Spain

Stretching sun-drenched & untamed to the south of the wild & majestic Pyrenees, this passionate nation works a mysterious magic. Spain is littered with hundreds of glittering beaches; flamenco bailaors (dancers) swirl in flounces of colour; and toreros (bullfighters) strut their stuff in the bullrings. Beyond these clichéd images, a vast, unexpected panorama unfolds before you.

I have a good relationship with my host family, I talk to them all the time. At school, the teachers are very understanding & nice. My subjects are: Art, English, Geography, History, Latin, Psychology, Philosophy & Religion. Some subjects I don’t understand at all but I try! I think that Aussie exchange students should be warned about the cold! Just a suggestion! The food is great & overall I’m have an awesome time!

Ana-Maria Blarr – Year to Spain

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Next available departures for Spain

Length Departure Fee Application deadline Early Bird deadline Scholarship deadline
Length3 months DepartureOct 2020 FeeAU $7750 Application deadline24/06/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020
Length2 months DepartureNov 2020 FeeAU $7550 Application deadline24/06/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020
LengthSemester DepartureJan 2021 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline25/08/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020 Scholarship deadline31/03/2020
LengthAcademic Year DepartureJan 2021 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline25/08/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020 Scholarship deadline31/03/2020
LengthSemester DepartureSep 2021 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline09/04/2021 Early Bird deadline31/10/2020 Scholarship deadline31/10/2020
LengthAcademic Year DepartureSep 2021 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline09/04/2021 Early Bird deadline31/10/2020 Scholarship deadline31/10/2020
Length3 months DepartureOct 2021 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline24/06/2021 Early Bird deadline31/03/2021
Length2 months DepartureNov 2021 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline24/06/2021 Early Bird deadline31/03/2021
LengthSemester DepartureJan 2022 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline25/08/2021 Early Bird deadline31/03/2021 Scholarship deadline31/03/2021
LengthAcademic Year DepartureJan 2022 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline25/08/2021 Early Bird deadline31/03/2021 Scholarship deadline31/03/2021

Important Program Information

Please note that

There is no language requirement but we strongly recommend that students have at least 2 years of Spanish language knowledge prior to arrival. This allows for an easier adaption into Host family life.

  • 3 week language courses offered in Madrid on arrival at an additional cost.
  • 5 month program durations can vary between 4 ½ to 5 months, depending on the academic year you will be enrolled in.
  • 10 month program durations can vary between 9 to 10 months, depending on the academic year you will be enrolled in.
  • Arrival orientation in Barcelona and Madrid on arrival at an additional cost. (Madrid orientation  available to language course students only).
  • Optional Program Extras are available. These include trips and language courses on request. Please contact our office for further information.

It's not too late to apply for an Early Bird Discount

Reduce the cost of your exchange program

hourglass 1046841 1920If you are planning to go on exchange and want to reduce the price of your program, then we have some good news for you! We have extended the deadline for Early Bird Discount applications to Friday 15th May 2020 for our standard programs departing between October 2020 - March 2021. 

If you are applying for one of our exchange programs the easiest way to get started is by completing your pre application formYou should allow yourself at least 3 weeks to complete all sections of your full application form.

Apply for a grant from the Give Back Exchange Fund

2019 08 20The Give Back Exchange Fund will provide 120 exchange students across Australia and New Zealand with a grant that will dramatically reduce their program fee. Students will pay only for their flights, insurance, visa application fees and any required airport assistance fees. All other fees will be covered by the Give Back Exchange Fund.

The final deadlines for applications are listed below. There are a limited number of grants available, so don't leave asking your school for a nomination until the last minute.

  • 1st March 2020 for August - September 2020 departures
  • 31st March 2020 for January 2021 departures

Click here to find out more information and to download the required forms

Find an Info Session Near You

If you would like to find out more information on our programs, please come along to one of our free in person information evenings located in one of the cities listed below or attend a LIVE Online session. 

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  • Come and meet our staff
  • Hear comprehensive information on all aspects of exchange
  • Listen to former exchange students talk about their experiences
  • Ask questions
  • Listen to questions asked by other students and parents
  • Meet other students who are considering going on exchange

Information evenings run for about an hour and a half. They are friendly and free and are the best way for us to address your specific questions in person.

If you live remotely from the major cities or cannot get along in person you can either watch our On Demand media presentation or attend one of our LIVE Online info sessions.