Studying in Spain means receiving a quality education and is a gateway into established academic institutions and some of the best universities with considerable international recognition.

However, no institution in Spain offers the quality of SLAM International, which provides a truly internationally-minded education and a tailor-made journey for each student, based on his/her distinct talents and interests. Our core curriculum is based on the North American model, which leads to the achievement of the American High School Diploma. On top of this, students can pursue UK accredited academic and vocational qualifications that align with their future career and further studies goals. We also offer a Sports, Performing Arts and STEAM program that is integrated into the curriculum itself.

It’s evident that SLAM International is one of the best places to study at globally but what’s even better is that SLAM is based in Spain, one of the best countries to study abroad and live in!

1. Rich culture and geography

Did you know that Spain is the world’s second country with the most UNESCO World Heritage sites? Being a culturally and geographically rich country, you will never run out of things to do and see in Spain. Spain consists of several autonomous regions, each with their own distinct culture, heritage and local language. From architectural marvels to museums that are repositories of European art to fiestas to  diverse natural attractions that encompasses beaches, national parks and mountain ranges- there is always something new to discover at every corner. Besides the big cities like Madrid and Barcelona, charming cities rife with history like Bilbao, Segovia, Granada, Zaragoza, Toledo and Córdoba, will only be a train ride away.
The SLAM International campus is located in the beautiful Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range, just 45 minutes from Madrid and near 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. Being the second most spoken language in the world, with 471 million native speakers, Spanish is an extremely useful language to learn and one that is likely to open up opportunities in the job market, especially for those who see themselves pursuing an international career.

Even if achieving a native level of Spanish is not your goal, educational institutions like SLAM International offer English-taught programs which are complemented with Spanish language classes. Either way, you will surely pick up some of the language interacting with locals and going about your day-to-day activities.

3. Welcoming people

Spaniards are some of the most friendly and good-natured people you will meet. Spain has a generally very sociable culture- people value having a good time and a social life and savour taking the time to interact with others over a long meal. This creates an atmosphere of warmth, even for foreigners, who will likely feel welcomed by the hospitality of 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-renowned cuisine

Spain boasts some of the best cuisine in Europe and offers a truly unique gastronomic experience. It’s 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 basis of Spanish cuisine, there is no shortage of hearty and delectable dishes that vary from region to region. Famous foods include tortilla de patatas, paella, cured meats like jamón or chorizo, croquetas, gambas al ajillo, albóndigas and gazpacho. Whatever your dietary preferences, there will be something to suit your taste.

At SLAM International, we take pride in the management of our dining service for students, and ensure that our food supply comes from certified Spanish suppliers that provide quality, fresh produce. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy Spanish cuisine and more, all cooked with love!

5. Ideal climate

Say goodbye to dreary weather! Spain is a country with about 3,000 hours of sunshine every year- it’s known for its pleasant weather where sunny days and clear skies are the norm. Although there are differences in climate depending on the season and regions, the temperatures in Spain are typically mild, allowing you to get plenty of outdoor time and to visit Spain’s numerous natural attractions, which includes its array of picturesque beaches along the Spanish coastline. So slap on lots of sunscreen and get ready to have some fun in the sun!