International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Available Excursions for Madrid

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.

El Escorial, Ávila & Salamanca

Students will explore El Escorial, the 16th-century monastery built by King Phillip II that includes an ornamented church and a library of over 40,000 books. Stories will be told of the Spanish royalty who are buried in the royal mausoleum beneath the main palace. In Salamanca, students will... Read More


During this multi-day excursion, we explore Granada, last bastion of the Spanish Muslims and crown jewel of the Catholic Reconquista. Students will visit the Albaicín neighborhood, a uniquely multiethnic community. They will also be given a guided tour of the Alhambra, the Nasrid complex of... Read More


Optional for some or all sessions
During this multi-day optional excursion, students will be introduced to another continent (Africa) via a multi-stop five night itinerary across Morocco, one of the world's most colorful, diverse, and -- for reasons we ll have occasion to explore -- pro-American countries. Our trip encompasses... Read More


During this single day visit, students will visit one of the most beautiful and historical cities of Spain's autonomous region of Castilla y Léon. Segovia is probably best known for its wonderfully preserved 2nd century Roman aqueduct, as well as for the medieval castle where the coronation of... Read More


During this single day visit, students become familiar with a city whose role in Spanish history has been decisive since the Roman period, thanks in part to its unique situation as a natural fortress—surrounded on three sides by the River Tagus (Tajo in Spanish). Toledo is also a UNESCO World... Read More


Located in the heart of the beautiful Costa Blanca, Valencia is Spain's third largest city. Famous for beautiful beaches and modern architecture, the city also offers many of the traditional attractions of Spanish culture, including a historic Gothic Quarter, bullfights, and a vibrant night... Read More