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Skidmore in Spain
The Skidmore in Spain program has been suspended for spring 2021.

The Skidmore in Spain program, founded in 1985, is run in conjunction with Tufts University. This program is designed for students with an advanced knowledge of Spanish and strives to integrate students into Spanish life through courses at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) or Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (UAH), the experience of a family stay, internship options, and an emphasis on involvement in the cultural and social life of Spain. At the partner universities, Skidmore program participants join native Spanish students in their courses, choosing from classes in the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences. Course work in natural sciences is available to advanced majors in the field. Students also take selected courses at the Tufts-Skidmore program center in Madrid.

Customized internships are available for semester or yearlong students. The internships can be non-credit or credit bearing internships. Skidmore interns have been placed in private businesses, museums, theaters, media organizations, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations.

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Unique Characteristics of Skidmore in Spain

  • Direct enrollment in Spanish university classes
  • Broad range of curricular choices
  • Customized internship opportunities
  • Housing with Spanish families
  • Exposure to Spain's capital city and cultural immersion
  • Superior onsite support at our program center


Students will utilize our program center located in central Madrid. The newly renovated program center offers program classes taught just for participants of the Tufts-Skidmore program. The center also has computers and printers for student use.

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The program center has full-time staff, all of whom are there to offer our students academic and personal support. We also have an on-site psychotherapist that holds regular office hours at the center, a health and wellness program, and ongoing intercultural mentoring and training.


Skidmore in Spain has fall semester, spring semester and full-year options.  The following dates should be considered when making your plans.

  • Academic Year: early September through late May
  • Spring Semester: late January through late May
  • Fall Semester: early September through mid December