If you're thinking of extending your education and living in a unique and different culture, we highly recommend a stay in Spain, in southern Europe. Students coming here will be able to enjoy a first-class competitive educational system that enjoys international recognition.
Birthplace of the Spanish Language
One of the main reasons for choosing Spain for your study trip is the language. Did you know that Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world? When you master it, you will be able to include on your curriculum a language that is official in 21 countries and that will enable you to communicate with around 495 million people.
If you're coming to learn Spanish, you'll be able to choose between intensive summer courses, extensive courses, business courses or courses geared to obtaining your Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE). You'll find that many schools will help with administrative issues such as obtaining visas, and will also offer supplementary activities (cultural routes, etc.) to help you become acquainted with Spanish traditions.
Quality of life, Culture, Charm
Once you're here in Spain, you'll find the incentives are endless: some of the world's most important monuments and museums (such as the Prado Museum and the Alhambra in Granada), vast nature areas where you can enjoy all kinds of sports, a wide range of leisure options, excellent gastronomy, festivities that are famous all over the world (you're sure to be familiar with some of them, such as the San Fermín bull-running festival, the Las Fallas bonfire festival and the Tomatina tomato fight), an exciting nightlife, a pleasant climate all year round and the open and friendly Mediterranean character which makes everything so much easier throughout your stay. Why do you think that almost 58 million tourists chose to visit us in 2012?
Warmth and Openess of its People
Bear in mind that Spain is the country that receives the highest number of students from the Erasmus programme, the most important student mobility initiative in the European Union. This means we are a destination that exceptionally accustomed to welcoming foreign students. You'll find a notable international and multicultural atmosphere in its university cities, and you'll be able to choose from a range of accommodation options (hotels, apartments, flat sharing, residences, halls of residences, as a paying guest...)
Modern and Highly Developed Country
Whichever destination you choose (everything from large cities like Madrid and Barcelona through to a smaller cities like Salamanca and Granada, which also have a famous university tradition) you'll be able to travel safely and conveniently all around the country thanks to its advanced transport system (for example, its high-speed trains) with the benefit of student discounts.
Excellent Services and Facilities
State universities are part of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) which currently includes 47 countries and offers multiple bachelor's degrees (the first cycle of official university education), master's degrees and postgraduate degrees which can be homologated or convalidated in various countries. Whatever your field of interest (Humanities, Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Architecture...), you'll find your area of study and a qualified teaching staff in both public and private institutions.
After university you'll also find advanced level art courses, business schools, advanced vocational training, advanced sports training... Don't forget that companies are placing increasing emphasis on candidates who have an international educational background.
Get ready to enter the work market while you become familiar with a very special country. You'll find it culturally enriching at every possible level. And you'll also discover a warm and friendly country waiting to welcome you with open arms. You'll make new friends.After university you'll also find advanced level art courses, business schools, advanced vocational training, advanced sports training... Don't forget that companies are placing increasing emphasis on candidates who have an international educational background.
And you certainly won't regret your decision.