Program Details

Experience the differences in regions and cultures across Spain’s largest cities and quaint towns. Take flamenco lessons, taste tapas, see renown works of art, and interact with locals along your journey.
Location:
Barcelona, Spain; Logrono, Spain; Madrid, Spain
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Experience the differences in regions and cultures across Spain’s largest cities and quaint towns. Take flamenco lessons, taste tapas, see renown works of art, and interact with locals along your journey.

Your journey begins with an immersive orientation in Spain’s capital and largest city, Madrid. Immediately begin practicing your Spanish as you navigate the city’s medieval streets, visit the Prado Museum on Madrid’s “museum mile” to see original art by Spanish artists such as Picasso and Dalí. Order tapas in local cafés as you visit the Habsburg district. Take a full-day excursion to historic Toledo as your knowledge of Spain’s history and culture deepens.

You will experience an entirely different region of Spain as you and your group travel from Madrid to your homestay location. Spend two weeks immersed in a Spanish community as you come to experience Spain’s regional differences. Your Spanish language skills will grow through daily interactions with your host family and other locals. Explore the surrounding area on day trips with your Experiment group. Participate in flamenco classes, attend workshops about multiculturalism in Spain, and learn how to make paella in a cooking class. Your discovery of Spain’s cultures and regional differences will continue as you and your group travel to Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city and the

capital of Catalonia. Visit Barcelona’s numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites, parks, and the Picasso Museum. See the architecture of Gaudí and shop along La Rambla, Barcelona’s famous central street, and travel to the beautiful seaside town of Sitges.  Return to Madrid for a final day of exploration and reflection.

To learn more about this program, visit experiment.org/ESS.

Setting Description:
Your journey begins with an immersive orientation in Spain’s capital and largest city, Madrid. Immediately begin practicing your Spanish as you navigate the city’s medieval streets, visit the Prado Museum on Madrid’s “museum mile,” order tapas and other Spanish cuisine in local cafés, and visit the Habsburg district. Take a full-day excursion to historic Toledo as your knowledge of Spain’s history and culture deepens. Then, experience an entirely different region of Spain as you and your group travel from Madrid to your homestay location. Spend two weeks immersed in a Spanish community as you come to experience Spain’s regional differences. Your Spanish language skills grow through daily interactions with your host family. Take day trips to explore the surrounding area with your Experiment group. Participate in flamenco classes, attend workshops with a local NGO that works with youth, and learn how to cook regional specialties. The homestay community varies each year.
Cost:
$5590

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
need based financial aid from $250 to $3,000

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 3 Reviews

  • Spain
    5.0
    08/31/17

    This was truly an experience I'll never forget. I developed new friendships, ate amazing food, and got immersed in the culture. The homestay was integral to the cultural immersion, and it was by far the best experience I ever had. I learned a lot about

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Life-Changing Experience
    5.0
    08/27/17

    This summer I attended a summer abroad program in Spain through The Experiment in International Living. Throughout the trip the group visited cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Toledo and Valencia. The duration of the stay took place at a homestay location.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • My Trip to Spain
    5.0
    08/03/17

    When I went overseas I had my doubts about Spain, and the challenges it would present. However, I soon learned my group members and my homestay family would support me throughout the trip. By far, the best part of the trip was the homestay experience.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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