High School Abroad in Spain: Living and Learning
All Pan Atlantic Foundation host families are carefully selected and live all over Spain!
Your host family will be an important part of your exchange. Most families are open, social and very talkative! They’ll want to interact and engage in your experience and will open their home to you because they are interested in learning more about your culture. Through your host family, you’ll get an inside view of Spanish daily life, culture and family traditions. It’s common to have long, late dinners, sometimes as late as 9pm and passionate conversations around the table. The best way to learn about a new culture and language is to be fully immersed in it and what better way than to jump right in with your family!
Pan Atlantic Foundation will connect you with your host family prior to departing the U.S. so you’ll have a chance to “meet” before arriving in your new host country.
Life is slow in Spain. Sit back, relax and enjoy the long meals, mid-day siestas and time with your new friends. Students participate in many different sports activities such as soccer, basketball and cycling. If you’re not interested in sports, you can spend your free time at open air markets, shopping, watching soccer games or socializing.
School life in Spain:
The program organizes a unique stay for all students looking for a true academic and linguistic immersion experience. Students are placed in the best local public-school option possible. Most students walk just 5-15 minutes to school, while others in larger areas may have to take a bus or train for 15-30 minutes.
Classes typically run Monday through Friday and courses can include history, language, literature and elective subjects.