Spring 2021 Programs: Madrid

We look forward to having you be a part of the Syracuse Madrid program in the spring!

View the Madrid program packet to learn more about your semester abroad.


Below is an outline of spring 2021 program modifications for Madrid:

What aspects of your Spring 2021 Syracuse Madrid program have changed?

  • Online pre-arrival orientation will be held the week of January 27th.
  • Students will have the option to enroll in one of two online pre-arrival 3-credit courses that will begin on January 4th and end on February 4th, providing students with more flexibility to take a reduced course load while in Madrid.
  • New On-Site Program Dates: February 10th – May 7th.
  • In-person orientation will be held on February 11th and 12th. 
  • New Mid-Semester Break Dates: March 26th – April 5th.  
  • The Azahar and Marine Ecology Optional Signature Seminars will be offered at the end of the semester, May 6th – May 17th.  Note: The Spanish Identities and Imperium Signature Seminars will not be an option for the spring semester.
  • The duration of the program will be under 90 days, therefore, U.S. citizens will not be required to obtain a student visa.  However, Signature Seminar participants will need to obtain a student visa as this will result in a program lasting more than 90 days.
  • Reduction in program fee from $7,650 (homestay) & $9,650 (residence hall, double room) to $6,100 (homestay), $8,200 (residence hall, double room). Single rooms in the residence hall will also be offered for the spring 2021 semester at a program fee of  $10,200. View the Madrid modified budget.

What aspects of your Spring 2021 Syracuse Madrid program remain the same?

  • Housing: Students will be placed in either a homestay or the El Faro residence hall (pending availability) based on their housing preference form.  Single rooms in El Faro are available this semester at an additional cost (see above).  
  • The Syracuse Madrid Internship Program.
  • Course Availability: A wide variety of courses across the disciplines remain available to students allowing you to take a full-time course load.  Due to the condensed nature of the semester, students are strongly advised to plan for no more than 17 credits during the regular semester.  Taking an optional pre-semester course or a post-semester Signature Seminar is a great way to earn up to 19 credits. If you have an academic need to take more than 17 credits during the regular semester, you should seek approval from Dr. Petra Hejnova, Director of Curriculum and Academic Services.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens and students pursuing an optional Signature Seminar will need to obtain a student visa. We will follow up shortly with instructions on how to begin this process.

View our Spring 2021 FAQ for more information. Questions? Contact your Madrid International Program Advisor