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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February 28, 2024 Stay In The Moment
I not only got to know another city and culture, but I got to know another family which was an incredible experience. I also learned so much Spanish which I will carry with me forever. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 16, 2024 A Great Time In Spain
I got deep cultural immersion and much more language fluency. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 26, 2024 Middlebury Review
I learned that I'm a lot more capable than I thought. It was so worthwhile. - Amherst College View Entire Review
independance, spanish, got an internship, time mamangement, all the above - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 24, 2024 Greatest Semester Ever
Gained a lot. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
people - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 23, 2023 Hard But Fun
to make friends, be in a new place, yes - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained language skills. I also gained independence and realized how capable I am at doing things in a foreign country. I also gained time management, to do my work while still having fun. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 14, 2023 Fever Dream
It was very worthwhile. I loved the experience of living and studying abroad and I am enthusiastic about future travel - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 10, 2023 Spring In Spain
I became more confident in my Spanish abilities and I feel prepared to live abroad in the future if I so choose. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
100% worthwhile! My language skills improved, but I also grew so much on a personal level by pushing myself outside of my comfort zone and taking risks. This program has left me with much more confidence in myself and my capabilities on so many levels. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 02, 2023 Semester Abroad
Improved Spanish skills, cultural exposure, independence, travel. So worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile in gaining new experiences. However, it was a very challenging experience. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I greatly improved my skills in Spanish. I became more confident and independent. I grew as a person both socially and academically. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much about being able to live in another country with another family and I was able to navigate my independent wants and needs while getting to know and value my host family. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 26, 2024 Life Changing
Improved my Spanish, made new friends, learned more about Spanish culture, traveled to new places - absolutely worthwhile - Amherst College View Entire Review
January 25, 2024 A Necessary Challenge
It was definitely worthwhile - I gained a level of wordliness and independence that I did not possess prior, and it was the best and fastest way to improve my language comprehension skills - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much not only about myself, but about who we are as people. It was unforgettable and getting to spend it with people who used to be complete strangers and are now some of my closest friends is something I will cherish forever. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes. Improved language skills and independence. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 19, 2023 Transformative Semester!!!
Gained even more cultural experiences, new way of life as well - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 15, 2023 Best Semester Ever
I learned a new language and made another family. It was very worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 11, 2023 A Worthwhile Experience
I learned a lot about the culture and the language, it was worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes, it was worthwhile. I became more independent and got more real-life skills and became more adaptable. I also learned a lot about Spain and took in a lot of culture in Madrid and I feel like I got to know the city pretty well. I also got to travel to lots of cool places in Europe! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 06, 2023 Fun
very worthwile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile, and I learned more about Spanish culture to some extent, but I didn't feel completely immersed socially. - 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 MadrileƱos 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
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literature
  • International Relations
  • History
Minimum GPA:
2.67
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