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Overview of Study Abroad Programs in Spain

Studying abroad in Spain offers an immersive blend of academic excellence, vibrant culture, and rich history. Renowned for its prestigious universities, Spain provides a world-class education system with a diverse range of programs across disciplines. The country’s dedication to research and innovation is reflected in its modern facilities, distinguished faculty, and a legacy of intellectual contributions, making it an enticing destination for those seeking top-tier education.

Beyond academics, Spain’s dynamic cities, stunning landscapes, and lively traditions provide an ideal backdrop for personal growth and exploration. The warmth of Spanish culture, the chance to learn or improve your Spanish language skills, and the country’s world-renowned culinary scene enhance the immersive experience. With its fusion of educational rigor, cultural immersion, and a relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle, studying in Spain promises a transformative journey that enriches both education and personal perspective.

WHY STUDY IN SPAIN

Spain’s prestigious universities are part of a top-notch education system with diverse programs across many disciplines. Their commitment to research and innovation is evident in its modern facilities and esteemed faculty, ensuring a world-class learning experience. Just outside the classroom rests iconic architecture along the winding streets of Seville’s old town. Students will engage with centuries of culture and history while embracing a contemporary energy.

Students will learn or improve their Spanish language skills in an immersive setting by participating in local traditions, and savoring delectable cuisine, all contributing to a holistic experience. Studying in Spain promises a transformative journey that broadens horizons and leaves lasting memories.

HIGHLIGHTS OF STUDYING IN SPAIN

Here are just a few of the best things about studying in Spain:

  • Explore iconic sites like the Alhambra in Granada, Gaudi’s masterpieces in Barcelona, and the medieval architecture of Toledo, delving into centuries of history.
  • Engage with Spain’s artistic heritage through world-renowned museums like the Prado in Madrid, which houses works by Goya, Velázquez, and more.
  • Indulge in Spain’s renowned cuisine, from tapas to paella, and savor the local flavors while enjoying the country’s rich food culture.
  • Participate in lively cultural events such as La Tomatina, Semana Santa (Holy Week), and local fiestas, immersing yourself in Spanish traditions.

Our Spain Study Abroad Programs

Browse all of our opportunities to study in Spain below. If you can’t find a suitable program, check out our main program finder to continue your study abroad search beyond Spain.

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Spain

Summer Study in Spain (Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

World Endeavors students taking summer courses in Seville take courses in Hispanic Studies, focusing on Spanish culture and language.

Summer Study in Spain (Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

Students take classes with faculty at the cutting-edge Universidad Pablo de Olavide while staying with Spanish host families. It’s the perfect way for students to use their summer vacation to improve their Spanish or further their cultural studies, all while living in one of Spain’s most beautiful and historic cities.

Location

About Seville

Seville, the capital of Andalusia, which lies in the southernmost embrace of Spain, is a treasure trove pulsating with flamenco rhythms, the spectacle of bullfighting, and some of Europe’s most exuberant and vibrant celebrations. Just a stone’s throw away, across the straits of Gibraltar, Morocco’s influence blends with the mosaic of European and African cultures, infusing Andalusia with its distinct charm. Seville, a living testament to this fusion, showcases a captivating tapestry of North African, European, and Middle Eastern architectural marvels, echoing a history of cultural exchange.

Dates & costs

Our study abroad programs dates vary based on the particular university you’ll be placed in and the costs vary based on how long you intend to study as well as what your course load will be.

To learn more about the costs and dates available, please select an individual study abroad program from the list above, or Request a Call and one of our team members will get in contact with you.

Semester Study in Spain (Universidad Palo de Olavide) | $12,990
Summer Study in Spain (Universidad Pablo de Olavide) | $5,490

Eligibility

  • World Endeavors study abroad participants should be 18 years or older (in most cases).
  • Have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the start of their program.
  • Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.
  • Must have completed high school (or equivalent)
  • While some programs have minimum GPA requirements and require that applicants be currently enrolled in a college or university, others are open to all participants regardless of age or student status.

See individual study abroad program pages for more details, or contact a World Endeavors advisor.

Housing

Students stay with hospitable Spanish host families, which becomes a pivotal element for plunging into the local way of life and refining their Spanish skills beyond the classroom walls. The homestay experience not only offers cultural immersion but also stands as a prime avenue for students to hone their language proficiency. As part of the host family arrangement, participants enjoy the privilege of three daily meals and access to laundry facilities, ensuring a well-rounded and comfortable stay.

Every World Endeavors Study Abroad Program Includes

Our study abroad programs are as unique as our destinations, but there are program features that unify all of our study experiences.

YOUR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

  • Top accredited universities
  • Flexible durations – 2 to 4 weeks to a full academic year
  • Expansive destination options
  • English instruction offered in all locations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Vetted campus accommodations selected with quality and safety in mind
  • Friendly community of peers from local host country and around the world

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Activities and cultural engagement
  • On-campus social events, clubs and sports

ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • Professional assistance and collaboration with home institution on course approvals and credit transfers
  • Transcript received directly from university abroad

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN SPAIN

Spain offers a plethora of activities to enjoy during your spare time, ensuring a fulfilling and memorable experience. Here are some exciting things to do:

  • Explore Historical Sites: Visit iconic landmarks such as the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the Alhambra in Granada, and the Royal Palace in Madrid. Immerse yourself in centuries of culture and architecture.
  • Visit Art Galleries and Museums: Explore the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, and contemporary art centers like the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
  • Attend Sporting Events: Experience the passion of Spanish sports by attending a soccer match at renowned stadiums like Camp Nou in Barcelona or Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid. Soccer (football) is deeply ingrained in Spanish culture.
  • Indulge in Culinary Delights: Participate in wine and food tastings to experience the diverse flavors of Spanish cuisine.

How to choose the best Study Abroad program

Selecting the perfect study abroad program can be easy! Follow these steps to find the program that will help you achieve your goals.

Earn Credit Toward Your Degree

Studying abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your academic interests in an international context! Use our Program Finder tool to search by field of study and take classes toward your major.

Choose Your Dream Destination 

Combine education and exploration of your dream destination! Evaluate which program countries align with your interests and academic objectives.

Improve your Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit Your Budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

The Time is Right

Explore programs offered in just the right window of opportunity. We offer semesters in the fall or spring, full academic year programs, or shorter summer study programs.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.

SEARCH

Academic Credit

World Endeavors study abroad programs take place at top accredited universities and schools around the world. World Endeavors program advisors assist students with the process of credit approvals, transcripts, and credit transfers. We work with students’ academic advisors and universities to ensure that the process goes smoothly, allowing students to focus on the cultural and academic experience of studying abroad.

Have a specific course or requirement to fill? Contact a World Endeavors advisor to see what programs will be the best fit.

ACADEMIC CREDIT INFORMATION

Recent Testimonials

JillianStudy in France

I realized once I got back that I learned more than I thought I did—not that I didn’t think I learned a lot, already. Three of my goals were to make more international friends (check), amp up my French comprehension (check), and expand my worldview (check).

EdenStudy in Spain

Honestly it was the best semester I’ve ever had. I met so many people and learned so many things. I found a new love for a different country. I would definitely recommend World Endeavors to anyone who wants a life-changing experience!

JenniferStudy in Spain

My advisor at World Endeavors was absolutely excellent! Her expertise and delightful people skills were exactly what sealed the deal, making World Endeavors my final decision for study abroad.”

AliciaStudy in Thailand

I have to say that what I remember, as much as the delicious colors and flavors of Thailand, are the people I crossed paths with – the other students who became such good friends, and the local Thais who showed me such kindness. And of course the food. I still dream of the food.”

HeatherStudy in England

It was amazing to be able to say I traveled to six countries in one semester.

KristenIntern in Morocco

It was amazing! Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone - the spontaneous adventures are gold!

Spain FAQs

What Part of Europe is Spain in?

Spain is located in the southwestern corner of Europe, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Bay of Biscay. It also shares land borders with Portugal, France, Andorra, and Gibraltar.

Is it Safe to Travel to Spain?

Spain is generally considered safe for travel. It offers diverse cultural experiences, historic sites, and beautiful landscapes. However, travelers should remain vigilant against petty theft, especially in crowded tourist areas, and follow local laws and customs. Staying informed about the current travel advisories and COVID-19 guidelines is recommended for a safe and enjoyable trip to Spain.

Is Catalonia Part of Spain?

Yes, Catalonia is an autonomous community of Spain located in the northeastern part of the Iberian Peninsula. It is home to Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, and many other famous cities. It has its language and culture and is considered one of the most prosperous regions of Spain. Although it has its regional government, it remains a part of Spain and is represented in the Spanish Parliament.

How Much Does it Cost to go to Spain?

The cost of going to Spain will depend on several factors, including the length of stay, type of transportation, accommodations, and activities. Planning a trip to Spain on a budget is possible, but the exact cost will vary depending on the individual’s preferences and budget.

How Long Can You Stay in Spain Without a Visa?

Most visitors can stay in Spain for up to 90 days without a visa. After that, they must apply for a visa or leave the country. However, the type of visa required will depend on your purpose of traveling to Spain.

If you decide to go on a World Endeavors program in Spain, you’ll have our helpful advisors to guide you through every step of the visa process.

How Hot Does it Get in Spain?

The average temperature in Spain varies depending on the season and region. In the summer months, the temperatures in the south can reach up to 40°C (104°F), while in the north, it is more relaxed with temperatures around 20°C (68°F).

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Our Top Study Abroad Destinations

World Endeavors offers study abroad programs in several destinations in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Our programs are located in a variety of sites, including urban and rural, English-speaking and non-English speaking. Semester, year-long, and summer programs are all available. Our wide range of options means you can find the program which is just right for you.

How to apply for a Study Abroad Program

You’ve decided to study abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. Get ready to CHANGE YOUR WORLD!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready to study and explore like never before!