• Open to students of other institutions
  • Academic year, or by semester
  • Orientation: 2 weeks, including intensive course on Spain and filed trips to Andalucia and Galicia
  • Admission requirements: advanced level of Spanish, 3.0 GPA
  • Undergraduate courses
  • Courses organized by Spanish University
  • Program places students with host families (3 meals)
  • Cultural events included in fees
  • Organized field trips
  • Volunteer work opportunities
E-mail: dim.duke@ceu.es
Website: http://studyabroad.duke.edu/madrid/index.php


Administrative Director: Nuria García
E-mail: nuria@duke.edu
Tel: 011.34.914.454.573

Fifty students per semester have the opportunity to fully integrate into Spanish culture by attending the Duke-in-Madrid program. 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. Students choose courses from among the academic offerings of the host institution, the Universidad San Pablo (USP), as well as courses designed specifically for DIM students and taught by the DIM resident director and select Spanish university faculty. Subject areas for courses include literature, art, economics, anthropology, history, and political science, among others. At the beginning of each semester students have a two-week orientation session that includes an intensive course on Spain and some of the program-sponsored field trips. To expose students to the many cultures and languages of Spain, DIM sponsors several excursions each semester. Destinations include Barcelona, Andalucía, and Galicia. Other destinations may include Salamanca, El Escorial, Toledo, Asturias, and Segovia. The program also organizes theater outings, museum visits, and attendance at other cultural activities in Madrid. When possible, the program sponsors guest lectures and discussion groups featuring prominent figures in the cultural arena.