IES Abroad: Madrid - IES Abroad in Madrid
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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 experience the vitality of Spain by living in its capital city, through Languag... read more
I learned about a different lifestyle and culture and got to compare it to my past experiences living in other countries. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was super worthwhile! Living abroad is always so beneficial as you learn about other cultures, traditions, etc and become more aware as a person. Sophie D - California Lutheran University View Entire Review
How big the world is. This experience was worthwhile. Scott Garber - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
My language proficiency improved and my cultural knowledge also summited Daniel T Ng - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
I can't put into words what this program meant to me. It truly was the best 4 months of my life and I was able to make so many amazing friends and travel to so many incredible places. It's a once in a life time experience and I wouldn't change a single second of my time abroad. A student - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
Historical Sites and city navigation Linsey Dudock - Marywood University View Entire Review
Totally worthwhile!! Learned a lot about myself and had to let go a lot of my fears and anxieties. I approach life in the US differently now. Haleigh - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself being abroad. Although being homesick does happen a few times, being abroad is worth it! Kimberly Carnero - Ithaca College View Entire Review
I learned so much about the language and culture. Almost as much in five months as in the previous 5 years I've studied Spanish Nate Woodard - University of Rochester View Entire Review
I gained experience traveling solo. I also gained experience in learning in a different language and living in a different language. It was eye opening to make connections with people not in my native tongue Meagan M - Scripps College View Entire Review
As a student majoring in Spanish and International Relations, studying in Madrid was a like a capstone to my undergraduate studies. During my semester in Madrid I had the opportunity to take classes at the world famous Museo Nacional del Prado, enroll in a course at La Universidad Complutense de Madrid, take the DELE language ce... A student - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
My Spanish improved drastically. I also learned how to plan travel, make my own decisions, and solve problems on my own. Studying abroad was definitely worth it. Adam C - Rice University View Entire Review
People will tell you that when you go abroad something changes in you. I never really felt this until I went on to Spain. Coming from a small southern town to a bustling city environment was a huge change for me. Especially when my host mother spoke not one word of English. To be honest, the first night I was not so sure tha... Megan P - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill View Entire Review
From the independence I gained while studying abroad, I learned so much about myself and the way I fit into the world. I came to learn what empowers me and what I value/lean on in the midst of change. Going abroad was a huge period of consistent adjustment and readjustment. As stressful as this sometimes was at first, I am so mu... Stefanie C - Villanova University View Entire Review
I learned how to be more resilient, resourceful, and open-minded. The experience really helped me become more independent and adventurous. A student - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
I strengthened my Spanish skills, and met many new people that will be lifelong friends! I gained a better global perspective by traveling throughout the semester. I would do it 100 times over again. I learned so much about other cultures, and in doing so, I learned so much about myself! STUDY ABROAD, PLEASE! You will LOVE it... Paige Wisehaupt - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
IES Abroad Madrid was AMAZING! I learned so much while I was in Madrid and wouldn't trade that experience for anything. Because Madrid is so centralized, I was able to travel to a plethora of cities within Spain and experience other countries outside of Spain as well. There is a wide variety of classes offered and lots of activi... A student - Bradley University View Entire Review
I gained friendships and improved my language ability to the point where I can say that I'm fluent. I was also able to travel most of Spain and experience the myriad of cultures. Definitely worthwhile. Alec Ebersole - Trinity University View Entire Review
I gained confidence in speaking Spanish and many local friends from this experience. I would absolutely do it again the same way if possible because this experience was so worthwhile. KT Thomas - Franklin & Marshall College View Entire Review
I learned how to assimilate in a different environment in a seamless manner. I improved my Spanish skills - and I learned how to study in a different academic system that what I'm used to. Abdulwahab Alhaji - University of Rochester View Entire Review
I learned about Spanish culture while reflecting on my own culture. I also learned a lot about myself and gained confidence while traveling alone and with friends. I grew so much from this experience. Gina - The College of Wooster View Entire Review
Independence, confidence, problem solving skills. I learned a lot of things by trial and error- the metro/train systems in different countries, how to barter in the souks in Morocco, how to get around in Venice without getting lost, how to use the night búhos in Madrid... definitely worthwhile. A student - Trinity University View Entire Review
I gained a lot of confidence from my study abroad experience. In myself as an individual and as well as in my Spanish. I learned a lot about myself and the experience made me feel powerful because I was a young woman who went out on my own into an unknown country, and I completely conquered it. I fell in love with Spain and I wa... Shada T - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent and felt comfortable navigating a foreign city alone. I gained a new confidence of speaking Spanish in everyday life. Haley D - The College of Wooster View Entire Review
Overall a great experiece and way to learn new thigs everyday. Araceli B - Trinity University View Entire Review
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
- Spanish Language, Literature
- Cultural Studies
- Political Science and Government
- Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
- Film, Video, Photographic Arts
- Finance, Financial Services
- International Business
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