Madrid, Spain

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Photo: Gran Via; C. Braza

Welcome to Syracuse Madrid!

Based in festive and modern Madrid, the Syracuse 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 Syracuse staff and faculty. The Syracuse Madrid 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 Syracuse Madrid website.

View Madrid Center courses


Apply now for fall 2024 programs in Madrid, Spain

NOTE: The Syracuse Madrid programs have a “rolling admissions” policy, which means applications are reviewed as they are completed, prior to the deadline.  To ensure full consideration, students are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible due to limited space. Date of application does not guarantee acceptance.

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.

Please be aware that Spanish language study is a requirement of this program for all students, regardless of language level or status as a native or heritage speaker. NO EXCEPTIONSDeadline: October 1/March 15; GPA – 2.5

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 (minimum of 5 semesters of university-level Spanish or enrolled in SPA 302) who want to take all or some of their liberal arts courses in Spanish at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). Students typically take 1 or 2 courses at UAM and their other classes at the Syracuse Madrid Center.

Please note that due to the different UAM academic calendar, this program has later end dates than the Madrid Center program. You may need to stay in Madrid up to several weeks later than your Madrid Center program classmates.  Deadline: September 15/March 15; GPA – 3.0

Madrid Center: Health and Science

(Fall only) This program is ideal for students planning to apply to medical school, work in a health profession or pursue a career in STEM and designed for second or third year students on a Pre-Health track or studying Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry. There is no language prerequisite but language study is required. Deadline: March 15; GPA – 2.5


Check out the Spring 2023 recap video!


Program Highlights


Talk to recent Syracuse 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!

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“During my semester in Madrid, I met some of my closest friends today. Despite any challenges and fear I might have faced, exploring Spain became the most educational experience of my life!”

– Thenia Desimone ’23

Read more about Thenia’s time in Spain: Life changing experiences in Madrid


Syracuse Madrid Viewbook

An overview of the Syracuse Madrid program is available in our viewbook. Request a copy of your own by filling out this form to have one mailed to you! Find the most up-to-date information on course offerings here.