Hopkins Program in Madrid offers a variety of cultural activities designed to enhance each student’s experience with Spanish culture. Salamanca and Cuenca serve as an introduction to what students will discover elsewhere. The Hopkins Programs will take you for a tour of local architecture; students will visit extant examples of Medieval and Renaissance civil, residential and ecclesiastical constructions.
In collaboration with the JHU Program, both Universidad de Salamanca and Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (Cuenca) provide a walking tour of the old city in other to learn about the origin and development of this historical cities. Students also visit the studio of the stonemason, a ceramic artist and attend cooking classes as a first-hand introduction of Spanish rich gastronomy.
In Madrid, we will have a walking tour of the Old City. We will spend an evening at the theatre, and another at a flamenco show. Students 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.