Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Getafe

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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 host institution, to experience Spanish university life while still benefit... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.3
Based on 30 Reviews
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September 19, 2019 Unique
I enjoyed living with a host family - my Spanish improved significantly. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 03, 2019 Best Semester Of My Life.
I greatly improved my Spanish and learned more about the culture of Madrid. It was definitely worth while and I plan to spend a lot of time there in the future. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to live independently in a foreign country - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Command of Spanish and great friends - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 18, 2019 A Great Four Months
More independent, better language skills - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 22, 2019 Paella And Tortilla
The ability to adjust to a different lifestyle, Spanish language skills, learning from a new international perspective - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Spanish skills, independence and confidence while traveling - Middlebury College View Entire Review
How to integrate into a different culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Worthwhile. I came out speaking better Spanish and having a better understanding of the Spanish society and culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learned a lot of Spanish, experienced the culture. It was worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
yes, I gained cultural and language skills and a sense of independence. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a greater understanding of a new culture and improved my Spanish a lot. Definitely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained confidence in living a city life from finding an apartment to navigating public transportation. I learned how to assimilate into a new place as much as possible and how to communicate better with people from different cultures or in different languages. I learned that I love Madrid -- definitely worthwhile! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 16, 2019 Loved The Experience!
Very worthwhile. I improved my Spanish significantly, learned a lot about a new culture, and navigated living in a big city for the first time (in a different language) - Middlebury College View Entire Review
100% worthwhile. Learned how to be self-sufficient in a foreign country where I barely spoke the language. Learned to push myself, make friends, learn a new language, dive into a new culture, meet so many amazing Spaniards, try the most AMAZING tapas... I could go on forever. If I ever have the opportunity to live in Spain after... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Independent living, spanish skills, appreciation for travel, met people from all over the world. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned that I had to rise above administrative failures. My friends and the city made the experience better. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a great deal from my experience abroad. I learned to integrate myself in a culture and adapt to a different lifestyle. I learned to communicate in a different language and not be afraid to make mistakes. I learned to stay calm and overcome challenges. I learned to seek out learning opportunities outside of the classroom... - Swarthmore College View Entire Review
December 19, 2018 Pretty Good
Cultural understanding, more fluid speaking, good break from home institution, good people and relationships, academics. VERY worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to adapt to a new environment and embrace independence. I also learned how to use public transportation. 100% worthwhile experience. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My Spanish speaking skills improved - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My language abilities improved dramatically, as did my cross-cultural understanding. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned increased independence and I got to explore many different cultures. Definitely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Incredible improvement in my language abilities, the ability to travel freely, new friends and memories, etc. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
March 16, 2017 Fun
I learned spanish - Middlebury College View Entire Review

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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 host institution, to experience Spanish university life while still benefiting from the cultural and social attractions of the capital.  Students typically live in Madrid and commute to campus each day by train.The Universidad Carlos III is housed on a small campus just a few minutes walk from the Getafe train station. Students enroll directly in classes with their Spanish peers in art history, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, and political science.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.67
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