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A life-changing
global experience

A Unique Study Abroad / Gap year Program 


I really enjoyed this program! Estepona is a phenomenal town with great people, so much to do, and you can walk anywhere you need to go. The day trips were amazing!  Most of the towns we went to I had never seen anything like it. Also the food was awesome. I am absolutely going to go back to Spain!  10/10 recommend!  

- Summer Student

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Enrolling Students From Around the World


“Cross-cultural learning and studying abroad can be transformative.” – Amal Clooney

“Simple exchanges can break walls down between us, for when people come together and speak to one another and share a common experience, then their common humanity is revealed.“ – Barack Obama

A culturally rich

 gap year experience!


Spain Abroad offers two program options for 16-23 year olds.


In our CULTURAL IMMERSION study abroad program, students stay in a homestay where you're welcomed into a local family while studying Spanish. All arrangements are made for you and the program includes excursions, weekly group meetings, and classes on career and resume building, while experiencing the Spanish culture firsthand.


In our EXPLORATORY study abroad program, students learn independent living skills while sharing an apartment with other students. This is a more individualized program that offers life coaching and mentoring while students have the opportunity to earn college credit that can lead to Spanish credit or General Education credits. (Gen Ed classes are taught in English.) This is a wonderful chance to explore the Spanish language and culture but also explore yourself, your goals and how to prepare for your future.

We are a family-owned business, with years of experience working with high school students and young adults in the fields of education, career exploration, mental health, life-coaching, and mentoring. We utilize our education, work experience, and passion for providing global awareness to deliver a program that will not just build your resume but will also give you a life-changing experience while making memorable friendships.

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Our Two Programs 
We take care of all the arrangements for you so you don't have to!

Cultural Immersion 


study abroad Summer program 

Experience the enchanting pedestrian town of León in beautiful Northern Spain.


Immerse yourself in the Spanish culture by living with a local homestay family while attending 20 hrs/wk of Spanish language school at the University of León.

Includes: group excursions, weekly group check-ins, career and resume building classes, food and lodging.  Ages 16-23.

*Our homestay program in Estepona, along the Mediterranean Sea, is coming soon! 

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“Not all classrooms have four walls.” – Unknown

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Meet The Staff


Lily Ortiz,
MS Counseling/ master's public administration


Johnny Tock,
MS counseling, LMhC


Leanna Woodley-Tock, 
certified life-coach, educator

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Proud to partner with 


10 Benefits to Studying Abroad
According to


See the World

"you will experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities. The benefits of studying abroad include the opportunity to see new terrains, natural wonders, museums and landmarks of your host nation."



"completely immersing yourself in the education system of your host country is a great way to really experience and understand the people, its traditions, and its culture."


Take in New Cultures

"When you study abroad you will find incredible new foods, customs, traditions, and social atmospheres."


Hone Your Language Skill

"Studying abroad grants you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in a new language, and there is no better way to learn than to dive right in."


Career Opportunities

"you will return with a new perspective on culture, language skills, a great education, and a willingness to learn. Needless to say, all of these are very attractive to future employers.


Find New Interests

"studying in a different country offers many new activities and interests that you may never have discovered if you’d stayed at home."


Make Life Long Friends

"One of the biggest benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity to meet new lifelong friends from different backgrounds. While studying abroad, you will attend school and live with students from your host country."


Personal Development

"You might find that studying abroad really brings out your independent nature. Students who study abroad become explorers of their new nation and really discover the curiosity and excitement that they harbor."


Graduate School Admissions

"Graduate schools regularly look for candidates who will bring a unique aspect to their university. Students who have studied abroad have shown that they have the curiosity and educational acumen to be a leader in graduate school."


Life Experience

"Eventually you will find a job and career, and the opportunity to study abroad may turn out to be a once in a life time opportunity.

Take this opportunity to travel the world with no commitments but to study and learn about new cultures. Studying abroad is an experience unlike any other."

Become a responsible member of a global community!

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