Academic Support Services

Tutor

Katie McFadden with her tutor, Spring 2008

Tutors

BU Madrid offers a tutorial program for their students at the university. We recommend that students search for tutors as soon as possible in order to improve their chances of receiving a higher grade. BU Madrid students can ask their classmates or have their professors recommend students for extra help. Boston University will pay for the tutorial cost. Tutors help students participating in Boston University’s Madrid Program with the organization of their class notes, studying for exams and written work. Tutors are not allowed to complete students’ work. Their main purpose is to provide information on how to study and the best ways to improve one’s work in order to succeed in the Spanish University system.

UAM Mentor Program

Students in the UAM’s school of Economic and Business Sciences (Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales) have the opportunity to participate in their Programa Mentor, in which foreign students are matched with Spanish students who help orient them to social, bureaucratic, and academic aspects of life at the UAM. Read more about this program here.

Language Exchange

The school of Humanities (Filosofía y Letras) has a language exchange program which pairs up students of different linguistic backgrounds based on their levels and preferences. This is a great way to meet other UAM students and practice your Spanish! Read more about the Intercambio de Conversación here.