Spain

 

 

Spain is a confluence of the various cultures and traditions of Southern Europe and Northern Africa. The influence of many religions and ethnicities is evident throughout Spain, from the traditional flamenco dance brought to Andalucia by the gypsies, to the bullfighting that was originally brought to Spain by the Greeks and Phoenecians, where it was later picked up by the Moors, who turned it into the ritualistic and timeless tradition that it is today. From Spain’s historical cities to its pastoral countryside and vibrant southern reaches, there is something for everyone here. Picturesque mountain ranges and medieval towns are just some of the other treasures waiting to be discovered.

 

Students choosing Spain will be able to enjoy a first-class competitive educational system that enjoys international recognition. State universities are part of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) which currently includes 47 countries and offers multiple bachelor's degrees (the first cycle of official university education), master's degrees and postgraduate degrees which can be co-validated in various countries. Whatever your field of interest (Humanities, Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Architecture), you'll find your area of study and a qualified teaching staff in both public and private institutions.

 

Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world, so  when you master it, you will be able to include on your curriculum a language that is official in 21 countries and that will enable you to communicate with around 495 million people. Bear in mind that Spain is the country that receives the highest number of students from the Erasmus programme, the most important student mobility initiative in the European Union. After university you'll also find advanced level art courses, business schools, advanced vocational training, advanced sports training. Don't forget that companies are placing increasing emphasis on candidates who have an international educational background. If you're coming to learn Spanish, you'll be able to choose between intensive summer courses, extensive courses, business courses or courses geared to obtaining your Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE). You'll find that many schools will help with administrative issues such as obtaining visas, and will also offer supplementary activities (cultural routes, etc.) to help you become acquainted with Spanish traditions.