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 and Conversation
From joining an impromptu salsa dance circle in Plaza de Mina to organizing a cookout on the beach with your host family in Cádiz, 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 by living with a homestay family — 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.
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.
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Your homestay mothers will make delicious food for you most mornings and evenings. 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.
No one will better introduce you to the Spanish culture than your homestay family. Their home, which is typically located a short walk from our language school in the city’s center, will be the focal point of your study abroad experience. Though you will live with your hosts for the duration of the program, you do not spend every afternoon and evening “at home.” The program itinerary balances time with your family and time with the Abbey Road group.
On average, you’ll spend 3-4 evenings per week at home enjoying dinner and activities with your hosts or attending family events; the remaining evenings are spent with the entire Cádiz program group.
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!
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, Sports, Drawing.
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:
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.
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:
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Every time I'll be studying abroad to learn a new language, or before I visit a new place, I make it a point to watch some of the popular, and not so well known, films from the country and in that particular language. When studying abroad it's helpful to immerse yourself within a different country’s arts – including music, theater, and ...
We had a very exciting first full weekend in Spain! Or should I say in the UK, as we left the country on Saturday to visit Gibraltar, the British overseas territory situated next to Spain. ( Spain Teen Travel ) Gibraltar is a very eccentric, funny little place. Amongst the blue waters, palm trees, and fierce Spanish sun, sits a unique city ...
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