Location
  • Spain
    • Seville
Length
52+ weeks

Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Timeframe
Academic Year Fall J-Term Maymester Spring Spring Break Summer Winter
Housing
Apartment Host Family
Language
Spanish
Age Min.
13
Age Max
20

Pricing

Starting Price
10900
Price Details
Round-trip air tickets.
Assignment guaranteed to a carefully selected Spanish host family and full board.
Enrollment and education expenses at a private Spanish high school.
Material and textbooks.
School Uniforms (if necessary).
Spanish Classes 4 hours per week.
Extracurricular activity of your choice.
Supervision and support of a local coordinator throughout the stay.
Emergency telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Personal and academic monitoring.
Assistance with the visa application process.
Help in the whole process of validating studies and certificates.
Full health insurance.
Diploma or certificate on completion of your program.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Meals SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Not Included
Domestic Airfare SIM cards
Feb 03, 2023
Jan 17, 2024
43 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

On our “High school in Spain” program, we will enroll you in a high school of recognized quality, located in one of the best areas of Seville. You will live with a host family specially selected for you, enjoying a wide range of activities and excursions, while all the time having the support of a local coordinator for anything you need. Summer, semsester and year long options available.

If you are a high school student or recent graduate and want to discover another part of the world, this extraordinary High school program is made for you! Choose between a whole year, semester, or any other length of your convenience that will allow you to immerse yourself in another culture, learn a new language and live with a host family who will open their home and hearts to you.

Video and Photos

Program Highlights

  • Focused on the closeness, trust and personalized attention we give to students and families.
  • Local agency, no intermediary agents, we know the schools, principals, teachers and host families personally.
  • Small groups of students each year, so excellence in student care is guaranteed.

Program Reviews

4.86 Rating
based on 14 reviews
  • 5 rating 85.71%
  • 4 rating 14.29%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Growth 4.8
  • Support 4.8
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.75
  • Safety 4.95
Showing 1 - 8 of 14 reviews
Default avatar
Aleena
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Semester Ever!

I studied in high school with Seville Abroad and truly had one of the greatest experiences of my life. Pepa, Chelo and Nicole are the kindest people and created the most welcoming place in a new environment. They were helpful and accommodating and made me feel very safe. Going to school was hard at first but became easier and eventually was fun. I made lifelong friends that I am already planning to go visit and I miss Seville so much! The excursions were a highlight and my host family was amazing! I can’t recommend this program enough!!

16 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Florencia Belen
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

I learned so much about myself and had the best experience

Being part of Sevilla abroad you create long-lasting memories that you'll look back on forever. While there I discovered so much about myself and who I want to be. Like all experiences, I faced challenges, one being moving host families. This was a very hard time for me but having Pepa and Chelo there supporting me every step of the way was extremely helpful. During my time there I created long-lasting friendships with both Spaniards and the other study-abroad students. Before choosing Seville Abroad I did my research on all other study abroad programs but decided on this program because of how small it was. Pepa and Chelo make sure to know you well and support you. I couldn't have made a better decision. The relationships you make with the people there and Chelo and Pepa will be relationships that last forever.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
If there is any advice I can give it is to be social. Talk to the kids in your classes and ask them what is going on that weekend, get to know them, and make as many friends as you can. Also, talk to the other kids in the program because they can give you advice about anything you need.
Pros
  • Build life long relationships
  • Traveling with the group and alone
  • Fully immerse in the Spanish culture
Cons
  • Depending on what school you go to it may not me easy
17 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Jenny
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A year in Sevilla

My daughter spent a gap year in Sevilla during which she attended a public high school. Seville Abroad provided her with the opportunity to live abroad and experience a new culture with the security of having support nearby if she needed it. Her goal was to improve her Spanish and learn about a new culture. She did both of these and more. Sevilla Abroad offers tutoring, in country and out of country excursions, and opportunities to partake in local celebrations. The first two months were the hardest as she worked to improve her Spanish skills and make friends. She ended the year more confident, outgoing, with excellent Spanish skills and close friendships with Spanish and American friends. The decision to go abroad changed her life for the better and gave her experiences and new perspectives she would not have had without this opportunity. Given the option to do it again, we would most definitely do it all again.

23 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Charmian
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Trimester Abroad in Spain

I had an unforgettable and amazing experience living and studying in Spain for my first trimester of my junior year of high school. Even though my level of Spanish was not high when I arrived in Spain, I was able to learn from the classes within my program and through my amazing host family. I feel that I was matched up to them and fit into their family very well. It was also very helpful at first because my host sister knew a lot of English and I was able to learn Spanish from her easily. I left with much more vocabulary and ability to understand the language than what I arrived with! In addition, I experienced personal growth in independence and maturity.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
I tried ox tail in Cordoba, which I was unsure about at first, but it was delicious. Also, when our program took an excursion to pros, I tried escargot! The sauce was the most tasty part but the texture was interesting!
Pros
  • The learning of a new language.
  • Meeting lifelong friends who live all throughout America
  • Opening your eyes to different cultures and the diverse world.
Cons
  • The school system in Spain was difficult to get transcripts and records from.
  • It was difficult to choose classes and personalize a school schedule.
  • The restriction of curfew of midnight was difficult to abide by with the typical life in Spain.
22 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Ireina
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Seville Abroad Summer Program 2023

I participated in the Seville Abroad Summer Program in the summer of 2023. This was my first time ever traveling abroad by myself. I really loved the Seville Abroad program and would highly recommend it. The program offered a well balanced mix of host family time, Spanish language classroom study, and fun travel excursions. I really enjoyed the opportunity to live with a local Spanish family and to experience all of travel in southern Spain. The staff at Seville Abroad were fantastic. I felt supported throughout my experience and they always took the time to check in with me to make sure that all of my needs were being met. Based on my positive experience, I am now looking to apply to Seville Abroad again and to participate in their High School Abroad program.

Pros
  • Spanish language study and immersion
  • Cultural experience living with local host family
  • Supportive Seville Abroad staff and opportunities to travel in southern Spain
30 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Ian
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Seville Abroad Review

Prior to this summer, I was skeptical about travelling abroad for an entire month away from everyone I knew. I was persuaded by my mother to join the abroad program. I was keen to practice and learn more Spanish and hopefully make new friends. When I first arrived at the airport and met with all the kids from the program I could tell that the different backgrounds and traditions were unique but I figured we would all get along pretty well. Not many kids get this opportunity and the fact that almost all of us were pretty outgoing only contributed to the experience. Throughout the month I learned more about Spanish culture, the lives of my new friends, and what it was like to live in different parts of the United States. I made great memories and saw the beauty of another country firsthand. I made strong relationships with some of the other kids in the program who I plan on meeting up with in the future. All in all, it was a pretty ideal experience that helped me not only academically but also develop more as a person. It provided me with a new outlook on life and independence that I couldn't have found anywhere at home. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity and would highly recommend it.

Pros
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Experience the culture of a different country
  • Explore historical sights
Cons
  • Language barrier
  • Lack of rigid structure
  • Presence of harmful temptations with the high amounts of independence
33 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Sally
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Seville Abroad

Our 17 year old son just participated in Seville Abroad's Summer Program, and we do not have enough words to describe how grateful we are for the wonderful, educational and safe experience he had in his first time away from home. Seville Abroad is a top notch language and cultural immersion program and it has our highest recommendations. The staff is professional, responsive, organized and above all caring with their students. We are beyond impressed with this group. Seville Abroad exeeded our expectations in every possible way. Their professionalism and organization was palpable from the very beginning. Our initial contact with them eased any fear we had to let our son go so far away. We were especially impressed by the personalized care they gave my son in our absence. Our son loved this life changing experience, forged a beautiful friendship with his host family, and fellow students and looks forward to returning. We are definitely going through Seville Abroad when we send our second son to Spain in two years. We love everything about Seville Abroad, and its staff!

Pros
  • Organized and professional staff
  • Caring and attentive to the needs of the students
  • Safe and strong communication
Cons
  • Nothing
  • Nothing
  • Nothing
37 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Ava
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An experience of a lifetime!

When I first discovered Seville Abroad, I honestly thought that the program was too good to be true. But even after 7 incredible months in Seville, it continued to exceed my expectations in every way. The support is absolutely unparalleled, and the tight-knit exchange family goes on a lot of excursions together. My Spanish improved in leaps and bounds because of the immersive nature of exchange, and private Spanish lessons 3 times a week to ask questions, practice without fear, and reinforce my grammar.

I couldn't have asked for a better host family- Pepa and Chelo (the program leaders) work hard to match each student with a carefully vetted and compatible family. Because of my host family, I was able to really live an authentic Spanish lifestyle, and my house felt like home right from the start!

As exchange students, we were given a lot of freedom, while still being kept safe. There are no strict or ridiculous rules like many other exchange programs have, but I and my family know that I was always being looked out for.

I'm not going to lie- foreign exchange is really difficult. It takes a lot of work and determination to completely uproot yourself and go to a new country and school. But, it's 100% worth it. This program gave me the opportunity and freedom to discover who I am and what I want in life, and I have made lifelong friends . For anyone thinking about exchange, or what program to go with, I promise that you won't regret choosing Seville Abroad! I honestly can't sing their praises enough. Please, feel free to contact me with any questions (no matter how small) you may have at avasteckel@gmail.com. I wish you the best with your exchange experience, and would love to help you get there!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Say yes to all the opportunities that come your way! While insanely fun and rewarding, foreign exchange is not a vacation; rather, it's a challenging but very fulfilling choice in life. My biggest piece of advice relating to the program is to dedicate yourself during Spanish classes, do the homework, and ask questions. You get out what you put in, and I promise that if you take your language learning into your own hands you will be ecstatic about the results!
It's also important to have open communication with Seville Abroad and your host family. Don't be afraid to tell them about your feelings and any hopes you have for your exchange- you'll be glad you did!
116 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

The online application can be foubd at this link: https://sevilleabroad.com/high-school-application/ or their main website. Go to the Seville Abroad site, click 'High School abroad', and scroll down to the 'Apply Now' button.