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Duke in Madrid Intermediate Track Explores Spanish Culture Through Gastronomy

With the new Duke in Madrid Intermediate Track, you can pursue a semester of study in Madrid if you’ve completed three semesters of college-level Spanish.
Expand and further develop your language skills through participation in the core course, which focuses on learning culture through gastronomy. 

Program Highlights

  • Earn two Duke course credits in Spanish: Advanced intermediate (SPANISH 204) and advanced level (SPANISH 300) Spanish 
  • Take additional courses for transfer credit with local students at the Universidad Carlos III 
  • Excursions that may include locations such as Barcelona, Andalucia, Galicia, Segovia, and Toledo 
  • Homestays with Spanish families in Madrid

Application Deadlines

Fall/AY: March 1 of the same year
Spring: October 1 of the previous year


Applicants must have completed lower intermediate Spanish (SPANISH 203) or must have equivalent proficiency based on an oral interview.  Priority is given to students with a 3.0 GPA or above. 

Application Process

  1. On-line application
  2. Official transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended. First year students should wait for fall semester grades to be posted.
  3. A personal statement, written in Spanish, explaining your interest in and goals for studying in Spain with the Duke in Madrid program.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from faculty, one of which should be from a Spanish instructor (Note: if students are eligible for the intermediate track but have not taken a Spanish course at their home university yet, you will need to contact the of the program, Joan Munne, for a language level interview).  

Non-Duke Applicants: Non-Duke students must be degree-seeking students in good standing at an accredited college or university. Students who are not matriculated at a college or university are not eligible to participate in study abroad on Duke’s programs.

In order to transfer credit for the courses, they must consult their advisor and/or registrar.

Applications received after the application deadline will be processed on a space-available basis.

    • Duke in Madrid Intermediate Track
    • Duke in Madrid Intermediate Track