Like most study abroad programs around the world, the SSMACC was cancelled last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, things are looking much better for next summer, and dates have been confirmed for our 2021 edition, as well as that classes will be face-to-face. Registration is now open!
We expect the SSMACC to be held similarly to the summer schools of previous years, but with some precautions. The most significant difference for students is that we expect the wearing of masks to remain mandatory. It is still possible that some of the planned off-campus events and excursions may not be possible if the institutions to be visited continue to restrict visits at the time of the Program.
In the case of students from other countries who face travel restrictions and are unable to travel to Madrid, as in the case of students who are already in Madrid but subject to quarantine or unable to attend classes for any other similar reason, these students would follow the classes online while the rest of the students follow the classes in the classroom. We have cameras and microphones in the classrooms so that students can see and hear everything that happens in the classroom from their homes, and loudspeakers to hear students talking at home as if they were in the classroom. Hopefully, no students will need to use this equipment, but we are fully prepared in case someone needs to follow the classes via the Internet.