SPI's Santander Spanish Immersion Program gives high school students the opportunity to experience Spain from an insider's perspective.
As SPI's longest running immersion program since 1996, Santander has maintained its popularity as an ideal location for high school students seeking an authentic study abroad experience. Located along Spain’s breathtaking northern coastline with the Picos de Europa mountain range as its backdrop, this vibrant city comes to life each summer with its many amazing beaches, boutiques, outdoor cafes, and restaurants. Each summer, Santander offers a whirlwind of festivities, concerts, galleries, bull fights and many other exciting cultural events — creating memories that last a lifetime!
SPI offers two to four-week long summer immersion programs in Santander. For complete program details, dates, tuition, itineraries and photos, please visit the SPI Study Abroad website or call 866-502-7505.
What Makes SPI Unique?
- Hands-on experiential approach to language acquisition
- Caring local homestay with experience hosting students
- Supportive on-site leadership & supervision
- Opportunity to earn college credit and build academic resume
- Meaningful activities designed to gets students engaged with locals
Learn Another Language, Know Another World
Studying abroad will be a defining educational experience — it is a journey that will transform students into being global thinkers with an international perspective putting them ahead of their peers. SPI Study Abroad programs are designed to provide full cultural and language immersion for students by placing them in safe and easy-to-manage cities with caring homestay families. Students gain self confidence, independence, and maturity, as well as increased fluency in a foreign language — skills that enrich their lives forever.
Your Day in Santander
Morning: Breakfast with homestay before heading to interactive Spanish language & conversation courses.
Afternoon: After lunch, participate in various cultural, leadership, and elective activities to practice Spanish and live like a local!
Evening: Dinner & quality time with homestay or an evening activity with the group.
"SPI Santander provided me with the best summer experience I've ever had...The itinerary was wonderful and the host family experience was comfortable, loving, and improved my language skills. Having Universidad de Cantabria on my resume makes me stand out. Whenever I see pictures from my trip to Spain I remember nothing but the most fun three weeks of my life...every moment spent in Spain was extremely rewarding." -Renee, Santander participant