Students 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.
All of the courses offered by the program and by the Spanish universities are pre-approved by both Tufts University and Skidmore College and do not require transfer petition for credit.
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.
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. The University of Alcalá is especially renowned in the Spanish-speaking world because it is the home of the highly prestigious Cervantes Prize, an annual award that honors the lifetime achievement of outstanding Spanish and Latin American writers.