High School Progam
An exclusive program!
Imagine attending a local Spanish school during the academic year, being among Spanish students and becoming part of the school community. All this while being hosted in our home where we’ll make every effort to make you feel right at home in no time, living in a relaxed family atmosphere and turning out to be another family member.
On top of that, The Spanish Program will support you at any time and we’ll focus on your wellbeing, personal needs and we’ll help you with the Spanish language and culture at all times. We are a family run company with a limited number of student places. This allows us to offer parents and students an exclusive personal attention that parents value as the most important part of our program.
Your parents and you will be able to meet us online before arriving to Spain via videoconference. We will prepare your trip together and you will be able to ask any questions or concerns you may have. Later, during the course, we will keep giving support to parents and children with regular videoconferences.
Further to this, our home is located in Puente Viesgo, Cantabria, one of the safest areas in Europe. But our region it is not just safe, it is also an ideal area with lovely beaches and striking mountains.
We will place you in rigorous local schools, where you will be fully immersed in Spanish language and culture. You will find a nice, friendly and typical Spanish school environment that will help you obtain important personal and academic skills for being successful when applying to university. Our schools are linked to International programs and associations like the International Baccalaureate, American High School Diploma or the Rotary Club.
Independently of the academic year of your choice, the student can also enroll in various subjects. Some of them are mandatory, whereas others are optional. Some of good examples are: Spanish Language, Maths, Biology, Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Literature, History, Geography, Music, Physical Education, Technology, Technical drawing, Art, English Language, French Language, etc.
The Academic year starts mid September and ends mid June. The most representative holiday ‘s period is Christmas and Easter. The School day stars around 08:00 – 09:00 and it could last until 4:30 pm. depending on days and subjects.
- Students must be 15-18 years old upon arrival to program.
- Some basic Spanish is recommended but not required. However, the students must have an interest in learning.
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
- Willingness to participate in the host family’s daily life.
- Demonstrate flexibility, maturity, adaptability, and readiness to face the challenges of living in Spain.
- Be in good physical and mental health*.
|Academic Year||15th May – We can accept late applications but we can’t guarantee a place in the schools for late applicants.|
|Fall Semester||15th May – We can accept late applications but we can’t guarantee a place in the schools for late applicants.|
|Spring Semester||15th November – We can accept late applications but we can’t guarantee a place in the schools for late applicants.|
Ready to change your life?
*Moving to a new culture and staying in unfamiliar surroundings without your normal support structure can be very stressful. A student with pre-existing conditions on a long-term exchange program could exacerbate whatever challenges the student was previously facing. In order to ensure the safety of our family, other participants, school students and staff, we must be rigorous in our pre-screening of all high school abroad applicants. Therefore, we may not be able to accept students who have struggled with any kind of mental illness. These include, but are not limited to:
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Eating disorders
- Chronic debilitating migraines
- Bipolar Disorder