COVID-19 Updates & Resources

MARCH 17, 2020


Unfortunately, the on-site structure of the Syracuse Madrid program is suspended. We want to thank all of our students and their families for their cooperation and patience in this trying time. We also want to thank the host-families, the El Faro Residence Hall staff, and our colleagues at Syracuse Madrid for consistently supporting our students and staff.

Syracuse Madrid will resume its courses through distance learning starting Monday, March 23rd.


Due to the COVID-19 situation and the State of Alarm in Spain, Syracuse Madrid staff will be working remotely for the foreseeable future.

Our working hours will be:

  • Academics – 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Student Life – 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Business and Administration – 9:30am to 5:30pm

If your message is regarding distance learning, please direct your email inquiries to

If you have questions regarding reimbursements, please direct your email to


As stated in this Health Alert from the U.S. Embassy, “on March 14, the Spanish government implemented a State of Alarm and issued a countrywide Royal Decree, valid for 15 days, that severely limits all movement and most commercial activity in effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.” Spanish residents are only allowed to leave their homes in essential circumstances. These include (but are not limited to) going to the supermarket, pharmacy, or taking their pet on a short walk. For more details please visit the websites listed below.

The following pages contain up-to-date news regarding COVID-19 in Spain.

In trying times it’s important to lift each other’s spirits and support one another in any way we can. In Spain, neighbors have come together to uplift one another and to stand in solidarity and support of the healthcare workers, police and emergency officers, and the workers who keep our essential stores (groceries, pharmacies, etc.) open and available to those who need it.

Spain’s nightly applause for healthcare workers

Spain’s residents find ways to build community from their balconies

Syracuse Madrid student Greg Bradbury, a Broadcast Digital Journalism Major and Reporter at CitrusTV kept his twitter followers, friends, and loved ones up to date on the current situation in Spain, at Syracuse Madrid, and on his exhausting journey home. To see his journey, check out his twitter at .

Greg has also appeared on ABC news and NBC Philadelphia news.

Past Updates:

In the following document you can find the previous Syracuse Madrid website updates regarding COVID-19. The website was updated on March 6, and March 10.