Congratulations on your acceptance to Suffolk University Madrid Campus!
Get ready. Your studies here will change your life. Once you arrive in Spain’s vibrant capital, you’ll not only find world-class museums and historical landmarks, you’ll also learn with classmates from around the world who are just as excited to broaden their cultural horizons as you are.
Pre-departure orientation in Boston
For those in the U.S., we will host a two-day pre-departure orientation in Boston in June (exact dates to be decided) to help prepare you for your arrival to Madrid in the fall. You’ll stay overnight in the residence halls, and parents are welcome to attend on the second day. This will be an excellent opportunity to bond with your future classmates, get your visa questions answered, meet the Madrid staff members, and finalize your class registration.
Don’t worry if you can’t attend this orientation session, we’ll also be in touch via email, and would be happy to set up a Skype call if you want to go over things before arrival date. In addition, there will be another comprehensive orientation upon your arrival to Spain.
Madrid Orientation/Welcome Trip
Upon your arrival to Madrid, we will have a week-long orientation before classes begin. On-campus orientation sessions will focus on academic expectations, housing, transportation in the city, Spanish social customs, and other pertinent information to help you transition to your life in Madrid. Orientation will culminate in a four-day trip to SALAMANCA (fall) or SEVILLA (spring), where you will explore these exciting cities through fun activities and cultural events. You’ll be making friends before classes even start! Check out our Academic & Cultural Orientation page for more information.