Located in Andalucía, and with a population of 325,000, Córdoba is a modern Spanish city that blends several centuries of cross-cultural history. Students on the Middlebury program benefit from the unique cultural experience of southern Spain, with its multicultural legacy and history that stems from centuries of Muslim, Christian and Jewish coexistence.
As an historic site where Islam, Christianity, and Judaism coexisted peacefully, the city is home to several legendary buildings, including the world's third-largest mosque, la Mezquita-Catedral, the Castle of the Christian Monarchs, the Synagogue, and the ruins of the old Roman temple. Today, Córdoba, is a bustling city with a vibrant cultural life. Its amazing and diverse restaurants, sidewalk cafes, active nightlife, and large student population all make for an ideal location to experience modern Spain.
The Universidad de Córdoba, Middlebury's host institution, has three campuses that house several different academic departments, with particular strengths in art history, history, biology, environmental science, and philology. Middlebury students take most of their classes at the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, which is housed in an XVIII century building located in the historic and picturesque heart of Córdoba.