Madrid, Spain

Welcome to SU Madrid!

Based in festive and modern Madrid, the SU program explores the entirety of Spanish culture. You’ll begin with one of several distinct Signature Seminars, which are aimed at providing the best introduction to Spain and Europe. During that time, you’ll also meet fellow classmates and SU staff and faculty. Your homestay family will introduce you to the language and customs of Spain at home, plus our cultural activities and service learning programs will further immerse you in your new surroundings.

To get a feel for what life is like on campus, check out the SU Madrid website .

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Madrid Center

This program is for students who wish to take all of their courses at Syracuse University’s Center in Madrid. It offers Spanish language courses at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, along with a broad selection of courses taught in English.

Madrid Center & Business at IE University

Management students can take classes (taught in English) connected to one of the great European business institutions. IEU offers SU Madrid students a chance to study business in a truly diverse community, providing the international outlook needed to be successful in a global world. All SU Madrid students with a background in management are eligible for this program.

Madrid Center & Liberal Arts in Spanish at UAM

Available for year-long or spring semester programs only, this option is designed for students with advanced Spanish language proficiency who want to take all or some of their liberal arts courses in Spanish at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM). Many students opt to take one to three classes at UAM and their other classes at the SU Madrid Center.

Madrid Center & Science and Math at UAM

Take science and math courses at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM) in English, and combine those with courses at the SU Madrid Center. Students will take 2 or 3 courses at UAM and round out their schedule with Spanish language and 1 or 2 courses at the SU Center. For the fall semester, students accepted into this program will receive priority consideration in the Marine Ecology of the Mediterranean Sea and North Africa Signature Seminar.


Talk to recent SU Madrid students!

The best way to understand what to expect in Madrid is to talk to someone who has already participated in the program. Our Madrid global ambassadors formed close bonds with their host families, explored Spain, and cheered at Real Madrid matches – ask them about Madrid!


SU Madrid Viewbook

An overview of the SU Madrid program is available in our viewbook [PDF, 1MB]! Request a copy of your own by filling out this form to have one mailed to you! Course listings in these books are subject to change; the most up-to-date information on course offerings is available here.


Gap Year: Semester in Madrid

Are you an international student living in Madrid? Make the most of your gap year by earning academic credit, while also having flexibility and time to travel, work/intern and volunteer. The Syracuse Gap Year Program provides a combination of first-year courses and exciting electives, all transferable to most U.S. universities. Learn more .