Ready, set, Spain! Our seven-day academic and cultural orientation will help you get your bearings abroad.


You've got a whole new country and city to explore. That's why Suffolk Madrid offers a two-part orientation.

Four-Day Trip Outside of Madrid

We kick off each semester by heading somewhere outside of Madrid. With your fellow new students and returning Suffolk Madrid students, you'll take in cortijos and fincas (If you don't know what they are now, you will!), cathedrals, mosques, and synagogues. You'll learn about local customs in music, dance, painting, food, and more. Plus, you'll enjoy free time to explore on your own and with your new friends.

You'll visit Santiago de Compostela if you're joining us in the fall, or Seville if you arrive in the spring.

Three-Day Orientation in Madrid

Now it's time to immerse yourself in your new city! In Madrid, you'll learn more about the year ahead at our special academic orientation. You'll take intensive "survival" Spanish workshops to help you get around town, and get important cultural, logistical, and social information.