Learn through Experience
From the moment you arrive in Spain, you will be surrounded by new sights, sounds, and smells, which will all become familiar and integral parts of your experience there as you learn about the rich history and culture of the region you will be living in. What better way to learn the Spanish language and culture than to immerse yourself in life in beautiful Spain, the very place where Spanish originated?
In the Classroom
Language classes will take place in the morning, in which, depending on your skill level, you can quickly learn grammar that you will be able to apply right away or discover Spanish literature, culture, and art through classroom discussions in Spanish.
After morning classes and lunch with your host family (where you can test out all those new words you learned in class!), you will spend your afternoon learning Spanish dances, going horseback riding, taking cooking classes, or exploring nearbyhistorical and cultural sites. These include trips to museums, spectacularnatural parks, and weekend excursions to Madrid and perhaps Aveiro Beach in Portugal.
Although there is a dormitory option, most students stay with host families,and this personal experience of Spanish family lifewill allow you to learn even more about the culture and what a typical day looks like in Spain. You will be welcomed by these diverse families, most of whom have had many students stay with them over the years, and you will undoubtedly learn a lot about the people and family life in Spain.
Earn College Credit
Get a jumpstart on your resume and your college career by earning credit through studying in Spain in just two weeks. Depending on your college/university, you can earn cultural or language credits through your experience with us. Study abroad in high school helps to make you a well-rounded, culturally conscious person who will find that such an experience will be helpful in the future in many ways.
Why Study Spanish?
As students, it is necessary to recognize this need because it will be important in the future no matter what field you may find yourselves in, be it health, law, business, education, engineering, maintenance, and everything in between. You may even find yourself living in or near a community that speaks mostly Spanish, and language skills could help you get to know your neighbors.
Research shows that the best way to develop fluency in a language and to gain cultural knowledge is to EXPERIENCE the target language and culture firsthand by STUDYING ABROAD. Through study abroad, students become a part of a Spanish-speaking world in a way that allows them to live and breathe every aspect of the host country’s language and way of life.