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
Based on 63 Reviews
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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
exposure to other world-views, experience living on my own and budgeting, new friends. Definitely worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I loved being abroad. I loved my host family, and keep in touch with them. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
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January 29, 2019 Amazing
It was incredibly worthwhile and I learned a lot about Spanish living day-to-day - Columbia University View Entire Review
I learned a ton of Spanish but also how to handle myself in a completely foreign culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned about the beauty of language and how the world is much bigger than what I can simply perceive in my bubble in the US. - Swarthmore 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
February 13, 2019 Transformative
Independence and the importance of creating your own schedule - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and how much time I need alone. I also learned how to navigate a new city and use my street smarts to problem solve. I also met new people while traveling, and I learned the values and the excitement of traveling alone. It was all so worthwhile! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 25, 2019 Fun Abroad In Spain
Totally worthwhile, learned a lot about myself and was able to improve my spanish. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was worth it but it hurt my mental health. I would do it again if I could find ways to be healthier and more supported. - 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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