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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August 29, 2023 Study Abroad In Madrid
Fine-tuned my Spanish language skills and learned about the culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned more about Spain, and also learned a lot of independence while abroad. 100% worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 15, 2023 Madrid Madness
I learned a lot culturally - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned mostly how to be on my own and solve problems in a new setting. Incredibly worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of independence from the program and learned how to navigate a new city on my own. My Spanish language skills improved significantly. It was definitely a worthwhile experience going abroad in general and helped expand my worldview. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent and more confident in myself. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of real-life experiences and learned a lot about spanish culture and the real world. A lot of this is owed to my internship, and a lot to just being on my own in a big city where I got to decide what kind of person I wanted to be, what kind of things I wanted to do with my time, etc. Solidified my spanish and visi... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a new understanding of Spanish culture, which is completely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained the experience of living and adjusting to an entirely new country and culture; and I was able to travel to so many places I never thought I would see - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes, was great experience - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A big thing I learned while studying abroad was being by myself and being okay with that. I did a lot of solo traveling which made me become more independent and trusting in myself. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 20, 2023 A Great Experience
I learned a lot about living on my own, being in a city, and communicating in another language - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Studying abroad has made me value alone time and trusting myself. A lot of time is still spent alone and you have to be okay with that. I did a lot of solo traveling which I am extremely grateful for. It strengthened my interpersonal skills as I went to many countries where I did not speak the language. Made me be less shy and m... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
so worthwhile -- love for language, culture, trust/confidence in myself, great friends - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a good sense of self. It was incredibly worthwhile. I gained a sense of adventure. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of independence. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 10, 2023 Great Experience!
That I would love to spend more time in Spain and across Europe. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a ton of language skills, but I also gained a lot of independence by living alone and having to be in charge of all my own cooking, groceries, budgeting, etc - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 02, 2023 Personal Growth
My anxiety is much less and I have a lot more confidence in myself. It was definitely worth it. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Being fully immersed in the culture I got to learn exactly how those living in Madrid live and spend their time. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of skills related to being independent because I had to figure out many things on my own in a new country. I had to do this by asking people questions, etc. I had to learn to leave my comfort zone. Also, of course my Spanish improved. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Great language experience, culturla as well. Worthwhile without a doubt. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
March 27, 2023 Genial!
Language skills and an immense appreciation of spanish culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained much better spanish oral skills and a better intercultural understanding of others. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how difficult it is to live somewhere that doesn't speak your native language, learned a ton of Spanish, and yes it was worthwhile. - 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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