10 May Why should I study abroad in Spain?
Top 10 reasons to study abroad in Spain
Do you want to study abroad to improve your Spanish, live an authentic experience, and discover a new culture? Are you looking for the ideal destination to achieve your goals?
Discover why Spain is a top study abroad country in the world and might be a good fit for you!
Here are our top 10 reasons to study abroad in Spain!
Reason #1 : Delight your taste buds !
Spain is a top-notch culinary destination. It has many delicious food specialties, which vary a lot from region to region.
For healthy food lovers, Spain is paradise. Spain is known worldwide for the famous Mediterranean diet, which revolves around the consumption of fish, vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and olive oil. Open air food markets abound – by studying abroad in Spain you will be able to benefit from this diet on a daily basis. What does the idea of cooking healthy specialties with your Spanish host family or with a local chef sound like?
Spain is also known all over the world for its tapas culture (small plates of different foods meant to be shared amongst friends). Here in Spain, you will be able to have tapas from bar to bar, and try many local dishes: tortilla de patatas, croquetas, salmojero, espinacas con garbanzos, pescaito frito, … There is something for every taste, at economical prices!
Reason #2 : Explore many architectural and historic treasures!
Spain has many amazing architectural treasures inherited from the many cultures who have lived there and cohabited: caves with Paleolithic drawings, dolmens dating back to the Neolithic area, Phoenician archeological sites, old Roman arenas, Moorish mosques and palaces, ancient Jewish neighborhoods, Christian churches and cathedrals…. You will be amazed by all of its 42 cultural sites listed as UNESCO World Heritage!
Centro MundoLengua will allow you to discover the most beautiful archaeological jewels of Spain, such as the Giralda, the Alcazar and the Jewish quarter of Sevilla; the ruins of Baelo Claudia and the Tavira tower in the province of Cadiz; the sumptuous Alhambra Palace, the Generalife and the Albaizin of Granada; the grandiose mosque of Cordoba, and many more amazing places!
Reason #3 : Study abroad in Spain to get your fill of vitamin D!
Spain is a very sunny country! The overwhelming majority of our programs take place in the south, where you will be able to enjoy an average of 300 days of sun per year.
The summer is a fantastic time to experience Spain, but with weather like this, it also means that you can escape the cold winter at home for the sunny climate of Spain year-round.
Reason #4 : Soak up the sun on the superb white-sandy beaches.
Spain has around 8,000 kilometers of coastline and 3,000 beaches. Many Spanish beaches have the Blue Flag label, a sign of exemplary quality!
There is a beach for every taste, whether you like to surf, to swim in turquoise blue waters, to sunbath on a small cove, or to play beach volley!
A study abroad program in Cadiz (Spain) is actually the ideal destination for beach lovers!
For students choosing another study abroad destination, it is still possible to enjoy the beach though. For instance, at Centro MundoLengua, we organize many excursions to the most beautiful beaches in Andalusia, such as to the Natural Park of Doñana, to Bolonia, and to Tarifa.
Reason #5 : Immerse yourself into Spanish traditions !
Who has not heard of the running of the bulls? Spain is one of the most culturally rich countries in the world. There are many traditions, festivities and festivals of all kinds.
For example, students choosing to study abroad in Sevilla will have the chance to experience the passion of the Holy Week (one of the most important in Spain), as well as the famous Feria de Abril. Sevilla is also the birthplace of flamenco, bullfights, and tapas culture.
In Cadiz, students will experience the famous Carnival, the night of St. John, the Three Kings parade, and many other deep-rooted traditions.
These are only some examples. However, each region, each city, and each municipality has its own traditions. You can visit Spain’s official tourism website to find all the important events taking place in Spain.
One thing is certain: in Spain you will not get bored! You will be amazed by the wide variety of traditions, as well as the contagious joie de vivre! Every occasion is good to celebrate!
Reason #6 : Study abroad in Spain to meet many locals !
You will notice it very quickly. Spaniards are very sociable. They also have a great sense of hospitality. During your study abroad program in Spain, you will have the opportunity to meet many local people.
First of all with your Spanish host family – Spanish people are very family-oriented. In addition to your host parents, it is very likely that you will meet the whole family: grandparents, children, grandchildren, cousins … You will have many enriching encounters!
You will also get to know many local people during the activities organized by Centro MundoLengua, such as interviews with local people, language exchanges with local students, etc.
Finally, you will quickly notice how easy it is to talk to people and meet new people in the streets. If you get lost or need help, many unknown people will be happy to come to your rescue!
One thing is certain: in Spain you will be very well received!
Reason #7 : Study abroad in Spain to admire breathtaking landscapes !
Spain has an incredible variety of landscapes.
This diversity stands in all its glory in Andalusia. In this wonderful region of southern Spain, you can discover superb karst formations like those of the famous Torcal de Antequera; magnificent dunes, sandy beaches, forests and marshes in Doñana National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere Reserve); wild beaches in the province of Cadiz; Millenial trees, in the Grazalema natural park; deserts in the Almería region; and even snow-capped peaks in the Sierra Nevada mountains!
Reason #8 : Explore top-notch museums !
Spain has some of the most important museums in the world. We can mention the Prado Museum (with masterpieces of Velázquez and Goya), the Reina Sofia Museum (hosting the famous Guernica painting by Picasso), the Thyssen National Museum (with masterpieces of Manet, Van Gogh, and many more), the Picasso Museum in Malaga, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao …
Lovers of art, culture and history will not be disappointed!
Reason #9: Study abroad in Spain if you value safety more than anything else!
Spain, and Andalusia in particular, are extremely safe. At any time of the day, you will never be alone on the street. Violent crime is extremely rare.
Furthermore, Spain has one of the best health systems in the world. If something goes wrong during your study abroad program, you will have access to an excellent sanitary infrastructure.
Spain is therefore an ideal destination for traveling with peace of mind.
Small bonus: if you choose to study abroad in Spain with Centro MundoLengua, you will have an emergency number available 24 hours a day should you need our help!
Reason #10 : Study abroad in Spain for an excellent quality / price ratio!
By studying abroad in Spain, you can indulge yourself! The quality of life, mainly in Andalusia, is unmatched. You can go shopping, go to a restaurant, go to the cinema or theater, at extremely competitive prices compared to many countries in Europe and America. Now is the time to relax and enjoy!