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 4.1
Based on 18 Reviews
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March 10, 2024 Worthwhile
Learned a ton of Spanish. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
a lower gpa - Middlebury College View Entire Review
October 01, 2023 Year In Spain
My language skills improved immensely and it was very rewarding to be immersed in a different culture,. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile. Learnt to appreciate the siesta culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Getafe
My experience was very worthwhile because it allowed me to achieve a level of immersion with my Spanish that, since the end of the program, has made me a lot more confident in my Spanish-speaking abilities. Additionally, in terms of being independent, I feel like I have grown substantially given that this experience was my first... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
June 08, 2023 Fun And Enriching!
Definitely worthwhile - challenged me to go outside of my comfort zone while still being very fun and enjoyable! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I improved my Spanish, learned about various European cultures, improved my communication skills, became more independent, and became more comfortable traveling without my family. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
December 07, 2022 Family In Spain
Definitely worthwhile, learned a lot about Spanish culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 07, 2022 Loved Most Of It!
Yes it was worthwhile. I gained friends and learned a lot of spanish. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Naturally, I improved my Spanish. However, the biggest things I gained was a higher level of self-confidence, cultural understanding, and how to be more independent. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I was able to learn spanish and gain insight into what life is like in Spain specifically, but Europe in general as well. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I improved my Spanish a lot. I also got to experience a different culture and I can now better reflect on my own culture back home. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Independence, language skills, connections, and stronger friendships. The program was definitely worthwhile. - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid View Entire Review
February 28, 2024 A Fun, Interesting, And !
I learned a lot about myself and was able to travel and learn a lot about other cultures as well. It was totally worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned that what is most important in life really is the strength of your relationships with people. Feeling on the outside of a culture and society for a while really makes you think about what does matter in your life. This was absolutely a worthwhile experience. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained an appreciation for what it is like living in an entirely different location than my rural home college, and got the chance to do some amazing things and meet new people. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I really enjoyed studying abroad. It gave me a chance to learn more about the culture and to learn more about me! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My experience abroad taught me how to be even more independent and self-sufficient. Moreover, it fulfilled my desire to expose myself to environments. I found it to be an extremely worthwhile experience and I now have a strong affinity for Spain. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
The program hugely improved my Spanish and stimulated my interest in continuing to learn this language and Spanish culture. I have also made friends with incredibly people from Spain. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to navigate a new enviornment. Although I was uncomfortable at points, it was for the best! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent and learned how to navigate new spaces. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I improved my Spanish a great amount and I made friends for life. The program was definitely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing!
Yes worthwhile. I got to travel to places I had never been to and talk to people with such different experiences than my own. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Overall worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes, the most valuable thing I gained was exposure to the language. I also spent a lot of time with Spanish university students but only through a prior connection I had, so I'm not sure I would've found as many opportunities to speak Spanish without having this prior connection. - Amherst 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):
  • Environmental Studies
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Business Administration and Management
Minimum GPA:
2.67
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