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High School Abroad in Spain

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Information for term High School Abroad in Spain

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 13, 2022 – Jan 14, 2023 (18 weeks)
$14,250

Application Deadline

August 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: August 1, 2022
  • Dates: Jan 24 – Jun 10, 2023 (20 weeks)
$14,250

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 13 – Dec 10, 2022 (13 weeks)
$12,500

Application Deadline

August 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: August 1, 2022
  • Dates: Jan 24 – Apr 22, 2023 (13 weeks)
$12,500

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 13, 2022 – Jun 10, 2023 (39 weeks)
$17,250

Overview

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Perfect your Spanish and soak in the vibrant culture of daily life in Spain.

Eating churros and drinking hot chocolate at a local café after school. Visiting old historic cities and observing the architecture. Learning to make paella with your homestay. Attending classes (in Spanish) at a public or private Spanish High School with local peers. Making friendships that last a lifetime. What kind of memories will you make?

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

CIEE is requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before traveling on programs. Read more ›

The Take-Aways

  • Global Citizenship

    After immersing yourself in unfamiliar practices and customs, you’ll become better equipped to interact with people from other cultures — in school, on the job, or in your personal life.

  • Language Proficiency

    Our program provides students with 150 language contact hours in just a few weeks.

  • Independence & Resilience

    Come home better prepared to make transitions, take control of new situations, and appreciate challenging experiences for what they are: opportunities to learn and grow.

  • said their experience made them more aware of global issues.

    93%
  • said their experience with CIEE helped shape their college applications.

    79%
  • said they regularly use the knowledge and skills they acquired while abroad with CIEE.

    96%

Location & Culture

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Energetic, romantic, dynamic, historic — Spain offers a world of experiences you’ll never forget.

The story of Spain has been written by its many people, from Iberians and Celts to Romans and Moors. Write your own story with CIEE High School Abroad in Spain.

Savor the first bite of traditional paella while dining with your homestay. Read “Don Quixote” in the language of Miguel de Cervantes during literature class at the local high school. Practice your Spanish while getting to know your peers in the host community.

Spain offers the perfect setting to study abroad in high school. Rigorous classes, complete Spanish language immersion, and firsthand access to a new and different culture will help you gain the personal, academic, and professional skills needed to be successful in college and beyond.

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Spain.

Orientation

Upon arriving in Spain with your fellow participants, you will be met by CIEE staff in Seville, where you will begin your three-day orientation. During orientation, you will participate in different workshops focusing on a variety of themes — culture, language, academics, social norms, current events — all designed to best prepare you for your experience in Spain. Additionally, you’ll see some of the best that Seville has to offer!

After orientation, you will depart for your host community and spend a couple of days with your homestay before starting school.

Daily Life

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Daily Life

"Saturday morning, instead of my typical yoga, I decided to take advantage of the gorgeous day and take a run in El Retiro..." 

Learn more about daily life on a high school study abroad program by reading our blog posts above.

Explore Program Blogs

  • Housing

    Hotel during orientation in Seville, then carefully screened homestay in Andalusia

  • Local Support

    Local Coordinator in country and CIEE support staff available 24/7

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Activities

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Sample Activities

Wherever you’re placed and wherever you go, every experience is designed to give you an insider’s look into multifaceted Spanish culture and life. What can you do for fun? Attend local festivals, visit sights of cultural and historical importance, and take daytrips to places like Seville, Granada, Bilbao, or Madrid with your homestay. You’ll have a whole year or semester to discover the country — on your own, with new CIEE friends, and with your homestay.

Tuition for this program includes the cost of one day trip and one overnight trip per semester. Trips will take place earlier in the semester to allow trimester students the opportunity to participate. These trips vary every semester and may also be adjusted to mitigate COVID-19 risks, but some examples of past excursions have included:

For Fall

Cádiz/Bolonia (Day Trip)
Cádiz is the oldest city in Western Europe, often referred to as the "Silver Cup" for its magical sunlight. The various historical and cultural influences make you feel like you’re walking through time. After a day of touring the narrow, winding streets of the city’s historic center, enjoy laying out on some of the most beautiful beaches in Southern Spain. 

Historically used as a fishing village and trade link, Bolonia is a spectacular town with one of the best beaches in South Spain. The contrast of the green mountains, the sea, Roman ruins, and the white sand make it a unique and memorable place to visit.

Granada (Overnight Trip)
Join CIEE staff and your fellow CIEE High School Abroad in Spain participants as you travel to Granada to tour the Alhambra/ Albayzín region. You’ll marvel at the spectacular medieval architecture and the grandeur of the Alhambra, a massive Moorish castle.

For Spring

Cordoba (Day Trip)
Few places in the world can boast of having been the capital of a Roman province, the capital of an Arab State, and a Caliphate. The historic quarter of Córdoba is a beautiful network of small streets, alleys, squares and whitewashed courtyards arranged around the Mezquita, which reflects the city's prominent place in the Islamic world during medieval times.

Malaga/Ronda (Overnight Trip)
Embark on an adventure to the Costa del Sol region of Spain, where you will have the chance to visit the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and the beautiful beaches of Málaga. You’ll also get the chance to escape to the countryside to admire the stunning vistas and winding streets of Ronda.

Please note this list of activities is based on past programs and subject to change at CIEE's discretion to both adapt to local circumstances and participant feedback. For Fall 2021, local health and safety guidelines may not allow for overnight excursions or day trips. Participants will be updated as the program start date comes closer.

What People are Saying

  • “I've been living in Spain for almost 2 months now, and it's starting to feel like I've been here for much longer. My friends are a huge part of that. I'm constantly amazed at how much they care about me (from deliberately asking me questions about differences in America to offering to lend me long uniform pants for gym class since it's getting cold and I don't have my own pair), and I am so glad I found them. They're making it feel like 5 months is not nearly long enough!”

    –Hannah S., CIEE High School Abroad Alumnus

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

Eligibility

  • Be in their 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th year of schooling
  • Must not have met graduation requirements before program begins
  • Have 2 years of Spanish or equivalent
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5

Application Fee

$50

Priority deadline discount: Apply to a fall semester or academic year by 2/15 and get a $400 discount. Apply to a spring semester by 8/1 and get a $400 discount. Discounts are deducted from final balance.

Program fee includes international airfare and iNext travel insurance. Full inclusions are found online

Program

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Costs

Academic Year 2022 39 weeks Deadline Passed Sep 13, 2022 Jun 10, 2023

$17,250

Fall Trimester 2022 13 weeks Deadline Passed Sep 13, 2022 Dec 10, 2022

$12,500

Fall 2022 18 weeks Deadline Passed Sep 13, 2022 Jan 14, 2023

$14,250

Spring Trimester 2023 13 weeks Aug 1, 2022 Jan 24, 2023 Apr 22, 2023

$12,500

Spring 2023 20 weeks Aug 1, 2022 Jan 24, 2023 Jun 10, 2023

$14,250

Ready to change your life?