ECI: High School Summer Immersion Programs in Spain with a Host Family
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ECI: High School Summer Immersion Programs in Spain with a Host Family

We offer unique individual host family immersion programs for high school students!

Live with a family in Spain for between 2 and 6 weeks in the summer. We will choose a family most suited to you, and usually with a teen of a similar age. You will speak only Spanish and you will be completely integrated in Spanish family life and culture. This is the best way to improve your spoken Spanish.

We have host families in San Sebastian and the Costa del Sol. San Sebastian is known for its beaches, world-renowned restaurants & upscale shops. Almeria, on the Costa del Sol is located at the foot of a mountain range. Our families are carefully chosen and are all volunteers, wanting to host in order to forge a connections with a student from the US. You will make friends for life.

You can also enhance and make the most out of your stay by taking one to one Spanish lessons or taking part in sports. This is a very flexible program.

Our Host Family Coordinator is on call for you 24/7.

Europe » Spain
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Price is per week and does not include airfare. A $500 scholarship towards your program is available. See website for details.

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21 years old
Louisville, Colorado
Bucknell University

Amazing Opportunity



My name is Emily Gross and I went on this ECI trip a few years ago. This is truly an amazing trip and opportunity to travel and immerse yourself in Spanish culture.

What is so unique about this trip is being able to go to so many different parts of Spain. Each region in Spain is very different and by traveling to the different regions you learn so much. Not only do you get to see the different parts of Spain, you get to make new friends, enhance your spanish skills, and be abroad in a different setting unlike traveling with family.

My favorite part of this trip was staying in Granada for a couple of nights. We got to see the Alhambra and go to eat at the University of Granada (incredible food). Being in the south of Spain, we got to see the immense Moroccan influence on the spanish architecture and it was breathtaking. If you have any interest in art history or architecture, Spain has some of the best.

Even though I had traveled to a lot of spanish speaking countries before this experience, it solidified my love for the spanish language and culture. It helped me decide to be a spanish minor and to study abroad in college at the University of Granada.

This trip is a must! And if none of that matters to you, it looks really good on a resume.

35 years old
Monterey, CA
California Polytechnic State University- San Luis Obispo

Quality Housing, Language Programs, and Staff.



My name is Sarah Behm and I've been a chaperone with ECI for the past three summers for the Salamanca program. ECI is unique in that they provide students with a full immersion into the Spanish culture through content-based language learning (cooking, dancing, art, soccer, horseback riding) in addition to language partner sessions (tapas tasting with local Spanish teens in Spanish), University accredited Spanish courses, and a week with a host family that has a teenager similar in age. Furthermore, we have a local chaperone from Spain that only communicates with the students in Spanish. Plus, our US chaperones are all fluent in the target language - Spanish or French!

Students are also exposed to the variety of Spanish subcultures by traveling from North to South. We start with a full four days of sightseeing In Spain's capital - Madrid. Then we are off to the university town of Salamanca where students stay in dorms (just steps from the center square) and take University accredited Spanish courses. In San Sebastian students spend most of the week on the beach with their host families. And we end with a tour of our favorite southern Spain cities - Seville, Granada, and Nerja. I've seen very few study abroad programs that travel from each end of the country!

We pride ourselves on high quality housing, restaurants, language schools, activities, host families, and chaperones!

Hasta pronto! Sarah

About The Provider


Edu-Culture Immersion is a Study Abroad organization specializing in programs for US high school students. We offer language programs in France, Spain and Costa Rica, and also offer programs in the US for European students.

What makes ECI different to other companies is that all