Study Abroad in Spain

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One of the world’s top destinations to study abroad, Spain will capture your imagination for a semester -- or a lifetime.

Gently rustling palm trees, intricately carved stone, and extraterrestrial modern art. Which country has all this -- and more? Spain, cultural destination for students and travelers for decades.

If you’re considering where to study abroad, join the ranks of famous Spaniard explorers like Cortez, Ponce de Leon, and Pizarro. Become a modern day Spanish adventurer: bounce from museums to cathedrals to castles to the tune of a flamenco guitar as you are bedazzled by this country's diversity.

Cost to Study Abroad in Spain

The average tuition for direct enrollment to study abroad in Spain is $6,000 per semester. If you study abroad through a third-party provider, the cost will be roughly $14,000 per semester. You should also budget for additional living costs, textbooks, food, and travel.

Learn more in our article, How Much is a Semester Studying Abroad in Spain?

Explore the Go Overseas Scholarship directory to find a scholarship to help you study abroad in Spain.

Visas

To study abroad in Spain, you will need to collect and submit the student visa application and materials no more than 90 days before the start of your program. The visa application fee is $160 for U.S. students. Learn more about the requirements and application process from the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation website.

Housing

If housing isn’t included through your study abroad program, consider living with a host family, shared housing with fellow students, or on-campus through university dorms. Another way to find furnished student housing in Spain is through UniPlaces.

Spanish Language Immersion

While it is definitely possible to study abroad in Spain if you don’t speak Spanish, it’s impossible to spend a semester in Spain and not encounter the beautiful Spanish language. Whether it’s stopping for groceries at a corner market or ordering a favorite drink at the local bar (sangria, anyone?), it’s helpful to brush up on some simple Spanish phrases for your time studying abroad.

In some regions of Spain people speak an entirely different language/dialect, such as Catalan or Basque in the northern parts of the country. Inform yourself about the local cultures of the destinations in which you are considering studying abroad in.

Life, Culture & Travel in Spain

It’s impossible to summarize a dynamic country like Spain; there are too many regions, influences, and cultures! Whether you choose to study in the bustling capital city of Madrid, laid-back beach town of Barcelona, or in the historical heartland of Granada, you’ll find something which captivates your imagination for a semester -- or a lifetime. Don't forget to sample the local fares in every destination you visit; Spain has some unmissable foods and drinks you can't find elsewhere!

Most major cities in Spain are well-situated to explore other parts of the country. If, for example, you’re studying in Madrid, here are great day and weekend trips you can plan during your semester abroad.

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CEA Study Abroad
Study or intern in the heart of Al-Andalus culture: Seville. This small city offers a down-to-earth lifestyle and a relaxed a...

Spain

CEA Study Abroad
Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city, features a cosmopolitan atmosphere, a temperate climate, marvelous art, and fantastic...

Spain

EF International Language Centers
Travel to Spain for a semester or year and learn Spanish in one of the world's greatest cities. With centers in Madrid, Malag...

Spain

IES Abroad
Our curriculum takes full advantage of Andalusia and all southern Spain has to offer. The program offers two unique program o...

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IES Abroad
There are a wide variety of courses available, primarily taught in English by our world-class faculty. When you arrive, you a...

Spain

EF International Language Centers
Learn Spanish with EF in some of the world's greatest cities. With centers in Madrid, Malaga, and Barcelona you will not only...

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USAC
The San Sebastián program opens an academic window on the Spanish and Basque people, introducing you to the rich diversity of...

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ISA (International Studies Abroad)
International Studies Abroad (ISA) offers this exciting program in Barcelona, Spain. With four different schools to choose fr...

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ISA (International Studies Abroad)
Sevilla, the capital of Andalusia, is the fourth-largest city in Spain and offers students opportunities to explore Spain's c...

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USAC
Study abroad at the University of Alicante in Spain! Coursework concentrates on Spanish, European and Women's/Gender Studies,...

Spain

AIFS Study Abroad
Spend a semester or academic year in the charming and captivating city of Granada, Spain. Courses are taught in English or Sp...

Spain

AIFS Study Abroad
Spend a semester or academic year in the modern and cosmopolitan city of Barcelona. Earn up to 15 credits through a variety o...

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GapForce
Do you want to experience the best of Europe this summer? Join our group of like-minded travellers and our expert leader as w...

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CEA Study Abroad
Granada has it all! This multicultural utopia features stunning natural parks, a vibrant nightlife, and unparalleled art, his...

Spain

CEA Study Abroad
Home to roughly 4 million inhabitants, Madrid is Spain’s primary political, financial, and cultural center. Madrid boasts man...