Program Details

"Estoy contento de haber venido a España" may be your motto while in Spain. It means "I'm happy to be in Spain." As a YFU student, you will become part of a family, attend school, and live there long enough to understand what it means to be Spanish.
Barcelona, Spain
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:

With YFU's study abroad program, you'll take classes alongside Spanish students at a local high school. Outside the classroom, your host family and friends will introduce you to an inside look at Spanish culture. As you adjust to daily life in Spain, you'll appreciate regional specialties in cuisine and art. If you live in an area which has its own regional language and have the opportunity to learn about that language and unique community that its speakers have. Spain has art, architecture, food, landscapes, and people who will make you love your home away from home.

For students looking to have a shorter, yet intensive language study this summer, YFU offers a 4-week program to Santander. This unique opportunity allows students to attend Spanish classes 4 mornings out of the week, travel around the area with their YFU group and live with a host family during their stay.

Youth For Understanding students are offered the chance to learn new languages, experience another culture, make new friends and discover the world while living with a volunteer host family. Instead of experiencing a country as a tourist, YFU students are immersed within the culture.

An investment in a student's education, at the very least: Profound educational experience, increased maturity, second language fluency, preferred college admissions, enhanced opportunities for the future and lifelong friendships. 

Setting Description:
Experience Spain's sunshine, beaches, and mountains make up this diverse country. Discuss the events of the day while eating paella with your host family during Spain's traditional afternoon meal. Explore how numerous cultures have contributed to Spain's history and shaped the nation that we know today.
Program costs vary by length of stay- please see our website for full details.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
Through the generosity of numerous corporations, governments, foundations and individuals, YFU awards more than $2.3 million in partial or full study abroad scholarships annually.

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