Traveling to Spain

Summer 2017

Please read the Arrival Information and fill out the Summer 2017 Arrival Form so that we may inform your host families about the time when you will be arriving for them to be waiting for you at home. Welcome Sessions will take place at 9 am before your classes start on May 22 for Summer Session I and June 26 for Summer Session II.

Fall 2017

If you are a permanent or transfer student please make your flight arrangements to arrive at SLU-Madrid on Thursday, August 31 at 4.00 p.m. ready to take the TOEFL test if you need to and at 9 a.m. on Friday September 1 with a small backpack/suitcase ready to leave at 11 a.m. for a couple of days outside Madrid doing a variety of activities with your peers: hiking, tennis, soccer basketball, volleyball, softball, etc., etc.

If you are a study abroad student please make your flight arrangements to arrive at Madrid-Barajas Airport on Saturday, September 2, 2017.

Please read the Fall 2017 Arrival Information and fill out the Fall 2017 Arrival Form so that we can arrange to meet you. So we may inform your host families about the time when you will be arriving for them to be waiting for you at home.

SLU-Madrid Staff will be at Madrid-Barajas airport to welcome you between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. in Terminal 4 of this airport. Each student needs to arrange his/her way home. We do not recommend the Metro as it is hard to move with bulky luggage. Taxis from the airport to the city center have a fixed rate of 30 euros.

When you purchase your ticket, keep in mind that the host family official move-out date is Thursday December 21, 2017 and that final exams are held from December 13-20, 2017. Professors are not permitted to move exams to accommodate student travel.

SLU Madrid lockers will be emptied before the end of classes.

If you need to leave your stuff somewhere for you to be able to travel, you may use companies such as Bluespace with whom our students have had good experiences. SLU Madrid lockers will be emptied before the end of classes.

Spring 2018

Please make your flight arrangements to arrive in Madrid no later than Sunday, January 7 (move-in day) in order to be at SLU-Madrid on January 8, 2018

Please read the Spring 2018 Arrival Information and fill out the Spring 2018 Arrival Form so that we can arrange to meet you. So we may inform your host families about the time when you will be arriving for them to be waiting for you at home.

Student Life SLU-Madrid Staff and Campus Ambassadors will be at Madrid-Barajas airport to welcome you between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. in Terminal 4 of this airport. Each student needs to arrange his/her way home. We do not recommend the Metro as it is hard to move with bulky luggage. Taxis from the airport to the city center have a fixed rate of 30 euros.

Final exams are held from May 3-10. Professors are not permitted to move exams to accommodate student travel. If you would like to stay longer you need to make your own accommodation arrangements for after move-out day.

SLU Madrid lockers will be emptied before the end of classes.

Host families' move-out day is Friday, May 11, 2018. If you need to leave your stuff somewhere for you to be able to travel, you may use companies such as Bluespace with whom our students have had good experiences.

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