Program Details

Course Description

International Education Management students will accompany IEM Professor Paige Butler to the Middlebury School Abroad Center, Sede Prim, in Madrid, Spain. This course will serve as an advanced elective course on the topic of education abroad. Students will experientially learn about the onsite management of international education programs, using Middlebury as the primary case study, as well as connecting with other program providers and universities in Madrid who are involved with US education abroad efforts.  Students will collaborate with the Middlebury Madrid Director and/or other program providers or local universities to conduct research and/or complete a project that will benefit the organization and provide students an opportunity to gain hands on experience in onsite program management.

Student Application Criteria

  • Capacity for this program will be limited to 8-10 students. 
  • Students must speak Spanish at the intermediate level or higher to be considered for this program in order to respect Middlebury’s Language Pledge onsite.
  • Students must be in good standing during application and at time of program – meeting all  academic and registration criteria as required by MIIS.  Interested students should consult with their CACS advisor and check with the Registrar and Financial Aid to ensure accounts are up to date.

Students must submit a complete application by the deadline to be considered for the program.   Students who meet the program criteria will be invited to participate in an interview with the faculty leader as part of the application process.

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Madrid Sede Prim

The Sede Prim in Madrid will serve as “home base” for the J-Term IEM program, with regular class meetings and opportunities to engage with Middlebury Madrid staff and students for the program duration.

Sede Prim is the headquarters of the Middlebury School in Spain, which houses the undergraduate as well as the graduate programs. This facility, run by Middlebury College, offers an academic program designed specifically for its students.

Additional Site Visits

Potential Site Visits in Madrid:  Possible site visits to education abroad providers and Spanish university programs who work with US study abroad programs may include the following organizations (this list is subject to change).  To be confirmed based on availability.

CIEE Madrid Center

CEA Madrid Center

University of San Diego Madrid Center

2 – 3 Spanish Universities – To be confirmed from list below based on availability

Immersive Learning Funding

This opportunity falls under Tier 3 of the Immersive Professional Learning Funding Guidelines. Apply by November 1st or December 1st to be considered for an award of $1,000 to offset the costs of this practicum.