Spain is the most exotic country of Europe, a mix of weird traditions and relentless energy. There is the famous architecture: Islamic style in Al-Andalus, gothic churches and avant garde creations of Gaudi. Nature is very interesting. Besides touristic beaches, you will find rough sierra’s and coastlines, the fantastic Extremadura with the most interesting birds of Europe, there are art museums of world class, there is of course the uplifting flamenco dance. The cities are as beautiful as the nature. If you haven’t seen Spain, you have not really lived. Don’t forget to visit the Alhambra, travel to the Pyrenees, and go to see Gaudi’s Barcelona and the Guernica in Madrid. Of course Madrid and Barcelona are thriving, busy and popular tourists spots, but even still these cities, as well as most others in Spain, enjoy a comfortable, laid back atmosphere. The country is peaceful and friendly, and you are likely to make new friends with most everyone that you meet.
Every year thousands of students from across the world make their way to Spain to attend one of the 74 universities located in the country. They come to the country for many reasons, all understanding that studying here is a truly enlightening experience that leaves you filled with new attitudes and concepts about life. Spain is rich in history and culture, and provides the total package for anyone coming to the area from international lands.
The educational system in Spain is well organized and properly executed, designed to provide students of all levels with the utmost of learning opportunities. Spain is the third most popular country for international studies with around 36% of those people from the USA. When you study in Spain you can be confident that you will be provided with the best possible education for your time.
It may not be your intended reason for coming to Spain, however there isn’t a question that you will learn a great deal of the Spanish language while you are studying. Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language in the world, just behind English. Imagine how fun it will be to learn a new language… and there is no better way to learn that language than while you are among those who speak it frequently.
The costs of living in Spain are very affordable when compared to other countries in Europe. This is always important, especially to a college student already strapped for cash. No matter where you live in Spain you can make it an affordable venture but when you are careful in your selections you can ensure this even more so.
What to eat and drink in Spain: tapas, paella, vino tinto (red wine), vino blanco (white wine), fino (sherry)