Spain is a remarkably beautiful country with a rich history and an even more vibrant culture. Pursuing a high school student exchange program in Spain can provide you with the experience of a lifetime, all before you even reach university. Whether you love the language, the food or the scenery, the list of reasons to study abroad in Spain is nearly endless. Here are four excellent reasons why your family should start planning your high school exchange to Spain today.
Why Study Abroad in Spain?
- You will learn Spanish (or improve your skills). One of the best reasons to go to Spain on a high school student cultural exchange program is also one of the most practical. Around the globe, the Spanish language is becoming more and more prevalent. As of the 2011 census, more than 115,000 people in Australia spoke Spanish. Globally, Spanish is the second-most commonly spoken language, after Chinese and ahead of English. In short, this language is becoming more significant and practical every day—particularly for young people interested in traveling the world or pursuing international careers. And while you can learn Spanish in the classroom, the best path to fluency is a full immersion into a culture that speaks the language day in and day out.
- You will learn the values of a different culture. Participating in a foreign exchange program during high school can be an excellent way to open your eyes to the ideals and values of a culture entirely different from your own. A high school student exchange to Spain will allow you to stay with a typical Spanish family, study in a Spanish high school, eat Spanish food, learn Spanish customs and more. Your experience will give you a whole new outlook on life and will serve to make you a generally more open-minded person.
- You will enjoy Spanish cuisine. Tapas. Tortilla Espanola. Paella. Pisto. Gazpacho. Crema Catalana. These are just a few of the types of authentic Spanish cuisine you will be able to experience during your time in Spain. Make no mistake, while education and enrichment are the goals of a high school foreign exchange program, arguably the first thing students always remember is the Remarkable (with a capital R!) food.
- Embrace the entertainment. Every culture has its own flavoured forms of entertainment, and Spain is an especially fun place to make yourself at home. From rousing bullfights to streets filled with flamenco dancers, all the way to the stands of a La Liga football match, Spain provides cultural attractions and opportunities that won’t just entertain you for the night or the afternoon, but that will stay with you forever.
Apply for a High School Student cultural exchange through Study Abroad Campus Education
Are you interested in spending your next semester in Madrid, Seville, Valencia or Barcelona? Apply for a high school student cultural exchange program in Spain by contacting Study Abroad Campus Education! We can match you with the perfect host family and help you plan an unforgettable personal journey! Contact us today to get started, Start your Adventure today with CEA !