Beginning Fall 2016, Duke in Madrid will offer a second academic tier intended for students at the intermediate level, which combines advanced intermediate (SPANISH 204) and advanced level (SPANISH 300) Spanish. This core course focuses on learning culture through gastronomy. Additional courses offered in English and Spanish will also be available in a wide array of subject areas at our host university, Universidad Carlos III. Please see the program page to apply and for more details.
The Duke in Madrid (DIM) program was founded in 1989 and is sponsored by the Department of Romance Studies and the Global Education Office for Undergraduates of Duke University. Committed to a cultural studies perspective, the program aims at improving participants’ Spanish fluency and deepening their understanding of Spain and its many cultures within a global context.
There are a lot of study abroad opportunities in Madrid, so it's fair to ask - why study with Duke in Madrid? Here are some of what we think are the top reasons.
Madrid itself - It's vibrant, bustling, and full of culture!
University life - Duke in Madrid students are enrolled in courses and enjoying university life at Universidad Carlos III, a robust campus community a short commute from downtown Madrid in a community called Getafe. In addition to the great combination of classes available, you'll be able to take advantage of the university's extracurricular activties and state of the art sports facilities.
Experienced on-site staff and program office - The best staff in Madrid!
Well-organized, guided excursions to Barcelona, Andalucia, Galicia, Segovia, Toledo, etc. (Often there's the option to stay afterwards on your own - great fun!) Students rave about the hotels and meals. Read Julia Love's "Ancient History" about monuments and history in Spain's Andalucia.
Internet access - We make every effort to ensure that our host families are equipped with wifi - you provide the laptop.
Health insurance - Participants are covered while in Spain.
Homestays - You'll live with carefully selected host families around Madrid. And, never fear, it's a homestay, not a home-smothering!
"I loved Duke in Madrid! My host family was wonderful, the staff was fantastic, and I've made lifelong memories. I highly recommend it!"