the adventure begins...

SPAIN... fall in love

Study Abroad with Tufts-Skidmore Spain

Full-year and semester options available! Live in vibrant Madrid or in the intimate setting of Alcalá de Henares.

What makes us different

what we offer


Your mentor will be a university student, your age, who will be there for you throughout your time in Spain. Your mentor will organize activities, travel with you, and support you as you navigate your new surroundings.  Our peer mentor program is rated by our students as one of the best things about Tufts-Skidmore Spain and 100% effective in helping them to make local friends and to understand and integrate into Spanish life.

Intercultural Mentoring

We will offer you ongoing intercultural mentoring and training throughout your semester/year, designed to enhance your ability to act competently and ethically in response to cultural difference. Our program operates on the belief that in addition to acquiring culture-specific knowledge about Spain and its peoples, you should also develop general intercultural/global citizen skills and attitudes that can eventually be transferred into the professional sphere.

Diverse Academic Choices

Take classes at local universities alongside Spanish peers, enroll in innovative program classes offered at the beautiful Tufts-Skidmore Spain campuses in Madrid and Alcalá de Henares, study at prominent art and dance academies: You choose! No matter how you decide to structure your academic experience, we will encourage you to use the knowledge gained in the classroom to become more informed global citizens and to expand your intercultural horizons.

What Our Students say

“I marveled at how close is Spain to Africa. I learned a lot about Al-Andalus and the relationships between the Spanish, French, and Africans, and between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.”

“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!”

“My semester with Tufts-Skidmore in Spain was the most rewarding experience I have chosen to be a part of. Even after reading all the material about the program, I could never have expected the true family I was stepping into and the memories I was soon to make. The program provides professors, staff and host families that care deeply about their work, something that is evident from the moment you step in the door at Monte Esquinza and something I have felt every day in class. If you are looking for a second family in Spain, this program is for you.”

Latest From The Blog

  • trans identity

    Trans Identity & Human Rights in Spain

    Next week in Perspectives (Feb 26/28) with Dario Gael Blanco Gómez de Barreda. Even though trans people (trans women, mostly) have been at the forefront of the LGBTQIA rights movement in Spain since it officially originated during the seventies, our human rights are just recently becoming a social and political issue. Or, to be more […]

    Read More

  • Bicis Madrid Rio 18

    ¡Sobre ruedas por Madrid Río!

    ¡Hola amig@s! Esperamos que vaya todo sobre ruedas. Y hablando de ruedas, l@s mentores de Tufts-Skidmore Spain hemos pensado que el día viernes 2 de marzo podríamos pasar la tarde junt@s dando un paseo en bici por Madrid Río. ¿Qué os parece? Nos veremos en la estación de Príncipe Pío a las 17:00 para ir […]

    Read More

  • IMG_1042


    “Do you really think it would be that hard to cross the river?” Whit asked. “I mean, with arrows coming down on your head, yeah,” I said. “You’d be slaughtered,” Sobhon agreed. “But you could have guys up here, seeing down onto the walls.” “There’s no way to alert them. You couldn’t be like, oy! […]

    Read More