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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Accounting, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Biology, Business, Business Information Systems, Communications, Economics, English, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Studies, Graphic Design, History, International Film, International Relations, Jewish Studies, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mass Communications, Political Science, Psychology, Religion Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Experience / Activity Type: Classes, Internship
Credit type: Apply for transfer credit Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Eligibility: 2.5 Sophomore 2nd semester, Junior, Senior Housing Option: Homestay
Host: External Program: Provider Organization Global Exchange Lehigh (GEL): No
Click here for a definition of this term Global Engineering Consortium: No
Program Description:

             Student in Madrid


Living in Madrid

Madrilenos are justifiably proud. Much more than a place to learn or perfect Spanish, Madrid is a modern political, cultural, and financial center. Here, people have managed to preserve the old while embracing the new, keeping alive small-town traditions alongside cosmopolitan cultural events and a world-famous nightlife scene. The city is now enjoying its latest renaissance with numerous restored historic buildings and an abundance of well-maintained parks and public squares.

Students in MadridStudent in Madrid

Student Life

 Syracuse Madrid believes that a well-rounded study abroad experience goes beyond the classroom. Our comprehensive co-curricular activities program has been designed to allow you to experience Spain’s political, social, and historical cultures. It also offers you the possibility to enjoy culture and leisure activities in Madrid at reduced prices. Visit the Student Involvement page for more information!


Housing and Accommodations

Syracuse Abroad offers a residence hall housing option for students participating in the Syracuse Madrid program.  Syracuse Madrid will reserve a block of rooms with two occupants per room. This option is especially interesting for students looking for a different kind of cultural experience.  Here, students will have the opportunity to interact with Spanish university students and participate in sports and activities organized by the residence hall staff.

Homestays are another option. Students generally feel that the homestay is one of the most enriching parts of their study abroad experience. With the help of locals, students make a much smoother transition when trying to adapt to a new environment. If you come to Madrid with an open mind and a willingness to learn a new culture, you’ll have an enjoyable and unforgettable experience.

For more information about homestays and the residence hall, please visit the Housing page.

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Located in the heart of the city, the venerable Instituto Internacional is the home of SU Madrid. This historic building features wide staircases and gracious rooms, a library, and a café. Exciting courses, some taught in Spanish and some in English, give students an intellectual understanding of Spain and Spanish culture. The academic palette covers a breadth of fields: arts and sciences, communications and film, management and international business, and Spanish language and literature, as well as LGBT and women’s and gender studies. Advanced Spanish language students may also take liberal arts courses at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and students with a background in business have the opportunity to take courses at IE University.

Please visit the Academic Programs page for more details about semester course options.

  • Students with a GPA of 3.0-3.69 will receive a $600 scholarship. Any student with a 3.70 or above will receive a scholarship of $1000. The scholarship is automatic, based on cumulative GPA as reported at the time of application to the program.
  • Need-based grants of up to $2,500 are available. Students must add Syracuse University (002882) to their FAFSA to be considered.