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Are you a former program participant? As you can see by this webpage, the program continues to grow and offer new opportunities for students.  But we haven't forgotten our former students and would love to have your input: pictures, how your Spain experience has influenced the outcome of your life/career now, memories and contacts. We hope to hear from you!

See below pictures from different years... and enjoy the old memories!



A project started in the 2011-2012 academic year (coinciding with the Program's 20th and the Alumni club's 10th anniversaries) and with the sponsoring from former program participant, Christopher Landon (C'98), this initiative intends to draw together GU Alumni currently in Madrid and program participants. Not only will there be social networking events, but we hope that alumni will share their international experiences with students by promoting institutional visits to important think tanks, businesses and organizations in Madrid. Keeping to the Georgetown values and the Hoya spirit alive!

Activities are sponsored by Christopher Landon (C' 98) and Sol Landon: 

FALL 2015

October 22, 2015 Informational panel:

Ines Andrade (Altamar Capital, Managing partner)
Denise Urs (US embassy, directs Bureau of Consular Affairs’ “Consular Management Assistance Team (CMAT)” and “Regional Consular Officer (RCO)" programs).
Rafael García del Poyo (Osborne Clarke Lawyer and Partner of Digital Business Department)

Visit to Finca Constanza (Winery) with the GU Alumni Club: In October we also visited a winery and enjoyed a meal with GU alumni Club. Rosemary Blake (GU Club VP) arranged for this interesting event.

Informational Panel and Finca Constanza
MHNOct1 publico
grape picking toneles



On February 12, 2015, students had the opportunity to meet with US Embassy officials, Mr. Krisna Urs (Deputy Chief of Mission) and Anton Smith (Counselor for Economic Affairs) as well as with Portfolio Manager for Cerberus Group, Mr. Aitor Cohrs. These three GU alumni shared past expertiences about their passage through our University as well as their chosen career paths. The meeting and cocktail were held at our partner institution, Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Students and other GU alumni present enjoyed the one-on one chance to talk to these three distinguished guests.

Informational Panel-Feb 12, 2015
Rosemay Blake presenting Panelists students and alumni
Kris Urs Anton Smith Aitor Cohrs


Fall 2014


Thanks to the intervention from GU alumni, Stephan Mulvihill and Marina Duque, student were able to enjoy a fascinating visit to the Zara hub in Arteixo (near A Coruña). We learned about the shop management and client demand, fashion designs, fabrication, delivery systems, store layoutphoto shoots, etc. in an extensive 2.5 hour tour. At the end, we were presented with a Zara T-shirt and company CD to remember our visit. The visit was overwhelming to say the least!

Zara from the Inside
inditex Cubo Mock store front
Factory Group picture with gifts Train ride back


Alumni mentored program participants. Pairs met over a coctail dinner at Restaurnat 3 Bocas on Thursday, September 25. Students had the opportunity to meet many of the Alumni Club members and hopefuly will maintain this new network.

Mentoring F2014


coctail Jenny, Alfonso,Ana Carla con alumnos


Spring 2014

Informational Panel with guest speakers: Kathleen Hennessey (BSFS '80)- US Consul General; Ismael González de Diego Miller (B'86)- Management Consulting and Professor and Rosemary Blake (MA'83), Director for Conservation Products Company  and Blake, Cavia and Assoc Foundation.  These alumni shared thoughts and experiences about their career paths with students. During the cocktail, the panelists and other alumni spoke with students. Photos: https://gumadridactivities201314.shutterfly.com/pictures/257

March 6, 2014
publico panelists cocktail

Spring 2013

Haizam Amirah Fernández (Director Mediterranean and Arab countries-Real  Instituto Elcano) invited the GU students to visit the Elcano Royal Institute, and important thinktank in Spain. They explained the diferent areas they work in and responded to questions. One student ended up interning here the following summer.

Real Instituto Elcano
mesa1 grupo escalera


Fall 2012

November 27, 2012: The Madrid Hoya Network sponsored an informational panel for the Madrid program students. GU alumni panelists were Stephan Mulvihill-SFS'85 ( Director for Treasury & Trade Solutions, Corporate Head for Spain & Global Subsidiaries Group and Country Head for Spain-CitiBank), Carmen Venegas-LLM'00 (Director at the Club Español de Arbitraje) and Pedro Claros-LLM'01 (Partner at Cuatrecasas Law firm). Over drinks and food, they shared tips and experiences with Georgetown Madrid program students and other alumni present at the Café Hispano in Madrid. Students and alumni discussed career options, interview tactics and skills that are valued in the job market. 
Informational Panel: November 27, 2012
infoPanel pedroHabla students



September 26, 2012:  We chose the organize an institutional visit to Madrid's stock market (La Bolsa). A beautiful XIXc palace where all the exchanges took place. Now it is mostly done electronically in another location, but the visit to the traditional building was still very interesting.

Bolsa exterior Paseo pasos perdidos control
presidiendo parque parque2

Spring 2012

MARCH: Informational panel with Georgetown alumni: Haizam Amirah Fernández (Director Mediterranean and Arab countries-Real  Instituto Elcano), Kim DeBlauw (Counselor for administrative affairs- US Embassy) and Ramón Esteruelas (Head of Sales for Southern Europe and Latinamerica -Fundquest). (Short biographies). After the brief presentations there was an active question and answer session from both students and alumni. Afterwards, discussion continued during the cocktail. It was clearly a big success. Approximately 30 people attended of which there was a pretty even number of students and alumni.  March 1, 2012, Universidad Pontificia Comillas.

El evento de alumni fue un placer! Estoy muy agradecida por sus consejos, y tanto este evento como las charlas a la embajada, me inspiraron mucho.
-Kathleen Bush-Joseph (COL'13)
Ani presentando Antonio presentando alumnos y alumni
Kim DeBlauw Raqmon Esteruelas Haizam Amirah
Agradecimiento Kim y Margo convite
Charlie-Antonio-Ben hope eero coctel

FEBRUARY: Institutional visit to the US Embassy. Georgetown alumnus, Kathleen Hennessey, Consul General hosted a visit to the Embassy for the program students and GU Alumni Club former president. Speakers included Kate Byrnes, Counselor for Public Affairs and GU alumnus,  Christine Fagan, Chief, American Citizens Services Unit, Embassy Intern Lauren Jaynes, Tara Gould, Management Unit, and of course, the Consul herself. The session proved to be very insightful on what the Embassy and the Consulate do, and on Foreign Service as a whole. Many thanks for their time, warmth and expertise! 

Visit to the US Embassy: February 8, 2012
grupo en embajada Hennessey Byrnes
Fagan Gould


FALL 2011
  • MHN launch: "Networking" November 10, 2011 at the Café Hispano.Social gathering for Club members and students hosting a special guest, Ms. Kathleen Hennessey, US Consul General in Spain and and former Georgetown student (F'80). Also attending were Vice-consul, Maritheresa Frain (PHD91), former program participants residing in Madrid, GU alumni in Spain, parents and current students. Numbers exceeded our expectations (over 30 people) and we considered a big success. Thank you all who attended!
brindisMHN MNHvips conversar
jovenes alumnos





Georgetown University Program in Madrid celebrated its 15 years of existence in 2006, coinciding with the GU Club of Spain's 5th anniversary. Students, alumni, professors and friends enjoyed the event together. And not only that, other trips and events as well!

GU/Madrid and GU Club of Spain



Enjoy these random pictures shared by students and program staff dating from 1991 to the present. We hope you'll share more pictures with us.




The GU Club of Spain was founded in 2001. They have been very helpful providing internship contacts for program students. In June, 2006 we celebrated our anniversaries together: 

GU alumni and study abroad student activities: pictures

 If you wish to contact the Club, please write to:

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GU club webpage


Pictures of various Club events








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