What to Know
We look forward to welcoming you to Madrid. To get ready, please review this helpful guide Welcome Handbook [PDF] for helpful information as you prepare for an amazing time in Spain.
The Adventure of a Lifetime
Once you arrive in Spain's colorful capital, you'll have a whole new city, country, and culture to discover. You'll be surrounded by world-class museums, amazing cuisine, historic locales, and students from around the world to meet and share the fun with. You'll refine your Spanish among native speakers every day, and broaden your knowledge of Spanish society. Your time here will change your life.
And you can begin your journey right now by making your deposit. The sooner we receive your deposit, the higher your priority for course pre-registration and housing preferences.
Pre-departure orientation in Boston
U.S. students are invited to attend our pre-departure orientation in Boston in June to meet your future classmates, get visa questions answered, meet Suffolk Madrid staff members, and finalize course registration. Students are invited to stay overnight in a residence hall, and parents are welcome to join the day-time sessions.
Can’t attend orientation? We’ll be in touch via email, or feel free to set up a Skype call to go over any issues you may have prior to your departure for Madrid. There will also be comprehensive orientation in Madrid upon arrival.
Welcome to Madrid
After you arrive, you'll attend a weeklong orientation before classes begin. Your on-campus orientation sessions will focus on academic expectations, housing, transportation around town, Spanish social customs, and other information to help you transition to life in Madrid – followed by a four-day trip to an exciting destination outside Madrid where you'll explore another exciting Spanish city with new friends through fun activities and cultural events.