The School in Spain offers distinct academic and cultural experiences in Córdoba, Logroño, and Madrid.


Located in Andalucía with a population of 325,000, Córdoba is a modern city that blends several centuries of cross-cultural history.  As a site where Islam, Christianity, and Judaism coexisted peacefully, the city is home to the Mezquita-Catedral (the most important example of Islamic architecture in Europe) the Castle of the Christian Monarchs, the synagogue in the Jewish quarter, and the ruins of an old Roman temple.  Córdoba’s diverse restaurants, sidewalk cafes, active nightlife, and large student population all make for an ideal location to enjoy city life in Spain.  The high-speed train AVE connects Córdoba with Madrid, Málaga, and Sevilla.

Studies in Córdoba

The Universidad de Córdoba, Middlebury’s host institution, has four campuses that house several different academic departments with particular strengths in art history, biology, environmental science, history, linguistics, and literature.  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.  See detailed course information.


Logroño is located in the wine-making region of La Rioja in the north-central part of Spain and has a population of 150,000.  The Castillian language has its roots in the nearby monasteries of San Millán de la Cogolla.  The Camino de Santiago, a religious pilgrimage route, also runs through this province.  Students enrolled at the Universidad de La Rioja, Middlebury’s host institution, immerse themselves in Spanish language, regional culture, and cuisine.  Logroño offers a lively population and relaxed pace of life in a location with very few English speakers.

Studies in Logroño

Students enroll directly at the Universidad de La Rioja in several disciplines alongside Spanish students with a particular focus on Spanish linguistics and literature, history, mathematics and the natural sciences.  See detailed course information.


As the capital of Spain, and with a population of over 3.3 million residents, Madrid is an important political, economic, and cultural center.  t is home to numerous museums and theaters and offers an active nightlife. The student population in Madrid exceeds 275,000 which gives the city an exciting, boisterous, and friendly atmosphere. Even though Madrileños are accustomed to living a cosmopolitan and urban lifestyle, they maintain a strong Spanish identity that makes the city a fascinating location to live and learn the Spanish language and culture. Madrid provides students with a wealth of intellectual and cultural possibilities and its central location makes traveling to other regions in the country convenient.

Studies in Madrid

The Sede Prim in Madrid, the School in Spain headquarters, houses our undergraduate and graduate programs. The facility, run by Middlebury College, offers an academic program designed specifically for its students. Students in Madrid can add to their experience by taking up to two courses at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid or up to three courses at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.