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Spanish Study Abroad Programs in Spain

Below is a list of the top destinations in Spain. If you have any questions, or if you would like additional information about any of the locations or programs, please let us know.

BARCELONA
One of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world. It has a huge number of attractions including a city center which retains its medieval street plan; some stunning modernist architecture including several buildings by Gaudi - Spain's most famous architect; dozens of museums including one dedicated to Picasso, another to Miro and yet another to Barcelona's world famous football club.
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BENALMADENA
This is a small town with approximately 30,000 inhabitants. Originally a sleepy Andalucian fishing village with beautiful white washed houses, Benalmadena has developed into a small but lively town which retains it old charm and character.
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GRANADA
The legend of Boabdil, the last King of the Moors of Granada, is still alive. After the Christians conquered the city in 1492, he was banished into exile. At a certain point from the city, he turned around to take one last look at his beloved Granada, sank his head and began to weep. In that moment he remembered his mother's words, do not cry as a woman for something that you were unable to defend as a man. Anyone who has visited Granada at least once can understand Boabdil because the atmosphere of Granada is fantastic each and every day.
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MADRID
This city has been the capital city of Spain since 1562, and has more than 4 million inhabitants. It is a city oozing a vitality and an energy unmatched by any other European capital. The nightlife is unmatched by other European cities and is very crowded with people of all ages having good times in restaurants, clubs discos and bars.
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MALAGA
The capital of the Costa del Sol, with a population of about 450,000. Its situation, first-class tourist attractions, constant blue sky and Mediterranean Sea, warm hospitality, folklore, mild climate and wide variety of night sports and restaurants make Malaga an ideal setting for spending your time learning Spanish and enjoying yourself.
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SALAMANCA
Salamanca is a small town and it can be crossed on foot from end to end. Monumental churches, unique buildings, streets oozing with history... Salamanca offers all of this and much more. Salamanca's climate is continental. Very dry, with cold winters, some freezing nights, and bearably warm summers. Salamanca is part of Old Castile and is located within a short distance from Segovia, Avila, Burgos, Santiago de Compostela, Leon, and Madrid.
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SAN SEBASTIAN
A family resort town of long standing, San Sebastian rests on the bay of La Concha in northwestern Spain, is surrounded by rolling low hills and has three very nice beaches to choose from. The town offers endless possibilities to enjoy your free time: lively nightlife, the Alde Zaharra or Parte Vieja (Old Part) , romantic walks along the beach, the Castle or the Wind Comb, excursions, museums, exhibitions, 40 cinema theatres, theatre, cultural centres, and the congress centre just to name a few.
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SEVILLA
Sevilla, with its 700,000 inhabitants and more than 3,000 hours of sun a year, is said to be the most beautiful city in Spain, which best keeps alive the most famous Spanish customs: a vibrant street–life, flamenco music and dancing, bullfighting, Holy Week (Semana Santa) and the April Fair (Feria), as well as the openness, pride and warmth of its people.
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VALENCIA
The city of Valencia, about 750,000 inhabitants, is situated on the Mediterranean coast with extensive pleasant, sandy beaches and a warm, sunny climate. This climate permits a lively atmosphere in the streets throughout the year. It is nearly always possible to find a sunny spot in the open-air in one of its many cafes. If you wish to enjoy the annual fiestas of Valencia at the same time as you learn Spanish, visit the school during the months of March and July.
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ALL LOCATIONS FOR SPANISH


PLEASE NOTE: not all locations are listed on the NRCSA website. If you are interested in any city or country not listed, please let us know and we will be more than happy to let you know what options are available at that location.

START DATES
Most locations start every Monday Year-round. With options for January/Winter Interim (J-Term), Spring/Fall Semester (generally 12-16 weeks), or Summer (generally 4-12 weeks) Terms.

CLASSES
Classes are taught using the immersion method, which is considered to be the most rapid form of Spanish language acquisition. Classes can be taken for varying number of hours per week, with 20 hours per week being the most common. Local extracurricular activities and excursions are also an important part of the program, and conducted in the local language, as well.

METHODOLOGY
There are four primary skills when learning Spanish: reading, writing, listening and speaking which need to be studied and developed from the start of the program. The emphasis on these four areas helps to enable the student to use their knowledge of the Spanish language in day - to - day communication. An immersion approach to the Spanish classes is used for all levels – this means that from day one only Spanish is spoken in the classroom. This approach helps the student to become comfortable with the Spanish language quickly.

TEACHERS
Teachers use authentic material in the classroom, role playing, and an adaptive approach to grammatical structures and vocabulary which become progressively more complex as the student advances between levels. Teachers provide individual care and focus on each student's personal progress by offering helpful instruction, giving feedback and correcting errors. All teachers are native speakers, university educated and experienced teaching Spanish to foreigners. Most have learned a second language themselves and understand the student's perspective. They are devoted to helping students best reach their goals keep the classes enjoyable and entertaining.

ACADEMIC CREDIT & FINANCIAL AID
You can earn credit for a variety of Spanish, General Education or Humanities courses when taking your program abroad through NRCSA. Please let us know which courses you are specifically interested in taking and we can let you know what course equivalents are available. All courses taken abroad for credit have to be approved by your university prior to the start of your program to ensure that credits will transfer correctly.


  


 
 
 

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