About the Program

The Program

A Leader in Global and Intercultural Education
Our program has been offering students a first-class academic and cultural experience for over thirty years. Over the last several years, Tufts-Skidmore Spain has become a leader in Global Citizenship training by providing all students with ongoing intercultural education and mentoring. Our program will not only prepare you to effectively reach your goals while in Spain, but will set you on a path to acquiring skills, knowledge and attitudes that will boost your academic and professional profile in today’s increasingly intercultural world.

Study in Madrid

Madrid is one of Europe’s most vibrant, dynamic and safest cities. While many people think of Madrid as a city frozen in time, the reality is that Madrid is a diverse, modern city that has been greatly impacted over the last twenty years by immigration from Eastern Europe, Latin America, East Asia and Africa. The result is a city that retains the best of its age-old traditions and venues while offering a rich diversity of cultural expression that can be seen and experienced in neighborhoods all over the city.

Located in the heart of this vibrant city, the beautiful and spacious Madrid program office is situated in the Chamberí district, on a beautiful and lively street right next to the hip neighborhood of Malasaña. Students live with local Spanish families, attend classes at the Madrid center, and also at the UAM (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and UAH (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares).

Program Classes

At this time the program offers a variety of “in-house” classes, many of which you won’t find anywhere else, taught by top-notch professors who are leading experts in their fields.

All program classes are offered at the program center. In addition to program classes, you will also have the opportunity to study at the Spanish university, do volunteer work, and/or participate in an academic internship in your field of interest (non-profit organizations, human rights associations, diplomacy, international think-tanks, museum administration, journalism, international finance, and more).

The Staff

Ask any student who has studied on our program and they will tell you that one of the best things about the program is the excellent and dedicated staff. Each member of the Tufts-Skidmore Spain team is a skilled professional, devoted to each one of our students. We work hard to create a supportive, positive, warm, friendly atmosphere at both of our program centers.