Study abroad in Spain

Study abroad in Spain
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Study abroad in Spain and immerse yourself in the warm-hearted Spanish culture. We have study abroad programs in several cities, so you can choose the Malaga beach or a more urban environment in Barcelona. Study in Spain for a few weeks in the summer, or spend a whole year in Spain and master the language and culture - the choice is yours. Want to know more? Take a look at our programs.

EF Languages Abroad

10 - 14 years
2-24 weeks
Learn a language abroad in an all-inclusive group led by an EF Leader or on an individual, flexible-length course.
Destination: Spain
City: BarcelonaMalaga

EF Languages Abroad

14 - 25 years
2-24 weeks
Abroad
Learn a language faster at an accredited EF school. Choose from 10 languages in 50 destinations. Start your course any Monday.
Destination: Spain
City: BarcelonaMalaga

EF Languages Abroad

25 + years
1-24 weeks
Abroad
Boost your global career with personalised language courses in one of the world´s greatest cities. Designed for Adults and Professionals.
Destination: Spain
City: BarcelonaMalaga

EF Language Year Abroad

16 + years
6, 9 or 11 months
Abroad
Combine language and academic studies abroad at an accredited EF school to prepare for an international career or degree.
Destination: Spain
City: BarcelonaMalaga

EF Gap Year

16 - 24 years
12 or 25 weeks
Abroad
See the world and gain a global edge with travel, language study, service learning, internship, and leadership.

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Why study in Spain?

When you decide to study abroad in Spain, you're taking an important step towards Spanish fluency. Whether you have an entire year or only a few weeks, you can be sure you will return home a more confident Spanish speaker. Our programs in Spain are custom-made for each individual student, according to your goals, current level of Spanish, and availability.

Longer study abroad programs start several times a year in Spain, while shorter courses start every Monday. With so much flexibility, you'll be able to study in Spain on exactly your terms.

Your life studying in Spain

Spain is renowned as one of the most welcoming and friendly countries in the world. The people, the food, the cuisine, and the atmosphere all contribute to making you feel welcome and at home. Many young people that study in Spain for a few months decide to move to this country to continue their studies or to begin their career; professionals from all over the world choose cities like Madrid or Barcelona to seek new work opportunities; even older people often choose to retire in Spain for all that this amazing country has to offer. Moreover, in this country you will find some of the most important universities and research centers in the world and studying in Spain means increasing your possibilities to advancing your career.

Frequently asked questions

What study abroad programs in Spain does EF offer?

Whether you want to prepare for an exam, graduate from a Spanish university, or just learn and discover the Spanish language and culture - you came to the right place. Our study abroad programs in Spain range from year-long courses to summer vacation programs, so there's something for everyone who wants to study in Spain:

  • EF Spanish Language Programs: EF offers Spanish language studies suitable for international students of all ages and levels.
  • EF Spanish Exam Preparation Programs: EF will help you prepare for official language exams such as DELE.
  • EF Spanish University Preparation: In this year you will be prepared for your bachelor's degree abroad. You will acquire the skills you will need during your academic study in Spain. After successfully completing the program, you are guaranteed admission to one of our partner institutions across the world.

Where can I study abroad in Spain?

You have several options when you decide to study abroad in Spain. Our school in Barcelona's Example district offers a comfortable learning environment with close proximity to shopping, transportation, and entertainment.  Choosing to study abroad in Barcelona, you will enjoy pristine beaches as well as majestic mountains; you will live among animated tapas restaurants, dynamic shopping streets, and breath-taking monuments like the Sagrada Familia. 

If you want to learn Spanish on the Mediterranean coast, you can study abroad in Malaga, in our centrally-located language school- Costa del Sol's largest city and the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. It’s the go-to city for those beach lovers and those who prefer a relaxed lifestyle. You decide how long you want to stay and we will design your study abroad program in Spain according to your level of Spanish and your goals.

How much does it cost to study abroad in Spain?

The cost of studying in Spain may vary depending on several factors including how long you want to stay in the country and the type of programs or school you would like to attend. Generally speaking, you should consider expenses of a few hundred dollars a week. 

Choosing to study abroad in Spain with EF, you will have programs whose cost will include:

  • course materials
  • lessons
  • accommodation and meals
  • wifi access on campus
  • activities and local tours
  • staff support in destination