Semester & Year: Adopt the life of a Spaniard by spending a semester living with a host family and attending a high school amidst this rich blend of cultures. Take on regional pride like you never have before, based on which area you are placed in. No matter where you live, the landscape will be varied and beautiful; in some areas, the climate changes so rapidly that you can practically ski down a mountain directly onto the beach.
Summer language: This four-week program in Malaga, Spain is designed to provide an intensive Spanish language learning experience through both formal study and first-hand cultural experience. You will have the unique opportunity to grow close with students from around the world by living together on a high school campus. The school has to main buildings: a new one and an elder one, named to be “Best monument of minor Art of Malaga City” and designed by the architect Casto Fernández Shaw. All parts of the ancient architectural buildings are reproductions of the Gothic Style, incl. the big chapel within the residence. The program includes 80 hours of Spanish language classes (4 hours per day, 5 days per week). Classes take place on campus, and are taught professional language teachers. Beginner Spanish speakers are welcome. Your Spanish-speaking ability will be evaluated at the beginning of the program to ensure that your own classes are suited to your needs as much as possible.
Summer global prep: This summer, join the AFS Group Program in Spain for a two-week international culture program. This exciting excursion will introduce you to some of the highlights of Spanish culture. With tentative visits to Madrid, Seville, Granada, and Málaga's Costa del Sol in the works, there's something for everyone. You will have the opportunity to stay with a host family while in Spain. By spending time with your family in the evenings and on weekends, you will have the opportunity to further improve your language learning and learn about local cultures. This immersion offers a unique way to skyrocket your learning by placing it in immediate context. Your learning will not be limited to books, but rather will be a part of every aspect of your life throughout your 2 weeks in Spain.