Summer and winter Fellowships run in this stunning Spanish capital

Learn what Madrid has to offer!

Madrid, the capital of Spain, is a city of parks, palaces and charming boulevards. Here, you can visit the renowned Prado Museum, the Plaza Mayor square, the Royal Palace and Armory, the Almudena Cathedral and other grand and historic sites. Find hidden gems at the El Rastro flea market, boat at El Retiro park and enjoy local dishes at Mercado De San Miguel.

Scroll down for details about summer and winter dates and fees, or to contact an admissions counselor for more information.

Dates and Fees


Summer 2019:

  • Session One: 19 May 2019 - 15 Jun 2019 (CLOSED)

  • Session Two: 16 Jun 2019 - 13 Jul 2019 (CLOSED)

  • Session Three: 14 Jul 2019 - 10 Aug 2019


Summer: $3,999, split into the $900 Enrollment Fee + $3,099 Program Fee

Note: As Fellowships fill, it is possible that some site-date combinations may be unavailable at this time. The earlier you apply, the greater your chances of obtaining your preferred placement. For more information, please email The $900 Enrollment Fee is constant across Fellowship dates and locations.

Request an application to learn more about Beacon Fellowships in Madrid

More about Spain

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.