The Marquette en Madrid program is coordinated in Madrid by Resident Director Dr. Liliana de la Luz Quiles. She is supported by Paloma Lanchedo, program coordinator. Jessica Lothman, Marquette's study abroad coordinator, is located in Milwaukee and manages the application process and all pre-departure procedures. Alyssa Shaff, program alum and graduate student assistant, will be supporting all on-campus advising.
Your time in Spain will be the experience of a lifetime! We've compiled this resource page to help you learn more about the country and its people and give you helpful travel tips. You can also e-mail program ambassador Gabriela Stablein, an alumna who can give you first-hand advice about the program.
Andrea Anderson Madrid Blog — Fall 2012
"So, the next time you're in a foreign country where you don't speak the language remember how thankful you are for knowing one in which a large population of the world is beginning to learn when they start grade school. And once you realize you are thankful, take a step out of your comfort zone and try speaking their language. You never know how far you may get, that's what I do everyday here in Madrid. I guess I'm challenging you, world."
You will need to apply for your Spanish student visa directly with the consulate, which has jurisdiction over the state in which you permanently reside.
Get a jump on your studies by visiting the Spanish version of this popular site! It includes a rich assortment of features, including interactive virtual tours, delicious recommendations for native foods, and fascinating arts and culture destinations.
A natural companion to its Spain travel guide, this site offers a quick overview of Madrid's history, places to see, restaurants, nightlife, shopping destinations and smart travel tips.
Lonely Planet gives visitors quick access to key information to make their visits exciting. Features include traveler facts, off-the-beaten path attractions, short essays on Spanish history and culture, and a handy guide for budgeting.
Chart your journey by checking out where you can travel on the train in Spain. This site allows you to check rail lines, schedules and prices.