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 4.4
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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
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
Yes, absolutely - I mostly learned how to be a self-sufficient adult and balance a 25-hour-a-week internship with 3 classes. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 27, 2017 Great Experience!
My Spanish skills improved a lot. and I loved learning about Spanish culture. Definitely worthwhile. - Swarthmore College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Madrid
So worthwhile! I gained incredible confidence in speaking Spanish, new friends, and grew as a person. - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid View Entire Review
June 29, 2016 Adventurous.
I learned so much about the Spanish culture, improved my Spanish and now I can officially say that I speak three languages. It just feel so great walking down the small narrow street in Madrid and enjoy the city life! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was a good experience to live on my own and take spanish classes but If I were to go abroad again I would stay clear of Middlebury Programs with American students. Nobody spoke spanish outside of class. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes, very worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Absolutely. It was completely invaluable to me - my goal was to improve my Spanish, and I gained so much more. - Columbia University 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 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
March 06, 2017 Magical Madrid
The language! I improved my confidence in speaking Spanish - so very worthwhile! - Pomona College View Entire Review
January 23, 2017 A Wonderful Semester.
It was worthwhile. I loved going back to Spain, and seeing its metropolitan capital. - Swarthmore College View Entire Review
Definitely worth while, gave me great amount of independence - Middlebury College View Entire Review
In a nutshell I am definetly not the same person I was back in January. I am much more independent, have gone through very challenging experiences that I never thought I could handle (ie being hospitalized in a country I don't speak the language while traveling), and I have learned many important things about myself, what I want... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
How to adapt to situations - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Middlebury College: Madrid - Sede Prim
My experience abroad not only exposed me to the political, economic, and social environment of Spain but made me more aware about what is going on in my own country. My experience was definitely culturally relative; we were always comparing America with Spain/Europe, but that did not stop us from becoming accepted as honorary ma... - Barnard 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
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literature
  • International Relations
  • History
Minimum GPA:
2.67
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