Study Abroad in Spain

Spain is located in the southwest of Europe on the Iberian peninsula sharing a border with Portugal to the west and France to the east. Spain also controls the Balearean islands (Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza) in the Mediterranean, the Canary islands in the Atlantic (near the Moroccan coast), as well as Ceuta and Melilla (located in Northern Africa). Spain is the third largest European country in size (505.955 square kilometers) and fifth largest in population (40 million people). The capital of Spain is Madrid.

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Program Details

  • Must be between the ages of 14 and 18
  • Two years of Spanish is advised
  • Placed with carefully selected host family
  • Optional soft landing camp and language course
  • Optional sports guarantee
  • Optional metro or beach guarantee


  • Academic Year: Sept – June
  • Fall Semester: Sept – Jan
    Soft Landing Camp: Not available due to the pandemic
  • Spring Semester: Jan – June
  • 3 month Fall program: Sept –Dec
    Soft Landing Camp: Not available due to the pandemic
  • 3 month Spring program: Jan– April
  • 2 month Fall program: Sept – Nov
    Soft Landing Camp: Not available due to the pandemic
  • 2 month Spring program: Jan – March
  • Fall Application Deadline: April 1st
  • Spring Application Deadline: October 1st

Program Costs

  • Academic Year – $8,500
  • Semester – $8,300
  • 3 months – $3,950
  • 2 months – $3,750

Required International Health/Liability Insurance:

  • Academic Year – $660
  • Semester – $390
  • 3 months – $300
  • 2 months – $200

$1700 deposit due with application

Optional additions:
– Soft Landing Camp (Madrid or Barcelona)– $560
– Metro Guarantee– N/A
– Regional Guarantee– $615-$950
– Sports Guarantee– $280

**Prices are subject to change**

Program Includes

Public high school acceptance

Host family placement

Visa support documents

Pre-departure orientation

Local orientation upon arrival

Monitoring and supervision by local partner while in Spain

24-hour emergency support

Program Does Not Include

International airfare

Domestic transportation to host family and within Spain

School textbooks and lunches

Extracurricular expenses for clubs, sports, etc.

Passport/visa/resident card fees

Personal spending money

High School System

Basic compulsory education ends at age 16. Upper secondary school is two years of additional schooling that is optional. Students must finish this additional schooling in order to go on to higher education.

All students take a number of core subjects including Spanish, a foreign language and history. They also have to specialize in one area of either: natural and health sciences, sciences and engineering, social sciences, humanities or the arts.