Academic Year Abroad with EF in Spain

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Travel to Spain for a semester or year and learn Spanish in one of the world's greatest cities. With centers in Madrid, Malaga, and Barcelona you will not only learn the language but also live it.

Join students from around the world on the ultimate study abroad experience. Achieve fluency, see the world, expand your international network - and launch your global future. Study for 6, 9 or 11 months and start in April, June, September or January. College credit and internship opportunities ensure you're always adding to your resume during the adventure of a lifetime.

EF’s Spanish schools are accredited by Instituto Cervantes, the world's leading organization promoting Spanish language education. Earn college credit through our partner in education, The University of Montana. Globalize your future, boost your international career and prepare for the DELE Exam with a Spanish Language Diploma from EF.

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Highlights
  • Study for a semester, academic year, or join a multi language year and study 2+ languages.
  • Start dates in January, September, April, & June.
  • Top activities include Bachata classes, bike tours of the city, surfing in Tarifia, and weekend excursions to Montserrat and Morocco.
  • Choose to reside with a local host family or in the EF Residence, an international dorm.
  • EF students hail from over 100 countries around the world.

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Reviews

97%
based on 20 reviews
  • Academics 9
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.4
  • Housing 9.5
  • Safety 9.4
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Tobias
10/10

Great year

School was great, especially the teachers were fun and engaging. Barcelona is a great city to live in, and going to the school there was great because of all the activities and the awesome staff. It was very easy to get settled in.
The night life was great too, as Barcelona is one of the true party hubs in Spain, where you can find a load of different clubs and bars depending on your taste.
The school is placed perfectly around the centre of the city.

Yes, I recommend
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Ida
10/10

Ef Barcelona

After nine months in Barcelona i feel like a different person, i learned soo much! Before i left i was really nervous, about the school, the people, the country, but already the first day at school i felt like home. I met the most amazing people, that i know will be my friends for life! If you are thunking about going abroad, i can honsetly recomend ef barcelona, the teachers are amazing, and the city is beautiful. Also, i want to add that if you are a bit shy, and wish you could become a bit more extroverted, this kinda course is the thing for you, at least it worked wonders with me!

Yes, I recommend
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Josephine
10/10

EF Barcelona

I wen't to Barcelona for a gap-year after finishing highschool. I could not have recieved a warmer welcome from the lovely EF staff. From day one they made me feel at home and were always there to help me. Engaging in a basic everyday conversation in Spanish has definitely become a lot easier.

I loved the trips that the school organized daily and the trip to Madrid was definitely a highlight.
Participating in these trips made sure that I got to know the city and got to know my fellow students. The welcome drinks that were organized every Monday were also fun and a great way to get to know everybody. I also loved the trip to Porto Aventura, one of the best amusement parks I have ever been to.

The residence (Anna Ravell) was very clean, had a great location and had good facilities (kitche, tv-room, terrace). The rooms were slightly small though.. However, as most time was spent on the the rooftop terrace, this wasn't really a problem. This was a great place to hang out with your friends and enjoy the sunsets over the city.

I met so many lovely people and made some great memories. I am still in touch with many people I met in Barcelona and I will even get to see one of my friends from Barcelona this summer.

How can this program be improved?
The program could definitely improve it's accomodation. The rooms should be more soundproof and bigger (especially considering the price). Also, it should be allowed to bring friends to the residence as people from school live all over the city (as some are in a different residence or in a hostfamily) and it would be nice to be able to meet up more.
Yes, I recommend
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William
10/10

EF Málaga

After 8 months here in Spain I can really say that I´ve grown as a person. Visiting beautiful places around the country, did surfing, danced and meanwhile learning one of the biggest languages that there is. Ef Málaga was a perfect mix of all that with awesome weather the year around. I also got to live with one of the fantastic hostfamilies that have been taking care of me. It´s true that a year abroad changes you, it really did, that hard part is deciding wether you want to change or not.

How can this program be improved?
Speed up the learning a little by not getting stuck in meanless conversations, little more stricter.
Yes, I recommend
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Felix
10/10

EF Málaga

My year abroad was an awesome experience. I met a lot of new friends from around the world and I can now call it my home. Leaning a new language is so much more than just the grammar or the vocabulary. It will build your character and become a part of you. It was definitely the best decision I made in my life and I can only recommend it to everyone else.

My year abroad was an awesome experience. I met a lot of new friends from around the world and I can now call it my home. Leaning a new language is so much more than just the grammar or the vocabulary. It will build your character and become a part of you. It was definitely the best decision I made in my life and I can only recommend it to everyone else.

How can this program be improved?
I cant really think of something to improve the accomodation or my language ecxperience.
Yes, I recommend

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