We finished the week by welcoming our next group of students! Santander and San Sebastian students alike were picked up in Madrid and the SPI experience began!

Our Madrid Experience students began their trip visiting incredible parts of the central Madrid but also had the opportunity to see Toledo. The history and connection between these towns is staggering. So while we enjoyed the scenery, the group also enjoyed learning the history of their first stop in a big summer adventure!

As Madrid Experience wrapped up, we were excited to welcome Summer 2 and Month 2 students for both our Santander and San Sebastian groups. Students met their new roommates and program mates and got excited for what lied ahead. We visited more plazas and sites in central Madrid, but finished the day early so newcomers could nurse their jet lagged bodies.

As happy as we were to say hello to a fresh SPI group, we were sad to say goodbye to our friends from Summer 1. It was an absolute pleasure having them with us abroad.  Buen Viaje!

Below is a brief recap of the last few days. Enjoy!

Day 1: Madrid Experience

Visited Cibeles and had a group dinner in central Madrid. Shortly after, we headed back to the hotel to rest.


Day 2: Madrid Experience

The group took an excursion to Toledo!


Day 3: Madrid Experience

Learned more about Madrid and toured the Palacio Real

palacio real

Day 4: Summer 2/Month 2 Arrivals

Madrid Walking Tour


Day 5: Off to our Program Destinations! Santander and San Sebastian!