Through Middlebury College, Whitman students may enroll at their School in Spain located in the thriving metropolis of Madrid. The school, exclusively for U.S. study abroad students, accommodates about 40 students each semester and offers a rigorous academic program taught in Spanish by Spanish scholars. Courses are available in Spanish language, literature, theater, art history, religion, and politics.

“By far the best program to get better at Spanish. Other programs have ‘language pledges’ so that you only speak Spanish all the time, but this program is for real. It is incredible how much you learn. The whole staff and professors are wonderful. Great city, too! You learn a lot in the classroom, but even more outside of it.” - Eric C. ‘17

Fields of study:

Spanish language and literature, art history, anthropology, and politics 


3.0 GPA in college Spanish courses

Language Prerequisite:

At least five semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent


16 credits per semester - Required Courses:
Spanish Language (4 credits)
Three electives at Sede Prim (4 credits each) In spring semester 2 of these courses may be taken at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Credit Conversion:

1 Middlebury course = 4 Whitman credits


Internships are available in various fields but need to be arranged through Middlebury prior to going to Spain.


In private homes with Spanish families or in apartments with Spanish or international students. Middlebury requires that students not live with English speakers.


Students living in Spanish homes may take some or all of their meals with the families. Students living in apartments cook for themselves or eat out.

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year


September-December; January-May

Program Link:

Middlebury: Madrid Sede Prim