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Study in SPAIN with Tufts-Skidmore

Full-year and semester options available! Live in vibrant Madrid or in the intimate setting of Alcalá de Henares.

What makes us different

what we offer


Spanish Peer Mentors

Your Spanish mentor will be a university student, your age, who will be there for you throughout your time in Spain. Your mentor will organize activities, travel with you, and support you as you navigate your new surroundings.  Our peer mentor program is rated by our students as one of the best things about Tufts-Skidmore in Spain and 100% effective in helping them to make Spanish friends and to understand and integrate into Spanish life.
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Intercultural Mentoring

We will offer you ongoing intercultural mentoring and training throughout your semester/year, designed to enhance your ability to act competently and ethically in response to cultural difference. Our program operates on the belief that in addition to acquiring culture-specific knowledge about Spain and its peoples, you should also develop general intercultural/global citizen skills and attitudes that can eventually be transferred into the professional sphere.
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Diverse Academic Choices

Take classes at local universities alongside Spanish peers, enroll in innovative program classes offered at the beautiful Tufts-Skidmore campuses in Madrid and Alcalá de Henares, study at prominent art and dance academies: You choose! No matter how you decide to structure your academic experience, we will encourage you to use the knowledge gained in the classroom to become more informed global citizens and to expand your intercultural horizons.

What Our Students say

“La experiencia del programa de Tufts en Alcalá es única. Podía sumergirme en el encanto y originalidad de una ciudad que refleja el estilo de vida español, el cual ha sido preservado en Alcalá.”



“Madrid is the most vibrant city I’ve ever lived in, the people are so warm and friendly! During the daytime it’s fantastic to walk the streets and plazas and explore everything the city has to offer, and don’t even get me started about the nightlife…”

Asa Carter

“The program gave me the support I needed to feel comfortable, and the encouragement I needed to break through my comfort zone. Truly an experience of a lifetime.”


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  • Dream team!

    Este verano hemos recibido la visita de los directores de Tufts University en Europa a nuestra preciosa sede de Tufts & Skidmore in Madrid. Los visitantes fueron: Ute Link. Tuebingen, Alemania (Tufts in Tübingen) Jeanne Fourneyron, París, Francia (Tufts in Paris) Simon Steel, Londres, Reino Unido (Tufts in London) Asimismo, tuvimos el honor de que […]

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  • ¡Empieza otro año!

    Queridas, queridos, El staff de Tufts & Skidmore in Spain ha llegado del verano con las pilas cargadas y muchísimas ganas de tener de nuevo aquí a las chicas y los chicos del otoño 2014. ¡Va a ser un semestre increíble! Pero antes… ¿Qué hemos hecho durante nuestras vacaciones? Susan Sánchez, directora: Entre otras cosas, […]

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  • Letter to Parents

    Dear Parents, My staff and I are delighted to welcome your son or daughter to Spain and you can rest assured that your child will be well taken care of on the Tufts-Skidmore Program. Our program is highly organized, highly communicative, hands-on and dedicated to the task of supporting your son or daughter every step […]

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