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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The Give Back Exchange Fund

$1,000,000 in student exchange grants are available to nominated school students

Schools can nominate up to 5 students to apply for a grant from the Give Back Exchange Fund

The Give Back Exchange Fund has been created with a desire to give back to the community and provide more opportunities for high school students to experience both sides of the exchange program, from living life abroad to welcoming an overseas student into their home.

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
  • 1st September 2020 for January 2021 departures

Click here to find out more information and to download a nomination form.

Next available departures for Spain

Length Departure Fee Application deadline Early Bird deadline Scholarship deadline
Length5 months DepartureSep 2020 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline09/04/2020 Early Bird deadline31/10/2019 Scholarship deadline31/10/2019
Length10 months DepartureSep 2020 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline09/04/2020 Early Bird deadline31/10/2019 Scholarship deadline31/10/2019
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
Length5 months DepartureJan 2021 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline25/08/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020 Scholarship deadline31/03/2020
Length10 months DepartureJan 2021 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline25/08/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020 Scholarship deadline31/03/2020

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.