During the course of orientation, students will be introduced to many aspects of life in Madrid through information sessions at the International Institute. Students also learn about many logistical aspects of their semester in Madrid, including how to select classes, details about internship positions, how to purchase and use Spanish cell phones, and how to navigate the Madrid metro system. Lastly, students receive maps and information about their host families before taking a taxi to their new homes.
In addition to formal program events, students have a lot of free time to explore Madrid on their own, meet other program participants, and begin their lives in Madrid. Click here for the (tentative) Spring 2016 orientation schedule.
We recommend that all the students (US citizens) register at the USA Embassy in Spain during the first days of their arrival.