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 - In fall 2013, Duke in Madrid students will be 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.
Full Duke University credit! Participants enroll in four course credits (suggested value of 16 semester credit hours), transcripted by Duke University. Courses are eligible for Duke curriculum codes and the grades count in the Duke GPA - all good stuff!
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!"