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Madrid, Spain

Come study abroad in Madrid, a sophisticated city known for its fascinating history of intersecting cultures, art and architecture, excellent food, colorful fiestas and teeming plazas.

At Syracuse's center in Madrid, you can take courses toward your major along with unique classes that take full advantage of the rich cultural resources of the city and region. You don’t need to know Spanish to apply to this program, as it offers the opportunity to study the language at whatever level is appropriate for you.

First-semester study abroad available.

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The famous Gran Via Street in Madrid, Spain

Syracuse Madrid Courses

Syracuse Madrid classes are based in the vibrant heart of the city. You’ll be able to explore a range of topics across disciplines, and you can expect a curriculum that is rigorous, innovative and distinguished by the same exceptional standards that apply in every other aspect of a Syracuse University academic experience. Your courses may fulfill curricular requirements so you can stay on track to graduate on time.

Study in Depth

Each Syracuse Abroad center offers depth in particular areas of study. At Syracuse Madrid, these include:

  • Spanish language, history and culture
  • Women's, gender and sexuality studies
  • European business and politics
  • History of art
  • Psychology
  • Engineering
  • Health and society
  • Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Communication

Wondering if Syracuse Madrid is the right fit for you? Refine your Syracuse Abroad options to discover the program that best fits your academic goals.

Semester Programs

The semester programs offer Spanish language courses at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, along with a broad selection of courses taught in English. In and out of the classroom, you’ll be swept up in the energy as you explore, discover and learn in this beautiful city.

Summer Programs

Create your own program by choosing from an array of courses, including Spanish, LGBT studies, and psychology. Travel around Spain, visit Madrid’s art museums and attend the theater and concerts. Or experience the Spanish workplace by doing an internship with a local business. (3-6 credits)

Travel with Purpose

Your Syracuse Madrid semester launches with one of several exciting traveling signature seminars. These 11-day, 3-credit courses give you firsthand knowledge of the region and its history, cultures and politics.

At Home in Madrid

Your Syracuse Abroad experience is enhanced through your housing options. In Madrid, you can live with a local family or in a residence hall. Both options give you a chance to be part of a community, practice Spanish and share experiences with new friends

World Ready. Career Ready.

Interested in an internship in Madrid? Use this as an opportunity to apply classroom lessons to real work situations, explore career options and develop professional skills. Our on-­site internship coordinator will work with you to find the placement that best suits your interests and qualifications through established relationships in many business sectors of Madrid.

Can I Afford to Study Abroad?

Yes! We work with you to make studying abroad within reach. Your financial aid package may apply to study abroad, plus there are other assistance options, including scholarships, grants and awards.

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Reach us by email at or by phone at 315.443.3471 or 800.235.3472.

Visit our office at 106 Walnut Place or drop by SyracuseAbroad@Bird (Bird Library, lower level room 002), Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesdays 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for general advising. Or schedule an appointment to meet with a Syracuse Abroad advisor.

Meet with Your Academic Advisor.

Whether you're still deciding if studying abroad is right for you or you've already made a decision to study abroad, meeting with your academic advisor early in the process can help you to select the program that best fits your academic track.

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