One of the most attractive aspects of the program is the optional cultural and social activities it sponsors. Comillas and Complutense students join together for these programmed events and are usually accompanied by Spanish mentors.
A number of excursions are organized by the program to nearby sites as well as longer trips. Trips often include places like Toledo and Segovia, Granada or the Galicia region. Transportation, room, breakfast, guides and entrance to monuments are included.
The program organizes local activities to help students "grow roots" in Madrid and thoroughly take advantage of all the opportunities this dynamic city has to offer. Normally the group will attend dance or theater events, cooking or wine tasting classes, and enjoy social events (such as tapas with Spaniards, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and group dinners).
During their free time, students are also encouraged to explore Madrid and Spain on their own as well as participate in local organizations, sports, community service or tutoring experiences.