Experience authentic cultural immersion while completing three weeks of language classes at EF’s International Language Campus in Barcelona; enjoy weekends to explore on your own. Embark on excursions to Spain’s cities such as Madrid, Seville, and Granada with your cohort. Return home confident in your Spanish skills, savvy in your travel prowess, and bonded with new friends for life.
Upcoming travel dates:
Fall 2024: October 16–November 13, 2024
Spring 2025: March 12–April 9, 2025
Gain independence, adaptability, and a growth mindset—skills that will set you up for success in our ever-changing, increasingly globalized world.
Explore the cultural diversity and uniqueness of Spain through guided travel to different cities and regions of the country. Get a sense of what it is like to live in Spain, emerging with leveled-up language skills and a deeper understanding of Spanish culture.
Foster the confidence and skills you’ll need to travel independently and navigate large cities abroad.
Emerge from the program feeling prepared for what’s next, whether that’s more travel, college, or a career!
Spain 29 Days
Your journey begins in Spain’s capital city, Madrid, where you’ll get a crash course in Spanish history, architecture, art, and cuisine. Get acquainted with your cohort, practice speaking Spanish, and spend time together before starting your classes.
Settle in and start your Spanish language immersion experience: enjoy a guided tour of the city to get your bearings, move into the student accommodations, and take a language placement test—then it's time to begin your courses at the EF Barcelona campus.
After two weeks of language class, practice your skills over a long weekend traveling in Valencia and Alicante. Take a cooking class in Valencia to learn how to make paella in its home city, then wander the streets of coastal Alicante and appreciate the architecture, history, and stunning views.
Return to Barcelona after your weekend away to continue your courses and see how much your Spanish has improved after just three weeks! Celebrate your progress with a graduation ceremony.
During your last week of the program, practice your newfound Spanish skills as you travel to the southern cities of Seville and Malaga. Wrap up your experience reflecting on all you’ve learned and enjoy a final farewell dinner with your cohort.
Tuition for this 4-week program is $7,900, and payment plans are available. A detailed budgeting guide for this program can be found here.
Your program fee includes:
When you need us most, we’re always close: EF Gap Year students are supported by multiple layers of staff throughout their experience abroad.
Learn more about on-program Safety & Support, from our on-the-ground Student Life Coordinators and Tour Directors to our 24/7 Safety & Incident Response team.
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