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About Get Ready

Get Ready has been offering exchange programs for international students in Spanish high schools for more than 25 years.

We believe in the importance of studying abroad and value it as a remarkable experience. We are here to help you realize your very own adventure. Thanks to our professional and dedicated team, we are proud to guarantee individual attention and excellent service. Your success is our success.

Get Ready is the premier choice for students wanting to have a high school experience in Spain. We have been offering our High School Programs in Spain since 1993 with great success. Becoming an exchange student in Spain lets you not only perfect your Spanish language, but also to experience and understand one of the most fantastic cultures and ways of life that exists.

Get Ready has been offering exchange programs for international students in Spanish high schools for more than 25 years.

Contact Get Ready for more information on our programs in Spain.

You can reach Get Ready headquarters by

  • Phone: +34 91 564 01 62
  • Emailspain@getready.es
  • Address: Paseo de la Castellana 45, 7º Izquierda, 28046 Madrid

Office hours: Monday – Friday 09:30-14:30 and 15:30-18:30

We collaborate with a large number of agencies in different parts of the world. If you would like to locate an agency in your own country, email us.

If you are an agency exploring the possibilities of collaborating with us, contact us here.

Application Process

Pre-apply here

Our unique service cuts through the complexities of applying to a Spanish high school, accelerating the process while advising and supporting students at every stage – from first inquiry to successful placement and beyond.

Making the process simple

  • Step 1: Student turns in completed Get Ready high school program application.
  • Step 2: Application is reviewed and a response is given within two weeks.
  • Step 3: Students applies for a VISA at a Spanish consulate in his/her home country (if needed) using Get ready’s visa support documents submitted after reception of full payment.
  • Step 4: Approximately 3 weeks prior to arrival, the student will receive information regarding the host family, the school, the community, and arrival date.

Who should apply?

  • Students between the ages of 14 and 18 (minimum age 14 for public school program).
  • Students who have not finished their high school studies at home. We have special programs for students who have finished high school. Please contact us for additional information.
  • Students who want to become more fluent in the Spanish language. At least two years of study are required in order to be able to follow high school lessons taught in Spanish and to make the adaption to a Spanish host family smoother.
  • Students who want the opportunity to successfully participate in all aspects of school, family and community life in Spain.
  • Students who have achieved average or better school results in the last two years.

Local Coordinators

In Get Ready, our Local Coordinators will be available to support and guide the students throughout the program. They will assist them when they have questions and support them during their study abroad experience. Both our staff at the Get Ready office and the Local Coordinators are committed to providing the highest level of service to the students, ensuring a successful and happy year.

Placements

Student files will be distributed to Get Ready Local Coordinators in Spain who will place the students with appropriately screened and oriented Spanish host families. In the case of boarding school students, they will likewise offer their support and help to them, meeting them periodically to check on their progress and well-being.

Get Ready provides guidelines and advice for both our host families and our students to help ensure that students are fully integrated into the family unit, making the experience enjoyable for everyone involved.

Local Coordinators

The Local Coordinators will be in at least monthly contact –if it’s not more often- with students by phone or in person and will provide counselling to students for the whole duration of the program. Each student is assigned a Local Coordinator who is responsible for talking to the student and his/her host family/boarding school staff and being available throughout his/her program to help resolve any problems the students may have.

Local Orientations

Within the first weeks of the student’s arrival, Get Ready’s Local Coordinators will arrange a student orientation with the exchange students living in the area. The purpose of this meeting is to review the rules of the program, the adaptation process, Spanish customs and general high school information. At the orientation, students can share experiences with other high school students and have personal talks with their Local Coordinators.

Meet our local coordinators and staff:

Raquel
Program Manager
Program supervision from Central Office

Raquel

Fond of learning languages from an early age, Raquel’s background is in the tourism and international languages fields. As an internship student in Ireland for almost three years, she learnt much about adapting to a new culture and a new language, which helps Raquel to easily empathize with exchange students in Spain.
When she moved back to Spain, she started developing the Inbound Department at Get Ready more than 20 years ago.

Mother of two young kids, in her spare time she loves biking and rollerblading with her family, as well as learning new languages and reading.

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Local Coordinator in Madrid
Program supervision from Central Office

Enrique

Enrique graduated in Physical Activity & Sport Science in Madrid, but chose a different way by moving to the United States with a sports scholarship to play soccer. He loves travelling, sports in general (football -soccer- in particular, snowboard and racket sports.

He considers very important having lived for some time abroad and he empathizes with the exchange students because they are far away from home and their land. Enrique knows well that many of the challenges they face are those he also had to live and overcome; this way he can help students in their daily lives.

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Local Coordinator in Valencia

Ana

Ana lives in Massanassa, a quiet and residential village only 8 km away from Valencia. She has two children, Miguel and Olga, who are both students. She has previous experience as a commercial consultant and has studied a master’s degree in Gestalt Therapy. Since she was just a kid, Ana has a true passion for travelling but also likes reading, hiking, music, sports and movies.
As a coordinator at Get Ready, she sees her work as an opportunity to be in touch with students. She is eager to learn and know different cultures and enjoying other ways of life.
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Local Coordinator in Alicante

Isabel

Isabel was born in Almeria (Andalucía) but moved to Elche when she was 4 years old, where she still lives. Elche is only 20 km away from Alicante. Isabel started her career as a secretary but after a while realized that she didn’t want to pass her life sitting behind a computer. She loves the human contact and all her jobs have always been involved with people and personal relations.

She has an incredible interest in other cultures and loves to help young people to make the most of the cultural exchange. That’s why she works as a coordinator. She admits this jobs has given her a lot of personal satisfactions. She loves travelling and whenever she has a chance, she goes abroad to discover new places.

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Local Coordinator in Huelva

Luisa

Luisa was born in Reus (Tarragona), but moved to Moguer (Huelva) when she was 7. She’s very happy that her parents made that decision because she’s in love with the area she lives in now. Moguer is just 15 km away from the beach, 15 km away from Huelva, and 80 km away from Seville: it’s well communicated with everything around it; and living there is a real luxury.
She’s been a host family for 6 years and she claims it’s one of the best experiences she has ever had. She started because she was fond of the cultural exchange and she’s a language lover. She loves her students and she’s still in contact with many of them.

They are a very important part of her life. Thanks to them, she has learned to outdo herself, gotten to experience different cultures and made her family bigger.

In her free time, Luisa enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, travelling and discovering new places.

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Camp & Trip Manager
Program supervision from Central Office

Clara

Clara graduated in Translation and Interpreting and then pursued an MBA in International Business and Marketing. After having worked in the translation and marketing arena and having lived in 7 different cities –including abroad -, she joined Get Ready due to her willingness to work with international youngsters.

She loves communicating, mentoring and inspiring. Her skills earned as a sports coach and as a private tutor with teens make her embrace and be passionate about her job. As former Local Coordinator for Madrid students, seeing the students’ progress and success is one of the most rewarding things to her.

Besides supervising the program, Clara organizes and joins Get Ready Soft Landing Camp and optional trips, so she gets to know most of the students in person and witness their journeys as their experience goes by.

In her free time Clara enjoys sports (skiing, basketball), open doors activities, travelling, cooking and learning (many) new languages.

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Local Coordinator in Cádiz

Inmaculada

Inma was born and lives in Cádiz. She has an extensive experience working with international students and she’s been Get Ready’s coordinator since 2008. She really empathizes with young people.

Inma believes in one and only “global world” and she works for it, her main goal is to learn something new every day from other cultures. She’s passionate about her job as she’s constantly learning, teaching and sharing. She loves reading (historical novels), travelling and discovering new ways and cultures, jazz music, cooking international dishes, biking, family life and everything related to nature and the sea.