Syracuse University

Study abroad in Madrid, Spain

Welcome to SU Madrid!

Imagine life where the days are long on sunshine, and the evenings are full of the colors and sounds of people who enjoy life to its fullest. 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. 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 & Liberal Arts (U. Autonoma de Madrid)

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 & Engineering (U. Politecnica de Madrid)

The Syracuse University Engineering in Madrid program works best as a spring semester option for engineering juniors. The program is designed to include two technical subjects (3 is the maximum) in Spanish at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) with the rest of the courseload (in liberal arts, political science, etc.) at the SU Madrid Center. Open to SU students only.





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SU Madrid Viewbook

Madrid Cover

An overview of the SU Madrid program is available in our new viewbook! Click the photo above for the pdf version, or request a copy of your own by filling out this form to have one mailed to you!

Meet our students

Arlene Lammy

Arlene Lammy is an English & textual studies and Spanish major at Syracuse University. She studied abroad in Madrid, Spain in fall 2012, and embraced the changes that came from living in and understanding another culture.


Visit our Madrid Global Ambassadors page to meet more alumni ready to share their advice and experiences with you.

SU Center Program Dates

Programs which include classes at local universities may have different teaching, break, exam periods, and program end dates. All students receive detailed program calendars upon arrival abroad.
Madrid Fall 2014 Program Dates

Signature Seminar Departures:

August 17, 2014

SU Center Classes Begin:

September 1

Financial Deadline (revised):

September 18

SU Center Final Exams Begin: 

November 27 

SU Center Program Ends:

December 3 *

*Students taking classes at local universities should be prepared to remain in Madrid until late December (IE) or mid-January (UAM).
Madrid Spring 2014 Program Dates

Eurovision Seminar Departure: 

January 11, 2014 

Mare Nostrum,
Azahar & Imperium Seminar Departures:

January 12, 2014

SU Center Classes Begin:

January 27 

Financial Deadline: 

February 17

SU Center Spring Break:

April 14 - 21

SU Center Final Exams Begin:  

May 9

SU Madrid Center Program Ends:

May 15

UAM Program Ends:

May 18