Capital: Madrid  |  Population: 47.27 million

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! 

Program Fees

2024-25 Programs

Academic Semester $11,500
Academic Year $13,000

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.

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Aspect Foundation

Study Abroad Program
1 800 879 6884
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