USD Madrid CenterThe University of San Diego Madrid Center, formally established in 2014, is USD's first, permanent international location. We celebrated the inauguration of the Center on November 17, 2014 with USD President, Dr. Mary Lyons, members of the USD Board of Trustees, Deans, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as several of our university partners and friends from the region. Our inauguration celebration coincided with the beginning of International Education Week (IEW) in the USA.
There was certainly a sense of community in the USD Madrid Center that is unrivaled by other study abroad programs. I really do feel like I can consider Madrid my home now.
About USD Madrid Center
The University of San Diego Madrid Center, formally established in 2014, is USD's first, permanent international location. The center is located in the heart of Madrid steps from Retiro Park and the world famous Prado Museum. This location is easily within walking distance to Gran Via and Atocha. As an extension of the University of San Diego, the USD Madrid Center supports a semester abroad program which offers similar undergraduate courses to those offered on the San Diego campus and provides students with on-site support from USD faculty and staff who work in our Madrid Center.
The USD Madrid Center expands USD's Global Footprint in accordance with USD's Strategic Plan.
Bienvenidos a USD Madrid!
Location: (map view)
Calle Alfonso XI, 6
Hours of Operation:
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday; Friday by appointment only (Note: during the summer, hours might be more limited).
Description of the Learning Environment
The USD Madrid Center is a welcoming learning environment equipped with three classrooms, two of which can be combined to form a larger auditorium space, two seminar rooms, formal study rooms, informal study areas, lockers, computer lab with printing capabilities and wi-fi. The Center is handicap accessible and available for use for academic programs or conferences.
The classrooms can also be configured in a variety of ways: seminar style, small discussion tables or a traditional classroom style. In addition, there are two breakout/study rooms and several areas providing flexible learning spaces.
All classrooms and meeting spaces are equipped with white board, projector or flat screen monitor, speakers, and internet. Some desktop computers are available for use in the USD Madrid Center. There is also a printer/copier available and the entire USD Madrid Center is wi-fi enabled.