Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Madrid

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  • Location(s): Madrid, Spain
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Intensive Language

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Designed for students at an advanced level of Spanish, the program structure of the School in Spain gives students the opportunity to perfect their Spanish competency through guided language immersion and facilitated social and cultural integratio... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.5
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It was an incredibly worthwhile experience. I learned how to be independent and how to better balance my time between enjoying life and focusing on academics. I improved my Spanish skills as well. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 01, 2018 Study Abroad In Madrid
It was incredibly worthwhile. I got to work in a Spanish hospital and interact with patients in Spanish, which is huge for my future career goals. I also learned how to get out of my comfort zone and meet incredibly interesting people in a short period of time. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
July 23, 2018 Love Madrid
Improved my Spanish a ton, learned about Spanish culture and got a more worldly perspective - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes! I gained a lot of independence and confidence; my Spanish skills also improved greatly. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about being patient and what I need to be healthy and happy in a time of intense transition. My Spanish speaking abilities did improve. I learned about living relatively independently in a city. I gained some really wonderful friends. Even though it was really difficult sometimes, it was a really worthwhile exper... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
May 24, 2018 Madrid
Spanish - Middlebury College View Entire Review
April 17, 2018 Self Revealing
It was not the most eye-opening experience because I had already spent time abroad with my family in Argentina. Since I went in with a high level of Spanish, studying abroad in Madrid was not the most challenging. However, I got very close with the Jewish community there and most of them were from Arab/North African origin which... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
best semester of my life. learned a ton about myself and how to travel and be independent as well as how to deal with different types of stress that are not associated with academics (which is the type of stress that I usually encounter at Middlebury). I also fostered some incredible friendships that will last for a lifetime - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a view of what it is like to live in a foreign country. Definitely worthwhile! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 11, 2018 Great
Living with other people is hard - Middlebury College View Entire Review
December 13, 2017 Great
no regrets - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Definitely improved my language skills, but didn't get to know many Spaniards other than my host family. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned that it's important to strike a balance between taking advantage of every travel/party/adventure moment while abroad and also making sustainably and mindfully. If you dedicate yourself to the language pledge, you won't regret it! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learning to be comfortable in discomfort - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 09, 2018 Fun Discomfort
Loved abroad. The program was fine, but Madrdid made it special. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Improved Spanish level, new friends from around the world, ability to live on my own, YES - Middlebury College View Entire Review
significantly improved my spanish. was able to travel throughout all of spain. - Columbia University View Entire Review
June 26, 2018 Study In Madrid
Spending a significant amount of time in a different culture is absolutely worthwhile. You learn so much about yourself and your home culture as much as the culture and place you are immersed in. I certainly grew through this opportunity. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Spanish skills and an exposure to a new culture - Middlebury College View Entire Review
April 12, 2018 Challenging
I improved my Spanish skills a lot. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about living alone and navigating a large city - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to salsa/bachata dance really well (actually competing in those dances now). I learned a lot about the history of the places I visited. I enjoyed Madrid and all it had to offer. Yes it was worthwhile. - Pomona College View Entire Review
December 26, 2017 Awesome Time!
I developed my Spanish and I learned how to lead a balanced life while living outside the college bubble. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
October 20, 2017 Incredible
Try to branch out more - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 25, 2017 Madrid Maravilla!
I refined my interests and discovered many new passions to carry with me for life. - Middlebury College View Entire Review

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Designed for students at an advanced level of Spanish, the program structure of the School in Spain gives students the opportunity to perfect their Spanish competency through guided language immersion and facilitated social and cultural integration.

Madrid is a vibrant city of more than 3 million residents. As the capital of Spain, it is an important political, economic, and cultural center, and is home to several museums, theatres, and an active nightlife. The student population in Madrid exceeds 200,000, which gives the city an exciting, boisterous, and friendly atmosphere. And even though Madrileños are accustomed to living a cosmopolitan and urban lifestyle, they maintain a strong Spanish identity that makes the city a fascinating location to learn and live the Spanish language and culture.

The Sede Prim in Madrid, the headquarters of the School in Spain, houses the undergraduate as well as the graduate programs. This facility, run by Middlebury College, offers an academic program designed specifically for its students. The city of Madrid provides students a wealth of intellectual and cultural possibilities and enjoys a central location, making travel to various regions of the country convenient.

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
  • European Studies
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literature
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Spanish Language, Literature
Minimum GPA:
2.67
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