The best way to learn a language and to learn about a new culture is to immerse yourself among the people. Find every opportunity to be a part of the culture. Here are some great opportunities through NYU.
Similar to New York, each barrio (neighborhood) of Madrid has a different vibe to it. Here are a few of them.
Madrid just feels like a capital city. From the 6 lane streets of the Gran Via, to its tree lined boulevards along Paseodel Castellana, the city core spans in all directions from Sol, the city centre.