Madrid is our oldest Fellowship location and runs programs in the Winter and the Summer
Madrid, Spain's central capital, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. It’s renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters. The heart of old Hapsburg Madrid is the portico-lined Plaza Mayor, and nearby is the baroque Royal Palace and Armory, displaying historic weaponry.
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Read below to explore Madrid’s Dates and Fees
Winter 2018 - 2019
Session One: 08 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
Session Two: 29 Dec 2018 - 12 Jan 2019
Session One: 18 May 19 - 15 Jun 19
Session Two: 15 Jun 19 - 13 Jul 19
Session Three: 13 Jul 19 - 10 Aug 19
Winter: $2,499, split into the $900 Enrollment Fee + $1,599 Program Fee
Summer: $3,999, split into the $900 Enrollment Fee + $3,099 Program Fee
Note: The $900 Enrollment Fee is constant across Fellowship dates and locations.
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Spain’s diverse landscapes can pique anybody's interest. The snowcapped Sierra Nevada overlook the sunny plains of Andalucía, and the Pyrenees and the Picos de Europa are some of the most beautiful mountains in Europe. The beautiful cliffs of Spain’s Atlantic northwest are countered by the quiet coves of the country's Mediterranean coastline. Everywhere you go, quaint small villages of ages past dot the country as outposts of the Old Spain juxtaposed with the metropolitan hubs like Madrid and Barcelona.
Cuisine is not just a passion in Spain, it is an obsession. The core principles of Spanish cooking are quite simple, but the results are far from it. From jamón ibérico, to paella, to croquetas, traditional Spanish fare is bound to make you reconsider everything you thought you knew about food.
With a long history of being conquered and conquering, Spain has a diverse mix of architectural influence. From the Roman cathedrals to intricate Moorish buildings, history spills onto the streets with every building you pass. Combine that history with the art and architecture of Dalí, Picasso, and Gaudí, and the range of beauty throughout history that you can see on one street corner is unrivaled.
Take away all of the natural, artistic, and culinary beauty about Spain and you are left with the people. Spaniards treat life like it is a long, never-ending party, and visitors are always invited. A warm hug and kiss on the cheek is not only acceptable, but expected in greetings, which is a small window into the hearts of the Spanish people, who will feel like family by the end of your Fellowship.