EF Language Year Abroad in Spain

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About

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.

EF provides visa support for all student's requring a student visa.

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.

Questions & Answers

Hey Jazlyn! We teach through the upper advanced levels (C in the Common European Framework of Language Learning). Before you begin your course you will take a placement test and then be placed with other EF students who are at your level. With Spanish experience, you could make a lot of progress!

Reviews

97%
based on 21 reviews
  • Academics 9
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.4
  • Housing 9.5
  • Safety 9.4
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Jackie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Attract your inner Spanish!

Being in Barcelona with EF really brought out a side of me I never knew! I came home being more outgoing and more informed about the world outside my little bubble at home. This program is truly unique and different from others. EF forces you to open up in so many great ways, you're pushed out of your comfort zones and you reach goals you didn't even knew you had. I have traveled before but EF had helped me view the world in a different light, in a more respectable and unique way that I'll constantly use everyday.

What would you improve about this program?
Focuse more on helping the students to get to know each other more. Helping students create a friend basis with their classmates. (More activities, ice breakers, etc.)
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Tobias
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Ida
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!

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Josephine
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

What would you improve about this program?
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.
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William
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

What would you improve about this program?
Speed up the learning a little by not getting stuck in meanless conversations, little more stricter.
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Felix
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

What would you improve about this program?
I cant really think of something to improve the accomodation or my language ecxperience.