Academics

University-Alcala_de_HenaresStudents who study with Tufts-Skidmore in Spain take classes at the UAM (Madrid) or the UAH (Alcalá) in the regular academic program. Tufts-Skidmore also offers cutting-edge in-house transatlantic culture, art and language studies classes taught by local professors who are top experts in their fields. Students normally take 1-2 classes at either the UAM or the UAH and 1-2 classes with the program. Classes in private academies are also available and a popular option for students.

Courses offered by the program, academies and by the Spanish universities do not require transfer petition for credit, if you are a Tufts or Skidmore student. They will appear on your transcript as Tufts or Skidmore credits, and your transcript will display the letter grade assigned to you. If you are from another institution, please check with your program abroad office.

Automomous University of Madrid

Autonoma Universidad Madrid or Autonomous University of Madrid, is a public university founded in 1968, and has an enrollment of approximately 40,000 students. The UAM is Spain’s most liberal and modern university, and its professors are internationally renowned scholars. The UAM prides itself for being both an excellent teaching and research institution.

University of Alcalá

The University of Alcalá is a public university located in the city of Alcalá de Henares, about 40 kilometers to the east of Madrid. Founded in 1499, it was relocated to Madrid in 1836 and is now the Complutense University. In 1977, the University of Alcalá was reopened in its same historical buildings and is now one of Spain’s youngest and most modern universities.