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. Learn more about SUMC Cell Phone Service [PDF] and Madrid Public Transportation [PDF]
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 two-day 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. You’re invited to stay overnight in a residence hall, and parents are welcome to join on day two.
Can’t attend orientation? We’ll be in touch via email, to set up a Skype call to go over any issues you may have prior to your departure for Madrid. The program also includes a comprehensive orientation 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 Salamanca (in the fall) or Seville (in the spring), where you'll explore these exciting cities with new friends through fun activities and cultural events.