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Summer in Madrid

During a six-week summer program in Madrid, Spain, students work in a variety of settings, conducting all business in Spanish. This international immersion experience gives students the opportunity to live with Spanish families, work in Spanish companies, study Spain with Trinity professors, and explore modern Spanish society.

By day, the students report to their jobs. At night, they experience the culture of Spain by attending ballets, movies and music performances and dining in Spanish restaurants. They also participate in classes conducted by Trinity professors in charge of the delegation. Weekends often involve excursions outside Madrid to Spanish historical sites.

Trinity professors say that they see students mature in front of their eyes and that students end the session with the ability to speak Spanish effortlessly and with confidence. Students have called the experience "a trip of a lifetime" that represents a true highlight of their time at Trinity.

"Madrid was such an amazing program. Not only did I get the experience of an internship in a professional environment, but I also got to live in an entirely new culture and explore all over Spain. Living in Madrid for 7 weeks was an experience unlike any other because I got to know and love the city with my peers from Trinity." - Laura Twomey ‘19

During recent Madrid programs, students have:

  • Worked at Spanish elementary schools, at one of the largest labor unions in Spain, and in a local wine company designing labels
  • Attended a production of the opera-ballet Carmen
  • Visited historical sites including El Escorial, Segovia and Toledo
  • Visited the Martue winery near Toledo to understand production methods
  • Spent their free weekend enjoying the cultural life of Barcelona
  • Made lasting friendships with their classmates and their new Spanish families