Study Abroad: The EF Guide
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Learn Spanish in Spain

Why Study Spanish in Spain?

  • Spain is home to delicious food, rich culture and beautiful landscapes ranging from renowned beaches to historical cities.
  • Spain is located in Western Europe, which makes it an ideal destination to discover neighboring countries such as France, Portugal and Italy.
  • When you study Spanish in Spain, you get the benefit of language immersion all day long. Whether you're in class or riding the metro, you will be completely surrounded by the Spanish language.
  • As travel in Europe is relatively inexpensive, Spain is the perfect choice for those looking to discover Europe on a budget!
  • American citizens can study abroad in Spain for up to 3 months without a visa. If you're planning a trip at the last minute, studying in Spain is a very convenient choice.

Learn Spanish in Spain with EF

We offer a variety of Spanish courses in Spain at our two language schools on the Mediterranean.  Choose whether you want to learn Spanish in Spain while relaxing at the beach in Malaga, exploring the whimsical city of Barcelona, or enjoying the sophistication of Madrid.  EF has been offering students the opportunity to study abroad in Spain since 1988.

Learning Spanish in Spain

Our study abroad courses begin every Monday and run for a duration of 2 weeks to a full academic year. When you start to study Spanish in Spain is totally up to you!

Below we provide only a short summary of the programs we offer to let you learn Spanish in Spain. For more information, please order a free brochure or call us at 1 800-992-1892.

Spanish Courses in Spain

(students and adults ages 16 and older)

Our Spanish language schools:

  • Offer general and intensive Spanish courses in Spain for students of all levels.
  • can prepare you to take the DELE exam at the end of your course.
  • organize a variety of cultural and outdoor events to help you get to know Spain better and to give you chances to practice your Spanish while you study abroad in Spain.

Our Spanish language school in Barcelona features:

  • spacious classrooms, a large computer lab and a comfortable student lounge
  • a location just a short bus ride from the city center and a few minutes on foot from the beach.
  • the option of selecting a mid-length (6- or 9-month) or Master Business Spanish course, which will help you develop the grammar and vocabulary you will need to enter business school or find work in Spain.

Our Spanish language school in Malaga:

  • is housed in a pretty Mediterranean villa surrounded by private gardens and within walking distance of the beach.
  • is a top destination for students interested in the hotel and tourism industry, since the Internship Course places students in companies in the hotel and tourism industry and also the school also offers a Master Spanish Course in Hotel and Tourism. The certified course has a curriculum focused on industry terminology.

Our Spanish language school in Madrid:

  • is situated in a state-of-the-art glass building in the sophisticated Salamanca neighborhood
  • offers numerous professional training programs in some of Madrid's leading companies 

Here is a sneak peak of a typical day at our EF Barcelona Spanish school:

A Day In The Life at EF Barcelona


7:00 a.m.

Buenos días! Wake up in Barcelona.

7:30 a.m.

Enjoy a traditional Spanish breakfast with your host family: hot chocolate and churros.

8:15 a.m.

Take the metro or walk to the school.

9:00 a.m.

Spanish lessons

10:00 a.m.

Conversation Lab

12:30 p.m.

Eat a plate of fresh paella at the fresh food market around the school

1:30 p.m.

Exam Preparation class for the DELE exam

3:00 p.m.

Volunteer at the Red Cross

8:00 p.m.

Meet friends in the city center for a tapas night

Other EF Programs

Language courses for Junior students at our Spanish language school in Malaga are available throughout the summer and are open to students aged 14-16.

Business Spanish Courses in Barcelona for professionals with a special focus on Business Spanish and the work environment.

For more information on our Spanish study abroad programs, please call us at 1 800-992-1892 or order a brochure by email or post.