International Study and Language Travel
Live the Spanish lifestyle!

High school in Spain

Experience a culturally rich, historic and modern country that has shown its importance in world affairs. A love of food, big sports, openness and socializing make up the passionate Spanish spirit. Come join in! 

Spanish – a world language

Almost 500 million people around the world speak Spanish. To have this language on your future CV opens many doors. Previous studies in Spanish is not required to be an exchange student here, but some basic knowledge is strongly advised.

No matter how well you speak Spanish today, an exchange year in Spain will perfect your language skills through non-stop conversation and multiple high school classes that will reinforce your vocabulary in many different subjects.

Spain will leave you smiling

Whether it be the warm weather, friendly and talkative Spaniards, siesta time or late night tapas with your host family, Spain will captivate you and leave you smiling.

Spain's Best Cities

A world-class metropolis or a lazy beach town? Spain's cities are as varied as they are exciting. If there's a specific city that you want to spend you high school exchange in, let us know in your application. The cities you can choose are Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, Málaga, Zaragoza, Alicante, Cádiz and Murcia. The earlier you apply, the more chances you have of getting your preferred location, but we recommend that you pick two cities, in case your first choice is unavailable. Note that an extra cost will apply if you end up in your requested city.

Quick facts:

  • Who can go: 14–18 years on arrival
  • Departure month: September/January
  • Language requirements: Some knowledge of Spanish recommended
  • Visa: No
  • Choice of destination: Yes. 9 cities (including Madrid and Barcelona). Additional cost
  • Prep course: STS Welcome Camp in Barcelona
  • School year: September–June
  • School day: Usually 08.00–14.00
  • Subjects: No optional subjects
  • Trips in the country: Malaga, Madrid and Sevilla. Additional cost
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Do you want to become an STS partner?

We are always looking for new, serious partner agents all around the world. Send us your interest application today!

Optional additions

STS Welcome Camp


Population: 47 million
Area: 504 782 km2
Language: 72 % Spanish, the rest Catalan, Galician and Basque
Official name: Kingdom of Spain
Capital: Madrid (3,2 million)
Currency: Euro
Country code: +34

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Living with a host family

Your carefully selected host family will give you an interesting inside view of Spanish daily life, traditions and culture. Not the least around the tasty dinner table! 


Read more about host families in Spain

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Get ready for your adventure

Our six day Welcome Camp in Barcelona is included and will be a great start to your time in Spain. We also offer an extra week of Spanish classes and cultural studies prior to the camp at an additional cost. 

Read more about Welcome Camp

Choose area

If you already have an idea of where in Spain you would like to live, you can make a so called area choice in your application. Choose if you want to live in eastern Spain, southern Spain, central Spain or the Barcelona area (not the city). This is free of charge.

For an additional cost, you can be even more specific and pick a city where you want to live. You can choose from cities like Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia and Alicante. We ask you to pick two cities, if your first hand choice is no longer available, you will get the second choice.

It’s like living in a little bubble of happiness. If you want the adventure of your life, high school in Spain is the perfect choice!
Johanna Dahl


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Do you want to become an STS partner?

We are always looking for new, serious partner agents all around the world. Send us your interest application today!

Frequently asked questions

  • Why should I choose STS as a partner?

    Because STS is an industry leading organization with almost 60 years experience in language- and high school programs. With this experience comes a high level of quality in everything we do. 

  • What is characterizing STS as a partner?

    As an STS partner, you will always receive personalized service from one of our highly dedicated team members. We have also developed systems for simplifying all our processes, meaning that you can spend less time on administration and more time on providing the best service possible to your current and future customers.

  • What is STS High School?

    STS High School is a program sending students from all over the world on an exchange year abroad. During the year, the student will enroll a public or private high school program and live with a carefully selected host family. 

  • I am interested in adding services to my current STS partnership. How do I do that?

    Due to our high customer satisfaction, many of our partner agents wish to extend our collaboration to include both our language schools- and high school programs. To do so, send us an email and we will come back to you with our terms and conditions.