International experience

Spanish language and cultural immersion for foreign students

Why it is unique

Boarders live on school grounds, staying in dormitories with Spanish students.

During their stay, there will be ongoing and constant communication between the school and families: families will be kept informed on students’ adaptation and evolution.

They will enjoy a combination of lessons, coexistence and activities with which they will experience in-depth Spanish language and cultural immersion. The Spanish Culture Programme features: 

Integrated in the curriculum, the programme affords exceptional added value when it comes to greater understanding and adaptation to their new environment.

The first-rate quality of SEK International Schools: the first Spanish schools to teach the three International Baccalaureate IB® programmes.

Who is it aimed at

This programme is designed for students between 10 and 18*. With it, international students can achieve the following objectives:

  • Improve their Spanish-language skills
  • Become better world citizens
  • Get to know other cultures
  • Develop their personal autonomy, instilling in them values ​​such as responsibility and companionship
  • Enjoy a great experience, that will stay with them always

The equivalences of the Spanish educational system

Know them
Español   Alemán Americano Británico Francés Irlandés
EDUCACIÓN SECUNDARIA
(ESO)/PAI (IB)
1º ESO
12 años
Klasse 7 Grade 7 Year 8 Cinquième 1st year Secondary
2º ESO
13 años
Klasse 8 Grade 8 Year 9 Quatriéme 2nd year Secondary
3º ESO
14 años
Klasse 9 Grade 9 Year 10 Troisième 3rd year Secondary
4º ESO
15 años
Klasse 10 Grade 10 Year 11 Seconde 4th year Secondary
(Transition year)
BACHILLERATO/
PROGRAMA DIPLOMA (IB)
1º Bach
16 años
Klasse 11 Grade 11 Year 12 Première 5th year Secondary
2º Bach
17 años
Klasse 12 Grade 12 Year 13 Terminale 6th year Secondary

What does the programme include?

The experience of being part of our community, from a semester to a full academic year, affords foreign students opportunities that will be crucial for their education.

Spanish Culture Programme
This programme includes Spanish language learning support, so that students can develop greater agility and speed in their mastery of the Spanish language. In addition, it prepares them to successfully sit official external Spanish language exams

Tailored programme
The students will be able to tailor the programme to their needs, choosing subjects that cater to their academic interests.

Transfers
Boarders have at their disposal a pick-up and transfer service from the school to major airports or bus and train stations.

Special programmes: Students can enrol in programmes such as the White Weeks or opt for stays at our international schools of SEK-DUBLIN or SEK-LES ALPES.

Integration and coexistence

We place great importance on the rapid integration of our boarders. Which is why new students will be assigned a Spanish classmate to act as guide in their day to day, all their doubts and queries will be resolved by someone of their own age.

During their stay, the student’s curriculum is complemented by a broad programme of activities aimed at achieving a perfect balance between academic performance and personal development.

Cultural activities

Boarders are offered tours and guided visits to museums, monuments and other emblematic places to immerse themselves in the Spanish culture: Prado Museum, Royal Palace, National Library, Toledo, Ávila…

Recreational, entertainment and leisure: Students will attend plays, films, sporting events, visits to the Madrid Amusement Park…

Sport activities:  At the end of each school day, students can practice their favourite sports with specialised instructors.

The experience of being part of our community, from a semester to a full academic year, affords foreign students opportunities that will be crucial for their education.

Spanish Culture Programme
This programme includes Spanish language learning support, so that students can develop greater agility and speed in their mastery of the Spanish language. In addition, it prepares them to successfully sit official external Spanish language exams

Tailored programme
The students will be able to tailor the programme to their needs, choosing subjects that cater to their academic interests.

Transfers
Boarders have at their disposal a pick-up and transfer service from the school to major airports or bus and train stations.

Special programmes: Students can enrol in programmes such as the White Weeks or opt for stays at our international schools of SEK-DUBLIN or SEK-LES ALPES.

We place great importance on the rapid integration of our boarders. Which is why new students will be assigned a Spanish classmate to act as guide in their day to day, all their doubts and queries will be resolved by someone of their own age.

During their stay, the student’s curriculum is complemented by a broad programme of activities aimed at achieving a perfect balance between academic performance and personal development.

Boarders are offered tours and guided visits to museums, monuments and other emblematic places to immerse themselves in the Spanish culture: Prado Museum, Royal Palace, National Library, Toledo, Ávila…

Recreational, entertainment and leisure: Students will attend plays, films, sporting events, visits to the Madrid Amusement Park…

Sport activities:  At the end of each school day, students can practice their favourite sports with specialised instructors.