Study Abroad in Spain
Providing unique learning experiences for North American university students since 1969
Why study abroad in Spain?
Spain is one of the top destinations for American students and it is the number one place they go to study and perfect the Spanish language. Every person’s choice has its own reasons. If you’re like our students, one or more of these factors could lead you to choose a study abroad program in fabulous Spain:
Spain as a study abroad destination
Immerse yourself in Southern Spain’s culture – history, architecture, flamenco and tapas.
Surround yourself with big-city sophistication, culture, art, sports, culinary delights and a Mediterranean climate.
Enjoy an American-style university experience in this seaside, temperate paradise.
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Programs in Spain
Historically, this has been our most popular program, for students who are studying Spanish as a major or minor or who simply want to develop their fluency in the language. Spanish studies focuses on courses in the Spanish language as well as the culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries. Courses are for-credit to transfer back to a student’s home campus.
This is an option for students with high levels of Spanish proficiency to take some “real world” academic courses. “Integrated” refers to taking university courses in Spanish with local students. To be considered a student in this program, you only need to take 1 course and the rest can be in another category. Taking content courses in Spanish challenges students to use their
Students in International Studies do not need a high level of Spanish proficiency. They take at least one content course in English in a wide range of areas, to keep you on track for graduation. International Studies students in Seville and Alicante also have required Spanish language courses to improve from whatever your starting level is (optional courses in Spanish are available in Barcelona).
Spanish Studies Abroad offers experiential learning to supplement your classroom studies through unpaid internships and volunteer work. Students tell us that these are often the most rewarding experiences of their study abroad as they allow you to meet many people as well as learn and use Spanish in real-world settings.
What are the best universities for international students in Spain?
At Spanish Studies Abroad, students can combine Spanish language classes with taking content courses at various universities, in Spanish for advanced speakers of the language or, in many cases, English.
In Seville, we work with both the Universidad de Sevilla and the Universidad Pablo Olavide, two excellent options for international students.
The Universidad de Alicante is renowned for its excellence in STEM, as well as other areas.
It provides international students with an atmosphere similar to US universities, with a spacious layout and beautiful landscaping as well as amenities like a sports pavilion and cafes.
In Barcelona, Spanish Studies Abroad places students into two prestigious universities as well as Elisava, an excellent school for design and art. The two universities are the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the study abroad campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Why travel to Spain with Spanish Studies Abroad?
There are many choices in study abroad so you should look at different options and destinations. So why do our students love our programs?