Study abroad in Spain
Are you thinking of studying abroad for your undergraduate or postgraduate degree? If you are looking for a country rich in history and culture as well as having a good educational system then Spain could be the destination for you. Did you know that Spain is the 3rd most popular country for international studies with around 36% of those people from the USA. The country has more than 80 universities located in the country and offers students a rich educational and cultural experience.
If you do decide to study in Spain, you will have the opportunity to learn and speak Spanish, the second most widely spoken language in the world. This can help you communicate to people in more than 21 countries – with 495 million people. Many universities in Spain offer the widely popular Erasmus programs, where students can exchange and study with other universities from all around the world. Spain welcomes international students in Spain with open arms, giving the atmosphere a diverse and thriving character.
No matter where you decide to study a guide to studying in Spain wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Spain’s fantastic culture, laid back atmosphere and rich cultural history. Many cities in Spain offer a vast range of diverse histories dating back thousands of years. Monuments and old museums line the cities, and there are a host of great festivals offering music from Flamenco to traditional Basque and Catalan festivities if you study in Catalonia or the Basque country. You will always be spoilt for choices of nightlife, tourist spots, theater, nature, great outdoor activities and not to forget the amazing range of gastronomic delights found in the different regions, from pintxos to tapas and amazing wines to accompany it.
A famous international study destination is The University of Granada in the south of Spain. The university was founded in 1531, and continues a long teaching tradition, the roots of which can be traced back to the Madrasahs of the last Nasrid Kingdom. The region has the famous Alhambra which is a fortress palace built during the year 889. You will also find Sierra Nevada with its ski resort and stunning mediterranean coastlines. If you are interested in studying in Granada on Erasmus or as a full time student you will be receiving a high class education in a stunning city with lots of things to do.
Spain is one of the most affordable countries in Europe with low living costs and this is a very important factor as a student studying abroad and as well as having low living costs Spain has very affordable tuition rates at any of the higher education universities in the country. Tuition at some colleges cost as little as 5,500 Euros per semester while others cost upwards of 12,000 Euros per semester, still far less than colleges and universities in other European countries, as well as the US.
So whether it is the wonderful climate, the great educational system or the friendly people and affordable way of life Spain offers its students a great range of postgraduate and undergraduate courses for its international students from Madrid to Barcelona to the south and its idyllic islands.