Hopkins Program in Madrid offers a variety of activities designed to enhance each student’s experience with Spanish culture. Salamanca and Cuenca serve as an introduction to what you will discover elsewhere. The Hopkins Program will take you for a tour of local architecture; you will visit extant examples of Medieval and Renaissance civil, residential and ecclesiastical constructions.
In collaboration with the JHU Program, Universidad de Salamanca provides a walking tour of the old city and another walking tour emphasising Salamanca’s place in Spanish literature. You also visit the workshop of the stonemason who restored the famous cathedral, and attend a cooking class to know some dishes of Spanish rich gastronomy. For those who wish to participate, Universidad de Salamanca also organises a great variety of activities that allows you to practice your Spanish with other international students in different scenarios.
In Madrid, we will have a walking tour of the Old City. We will spend an evening at the theater, and another at a flamenco show! You will have several opportunities to sample tapas, and to share a Thanksgiving dinner. You will be notified about concerts, exhibits, festivals, and other cultural events that might interest you on the program Facebook page.
We will make full-day trips to Toledo, Segovia, El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen. We will travel to Andalucía for a weekend exploring Granada and Córdoba.
Throughout the year, The Universidad Carlos III provides the opportunity for a language exchange with Spanish students enrolled in regular courses. If you want to meet Spaniards and become involved in campus organisations, sport teams and clubs, we recommend that you visit the Erasmus office or Espacio Estudiantes.