Summer programs in Spain – Modern Spanish Studies in the Arts, Language & Literature, Culture & Society.
Adventure , Community Service and Environment , Language Immersion Programs , Pre-College Programs , Travel - Study Programs
Cádiz, Spain
El que lee mucho y anda mucho, ve mucho y sabe mucho.
Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote

Option 1:
June 29 - July 27
Option 2:
June 29 – July 20
Option 3:
June 29 – July 13
Option 4:
July 13 – July 27
Cordoba & Seville (optional extension)
July 27 - July 31
Student Residence

Jerez, Conil, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Arcos de la Frontera

Some flexibility with dates is possible, please ask our staff

Grades 8-12, Intermediate to Advanced

Spanish Language

Spanish Language and Conversation

Digital Photography

Opt 1: 4 weeks
Opt 2: 3 weeks
Opt 3: 2 weeks
Opt 4: 2 weeks
Optional extension to Cordoba & Seville

From joining an impromptu salsa dance circle in Plaza de Mina to organizing a cookout on the beach, you will have many opportunities to experience the infectious gaditano spirit of a carefree, warm approach to living (and loving) life. Located on the Costa de la Luz, Spain’s southern Atlantic coast, and famous for its enthralling culture, unique history, and glorious beaches, Cádiz is popular with young people and families from all over Spain. “Venga! Ven a bailar con nosotros!”

During your four weeks in Cádiz you’ll become a part of the local community — so be ready to practice your Spanish! This unique living experience complements the daily program itinerary of classes, activities, and excursions to ensure you have a diverse and authentic exposure to the Spanish language, lifestyle, and culture.

No-Stress Travel Guarantee

Whether you missed your connecting flight, lost your luggage or encountered any other problem, rest easy knowing that our staff and travel agents will help you with all necessary arrangements, help you re-book your flights, find a hotel room and cover all necessary expenses, such as meals, clothes, personal items, and more.

<p>Optional Travel Extension<br />
<strong>Córdoba</strong> & <strong>Seville</strong></p>

Optional Travel Extension
Córdoba & Seville

Seville is one of the most popular and exciting cities in Spain! You will have a chance to visit this former capital of the Moorish kingdom, famous for its century-old flamenco tradition and its thriving artistic culture. You’ll see the world famous Alcazar, the ancient castle of Spain’s Arabic rulers, tour the Guadalquivir river, and climb to the top of the Giralda tower. Students will also travel to Córdoba. At times a capital of both Roman and Eastern rule, the city of Córdoba has one of the world’s most extensive and fascinating cultural heritages.

If you were there...

  • Morning
    Spanish class
  • Morning
    Spanish class
  • Morning
    Art history class
  • Afternoon
  • Afternoon
    Group at Torre Tavira
  • Afternoon
    Photography class
  • Afternoon
    Spanish class
  • Afternoon
  • Afternoon
  • Night
    Evening activity flamenco show

Andrea Abbate

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  • Program Highlights
    • Live in a comfortable, centrally located residence together with your peers and staff members
    • Enjoy fresh authentic food from authentic local restaurants
    • Learn in a fun, interactive way, outside of the classroom, immersing in the local community (hence our Experiential Learning Method!)
    • Improve your Spanish in intensive small-group language workshops
    • Experience authentic cultural immersion
    • Option to receive college credit, studying with our local partner institutions
    • Community service elective with our Spanish partners
    • Be a savvy, sophisticated traveler. Go above and beyond the standard tourist checklist!
    • Meet local teens and make friends from all over the world
    • Included trips to Tarifa, Gibraltar, Conil, Jerez, Los Toruños, El Puerto
    • All inclusive 2, 3 or 4 week sessions
    • Optional 5-day travel extension to Cordoba and Seville
    • Pre-Summer Language Courses and Tutoring Online (get an early start on practicing your Spanish!)
  • Food

    Enjoy local authentic food from quality restaurants. Learn how to make some of the famous Spanish specialties together with your peers and staff members.

    Some of the local favorites include many varieties of seafood, puntillitas and tortillitas of various shapes and sizes, and, of course, tapas. Some days the group will also go on evening outings to local restaurants or outdoor picnics.

  • Residence Life

    You will live in a comfortable, conveniently located student residence in Cadiz. Our staff members live in their own studios down the hall.

    You will be part of our Abbey Road family, making new friends, learning to be independent and self-reliant, to share responsibilities with your peers, manage your time, and getting ready for college years!

  • Daily Schedule

    Every student on the program chooses two classes as their academic focus in Cadiz: a major and an elective. The Spanish major class meets every morning Monday to Friday while electives meet three afternoons a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

    Students interested in earning college credit will have the option of doing so via our local partner school, Melkart Academy.

    Majors: Spanish language

    Electives and Workshops: Spanish Conversation and Culture, Photography.

    Students are placed in their Spanish class according to their level, we accept beginners, intermediate and advanced speakers. There is a placement test on the first day of class.

    In addition, we offer individual tutoring and intensive small group workshops, for those who want to challenge themselves and see a dramatic improvement in their Spanish proficiency. Our language classes are taught in a fun, interactive, experiential way, maximizing intensive language and cultural immersion.

    Some of our students’ favorite activities are:

    • Tapas night in Plaza de la Catedral
    • Kayaking in the Bay of Cádiz
    • Salsa dancing near Plaza Mina
    • Intensive Spanish conversation over coffee and churros in Plaza San Francisco
    • Flamenco night in La Cava
    • Community service workshops (optional)
    • Evening outings with local teens
    • Beach soccer on Playa la Caleta
    • Water rides in Aquatic Park
    • Trip to Castillo Santa Catalina
    • Beach time on Playa Victoria
    • Climbing to Torre Poniente and Torre Tavira with a stunning view of Cádiz
    • Visit of the Oratory of Santa Cueva (Holy Cave)

    The students will have approximately 2 – 3 hours of free time per day, subject to our safety rules and guidelines. The curfew is at 10:30 – 11:00 pm, subject to change at the program director’s discretion.

  • Weekend Day Trips

    In addition to showing you all of the most celebrated and “lesser known” cultural sites in Cádiz, the program allows you to explore the most beautiful sites in Andalusia.

    Some of the students’ favorites include:

    • Sailing on the white sand beaches of Conil
    • Excursions to Puerto de la Villa and Casco Antiguo
    • Eco- trip to Los Toruños, a natural reserve in the bay of Cadiz
    • Tour of Jerez de la Frontera and Claustro Santo Domingo
    • Picnic and excursion to Gibraltar
    • Zip-lining in Conil de la Frontera
    • Surfing and whale watching in Tarifa, the surfing capital of Europe
    • Trip to Vejer and Pueblos Blancos, the beautiful white villages of Andalucia

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