As an exchange student in Spain, you will get an excellent opportunity to experience the everyday school life of the Spanish teenagers. The two last years of Spanish high school are called “Bachillerato”. Most of our exchange students are placed in year number one.
Subjects & School Activities
You usually get to choose between enrolling in three different high school programs during your exchange year or semester in Spain. These are Science, Social Science as well as Humanities. Compulsory subjects in most schools are Spanish, English, Spanish literature, Physical Education, and Philosophy. You often get to choose one or two elective courses yourself, depending on which program you enroll in. These electives may, for instance, be Music, Industrial Technology, Religion or Scientific Culture.
Spanish high schools generally do not offer a range of extracurricular activities to engage in, but some schools have their school teams in football and basketball. The majority of our exchange students in Spain do, however, participate in activities outside of school. If you want to practice a specific sport, make sure to contact a local club before or when arriving.