About the Program

The Program

A Leader in Global and Intercultural Education
A leader in Global and Intercultural Education, our program is designed with a strong focus on human rights, intercultural learning, and diversity, including a focus on compelling issues of social justice in Spain. We work to attract diverse students, faculty and staff who support and promote the values of Tufts University and Skidmore College, and who are interested in applying those values in a global setting. We take living abroad itself as an object of study and inquiry, to help our students increase both self-awareness and culture-awareness as well as cross-cultural empathy and compassion. In addition to our academic curriculum, and as part of our intercultural objectives, we offer prestigious internships in a wide range of professional fields, among them human rights, diplomacy, public health, education, and business.

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.