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COVID-19 Program Updates

Due to global health & safety concerns and travel restrictions related to the coronavirus, EUROACE has decided to offer flexible booking options for some of their upcoming programs. Learn more about COVID-19 updates to stay tuned regarding program information.

About

EUROACE (European Association for Cultural Exchange) is an experienced cultural exchange organization based on the eastern coast of Spain.

Our Spanish language school has provided 6,000+ students, interns and institutions with unique study abroad experiences in Spain for more than a decade!

We specialize in creating tailor-made programs, a perfect fit between culture and language, professional experiences and academic education. If you want to study, intern, volunteer or take a gap year abroad ... look no further! We can help! :)

Online Spanish & Internship Programs!

We’ve updated our refund & cancelation policy to allow for flexible booking due to COVID-19!

Now offering ONLINE Spanish courses and ONLINE Internship Placements.

"Make the most of your personal, academic and professional growth, even from your own home!"
Website
www.euroace.net
Founded
2006
Headquarters

C/ Colón, 18, 7ºA.
Valencia
46004 Valencia Valencia
Spain

Reviews

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Crystal
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

When you work with Euroace, you can expect to work with the friendliest staff, engaging professors, and meet people from around the globe! Euroace has an effective structure that allows you to customize your classes to best fit your needs and desires. Whether you're looking for a few or several classes a week, Euroace will be accommodating to best suit you. The teachers are well experienced and speak clearly for you to learn and understand optimally.
I was in Valencia for 2.5 months and enjoyed every moment of it! The school plans a verity of events that include seeing a flamenco performance, tour a winery, participate in a cooking class, and they even have workout classes. As I mentioned before, the staff are wonderful. They all are so friendly and I felt so welcomed there. Euroace helped me find a host family to stay with, and I really enjoyed getting to know the family, and the culture while practicing my Spanish with them.
I'm currently taking online classes, and the classes are equally engaging and beneficial. I definitely think this is the best value you can find.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I were to do it again, I would plan to stay for a longer emount time. I was only there for two and a half months.
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Chris
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I had lived in Valencia and taken Spanish classes from Euroace for half a year before the corona outbreak put the whole country in lockdown. I stayed in Valencia and continued my classes online, with the whole school shifting quickly to the online environment. The classes are similar to physical ones, with the same structure, atmosphere and learning. Apart from missing the physical aspect of the classes, I continue to learn a lot, as well as enjoying the social aspect of seeing my classmates. The platform used, whereby, is an excellent and easy tool for the online classes and all in all I would definitely recommend these online classes if you want to improve your Spanish and learn about Spain. The classes are very personal, well-prepared and all conditions are optimal to learn.

What would you improve about this program?
The only issue that the classes sometimes have is the internet connection, but there is not much the school can really do about that. As I said, apart from that I could not think of a better environment to learn Spanish.
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Bram
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I had an amazing time in Valencia with EuroAce. My accommodation was perfectly situated in the city centre and within 3 minutes walking to to school itself. My roommates were very kind and helpful. The the school itself, the classes were always fun and interactive. I am a 19 years old Dutch guy and I never really liked school before, but this course is super interactive and the teachers are really nice and helpful. Which resulted in me going to school with pleasure. If you want something explained they wil always listen and try their best. It is actually amazing how quick I learned how to speak Spanish. I had very little previous knowledge of Spanish and after two months I was able to have a Spanish conversation with actual Spanish people. I also made friends in Valencia who were on other bigger schools, and the thing that makes EuroAce so great is that they emphasize a lot on speaking. In the classes you almost only speak Spanish. Of course you can ask anything in English but the focus is fully on speaking Spanish. With four hours a day for two months I made a lot of progression. The classes and the school are small which makes that you feel ''at home'' quickly. The way the staff treats you is very personal, they know your name and if you have any questions or problems they are always ready to help. For example, I had a problem with my bracelet and when I told the staff they immediately called an English speaking dentist and the problem was fixed within two days. They also plan weekly social activities outside of school which is great for making friends. When I was in Valencia the coronavirus epidemic happened, which made me have to go to my home in the Netherlands one month earlier. The communication with EuroAce was very easy and quick and when I arrived home I continued my classes online. The online classes are very good as well, of course it is harder to teach and learn online instead of actually sitting in the same classroom. But still I really enjoy my classes. They are still interactive and we get to speak a lot. So to sum up my experience with EuroAce in Valencia, I would say that it was close to perfect and I would recommend everyone. And btw they didn't ask me to leave a good review.

What was your funniest moment?
I had so many funny moments in class. We laughed almost every day.
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Sydney
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I went to EuroAce with high expectations and am happy to say that those expectations were exceeded. The staff are incredibly friendly and supportive. It was very clear that they wanted everyone to have the best experience possible. There was never a shortage of adventure as EuroAce provided weekly excursions and opportunities to meet fellow students & travelers. The excursions allow you to immerse in Spanish food and culture in ways that are unforgettable. I highly recommend EuroAce for anyone who wants a genuine experience in Spain.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would have made my stay in Valencia longer!!!!!!
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Eduardo
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Since my first contact with Euroace, they were really helpfull.
Arriving in Valencia they even offered me a shuttle to pick me up in the airport. In my first week in the city I went to see the school and they helped me with a lot of things, for example how to do the public transportation card and how to acctivate it, and where should I go to buy some things that I was looking for.
The classes and the teachers were also great and the building is really well located. The school is not big, neither the classrooms but they are organized and clean, and also they have one really cool rooftop where you can go during the break of the classes to get some fresh air and eat something, they even offer yoga lessons there!
I could notice that I was learning fast, but one problem is that there are not too many different class levels, so there is the possibility of having classes with persons that are much "worse" or "better" than you in the language, and also there are not many possibilities of schedule.
In general I really reccomend the school, I can´t think of any negative points, and also the price is fair!! The only thing the bodered me, was that I had to leave Europe yearlier because of the CoronaVirus crises, and they said that they couldn´t return me the money, the options were continue with online classes from Brazil or postpone the course to do it later. It was an specific cenario and I think that they should have considered. But besides that my experience there was awesome!!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
About the Fallas, it is amazing! It is a big festival that happens in March in Valencia with a lot of different activities. In the classes we learn a lot about it and even went outside many days to take a better look at it

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Spanish Language and Culture Immersion in Valencia, Spain
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Spanish Gap Year Experience in Valencia, Spain
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Professional Internships and Spanish Language Immersion
Spain
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Online Internships with Spanish Companies
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Spanish Soccer Team Tours in Valencia, Spain
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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Jessica Derby

Jessica was an undergraduate student at South Dakota State University when she studied abroad in Valencia, Spain. She has since obtained her BA in Spanish, BS in Mathematics and MS in Mathematics, all from SDSU, and is now living and working as a Credit Risk Analyst in Minneapolis, MN. In her free time, she is passionate about running.

Why did you pick this program?

I chose to study abroad in Spain through EUROACE because my University and instructors had an established connection with the program. Our group of about 15 students and 2 instructors left from South Dakota and were greeted in person upon our arrival in Valencia by the EUROACE leaders, Isa and José. These two were our everything: resident experts, instructors, friends, and tour guides for the next 5 weeks.

Not only did this program provide us with great instruction – learning the Spanish language from native speakers in a small classroom – but they also created numerous opportunities for us to interact with other Spaniards and participate in new and fun cultural, academic and active pursuits. They organized our inter-city events as well as our travel and excursions outside the city, within Spain.

What is the most important thing you learned abroad?

The most important thing I learned while being abroad is that the world is a huge place! I am from South Dakota, an area of the Midwest that is far from culturally diverse.

When I travelled to Spain, my first big trip outside of the US, I realized how limited my world view had been. You’ll meet people with similar personalities as those you already know no matter where you go, but you can only understand the different places and manners in which people live their lives by immersing yourself in their culture. I could not have imagined the difference in lifestyle without experiencing it firsthand for an extended period of time.

My experience abroad forever altered my vision of the world, our society, and my place within it. It's a new awe that cannot be fully described in words -- something everyone must truly experience first hand.

What do you tell your friends who are thinking about going abroad?

When I hear someone contemplating going abroad, I tell them not to hesitate - they simply MUST GO!

A couple of the main concerns I have heard include the financial burden and being away from loved ones. My advice for students is: take out a loan for your trip if that’s what it takes, because they can be spendy. My mother really encouraged me to go abroad during my undergraduate years and so I took out a loan to pay for my 5 week trip.

I didn’t fully realize the freedom you have in your schedule as a student. However, now as a member of the full time work force, I am saddened to admit that the opportunity to immerse myself in another culture for any period of time longer than a week no longer exists for me! My biggest regret is not spending more time abroad as a student – I wish I had gone on another month-long excursion or even a full semester in a Spanish speaking country.

What made this experience unique and special?

This experience was unique and special because as a student learning Spanish, we were encouraged to abstain from using English for the duration of our 5 week program. While it was challenging waking up hearing our host mother speak to us in Spanish, we had no choice but to spark our brainwaves and speak back to her in our second language – it was our only option because she did not speak English!

While this may seem daunting, immersion is the most effective way of enhancing your language speaking abilities. Despite the challenge, it was one of the most personally rewarding experiences of my life. I was one of the stronger Spanish speakers within our group, and a lot of my peers relied on me to communicate for them. I took advantage of every opportunity to speak, and I felt so proud of myself after realizing how much my skills had grown and I could communicate my everyday needs in a foreign country!

Some of my big learning experiences included: successfully completing a clothing return at a department store, and approaching a group of young Spaniards in a bar and joining in on their Spanish version of my favorite game: Trivial Pursuit!

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Álvaro Diego Sánchez Alcázar

Job Title
Spanish Teacher
Álvaro was born in Barcelona and has been living in Valencia for 20 years. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Language Teaching from the Catholic University of Valencia and has recently completed a Master's Degree in Education, from the Valencia International University, while teaching at Euroace.

What is your favorite travel memory?

My favorite travel memory is when I went to Thailand. I was able to learn some words and phrases in the language and even communicate with the locals, and this was a really cool experience. I also got the chance to discover an Asian country and its culture, which is so different from anywhere I had been to before.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

Since joining Euroace, I would say that I feel more prepared to face different situations in the classroom.

Every class has a different group dynamic and this means, as a teacher, you have to adapt to the class environment to make it an effective learning experience. I would also say getting to know international students has made me more open-minded and a more tolerant person.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

I have taught many students this year who have been referred to Euroace by past students of ours. For example, one Brazilian couple returned to take a Spanish course in January and the lady brought her sister with her from Brazil to study Spanish too. Another instance is a boy we have on our Beginner's Spanish course right now who had been recommended to attend after his cousin came to study with us. The fact that they recommended the school shows they must have had a very good learning experience at Euroace.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I suppose this depends on each person's preference and what they want to do. I believe that the best experience would be to take Spanish classes and, at the same time, take another program to practice the Spanish you learn in the classroom in a different setting as well. This would mean that you get to have both the academic and practical experience of learning Spanish.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

I think a big thing that makes Euroace different is the flexibility of the programs it offers.

We have the ability to adapt to every student's requirements and every student's profile. This means they get a unique abroad experience with us and we work hard as a team to provide the best service for them.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

I think that to be a successful company you have to know the demand of your clients and then work hard to provide this. You must take into account what the customer wants and all the things they may need, and then you need to try to create an attractive product for them. And, of course, you need a dedicated team to make this happen!