Suffolk Madrid offers learning abroad as it's meant to be. Here, you can earn an American-style education for up to the first two years of your academic career before easily transitioning to Suffolk Boston. And every minute, you'll be inspired by all the museums, history, and vibrant culture for which this world capital is famous. Get ready for the experience of a lifetime.

The World Studies at Suffolk Madrid

As the only non-sectarian American university in Madrid, we welcome the broadest range of students. Our student body represents more than 25 different nationalities—extending from Europe, Asia, and Africa to the Americas—reflecting Suffolk's global perspective. We encourage the sharing of ideas, the exchange of unique perspectives, and full participation in the study abroad experience.

Our academic program fulfills the requirements for the first two years of degree work in almost any of the majors in Suffolk’s College of Arts & Science and the Sawyer Business School. First-year students can complete up to two years of study here before easily transitioning to Suffolk Boston or transferring to another American university to complete their degree. The program's intimate size, distinguished faculty, and student-centered philosophy ensure each student receives the right guidance and support toward their academic goals as they study abroad in Spain.

We have both American accreditation and official Spanish authorization.

Our Campus

At the intersection of Avenida del Valle and Isaac Peral, you'll find our modern brick building in a quiet residential neighborhood in Madrid's university quarter.

Step inside, and you'll find:

  • Modern, fully equipped classrooms
  • A library with high-speed internet connections to Suffolk's extensive library and databases in Boston
  • The most advanced computer systems of any American university in Madrid

Our Students

We enroll about 175 students. Whether they come from the European Union (including Spain), the United States, Asia, or Africa, they share a spirit of intellectual curiosity. Suffolk Madrid students are open to redefining their place in the world by exploring new cultures, and we encourage the sharing of international perspectives and ideas. See what our students have to say about Madrid.

Our Student Services

Our staff will begin taking care of you from the time you start our application process all the way to when you finish your studies.

We're happy to answer your questions and help in any way before you leave home. We'll greet you at the airport on arrival day—that's right, you'll have a guide to the city and your program from day one. Our academic and cultural orientation will help you get comfortable in your new home. And you'll have a knowledgeable academic advisor to help you chart the course of your studies.

Our Community

Suffolk Madrid's active campus life includes student government; theater, film, and musical events; and gatherings that unite our entire academic community. Plus, our neighbor CEU San Pablo—one of Europe's leading universities—offers a wide range of cultural activities, student organizations, and athletics.

And thanks to our easy access to public transportation, you'll always be close to all that Madrid has to offer.

Speaking Your Language

While most classes at the Suffolk Madrid Campus are taught in English, students have the opportunity to be immersed in the local language upon arrival. Our study abroad program also offers opportunities for those wishing to improve their English before continuing their education or career in the United States and abroad.

Life in Madrid

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What Do Students Say About Suffolk Madrid?

What do students say about Suffolk Madrid? Learn more about specific study abroad experiences and read about students who spend all four years in Spain.
What Our Students Say