Through Middlebury College, Whitman students may enroll at La Universidad Carlos III in Getafe, just outside Madrid. Carlos III was founded in 1989 and currently enrolls about 17,000 students, most of who commute 20 minutes by train from the city of Madrid. The University offers a broad range of liberal arts courses and is especially strong in the social sciences. This program is well suited for students who wish to live in a major metropolitan area in Spain and, at the same time, study alongside Spanish students.

Fields of study:

Spanish grammar, economics, history, politics, sociology, political economy, film, and literature


3.0 GPA in college Spanish courses

Language Prerequisite:

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

Semesters Offered:

Academic Year, Spring Semester


Mid-September-early July; early February-early July


16 credits per semester - Required Courses:
Spanish Language (4 credits) - taken in Madrid at the Sede Prim
3 electives at the university (4 credits each)

Credit Conversion:

1 Middlebury course = 4 Whitman credits


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.


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

Program Link:

Middlebury in Getafe: Universidad Carlos III