Enjoy the vibrant cultural life and social scene of Madrid, a city that never sleeps.
International Study with Tufts-Skidmore Spain
Full-year and semester options available! Live in vibrant Madrid and have an exciting and unique study abroad experience!
What makes us different
You will have the chance to intern at leading international human rights and global health organizations, fair trade stores, museums, and finance companies to name just a few of the opportunities that our programs offer.
Stepping out of “your world” for a semester or year is one of the boldest things you will ever do. Be proud! And once you get here, we are committed to helping you meet the challenges and reap the benefits of living and learning abroad. We will help you develop key personal and intercultural skills that will help you abroad and that you will take home with you. We don’t leave your personal growth to chance!
We believe that one of the most important things about being abroad is studying “abroad” itself and what it means for your growth as an intercultural, global person. This is why we prepare you for Spanish life, its values, customs and idiosyncrasies, AND at the same time help you to develop intercultural skills that you can take anywhere.
Our program is consistently voted as having a significantly positive impact on students lives. We focus on the “whole” student and your holistic needs: great classes, great mentors, travel around Spain, a generous stipend program, a health and wellness program and ongoing intercultural mentoring and training. Our goal is to provide intelligent and compassionate attention that will prepare, challenge and support you as your navigate your way through your global sojourn.
Our program classes analyze the complex dynamics of internationalization and its equally complex effects on the global and globalized world. Many of our in-house classes feature an innovative, dual focus on Spain and Latin America. We offer courses in literature, fine arts, art history, theater, anthropology, sociology, history and advanced Spanish language. Most students take both program classes and classes at the prestigious Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the Universidad de Acalá.
We understand global citizens as people who support the values of diversity, justice and human rights, and who are concerned about the health and well-being of humanity and our planet. We help develop this global consciousness and practice through critical thinking, active learning, and the development of intercultural/global attitudes, skills and knowledge.
We help you set realistic goals for linguistic progress during your time abroad, and then we help you develop good practices in order to achieve them. Our program insists that students commit to speaking Spanish, and we structure an environment that fosters your immersion in Spanish through peer mentors, home stays, and volunteer and internship opportunities. The rest is up to you!
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What Our Students say
Melanie K., Smith, Fall '14
“This has been an amazing year in Spain, and I hope other Smithies will consider studying in Madrid for the wonderful mentor program, outstanding home-stay options, unique class opportunities, and of course the charm of the city itself!”
Robinson R., Skidmore, Fall '18
“Tufts-Skidmore Spain has been a wonderful time! The classes, the host families, and the experiences really helped me immerse in the Spanish culture and become a local. The program staff was absolutely amazing and offered all of the resources necessary to succeed academically and culturally. I had an incredible time here in Spain and this was truly an unforgettable semester!”
Sara B., Skidmore, Spring '13
“Madrid was an incredible experience. Not only did this program make me fall in love with Madrid by allowing me to become completely immersed in Spanish speaking culture but it also helped me meet so many amazing people and feel well supported throughout my explorations in Spain.”
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