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
Cailin M., Tufts, Spring '13
“Tufts-Skidmore in Madrid was phenomenal: a vivacious metropolis, enriching in-house classes, wide-reaching support and wonderful host families. The funds to assist with travel, extracurricular activities and cultural events allowed me to try new things without an inhibiting ticket price.”
Sabrina W., Skidmore, Fall '17
“The Tufts-Skidmore Spain program is like no other. The experience abroad is so much more than just the classes- it’s the friends you meet and the strangers who become family. Everything you’ve ever wanted to do or learn was an option with the help from the program staff. I wouldn’t trade my experience abroad for anything!”
Christian C., Tufts, Fall '17
“If I can give you any advice, it’d be to do the Tufts-Skidmore Spain study abroad program! Madrid is a magical city filled with loving and caring people and beautiful culture. The staff are incredible and truly want to help you have the best experience possible. The classes are so interesting and really engaging! Go to Madrid to have the semester of a lifetime!”
¡Hola estudiantes de Tufts Skidmore Spain! Bienvenidos y bienvenidas a otra semana más de Conociendo España y los españoles. Esta semana nos espera una sesión fantástica en la que os vamos a hablar de los viajes que organizamos con el programa. Es una sesión obligatoria, porque vamos a contaros las joyas que tenemos en España […]
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