Madrid Center

USD Madrid Center

The 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.

Begin quote 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. – Fall 2015 participant

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
28014, Madrid

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).

Contact Us:

For information about the USD Madrid Center, please contact Dr. Denise Dimon, Associate Provost for International Affairs or Dr. Kira Espiritu, Director International Studies Abroad. Additionally, you can contact the USD International Center in San Diego at 619-260-4598.


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.

Learning Spaces

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.

Madrid Center's Bilbao and Cadiz classrooms combined into an auditorium. Auditorium (Bilbao & Cadiz Combined) Capacity: 100
Madrid Center's Bilbao classroom. Bilbao Classroom Capacity: 34
Madrid Center's Cadiz classroom. Cadiz Classroom Capacity: 40
Madrid Center's Sevilla classroom. Sevilla Classroom Capacity: 34
Madrid Center's Granada seminar room. Granada Seminar Room Capacity: 10
Madrid Center's Pamplona seminar room. Pamplona Seminar Room Capacity: 10
Madrid Center's Marbella study room. Marbella Study Room Capacity: 4-6
Madrid Center's Toledo study room. Toledo Study Room Capacity: 4-6

USD Madrid Center Inauguration

Former University of San Diego President, Dr. Mary Lyons was joined by faculty, staff, alumni, Board of Trustees members and friends of USD as she officially inaugurated the Madrid Center in November 2014.