Student Profile: Maria Acosta
"Imagine my surprise when I discovered that I would learn about Franco’s reign, and the political turmoil that followed his death, from someone who had been there witness it all himself. The course focused on Spain’s political transition to a democracy in the later half of the twentieth century after the end of Franquismo; a fascinating subject in general for any political-science minor such as myself."
Student Profile: Alix Van Zandt
"I did not expect for my host family to become like my own family by the end of the quarter but that is exactly what happened. I still talk to my host sister almost every single day via WhatsApp or facebook, and at the risk of sounding extremely cheesy I left a piece of me in Madrid the day I had to move back to the States."
On Campus Gateway Course: ILAC 130, "Introduction to Iberia: Cultural Perspectives"
Offered during Winter quarter as part of the "Gateways to the World" program, the seminar course above is recommended to help you prepare for your time abroad. Additional consideration during the application process for this program will be given to students taking this course.
The unique focus of the Madrid program combines linguistic rigor (a Spanish-Only pledge), cultural authenticity, academic discipline, and personal attention. The program introduces students to the richness and diversity of the Iberian Peninsula through first-hand theoretical and practical experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.