Short-Term Program

Language & Culture
in Spain

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Level up your language skills, become a more confident traveler, and experience life as a local in Spain's most iconic destinations.

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.

Upcoming travel dates:
Spring 2023: Apr. 19 – May 17

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Program itinerary
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Note: This itinerary is subject to change due to availability and local conditions at the time of departure.

Madrid 2 Days

Madrid: Guided Exploration

2 Days Madrid, Spain

Start your program by spending a few days in Madrid, Spain’s political and cultural capital, seeing the sights and bonding with your cohort.

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Malaga 13 days

Malaga: Language Learning

13 days Malaga, Spain

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.

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Seville 2 days

Seville: Cultural Immersion

2 days Seville, Spain

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.

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Malaga 6 Days

Malaga: Language Learning

6 Days Malaga, Spain

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.

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Valencia 2 Days

Valencia: Cultural Immersion

2 Days Valencia, Spain

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.

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Barcelona 2 Days

Barcelona: Wrap-Up

2 Days Barcelona, Spain

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.

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Make this your year

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.


Program fee

Tuition for this 4-week program is $6,950, and payment plans are available. Tuition includes:

  • Activities and workshops

    Guided excursions and hands-on workshops with local experts

  • Flights and transportation

    Round-trip flights and local transfers to each stop in your itinerary

  • Room and board

    Housing at the EF Residence during your time at the EF Campus in Malaga, hotels during your travels in other parts of Spain, and approximately half your meals are covered

  • Guided learning

    Program leadership and direction by your on-the-ground EF Student Life Coordinator, the EF Language Campus staff, and EF Tour Director

  • Language school tuition

    Your classes at the EF Language Campus in Malaga

  • EF Global Support Network

    One-on-one mentorship and travel support before and during your program

Ready to get started?

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.

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