Students & recent graduates
Improve your English and/or Spanish communication skills and make friends with Spanish and international students while attending a Spanish school!
Study Options for Secondary School Students and Recent Graduates:
Secondary Schools in Spain
Duration options: from 4 months to one year
There are many options available for a short or long-term study at a private secondary school in Spain. This is a good option if you already have your high school diploma and you want to explore your options for studying abroad in Europe and finding out who you are and what you would like to do next.
Meet with our UStudy adviser for Spain!
Duration options: one semester to one year
Prepare yourself for an entire undergraduate (bachelor) study in Spain. There are English language bachelor programs but the majority of excellent bachelor programs at the best public and private universities in Spain are taught in Spanish. Universities offer a foundation year with specific courses focusing on learning Spanish. A B1 or B2 CEFR-level of Spanish is the advised level to study successfully at a university. During the foundation year you can also take courses that will count towards the completion of your bachelor program, so you can start earning credits and make the most of your study time in Spain.
Meet with our UStudy adviser for Spain!
Short academic programs
Duration options: varies per program
Learn career-boosting skills, develop a sense of independence, and build self-confidence by completing a short academic program. From Hotel and Restaurant Management to Environmental Studies, several Spanish universities and colleges offer short accredited academic programs. UStudy students will have the opportunity to attend a top university or college in Spain, while possibly earning credits towards completing a degree at home. The best public and private universities in Spain offer excellent facilities, such as libraries, student residences and sports departments. Choosing an academic summer program in Spain can also help the student improve their Spanish skills. Completing a short academic program in Spain can be a sign of intercultural competence – something that is highly appealing to (future) employers.
Meet with our UStudy Spain Adviser to find out what internship programs are of interest to you!
Language and Culture Courses
Duration options: varies per program, from short summer programs to an entire semester
Improve your Spanish communication skills in Spain! There are many language courses available across the country and summer programs on offer at private schools. The programs are very lively and popular with international students. The courses are always a combination of Spanish language instruction and getting to know the Spanish culture by cooking together, taking dance lessons, learning to sail, going on excursions, etc. The courses range from beginners to advanced, so there is always a program that suits the student’s level of Spanish language proficiency. By spending time in Spain, students will get the opportunity to experience day-to-day life, make remarkable advances in their fluency skills and meet students from around the world.
Meet with our UStudy Spain Adviser to find out what language and culture courses are of interest to you!
Duration options: 1 semester - 4 years
High school graduates can enjoy quality education at one of the many colleges and universities Spain has to offer. In Spanish the undergraduate (bachelor) program is called “grado” and the total duration of the program is 4 years. Students who apply for a grado program have to pay the tuition fee for a year at a public university.
The tuition fee is very low, compared to US standards, and is around 1,000-2,000 euro per academic year. Private universities are far more expensive. The yearly tuition fee runs between 5,000-12,000 euro. At private universities you pay per earned credit. This makes it a flexible system, allowing the student to earn credits and continue studying at home. There is a huge variety of studies to choose from and we can assist you in finding the right study and university. Most universities also offer exchange programs, so you could start your studies in your home country and in the second or third year of your studies attend an exchange program in Spain.
Meet with our UStudy Spain Adviser to find out what bachelor programs are of interest to you!
Test preparation Workshops
Before you leave for Spain, it is important to test the level of your command of the Spanish language. The official exam for Spanish (comparable to TOEFL for English) is the DELE exam. Sometimes it is necessary to complete a DELE exam before you start your studies in Spain. Your adviser for Spain can help you with the preparation for that exam.
As an alternative, it is often sufficient to take the SIELE test, which only measures the level of the student’s command of the Spanish language. The SIELE and DELE tests are based upon the CEFR-framework (Common European Framework of References of Languages).
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