High School Exchange – Spain

  • Age : 15 to 18
  • Location : All over the country
  • Boarding : Full board
  • Accommodation : Host family
  • Length : 4 weeks / 6 weeks / 8 weeks / Term / Semester / Academic Year
  • Type : Homestay and school integration / Private / Public

Application deadline : 

March 1st for an arrival in August; October 31st for an arrival in January. Late applications may be accepted, depending on availability and visa processing times.


Requirements : 

Students must be interviewed in their home country before being accepted on the program. A minimum of two years of Spanish study and good academic results are required. A Spanish course may be organized before school starts for students with a lower proficiency level.


Program  Ref   Net agent
Homestay and High School in Spain 4 weeks IMHS4 2 245 EUR
Homestay and High School in Spain 6 weeks  IMHS6 2 790 EUR
Homestay and High School in Spain 8 weeks  IMHS8 3 285 EUR
High School in Spain Term  ZSPT1 6 370 EUR
High School in Spain Semester  ZSPS1 8 520 EUR
High School in Spain Academic Year  ZSPS1 8 650 EUR
High School in Spain Academic Year  ZSPY1 12 650 EUR
High School exchange in Madrid Academic Year  ZSPY5 10 650 EUR


International students are hosted by a paid Spanish host family and attend regular classes in a local public or private high school. Secondary school days are from 8.00am to 2.45pm throughout the school year; there is a half hour break starting at about 11.00am or two breaks of 15 minutes each. Some schools offer optional workshops/extracurricular activities in the afternoon. International students are mainly placed in Cadiz, Huelva or Granada.



The public educational system is divided into three stages: elementary education (from 6 to 12), secondary education (from 12 to 16) and the “Bachillerato” (from 16 to 18). In

secondary school, the mandatory core subjects are: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, P.E., Plastic and Visual Arts, Spanish and Literature, Foreign Language (English), Mathematics, Music and Technology. During the two years corresponding to the “Bachillerato”, students must take P.E., Philosophy, Spanish and Literature, Foreign Language and History. Three more optional subjects can be added, based on the school’s offer: Technical Drawing, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Latin, Greek, etc. This school also offers students to attend a short term homestay and high school integration program (from 2 up 8 to weeks).

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