Spanish family & high school
The Academic Exchange Program in Spain (AEP) offers students from all over the world the opportunity to get to know Spain, ist culture, and the Spanish way of life. Our students become the newest members of their Spanish host families and actively participate in daily life and events. They study at public high schools with local Spanish teens.
Whether you stay for a few months or the whole year, all our programs include: locating, interviewing, screening, and selection of a suiteable Spanish host family, full room and board with host family, processing of student applications, academic advising, and placement in a public high school, local support throughout the year from the local coordinator, monthly progress reports, program supervision by Juventud y Cultura, 24-hour emergency phone number, arrival orientation, transportation from local airport or train/bus station to host family.
8 - 12 weeks
November 2021 – January/February 2022
Fall semester: September 2021 – January 2022
Spring semester: February – May/June 2022
Academic Year Program
September 2021 – May/June 2022
February 2022 – October 2022
Pre-AEP Intesive Course
If you need to work on your Spanish before you start your program, sign up for our Pre-AEP Intensive Spanish course. You can spend 2 or 3 weeks studying Spanish and living with a host family in Spain before you start school.
San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Learn Spanish by studying at one of the most prestigious boarding schools in Spain, the Real Colegio Alfonso XII. This school was founded in the 16th century as part os the historic El Escorial Monastery. Today, students from all over Spain and around the world come to San Lorenzo de El Escorial to get the best education possible.
The historic town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is nestled in the heart of the Guadarrama mountain range, about thirty miles from Madrid. This town is known for its cultural and historical significance, as well as its rigorous academics.
In San Lorenzo de El Escorial students will enjoy full room and board at the Real Colegio Alfonso XII one of the most prestigious boarding schools in Spain. The school is hundreds of the years old but has completely renovated facilities.
Closed Group Integration
Live and study at the historical boarding scholl Real Colegio Alfonso XII. Price includes airport transfers, weekly excursions and cultural activities, including provate tours of the Monastery.
1-6 week program / one free leader per 10 students
High School Integration
High school integration at one of the most prestigous boarding schools in Madrid, the Real Colegio Alfonso XII. Live and study in a 16th-century monastery and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Short-term / Semester / Academic Year
Includes full room and board in the Escorial Monastery, activities, language classes and field trips.
28 june – 18 july 2020