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Boutique homestay study abroad in Barcelona, Spain

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  • Structured independence and a supportive team of program directors

  • An enriching academic focus complete with morning Spanish lessons

  • Curated cultural activities & fun travel excursions in Barcelona & Madrid

  • Immersive accommodations with a local Spanish-speaking homestay

  • Barcelona is an ideal destination for high school students seeking a unique study abroad experience. With its rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture, and vibrant street life, the city offers a dynamic backdrop for learning and personal growth. Horizons Abroad offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself within one of Europe's premier cities - with academics, activities, and housing included.

    From world-class museums to beautiful beaches, Barcelona offers a balance between academic excellence and unforgettable life experiences, making it an exceptional choice for high school study abroad adventures.

  • Population:

    1,620,343 people

  • Climate:

    85 degrees average high / 70 degrees average low

  • Program Activities:

    Visits to local markets & food halls, La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, architectural tours, bike rides through Parque de la Ciutadella, surfing lessons, and more.

  • Program Excursions:

    Madrid (visits to El Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor, Museo del Prado, Parque Retiro), Tarragona, Sitges, Montjuïc, and more.

Structured Conversational Spanish Lessons

Horizons Abroad Spanish immersion instruction in a classroom in San Sebastian, Spain.

On-level morning classes with an average class size of 7 students.

Fun and activity based. Designed to improve your confidence listening and speaking Spanish.

Classes are taught by full-time Spanish speaking faculty certified in teaching Spanish to study abroad students.

Build upon the skills you've developed in your high school classes at home and live in the Spanish language.

Exciting Activities & Excursions

Horizons Abroad summer study abroad students preparing to surf in San Sebastian, Spain.

Each session includes visits to Madrid, Segovia, Tarragona, and more!

Admission to museums as well as all group transportation while abroad is included in the program tuition.

From tapas tours and visiting local museums, to surfing and coastal hikes - each afternoon offers something different.

Your day abroad is filled with enriching activities that connect you to your surroundings and tie you to Spanish culture in exciting and memorable ways.

Enriching Home-stay Immersion

Two Horizons Abroad students standing with their homestay mom outside of a train station.

Living with a home-stay is the most authentic way to immerse yourself in the Spanish language and way of life.

Go beyond traveling like a tourist and live like a local in a cosmopolitan Spanish city.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with your home-stay is included.

Further develop your confidence speaking Spanish by continuously practicing with native speakers.

Safety & Caring Supervision

John Foster, seen here in a Spanish plaza with students, leads Horizons' Spanish immersion program in San Sebastian.

Each session is facilitated and led by a team of 2 - 3 on-site program directors.

Support for your experience abroad begins the moment you enroll with personalized guidance and orientation materials.

Director teams are a bi-lingual and bi-cultural mix of locals, Spanish teachers, and former study abroad students.

The directors' job is to facilitate well-organized programs and offer student support - allowing you to have fun and live in the moment!

Your typical day abroad is anything but routine

8:00 AM- 9:00 AM

Breakfast with your homestay

9:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Conversational Spanish Classes

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Lunch and activities

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Excursions and tours

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dinner with your homestay

Suggested International Flights

All sessions begin and end at Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD). Air travel is booked independently, and you are free to use miles, points, or any airline. You can choose to travel on flight itineraries that include the suggested flights listed below, or book travel on any flight that arrives to Madrid before 10:00 A.M.

Suggested flights are likely to have others who you can meet before the program. All students, regardless of flying on a suggested flight, are in contact with a dedicated staff member who tracks flights on travel days and are met by a program director when they arrive abroad.

Outline image of a plane flying around the world.
  • Option #1: United Airlines

    Outbound: United 260

    Departs Washington Dulles (IAD) at 6:05 P.M.
    Arrives Madrid Barajas (MAD) at 8:05 A.M. (+1 day)

    Return: United 261

    Departs Madrid Barajas (MAD) at 11:30 A.M.
    Arrives Washington Dulles (IAD) at 2:10 P.M.

  • Option #2: Delta Airlines

    Outbound: Delta 108

    Departs Atlanta (ATL) at 5:50 P.M.
    Arrives Madrid Barajas (MAD) at 8:30 A.M. (+1 day)

    Return: Delta 109

    Departs Madrid Barajas (MAD) at 11:30 A.M.
    Arrives Atlanta (ATL) at 3:15 P.M.

  • The departure and arrival times are subject to change. Please reference the times listed on each airlines' official websites for the most up to date information.

    If you'd like more information on suggested flights, booking other flights, or dropping-off / picking-up abroad, please don't hesitate to contact a program director at info@yourhorizonsabroad.com or by calling (888) 512 - 2470.