The Middlebury School in Spain offers cultural and linguistic immersion through a rigorous curriculum and adherence to the Middlebury Language Pledge. By pledging to speak only the target language while abroad, students will have the best chance of acquiring fluency and actively engaging in the local environment. The program headquarters is in Madrid, at the Sede Prim, and students in Madrid, Getafe, Logroño, and Córdoba can take courses at a host university. All students are encouraged to get involved in the community through internships or interactions within the clubs and activities available.
- All course work is conducted entirely in Spanish
- Students adhere to the Middlebury College Language Pledge
- Courses at the program center and/or a host university
- Housing in homestays, apartments and residencias
- Internships available in many fields
Madrid has more than three million residents and a student population of more than 200,000. With world-renowned museums, lively theaters, Spanish and international cuisine, a pulsating nightlife, and a deep passion for fútbol, Madrid is an exhilarating city. Students can take some or all of their courses at the Middlebury Sede Prim and up to two courses at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Getafe, a city of 170,000 just 30 minutes south of Madrid, gives students a chance to study at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid alongside Spaniards while still enjoying the cultural attractions of the capital. Generally, students live in Madrid, take a course at the Middlebury Sede Prim, and commute to campus for the rest of their courses.
Córdoba, a city of over 300,000 located in the region of Andalucía, is rich with the multicultural history of southern Spain. As a historic site where Islam, Christianity, and Judaism have coexisted peacefully for centuries, many legendary buildings remain. The historic walls of the city still stand, encompassing a thriving community packed with restaurants, museums, and flower-laden patios. Live the language with the Middlebury Schools Abroad!
Logroño, a city of 150,000, is in the winemaking province of La Rioja. This area, in the north-central part of Spain, is where the Castilian language has its origins. El Camino de Santiago runs through the city. The area’s culinary delights, lively population, and relaxed pace make Logroño a great alternative to larger cities. Students on the Middlebury program enroll directly at the Universidad de la Rioja.