The program is open to qualified sophomores, juniors, and seniors from Vassar and Wesleyan, as well as other colleges and universities. Recent program participants have come from Barnard, Brown, Bucknell, Columbia, and Harvard, among others.

Enrollment is limited to 34 students per semester.


The program is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors in good standing who have completed the equivalent of at least five semesters of Spanish at the college level with a grade of B or higher. We will accept students with four semesters (two years) of college Spanish under special circumstances. At Wesleyan, special circumstances refer to students who have taken Spanish continually since their first term and yet will have completed only four semesters of college Spanish before going abroad, usually because they are COL majors or because they have a documented constraint such as a varsity-sport commitment or a theater production in the spring term of their junior year. We strongly advise all students take a Spanish course the semester before they go abroad, no matter how advanced their language preparation: the more proficient students are, the more quickly they adapt, the more doors are open to them, and the greater the strides they make once in Madrid. Students must be in academic good standing and may not have outstanding incompletes in any course at their home campus.


Interested students from Vassar College and Wesleyan University should contact a program representative on their home campus. Outside applicants should contact Wesleyan’s Office of International Studies for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Wesleyan and outside students applications must be received by February 22 for fall semester and full year, by September 30 for the spring semester. Vassar students must check with the Office of International Programs for specific deadlines in early December.

Outside students only: Please click here to access the application forms; Wesleyan students must complete the Permission to Study Abroad application.