What makes Spain an Ideal Study Abroad Destination?

November 7, 2022

Neha Borah

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Being a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, comprising of 17 autonomous regions with diverse geography and cultures, Spain has been an ideal destination for many students since a long time. Regardless of your aspired degree, settling down in this newly adopted habitation is highly convenient with a huge amount of options to rely on. The following reasons will show you just how fulfilling it can be and motivate you to start your Spanish study abroad journey right away!


Celebrate your existence


Even the psychologists mention the importance of travelling to different places instead of locking yourself within the four walls of mundaneness. Travelling to a whole different country can be therapeutic and essential. It can enhance your way of living, learn new chapters from any given aspect, boost your confidence and make you discover a part of you!

The same, old mundane life might be exhausting. As you embark on this journey to Spain, your baggage will be filled with innumerable memories and lessons to cherish for life. Starting from the rich historical values, culture, people and cuisines to the aesthetics, beautiful architecture and music, Spain have a lot to offer. This would be the moment for you to celebrate yourself.


Experience the aesthetics and the written words


Maybe you need a smidge of downtime to unwind after all the celebrations. The more relaxed side of Spanish culture can also be experienced by any student studying abroad in Spain. You can begin your study by exploring the works of Spanish authors such as Miguel de Cervantes. Practice your Spanish by reading their works in their original language.

Spanish painters are also well-represented on this list. You should visit one of the many worthwhile art museums in Spain during your study abroad trip. This is if you’ve never heard of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Francisco Goya, or Joan Miro (which is rare for obvious reasons).


Language Acquisition


Spaniard has native speakers throughout the world, but when you consider only native speakers, it is the fourth most spoken language (534 million speakers). A study abroad program in Spain is the most effective way to achieve any goal, regardless of whether you’re completely new to school or want to improve what International students are not offered at many universities that will teach them Spanish, but also give them the ability to practice what they learn wherever they go!


Explore the past


Spanish history has been marked by a number of dramatic events. Studying abroad in Spain is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have, with so many reminders of the past still present across the country. Studying abroad in Spain will provide you with the opportunity to experience the history woven into every side and corner as you pass by.


Take part in sporting events


As well as hosting international events such as FIFA World Cups and Summer Olympics, Spain also hosts the Winter Olympics.

Sport in Spain in the second half of the 20th century has always been governed by football. Other popular sport activities include basketball, tennis, cycling, handball, American football, rally, motorcycling, judo, Formula One, water sports, rhythmic gymnastics, bullfighting, golf, and skiing.


Getting to know the citizens


Despite being fascinating, Spain’s history pales in comparison with the people who have shaped it into what it is today. It is a vibrant country with fervent, fashionable, and devout inhabitants. You will have no difficulty making friends as an international student in Spain. A fun and exciting social life can always be had in Madrid, Barcelona or León.


Discover the culinary delights


The most popular dishes in Spain are Paella Valenciana, Patatas bravas, Gazpacho, Pimientos de Padron, Fideuà, Jamón, Jamón. It would be impossible to fully experience a Spanish study abroad experience without sampling the local culinary delights. They are popular all around the globe and the familiarity with the names explains it.


Involving in the festivities


Spain, a country that is so passionate about good life also has a few unique and entertaining festivals! Almost every village and city has a special celebration that has become world famous over the years. The world’s biggest tomato fight takes place every year in Buñol, Spain, in August. Bilbao plays host to the Samana Grande, a festival that spans nine days and features performances, fairs, concerts, and exhibitions. During the month of February in Spain, there is always a carnival celebration.


Discover the world of music and the performing arts


Music dissolves any geographical barrier. With time, Spanish music has gained in popularity, especially in the pop genre. People from around the world have shown their interest in their composition. The reason is quality. Although they don’t understand the lyrics, they seem to groove along with it. That is the power of music and the kind of influences it can offer.

Spanish music is virtually synonymous with flamenco, an Andalusian genre of music. However, regional styles of folk music abound, and pop, rock and hip hop are also popular. When you study abroad in Spain, be sure to check out Spanish opera too! Most Spanish cities have significant opera houses where world-renowned opera singers perform widely-recognized pieces.


Discover the wonders      


Capture the beautiful Spanish architecture in your lens during your study abroad experience in Spain. The cathedrals, fortresses, basilicas, mosques, or monuments across Spain are truly hypnotic! The Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca, a beautiful 14th century gothic cathedral featuring a tower that houses nine bells is a remarkable wonder.  

To list a few more architectural wonders, we can name The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Terminal Four, Adolfo Suarez- Madrid Barajas Airport, Bridge Pavilion, Zaragoza, Hotel Marques de Riscal, Elciego, La Rioja, Metropol Parasol, Seville, Concert Hall, Tenerife, Torre Agbar, Barcelona.



Let’s Wrap Up!


Spain is an ideal Study Abroad destination for several reasons. In the points mentioned above, we have discussed about the different aspect that makes this place a decent choice for the students. In 2019, around 1.2 lakh international students moved to Spain for education, out of which an estimated 4,500 are from India (source: The Indian Express).That explains the popularity of its culture, livelihood, tradition and so on.

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