Middlebury School in Spain: Madrid

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Program Description

The Middlebury School in Spain offers cultural and linguistic immersion through a rigorous curriculum and adherence to the Middlebury Language Pledge. By pledging to speak only the target language while abroad, students have the best chance of acquiring fluency and actively engaging in the local environment.

Madrid, the capital of Spain, has over three million residents. With world renowned museums, lively theaters, the 300-acre green space Parque del Buen Retiro, bullfights, Spanish and international cuisine, an active nightlife, and a deep passion for fútbol, Madrid is an exhilarating, engrossing city. The student population exceeds 200,000, giving the city a boisterous, friendly atmosphere.

There are two different program tracks in Madrid:
1. Four courses designed specifically for program participants in grammar, literature, history, social sciences, and art history at the Sede Prim, the headquarters of the School in Spain.
2. Up to two courses at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and two or three courses at the Sede Prim

Our goal is to provide an enriching academic experience and to give students the best chance of actively engaging in their new environment. Linguistic development and cultural understanding are at the core of the Middlebury Schools Abroad, and students have many opportunities for immersion, from internships and volunteer work to activities among the student body of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.


Students agree to abide by the Middlebury College Language Pledge
Spanish is the language of instruction
Direct enrollment at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and in-house courses
Courses in most liberal arts disciplines
Housing in homestays, apartments and residencias
Internships available in many fields
Class-based excursions
Co-curricular activities
Director and on-site staff in Madrid

What`s Included

Tuition, orientation, cultural activities, insurance, excursions, and/or limited cultural reimbursements


Anthropology, Art History, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Culture, Environmental Studies, European Studies (includes Politics), Food Science and Nutrition, Foreign Language, Geography, History, Humanities, Intensive Language, International Relations, Languages / Linguistics, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science/Politics, Psychology, Spanish, Spanish Literature

Program Locations

Madrid, Spain

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Middlebury C.V. Starr Schools Abroad
  • Spain: Madrid
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Academic Year, Fall, Spring
American, WorldWide

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