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Spanish Exchange Program for Teenagers in Central America. Menu. Home; Courses. All of our Spanish Courses; Group 4 Spanish Course; Private Spanish Lessons. Our Spanish Exchange Program for Teens is only offered at our Spanish school in Boquete. Habla Ya Spanish students have access to special discounts off many eco-adventure tours.
Applications are received on a rolling basis, so don't leave your application to the very last minute as we do not want you to miss out on a spot! Here's the latest dates we need to receive your full AFS application: Age on Date of Departure: 1. Spend a year (1. 0- 1. Inclusions: Placement with host family, Enrollment at a local high school for the duration of the program, International Airfare, Airfare Management, Visa guidance and advice (Visa application submission and cost is student’s responsibility), Domestic travel in your host country to your host family, Medical Insurance (Exclusions apply), 2. World wide support network, Arrival and departure orientations.
For more information on what's included in the program fee click here. Visa Information: Please note that most year program destinations do require you to have a visa to participate in a school based program.
Spanish families are typically open and welcoming, eager to make a good impression. Spanish families—including the extended family—tend to be close-knit, visiting each other frequently and sharing in large weekend gatherings. going on exchange, host family, Student Exchange, exchange student, exchange student program, exchange programs, USA, France, Italy, Japan, Germany, Year 10 overseas. Study Spanish Abroad Program. Learn Spanish Abroad! As one of the world’s most commonly spoken languages, the importance of learning the Spanish language is becoming greater every day. Student exchange programs in Spain organised individually. Arrange a student exchange program studying Spanish as a foreign language abroad and enjoying a complete Spanish language and cultural immersion. Click here to find universities, language schools, primary schools, host families, exchange students, languages exchanges and more to study in Spain! Interested in an EF Spanish exchange program? Step out of you comfort zone and experience the world. Become a Spanish exchange student today.
Visa costs and application timeframes vary by destination. Please make sure you budget up to an extra $1. AFS sends all visa information to participants upon acceptance into the program. AFS programs are based on school and family life and note that tourist travel can not be a priority. Age on Date of Departure: 1. Applications close on the 4th September 2. Spend a semester living with a host family, attending a local high school and getting involved in your host community.
Inclusions: Placement with host family, Enrollment at a local high school for the duration of the program, International Airfare, Airfare Management, Visa guidance and advice (Visa application submission and cost is student’s responsibility), Domestic travel in your host country to your host family, Medical Insurance (Exclusions apply), 2. World wide support network, Arrival and departure orientations. For more information on what's included in the program fee click here. Visa Information: Please note that most semester program destinations do require you to have a visa to participate in a school based program. Visa costs and application timeframes vary by destination. Please make sure you budget up to an extra $1. AFS sends all visa information to participants upon acceptance into the program.
AFS programs are based on school and family life and note that tourist travel can not be a priority. Program Description. At the crossroads of Europe, Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic, Spain has a fascinating history and a wildly diverse culture. There are five official languages – Catalan, Galician, Basque (Euskara), Aranese and Spanish – and a variety of local cuisines, lifestyles, festivals, architecture and music.
Embrace the diversity and get to know Spain as a local. As an AFSer in Spain, you’ll live with a host family while studying at a local high school in one of three curricula: Science, Humanities, or Technology. Your local chapter may organise get- togethers for AFS students or trips to other cities or regions in Spain. Also, over the course of the program, AFS staff and volunteers will hold orientations to help you evaluate your progress, help with your cultural adjustment, and make sure things are running smoothly.
Spain has five official languages – Aranese, Catalan, Galician, Basque (Euskara), and Spanish. As Spain is a multi- lingual nation, AFS places students in all communities, including those in which Spanish is not the primary language spoken at home or in school.
If you are considering Spain primarily to improve your Spanish, be aware that you will be speaking other languages quite often as Spain boasts many different regional dialects. Spain are placed in bilingual communities where Catalan, Basque, Galician or Valencian is the primary language spoken in school and by your host family. Despite the multi- lingual nature of Spain, Spanish- language study is compulsory in all schools and many people are bilingual so you will still have the opportunity to practice your Spanish. The ability to speak these languages, or Spanish, is not a prerequisite for the program, but we suggest that you learn as much as possible prior to departure.
Host Family & Community. Host families in Spain, like all AFS host families worldwide, are not paid. They open their homes to students in order to share their community and culture as well as to enrich their own family lives. Spaniards are more inclined to identify with their particular region than with the country as a whole. Spanish families are typically open and welcoming, eager to make a good impression. Spanish families—including the extended family—tend to be close- knit, visiting each other frequently and sharing in large weekend gatherings. Family roles are modernising in Spain, as they are around the world, and more and more women have jobs outside the home; but traditionally, the mother manages the household while the father works outside the home.
Because homes and apartments in Spain tend to be small, siblings often share rooms. After school, Spanish teens often attend lectures, concerts and sporting events. Soccer (or futbol) is easily the most popular sport. Perhaps because of the climate and long daylight hours, Spaniards begin socialising later in the day and end later at night than their European neighbours.
On weekends, teens often stay out late, going to movies, parties or hanging out together at the local café or town square. While each region of Spain has its own food specialties, Spanish cuisine reflects the country’s many historical influences.
Generally speaking, Spanish cooking is Mediterranean in style with liberal use of olive oil, garlic, onions, tomatoes and peppers. In keeping with European tradition, lunch is the main meal of the day and is served around 2 or 3 p. Dinner is at 9 p. Fish and seafood are abundant, but Spanish cooking emphasises red meat and pork which are eaten nearly every day. Applicants who require a vegetarian diet will be difficult to place. You will most likely be enrolled in a public high school in one of three curricula: Science, Humanities, or Technology. AFS students are normally placed in 4º ESO, 1º Bachillerato, or 2º Bachillerato, which correspond to 1.
Your placement will depend on your age and your studies at your home school. Depending on the region in which you are placed, classes will be taught in Castillian Spanish, Catalan (in Catalonia), Galician (in Galicia), or Euskara (in Basque country). Students attend school Monday to Friday, 8: 0.
Orientations & Activities. In addition to the orientations that you will participate in domestically, you and your fellow AFSers will have several orientations while abroad. These required orientations are intended to help you maximise your AFS experience, reduce culture shock and to gain knowledge, skills and a global understanding. Optional Activities.
In addition to the orientations, many local chapters organise activities for students and host families throughout the year. These will vary from chapter to chapter but may include parties or excursions to other cities or regions in Spain. Unlike the orientations, these activities are optional and are not included in the tuition.
STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM IN SPAINInternational students can organise personal foreign language international student exchange programs in Spain, studying Spanish and enjoying a complete Spanish immersion program. Find student exchanges in Spain either as a reciprocal two way language exchange or as a one way paid stay language holiday with an Spanish host family. Many of the Spanish families with published offers on Lingoo have an excellent life style and would welcome you as a privileged guest. Many local families will help you enrol in a local school or college. You should look on Lingoo for offers of accommodation from Spanish host families or Spanish families looking for a two way language exchange with a foreign exchange program student. Using Lingoo, you have more control and don’t need to use an agency; you can search, select the Spanish host family that fits best with your study abroad program project and then directly organise tailored and enjoyable language immersion study holidays throughout Spain. All language exchange and paid stay language holidays are organised directly between families, giving you much more choice and control of where you stay without the need for an expensive agent or residential language school. Many of the Spanish host families will also help you to organise a local language course to complete your student exchange overseas program in Spain.
The best way to improve your Spanish language during a student exchange program is with a cultural immersion program in Spain.