Madrid, Spain

Gran Via MadridWelcome 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


Programs in Madrid

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. Deadline: 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


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!

Being in Madrid opened my eyes to a whole new environment and showed me how each culture is unique. I realized my passion is to use communications to foster community. Although the world has billions of people on it, we can always connect with someone.

– Michelle Truong ’21

Read more about Michelle’s experience in Madrid: Adjusting to Life 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.