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.

Programs

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CEA Study Abroad
Granada has it all! This multicultural utopia features stunning natural parks, a vibrant nightlife, and unparalleled art,...
Spain
IES Abroad
Our curriculum takes full advantage of Andalusia and all southern Spain has to offer. The program offers two unique program...
Spain
EF International Language Campuses
Learn Spanish with EF in some of the world's greatest cities. With centers in Madrid, Malaga, and Barcelona you will not only...
Spain
ISA (International Studies Abroad)
International Studies Abroad (ISA) offers this exciting program in Barcelona, Spain. With four different schools to choose...
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...
Spain
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...
Spain
IES Abroad
There are a wide variety of courses available, primarily taught in English by our world-class faculty. When you arrive, you...
Spain
ISA (International Studies Abroad)
Sevilla, the capital of Andalusia, is the fourth-largest city in Spain and offers students opportunities to explore Spain's...
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...
Spain
SPI Study Abroad
SPI Study Abroad's two Spanish immersion programs in Santander and San Sebastian gives high school students the opportunity...
Spain
CEA Study Abroad
Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city, features a cosmopolitan atmosphere, a temperate climate, marvelous art, and fantastic...
Spain
IES Abroad
The program allows you to be involed in the academic and social life of the Universidad de Salamanca (USAL), the oldest...
Spain
ISA (International Studies Abroad)
Study abroad with ISA in Salamanca, Spain, at the University of Salamanca. This is the first program ISA ever offered, back...
Spain
AIFS Study Abroad
Spend a semester or year studying in the picturesque city of Salamanca. Earn up to 15 credits at the University of Salamanca....
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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...