafes and tapas bars. Madrid's Gran Via is a bustling shopping street, with a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and theaters. For a taste of traditional Spanish culture, visit the historic neighborhood of La Latina, known for its narrow streets, charming architecture, and lively tapas scene.

Madrid is generally considered a safe city for students, but it is still important to take common-sense precautions, such as being aware of your surroundings and not walking alone late at night. The cost of living in Madrid can be more affordable than in other major European capitals, but students should still budget accordingly and take advantage of student discounts on attractions, transportation, and food. Madrid has an extensive public transportation system, including buses, trams, and the Metro (subway), making it easy to navigate the city.

Below you will find our list of Study Abroad and Internship programs in Madrid, Spain. It is an index to international education in Madrid, listing university-level study abroad, internships, volunteer opportunities, and intensive language school programs oriented to American college and university students. Some pre-college and post-graduate study abroad options are also included. We invite you to read the student reviews, see the ratings scores, and use this site to compare programs and understand what other students have encountered during their education abroad. Madrid truly has something for everyone.

You can view other study abroad programs in Spain or use our advanced program search engine to further filter the available programs.

Here is the link to Madrid's official visitor guide, feel free to check it out: Visit Madrid.

Study Abroad in Madrid - Featured Programs

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Study Abroad Reviews for Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Madrid
Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Madrid

Designed for students at an advanced level of Spanish, the program structure of the School in Spain gives ...

4.5

75 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Getafe
Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Getafe

Getafe is a city of 100,000 located just 20 minutes south of Madrid by train.  Its proximity allows students enrolled at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Middlebury's...

4.1

18 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IES Abroad: Madrid - IES Abroad in Madrid
IES Abroad: Madrid - IES Abroad in Madrid

Madrid is an ideal place to connect university studies to the city's business, culture, and politics. The IES Abroad Madrid Programs are designed for those who want to exp...

4.6

12 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for CIEE - Multi-city Open Campus Option
CIEE - Multi-city Open Campus Option

CIEE’s Global Institute Network allows students to design their own study abroad term by enrolling in up t...

5.0

4 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for FWI Internships Abroad - Fashion Apparel / Design
FWI Internships Abroad - Fashion Apparel / Design

FWI internship programs are designed to provide applicants with the opportunity to develop and expand their knowledge of the fashion industry interning in dynamic and rele...

4.8

3 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Boston University: Madrid - Madrid Internship
Boston University: Madrid - Madrid Internship

This program is offered for those students who are looking to enhance their Spanish language skills while working abroad in one of Europe’s most important vibrant commerci...

4.5

3 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IES Abroad: Madrid - IES Abroad in Madrid, Summer
IES Abroad: Madrid - IES Abroad in Madrid, Summer

Imagine yourself studying abroad in Spain’s capital and largest city—Madrid. Warm summer evenings attract throngs of Madrileños to the streets of the city, where they sip ...

4.2

6 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for API (Academic Programs International): Madrid - Universidad Nebrija
API (Academic Programs International): Madrid - Universidad Nebrija

Spain’s capital since 1561, Madrid is the contemporary capital of Spanish culture, finance, and industry. ...

4.8

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Boston University: Madrid - Internship Program, Summer
Boston University: Madrid - Internship Program, Summer

This program is offered for those students who are looking to enhance their Spanish language skills while interning abroad in one of Europe’s most important vibrant commer...

4.3

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Estudio Sampere: Madrid - Language School in Madrid
Estudio Sampere: Madrid - Language School in Madrid

You will hear some "madrileños" proudly say, "from Madrid to Heaven". Perhaps they are exaggerating "un poquito", but Madrid is certainly a charming and seductive city. Th...

4.5

3 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Fashion Week Internships: Launch Your Career With A Fashion Industry Internship
Fashion Week Internships: Launch Your Career With A Fashion Industry Internship
Berlin, Germany: London, The United Kingdom: Madrid, Spain plus 3 other locations

At FWI, we run year-round internship programs working with over 2,000 of the industry's brightest and best businesses and organisations, matching you with them based on yo...

5.0

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for EF - LEARN A LANGUAGE ABROAD
EF - LEARN A LANGUAGE ABROAD
Barcelona, Spain: Beijing, China: Berlin, Germany plus 9 other locations

See the world, experience a new culture, make friends from 100 countries – and prepare for your global future.  Start any Monday and study from two weeks to a whole year.1...

5.0

2 reviews