Study abroad in Spain, and experience the diversity and vibrance of the Mediterranean. You have the chance to meaningfully experience Spanish culture while staying with a local host family and enjoying real-life foreign language practice you can’t get in a classroom. You make friends and new family members from around the world and develop skills, experience, and maturity that equip you for success in an increasingly globalized world – all while you’re still in high school!
High School Program Details
- Placement in a Spanish high school for a semester or academic year
- Placement with a carefully-selected host family
- Students take a course-load of eight academic courses, usually focused in a specific learning track (arts, natural science, health, humanities, technology, languages, history and literature)
- 2 years Spanish language study required
- Comprehensive health and accident insurance included
- Round-trip airfare included
- Arrival orientation camp in Madrid included (subject to change/cancelation due to COVID-19)
- Application Deadline: March 1 (fall semester and year-long), September 15 (spring semester)
Spain at a Glance
- Spain is divided into distinct cultural regions, with different dialects and languages.
- People tend to be warm, outgoing and fun, giving hugs and kisses upon meeting a new person.
- Sense of time in Spain is quite different than in the U.S. Being late is acceptable, and meals, especially dinner take place much later (usually around 10:00 p.m.).
- Spain has a beautiful and varied landscape, from temperate beaches to stunning mountain ranges.
- Traditional Spanish dishes include paella, gazpacho, and many forms of tapas, small dishes that are served as a snack with wine and beer.
- Learn more by visiting our Spain country profile!
- Visit our blog to read about some past students’ experiences:
- Read more great reviews, comments, and testimonials from former Aspect Foundation students and parents here!
Visa, residence permit, and passport costs are not included. Please note you may be required to appear in person at a Spanish Consulate to obtain your visa. Depending on where you live, this may require out-of-state travel.