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Study Spanish Abroad in Spain

Interested in exploring Spanish history? ¡No hay problema!  Prefer to spend time soaking up the sun on a panoramic beach?  ¡Excelente! How about a metropolitan experience complete with museums, art galleries, and tapas bars?  ¡Sí, por favor!  

The benefits of learning Spanish in Spain

  • Immerse yourself in the culture of the country
  • Practice in real life the Spanish you learn in the classroom
  • Absorb language, vocabulary and anchor your learning quickly
  • Build confidence by using your Spanish with other learners
  • Combine language learning with tourism, exploration and discovery
  • Benefit from insider knowledge and pre-booked tickets via your school

Program Info

Tuition Fees Average of $500/week with accommodation
Language levels Beginners and up
Location ?
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In-country

In-country classes are when you travel overseas to study the language in a country where the language is spoken natively.

In‑country
Minimum age 18
Frequency Start almost any Monday

Group Size

Average 7

Course Timings

Duration Minimum of 1 week

Choose where to learn Spanish in Spain

We have eight superb locations for your language travel adventure. We’ll be able to help you choose if you’re not sure. But here they are:

Spanish in Cádiz

Sunset over the Cadiz Cathedral looking out across the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Located on the southern coast of Spain
  • Take a Surfing & Spanish class
  • Make tapas in a Spanish for Foodies class
  • Climb the Tavira Tower to take in exceptional views of this historic city
  • Wander through Parque Genovés
  • Take a tour of the city’s underground caves dating back to the 16th-18th centuries

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Spanish in Granada

View of the famous Alhambra, Granada.
  • Located in southern Spain, nestled between Sierra Nevada mountain range and the Mediterranean sea
  • Visit the Alhambra
  • Enjoy a wine tasting
  • Take in a flamenco festival
  • Go hiking and explore the tiny villages in the Alpujarras

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Spanish in Madrid

The Fountain of Cibeles In Madrid
  • The capital and most populous city of Spain, located in central Spain
  • Tour Old Madrid
  • Join an excursion to a nearby city such as Chinchón, La Granja, Toledo, Aranjuez, and others
  • Head to Goya’s Pantheon to see some fresco paintings
  • Shop in the bustling open air market, El Rastro

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Spanish in Málaga

An overlook of Málaga in Andalusia
  • A cosmopolitan port city on the southern Mediterranean coast of Spain and the birthplace of Pablo Picasso
  • Sign up for salsa dancing classes
  • Visit the Pablo Picasso Museum
  • Take a horseback riding tour
  • Explore the fortress Alcazaba

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Spanish in Nerja

A small seaside town of Nerja
  • A coastal town located on the Mediterranean, surrounded by mountains and stunning beaches
  • Put your Spanish to use on a tapas tour
  • Combine your Spanish studies with other interests and sign up for Spanish & Scuba Diving, Spanish & Tennis, Spanish & Salsa Dancing, or Spanish & Flamenco
  • Kayak around the coast and enjoy the coves of Muro-Cerro Gordo cliffs
  • Take a Spanish cooking class

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Spanish in San Sebastián

The fishing port of Donostia, San Sebastián
  • Located in northern Spain between 3 international airports
  • Visit all 3 beaches, one open to the sea and two in a bay
  • Experience the city with the most Michelin stars per square meter in the world
  • Explore the vibrant social life with a wide variety of “Pintxos” bars and restaurants
  • Attend top-notch festivals including the International Film Festival in September, Jazzaldia in July, and Gastronomica in October
  • Admire impressive “Belle Epoque” architecture
  • Join the 2-week 50+ program, featuring Spanish and Gastronomy in May or Spanish and Art in September.
  • Take a Spanish & Surfing course

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Spanish in Sevilla

Plaza de Espana square in Seville, Spain.
  • Located in southern Spain’s Andalusian region
  • Home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Real Alcazar, Catedral de Sevilla, Archivo de Indias
  • Sign up for a bike tour
  • Go to a flamenco show
  • Learn the basics of Spanish cooking

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Spanish in Valencia

The cultural and architectural complex of The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain.
The cultural and architectural complex of The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain.
  • Located on the east coast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea
  • Home to two UNESCO cultural sites: Llotja de la Seda and El Tribunal de las Aguas
  • Attend las Fallas festival
  • Visit the largest aquarium in Europe
  • Stroll in Valencia Old Town
  • Bike in the Turia Park
  • Relax at the beach

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“ILI helped me find a language school in Spain this year. The school in studied at in Spain was exactly what I was looking for this year!! I am a French teacher who wanted to start learning Spanish and hopefully teach it! I feel it was a great place to get started to do that, I think I accomplished what I wanted to! Malaga is such a beautiful fun city with so many great restaurants, museums, and of course the beach!”

Man sitting at a balcony table.
Ryan Boeding studied Spanish in Malaga

Program Info

Tuition Fees Average of $500/week with accommodation
Language levels Beginners and up
Location ?
X

In-country

In-country classes are when you travel overseas to study the language in a country where the language is spoken natively.

In‑country
Minimum age 18
Frequency Start almost any Monday

Group Size

Average 7

Course Timings

Duration Minimum of 1 week

Formats

Choose your course type

Each of our study abroad partner schools in Spain will offer a slightly different range of program formats to choose from, but these are likely to include, as a minimum:

International group classes

This is where one of the big benefits of studying Spanish in Spain becomes clear – your fellow classmates will be native to other countries. The common language in and out of the classroom is Spanish.

Your teachers in Spain will all have learned to teach Spanish using the same methodology – one which lends itself to using Spanish every moment of your time together.

That may seem daunting at first, but because your classes will be at your level of Spanish, you really have nothing to worry about. Even if you’re a complete beginner, your Spanish teacher will make you feel comfortable and confident. And then the fun starts!

Extra private Spanish lessons in Spain

While you will usually attend group classes, it is generally possible to add a handful – maybe 5 or 10 per week – of private Spanish lessons where you’ll pay extra to have your own personal Spanish tutor.

Just like the private Spanish classes we offer at ILI, you’ll be able to use that private time to boost your learning, focus on a troublesome area of language, or prepare for a specific event or situation which can’t be covered easily in a group context.

Spanish + activity & combination courses

Some schools have packaged together their Spanish courses with popular activities, so that each week you take part in activities around your chosen theme, for example:

  • Spanish Language and Culture programs for over 50s
  • Spanish Language, Culture & Gastronomy
  • Spanish + Surfing
  • Spanish & Business Spanish

If you’re not sure which option is best for you, please contact us and we can discuss this with you.

Package options

Our partners will help you with the whole package – everything you need to think about to get you from where you are now, to sitting in a sunny classroom somewhere in Spain, learning Spanish!

We know it can seem like a big leap, which is why we help you with all the moving parts:

Airport transfer (additional fee)

The school can provide a customized airport transfer service for your convenience, ensuring a smooth journey from your arrival at the airport.

Should you require it, they can also arrange transportation back to the airport on the day of your departure.

Accommodations

They’ll advise you on the most popular accommodation options in each location, and they’ll do everything they can to support any special requirements you have.

Our colleagues in each school will then have you complete their forms to book you into the accommodation of your choice. It’s really that easy. Before you leave for Spain, they’ll be in touch with all the contact details you need, along with clear instructions on how to find your accommodation, and travel between the accommodation and the school.

Excursions

One thing is certain, there will always be plenty to do when you’re studying Spanish abroad in Spain. Sure, you’ll have your Spanish lessons each day from Monday to Friday, but that won’t generally take up the whole day, unless you book a very intensive Spanish course.

Most afternoons your chosen Spanish school in Spain will put on activities and excursions for you. Many will be low-key social activities in and around the school, such as city walking tours, film nights and trips to a local bar or restaurant. However there will also be the opportunities to sign up to extra paid excursions – to visit local art galleries and museums, a palace or castle, or other famous monument during the week.

Then on the weekends, there will frequently be full-day excursions to neighbouring cities to consider, maybe a trip to a big soccer match, an exhilarating concert, moving piece of theatre,… you get the idea!

And of course, if all that sounds like too much, these activities are optional. You can kick back, go find a beach or a quiet cafe, and watch the world go by.

Walking in a Seville street at night, Spain

If you require a different course duration or a different class time to usual, please get in touch and we’ll tell you what’s possible and provide you with a quote.

Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We’re certain that you’ll have plenty of questions ahead of booking a Spanish in Spain language program, and that’s why we’re here to help.

Here are some of the questions we get asked the most. Please use the form below to get in touch, and we’ll be right back to you.

Selected FAQs

Yes. Many of our partners offer Language + Activity type of courses. Here are some example courses: Spanish and cooking; French and wine tasting; Italian and fashion; Portuguese and surfing and many more combinations.

Some of our partner schools have campuses in different ciites and allow students to spend part of their time in one location and continue their studies in another one as they follow the same curriculum.

We are accredited by the International Association of Language Centres (IALC) and have created great partnerships with other small language schools around the world.

We have sent students to a number of schools and in exchange we receive a commission on the student’s tuition for the recommendation at no extra cost to you. We put this money towards our Free English Program for Immigrants and Refugees. This helps close the gap on funding we receive from the state of Massachusetts and what the program actually costs to run.

Most of our partner schools have a minimum of one week requirement for their language travel program so you can go for a week or more!

Yes. Many of our partner schools offer language classes for younger kids as well so there could be opportunities to plan a family language travel experience depending on your destination.

Most of our partners offer homestay, shared or studio apartments options.

The cost of studying abroad can vary widely depending on several factors, including how long you go for, the type of course. you choose, accommodation, airport transfers, and other expenses. However, as a general guideline, you can expect to budget approximately $500 per week for tuition and accommodation. Keep in mind that the overall cost may fluctuate based on your specific choices and the duration of your stay as well as airfare and spending money.

In most cases, when studying abroad, the availability of food options can vary. Many of our partners offer accommodations with the option of one or two meals a day as part of the package. You may also choose to do all your food shopping or eat out if you prefer.

Click here to see a map of our partner schools’ locations.

When it comes to making arrangements for flights and transportation from the airport to your accommodation, students are responsible for purchasing their flight tickets independently. However, our partner schools often offer the convenience of airport transfers, which can be booked in conjunction with the courses and accommodations. This service simplifies the process of getting from the airport to your destination once you arrive at your study location.

Our students typically travel on their own, accompanied by a partner, friend, or family members. Additionally, our partner schools have the capability to host group trips, and we can assist in organizing these group language travel experiences. However, currently, we do not personally accompany the groups on these trips. Perhaps in the future, we might consider offering such a service as we continue growing!

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Ready to get started with a Spanish program abroad?

Booking a Study Abroad experience through ILI couldn’t be easier! Simply follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Complete our online inquiry form.
  2. We’ll be in touch if you need help narrowing down your destination.
  3. We’ll put you in touch with our partner school for additional details and clarifications.
  4. You book your chosen program directly with them!

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