If you're feeling uncomfortable speaking Spanish, there's no better way to improve than with a Spanish immersion program. Our Spanish immersion programs in Spain and Costa Rica combine Spanish classes with practical application, group excursions, sports, and cultural visits.

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EF Language Year Abroad

16 + years
6, 9 or 11 months

Combine language and academic studies abroad at an accredited EF school to prepare for an international career or degree.

Destination: Mexico, Spain, Costa Rica

EF Languages Abroad

16 - 89
2-24 weeks

Learn a language faster at an accredited EF school. Choose from 12 languages in 52 destinations. Start your course any Monday.

Destination: Mexico, Spain, Costa Rica

Spanish Immersion Programs

You may have trouble choosing where to go on your Spanish immersion program. Barcelona has cosmopolitan charm and your classes are held in the Example District, convenient to the stunning Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. You’ll enjoy opportunities for easy conversation with locals and fellow students alike as you sample restaurants and boutiques. If Barcelona does not spark your interest, consider Madrid for your Spanish immersion program. In Spain’s capital, our classes are held in the Salamanca district, where you’ll study in the midst of historic markets and restaurants. Flaunt your developing fluency with other students and new friends at a bullfight or while learning flamenco dancing.

Consider a Coastal Spanish Immersion School

Malaga, on Spain’s Costa del Sol, also offers an inviting locale for your Spanish immersion program. In Malaga, you're bathed in warm sunshine and surrounded by historic buildings, now filled with charming shops, cafes, and restaurants where you can further hone your Spanish. But you should also consider Playa Tamarindo on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. This popular surf town will charm you at once with its warm vibe and lovely scenery. You’ll enjoy your open-air Spanish immersion classes in our renovated villa, the sights and sounds of the nearby jungle, and options for volunteering and learning about the local cuisine, as part of your Spanish immersion program.