Immerse yourself in Spanish culture while exploring Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, and Malaga—home to EF’s sunny beachside campus where you’ll complete three weeks of expertly-led language classes. On your days off, take a group trip to Seville, the largest city in southern Spain, then enjoy a free weekend to plan your own adventure.
Foster cultural understanding through guided and independent exploration of multiple cities and regions in Spain, including Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Valencia.
Build maturity and self-confidence as you navigate new spaces; embrace a newfound independence living in a student residence with your peers.
Communicate with others more clearly by enhancing your Spanish-speaking skills; gain the confidence to open dialogues with the locals as you build life-long bonds with your cohort.
Madrid 2 Days
Start your program by spending a few days in Madrid, Spain’s political and cultural capital, seeing the sights and bonding with your cohort.
Malaga 13 days
Begin your Spanish language immersion experience as you settle into sunny Malaga. Take a language placement test and begin your courses at the beautiful EF Campus; settle into your accommodations with your new friends. Get a feel for the geography of Malaga, try their public transit, and maybe even hit the beach!
Keep attending your courses at the EF Campus as you become more comfortable with the language and culture of Spain. Spend your free time exploring your new city, getting to know your cohort and Malaga on a deeper level.
Seville 2 days
Spend the weekend in scenic Seville! After a flamenco dance lesson, enjoy a show by the professionals and visit an olive oil farm for a taste of the region before you head back to Malaga.
Malaga 6 Days
Make the most of your last week in your Language Study module as you wrap up your courses and celebrate with your new friends and connections! Use your language skills to make sure you check off all the last items on your bucket list in your host city before enjoying a final celebratory dinner with your cohort.
Valencia 2 Days
Visit Valencia, a vibrant city known for its annual Fallas festival. Visit a Fallas museum and try your hand at creating your own papier-mâché ninot.
Barcelona 2 Days
End your month in beautiful Barcelona, where you’ll have time to explore with all the friends you’ve made and pick out one last souvenir before heading home.
Taking a gap year is not an alternative to college; it’s about preparing yourself to make the most of college—and, in many ways, the rest of your life. Our innovative experiential learning model helps students discover their goals while equipping them with the confidence and skills to get there.
Tuition for this 4-week program is $6,950, and payment plans are available. Tuition includes:
Our Gap Year Consultants are ready to answer any questions you and your family may have, then they’ll work with you to plan an experience that expands your horizons and meets your goals.