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  • Locations: Getafe, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Middlebury Schools Abroad Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad
Language of Instruction: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 5 semesters of college-level instruction with a 'B' average in language coursework
Click here for a definition of this term GPA (cumulative): 2.67 Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Major GPA: 3.0 Internships Available: Yes
Excursions: Yes Housing Type: Apartment, Homestay, Independent Residence Hall
Click here for a definition of this term Midd. Financial Aid: Yes Advisor: Nicole Chance
Subjects Offered: Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Business Administration, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film, Geography, History, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Spanish, Spanish/Hispanic Literature, Women's Studies Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
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Apply to the Getafe program if you want to take only your language class at the Middlebury program center, Sede Prim, and your remaining courses in the social sciences at the Universidad Carlos III in Getafe.

Perfecting Spanish competency through guided language immersion and facilitated social and cultural integration is what motivates students at the School in Spain. Well in advance of leaving the U.S., students are encouraged to reflect upon how they want to achieve their goals while in Spain; once in Spain, students work with staff to find ways of integrating into the Spanish language and culture by exploring their own interests.

Getafe is a city of 100,000 located just 40 minutes south of Madrid by train.  Its proximity allows students enrolled at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Middlebury's host institution, to experience Spanish university life while still benefiting from the cultural and social attractions of the capital.  Students typically live in Madrid and commute to campus each day by train.


The Universidad Carlos III is housed on a small campus just a few minutes walk from the Getafe train station. Students enroll directly in classes with their Spanish peers in art history, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, and political science.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/06/2020 05/30/2020
NOTE: Dates are approximate: Do not purchase a plane ticket until official program dates are available on the School in Spain calendar. Middlebury undergraduates must apply by February 1, 2019.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants who apply in the fall or winter will be notified on February 15th of the academic year preceeding study abroad. Applicants whose applicaitons are completed after February 15th (or anytime in the fall, if they are applying to study abroad during the following spring semester) will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline. Some Schools Abroad will fill before the deadline.