Start your Full Immersion Experience in Barcelona!
Spending up to a year studying Spanish in an immersion environment is the most cost-effective and fastest way to become proficient. With a long-term program, you will not only learn Spanish in the classroom but also experience it during your daily lives in Barcelona, making local friends, and exploring everything the city has to offer.
The long-term programs consist of our intensive group Spanish course that is 20 lessons per week for 6, 9 or 12 months. If you need to learn Spanish for university, for a job or to improve your CV, or to just learn a new skill, this is a guaranteed way to meet that goal and to have a life-changing experience in Barcelona.
Each program consists of weeks of Spanish classes together with weeks of vacation to allow you to take a break when you need it or to explore the rest of Spain and travel around Europe. Your great European adventure awaits!
Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain, with 1.61 million residents in the city and 3.24 million in the surrounding area. It is also one of the most popular destinations in the world for travel, and for studying abroad.
This is no surprise, as Barcelona is a uniquely rich city, blending Spanish, Catalonian and European culture. Known for its fascinating history, awe-inspiring architecture, beautiful beaches, delicious foods and never-ending nightlife, this Mediterranean hub is central to immersion in European culture while our students study abroad in Spain.
Our students in Barcelona are able to merge their studies with a truly immersive experience. Through the Spanish they learn in the classroom and the activities provided by Expanish, students are able to dive deeper into the local culture.
They are not simply learning a language: our students have the special experience of living and breathing the history, customs and culture of Barcelona as a local would, while gaining university credits.
Completing a long-term program at Expanish is a great way to prepare for starting university in Spain. Most university programs taught in Spanish require a minimum Spanish level of B2 (Upper Intermediate) and will require a formal exam as part of the application process. Students completing a long-term program should easily reach this level of Spanish during their stay and can use our programs as a preparatory course for their university application and studies.
I had a great time and learnt a lot in my 10 weeks at Expanish. The teachers were excellent as the rest of the staff. The sessions were small, which helped me to get to know other students as well. It’s a shame that I have to leave, I would definitely would have stayed longer. Gracias.
In my 4 weeks I learned a lot and I loved the school. The teachers are very kind. I like that there are different nationalities and different ages. It is a good school to learn fast. I have done many exchanges but this school was the best I have been so far.
I Appreciate how easy it was to sign up and having the ability to add private sessions at the last moment. The learning environment is very friendly and you can feel the desire to help from all of the staff. I suggest adding private instructions to really boost your knowledge.
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Can I work during my time in Spain?
Yes, if you are on a student visa in Spain you may work up to 20 hours per week after completing the paperwork to get a work permit. This is done after arrival and can take several months to complete, so we recommend that students should not expect to work right away. Expanish can provide a guide to completing this process, so ask our admissions or on-site staff for advice.
Do I need a visa to do a long-term program?
This is true for non-EU passport holders. The maximum length for most tourist visas in the Schengen Area is 90 days, so a student visa is required to study for longer periods. We recommend that each student contact their nearest Spanish consulate to get updated information regarding student visa requirements and the application process.
How long in advance do I need to register in order to start?
Expanish recommends that students finalize their registration with Expanish at least 8 weeks prior to departure in order to give ample time to apply for the visa and receive a response in time.
How does the payment work? Can I pay in installments?
In order to receive an enrollment letter as part of your visa application, Expanish requires the full payment of the program. Students may make payments in monthly installments, however, the full amount needs to be completed to receive the enrollment verification so if you plan on paying in installments it is best to plan in advance. Get in touch with our admissions team for details about paying in installments.
Can I take a break from classes during my program?
Yes, each long-term program has weeks of vacation included. These are automatically placed at the end of the stay, however, students may request to take their vacation during the middle of program as well. Vacation will allow students to take a break for the intensive classes and have the option to travel around Spain or Europe.