Spain | 12 days / 10 nights
9-to-15 day school group exchange program
9-to-15 day school group exchange program
Gain confidence and independence
Develop empathy and understanding
Increase their Spanish language skills
Your students will develop meaningful relationships with their exchange partners in Spain as they fully immerse in Spanish culture and expand their global perspective.
Travel costs are significantly lower than other educational travel programs as your students will be hosted by their exchange partners and spend most of their time in school and with their host families.
Hosting Spanish students at your school will engage the entire school community, providing cultural exposure and connection for all students, not just those who travel.
A successful exchange forges a long-lasting relationship between schools, one that benefits both present and future students.
“This exchange program was an amazing way to learn about Spanish culture and make treasured connections that would have otherwise been impossible.”
“There’s nothing like being accepted into someone else’s family and culture on such an intimate level… that’s been a great experience for our students.”
We’ll match you with a partner school in Spain.
Your school will host a small group of students from Spain.
You and your students will travel to Spain for 9 to 15 days.
In Spain, your students will stay with their exchange partners.
Forum Language Experience has organized international school trips since 1991 and exchanges since 2006. We’ve organized more than 250 school exchanges.
We prioritize the safety of students and have national offices in each of the countries we serve, allowing us to provide 24/7 in-country support to both school groups while traveling.
We provide travel insurance with medical coverage for both your school and the Spanish school, providing schools and families peace of mind when hosting and traveling.
An exchange program involves the support of the organizing teacher, school administration and host families.
To determine if an exchange is the right option for your school, we encourage you to first speak with your school administration. You will need their approval to travel with your students and to host the Spanish students at your school for four to seven days. If your administration approves, you may also need to schedule time at your next school board meeting to get their approval as well. This process can take several months depending on your school.
Once you have school approval, you will need to identify if you have enough interest from families to host the visiting students. It is required in an exchange program that students are hosted one per home in a safe, supervised, and welcoming environment.
Your exchange will take place during the Spanish school year, which starts in September and ends in June.
On your school profile form, you will be able to indicate your preferred travel dates. The more flexible you are with your dates, the more likely we will be able to match you with a partner school.
Please note that if you are not able to travel until June, it may be more difficult to find a partner as many Spanish schools are starting finals by then.
Additionally, Spanish schools are closed during Holy Week.
On your school profile form, you will be able to indicate your hosting availability. The more flexible you are with your dates, the more likely we will be able to match you with a partner school.
Many Spanish schools like to travel in the fall when their school year starts (September/October), so it’s best to have your partnership established the spring prior to their travel.
When you have been matched with your partner school, you and the organizing teacher at your partner school will decide together what activities each school will plan for the other.
First, you’ll want to decide how many days will be spent in classes versus on excursions. Usually Americans prefer to spend less time in class and more time sight-seeing while the Spanish prefer to integrate themselves in daily school life. Use this opportunity to plan special activities that will involve other students at your school, coordinate with other teachers which classes the students will attend, and work with your families to plan some activities outside school hours to make sure all the visiting students are enjoying their time in your town.