Five reasons to study abroad in Spain

Studying in Spain means receiving a quality education and it is a gateway to established academic institutions with international recognition, as well as to some of the best universities.
However, no institution in Spain offers the quality of SLAM International, which provides a truly international education and a tailor-made journey for each student, depending on their different talents and interests. Our core curriculum is based on the American model, leading to the achievement of the American High School Diploma. In addition to this, students can obtain UK accredited academic and vocational qualifications that align with their future career and study goals. We also offer a sports, performing arts and STEAM program that is integrated into the same curriculum.
It is clear that SLAM International is one of the best places to study globally, but what is even better is that SLAM is based in Spain, one of the best countries to live and study abroad!

1. Abundant Geography and Culture

Did you know that Spain is the second country in the world with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites? As a culturally and geographically rich country, you will never run out of things to do and see in Spain. Spain consists of several autonomous communities, each with its own culture, heritage and local language. From architectural wonders, to museums that are repositories of European art, to fiestas and diverse natural attractions that encompass beaches, national parks and mountain ranges, there is always something new to discover around every corner. In addition to major cities such as Madrid and Barcelona, charming and historic cities such as Bilbao, Segovia, Granada, Zaragoza, Toledo and Cordoba are just a train ride away.

SLAM International’s campus is located in the beautiful Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range, just 45 minutes from Madrid and close to the city of Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its impressive historic buildings.

2. Learn Spanish

Studying and living in Spain will give you the opportunity to learn Spanish as a second language. As the second most spoken language in the world, with 471 million native speakers, Spanish is an extremely useful language to learn and is likely to open up opportunities in the job market, especially for those who see themselves pursuing an international career.

Educational institutions such as SLAM International offer English programs that are complemented by Spanish classes, even if achieving a native level of Spanish is not your goal. Either way, you are sure to learn some of the language by interacting with the locals and going about your daily activities.

3. We welcome people

Spaniards are some of the nicest and friendliest people you will meet. Spain has a generally very sociable culture: people value having a good time, having a social life and enjoy taking the time to interact with others over a long meal. This creates an atmosphere of warmth, even for foreigners, who are likely to feel welcomed by the hospitality of the locals. If you embrace the Spanish way of life, you’re sure to be eating tapas in the company of new friends in no time.

4. World-renowWorld-renowned cuisine

Spain boasts some of the finest cuisine in Europe and offers a truly unique dining experience. Its award-winning restaurants and chefs have put Spanish food on the world map. Although the healthy Mediterranean diet consisting of seafood, olive oil, fresh fruits and vegetables is the foundation of Spanish cuisine, there is no shortage of hearty and delicious dishes that vary from region to region. Famous meals include tortilla de patatas, paella, sausages such as ham or chorizo, croquetas, gambas al ajillo, albondigas (meatballs) and gazpacho. Whatever your dietary preferences, there will be something to suit your tastes.

At SLAM InternatiAt SLAM International, we take pride in the management of our student meal service and ensure that our food supply is sourced from certified Spanish suppliers, providing fresh, quality products. Here you can enjoy Spanish cuisine and more, all cooked with love!

5. Ideal weather

Say goodbye to gray weather! Spain is a country with around 3,000 hours of sunshine a year; it is known for its pleasant climate where sunny days and clear skies are the norm. Although there are seasonal and regional differences in climate, temperatures in Spain are generally pleasant, allowing you to spend plenty of time outdoors and visit Spain’s many natural attractions; which include its variety of picturesque beaches along the Spanish coastline. So put on plenty of sunscreen and get ready for some fun in the sun!