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 4.3
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I learned about myself as an individual and my place in a larger international world. I gained so much confidence and felt like I was truly part of a bigger Spanish speaking community. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
gained new friendships with fellow students as well as my flatmates and their friends - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 13, 2020 Great Experience!
I think being forced to speak in a nonnative language pushed me outside my comfort zone, and it was very interesting to have history and other courses taught from the perspective of another country. I also made friends that I still keep in touch with - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I have the ability to deal with a lot and make tough decisions. I think it was worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
December 19, 2019 Madrid
You learn so much more about the culture of Spain than you could from just a classroom setting. To walk the streets, you really understand the mannerisms of those who live there as well as how to live like a proper Spaniard. It is definitely worthwhile to study abroad and to diversify yourself by living in a culture that is di... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It all depends on you, but there's a certain maturity process that comes with living in a new culture and country. Spain, of course, is beautiful. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained cultural knowledge of Spain and other European countries. I learned how to navigate Madrid and other cities. I tried new foods, learned Spanish history and had a great time hanging out with friends. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 31, 2019 Great Program
Definitely worthwhile. It was helpful to see a culture that operates differently because it forces me to think about why things are the way the are where I come from, as opposed to just accepting them as normal - Barnard College View Entire Review
Improved Spanish skills; was able to live in a European city and fully experience the cultural / social differences that entails; had time to travel; etc. - Barnard College View Entire Review
August 06, 2019 Incredible
language, new lifestyle - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes, it was absolutely worthwhile. More importantly than the language (which was a very important factor), I learned a lot about the Spanish lifestyle. I feel as though they maintain a less frenetic pace of life than that in the United States, and live with less complications. My time abroad gave me the ability to see my own cul... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile for personal exploration and spanish language improvement. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained fluency in Spanish - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much about Spanish politics and current culture and trends. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile. I had never been to Europe before so every experience was new to me. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Need lots of patience, and need to be okay with alone time. - Swarthmore College View Entire Review
learned a lot of spanish, how to be independent, how to travel, how to manage my money, how to work academically with people of other cultures, how to live with people of other cultures, learned a lot of spanish culture, how to live in a city - very worthwhile!! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was definitely worth while. I learned about myself, improved my Spanish, and loved the city. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A new perspective and an opportunity to travel around Europe. It was 100% worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Language proficiency, cultural integration - Williams College View Entire Review
got way better at spanish. good classes too - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learned about how societies outside my own function, and improved my Spanish. Worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My views on culture are completely different now. I understand the nature of cultural difference so much better now and have acquired a significant base of knowledge about Spanish culture, specifically. My language skills improved drastically. My eyes were opened to a number of possible career goals that I'm now considering, ... - University of Connecticut View Entire Review
July 23, 2019 I <3 Madrid
Language experience is crucial. Living abroad (not just traveling) is a really weird experience and puts everything in perspective. Traveling experience was so awesome. - Columbia University View Entire Review
It was great! I got to travel a lot and my Spanish got a lot better. - Wellesley 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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