Field Study and Signature Seminars

Two students enjoy their signature seminar trip

Signature Seminars

Though based in Madrid, the SU program in Spain is designed to give you a rich experiential understanding of the entirety of Spanish history and culture. Your semester begins with one of several Signature Seminars, which are open to all program students and included in the program fee. Students select their seminar based on language proficiency and interests. Madrid Signature Seminars are a program requirement; students do not have the option to drop or withdraw from any of the seminars.

Spanish Identities



Marine Ecology of the Mediterranean Sea and North Africa

All-School Field Study

Make the most of your time abroad by taking part of one of SU Madrid’s field trips to regions in and around Madrid. These trips are open to all students and are covered by your program fee.

Course-Related Trips

Course-related field study complements and augments the classroom experience. Past trips have taken students to the Canary Islands, Picos de Europa, and Morocco. Several course-related field study trips are offered each semester, but please note that course fees are subject to change, and not all courses are offered every semester. The most current course fee sheet is mailed to admitted students each semester prior to departure from the U.S.