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  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Office of Study Abroad:

    Working for the Duke-in-Madrid program has provided me with an invaluable experience over the past 10 years. Every semester, I visit the same places, but the group of students makes it different every time. Their enthusiasm for learning and their excitement about what they are experiencing…

  • Credit: Nuria Garcia
  • Major: NULL
  • Tags: Duke in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    It is impossible to pick one highlight of Duke in Madrid. The whole experience was unbelievable. I made great new friends, improved my Spanish skills 100-fold within a semester, met incredible people such as my host family and the DIM directors and professors, and learned a lot…

  • Credit: Lydia Chen
  • Tags: Duke in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Football? Try again. Over here, fútbol reigns. We recently watched Real Madrid beat Kiev Dynamo 5-0 in one of the most exciting sporting events I have ever witnessed. A few weeks later, we relived the experience by watching the Spanish "Super Bowl" (Madrid vs. Barcelona) with my…

  • Credit: Cart Weiland
  • Tags: Duke in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Postcard From Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    Thank you so much for coordinating an incredible semester in Duke in Madrid this spring. When I first went abroad, I had absolutely no idea what to expect. The first month or two were scary, intimidating, new, and different.

    But then I started to learn so much…

  • Credit: Megan Weinand
  • Major: Biology, Spanish
  • Tags: Duke in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    One of the most exciting times during my experience in Madrid was when Prince Felipe, the heir to the Spanish throne, got married. There were festivities for weeks leading up to the wedding. This photo shows how the city was lit up in celebration of the upcoming…

  • Credit: Karen King
  • Tags: Duke in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Office of Study Abroad:

    In Spain, I made the conscious decision to be as immersed as possible in the Madrid experience. One of my highlights was the personal connections I made with Spaniards. I had a great group of Spanish friends in Madrid from Universidad San Pablo-CEU, and a lot…

  • Credit: Priyanka Chaurasia
  • Major: NULL
  • Tags: Chile, Duke in Madrid, Madrid, Sevilla, Spain
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Here we are traveling again, this time on a weekend trip to a little pueblo in the countryside outside of Madrid. It's breathtakingly beautiful here, from the palace whose courtyard we're standing in, to the mountain vista behind us. This is one of the things I loved…

  • Credit: Valerie Vaughn
  • Tags: Barcelona, Cairo, Duke in Madrid, Istanbul, London, Madrid, Rome, Sevilla, Spain
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Querida Global Education Office:

    Esta foto fue sacada durante una de mis clases de fotografía, una actividad cultural en el CEU (Universidad San Pablo).

    Como se trata de un curso sin crédito, podemos hacer lo que queramos, y nos divertimos mucho. A veces sacamos fotos, otras veces trabajamos en el "cuarto…

  • Credit: Matthew Keshian
  • Major: History, Public Policy Studies
  • Tags: Duke in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    By far one of the most rewarding parts of my experience in Madrid was interacting with CEU students.

    I participated in several language intercambios through the Duke Office and enrolled in two CEU courses. At first I was worried that the level might be too high, but…

  • Credit: Daniel Liss
  • Major: Government
  • Tags: Duke in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Choosing to study abroad as a sophomore, I must admit to long having had the conviction that such an experience would be a true turning point in my time at college. What an understatement!

    I had visited Spain once before -- while still in high school --…

  • Credit: Thomas Drury
  • Tags: Duke in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Duke in Madrid all the way!

    I absolutely loved my experience in Spain. Complete immersion and great staff and great field trips easily makes this one of the best programs Duke has to offer! The classes and academics were great too! :)

    -Diana Garibaldi

  • Credit: Diana Garibaldi
  • Major: ICS
  • Tags: Duke in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain