I studied Spanish in the USA, Central America and Spain, and in my opinion Burgos is the best location for Spanish immersion.
Burgos was the capital of the Kingdom of Castile and the origin for Castilian Spanish.
The city is full of historic landmarks from the Roman Empire, Middle Ages and Renaissance.Read more reviews...
Spain is a privileged country peppered with historic landmarks, natural spaces, entertainment venues, festivals and cafes.
Students are encouraged to explore their host city and the rest of Spain.
Housing & meals
In Burgos students live at Residencia Universitaria Camino de Santiago or Residencia Universitaria de San Agustin, depending on availability.
Residencia Camino de Santiago is located near the University of Burgos.
Residencia de San Agustín is located near EDE and downtown Burgos.
Both residences consist of a study area, lounges, recreational areas, student cafeteria and bedrooms.
Most bedrooms are double-occupancy and shared with Spanish and international students.
A meal plan (3 meals per day) at the residence cafeteria is included with the program fee.
In Barcelona students live at the Melon District Residence or apartments, depending on availability.
The Melon District Residence is located in the Marina neighbourhood near the beach.
The Residence has a lounge and recreational area.
Most bedrooms are double-occupancy, although some rooms may be triple-occupancy.
Apartments vary in size and arrangement, but all have equipped kitchens, washing machine, sitting room, one to two bathrooms, and one to three bedrooms.
Most bedrooms are double occupancy, but some may be single- and triple-occupancy.
Meals are not included in Barcelona.
Homestay in Burgos and Barcelona may be arranged based on interest and availability.
Living with a host family is a great way to become better acquainted with Spanish customs and practice your Spanish language.
Students are expected to communicate with their family in Spanish, although most have at least one member who speaks a little English.
Families are carefully screened by the KEI Onsite Directors.
Some families offer partial meals, while others do not.
Getting around town
Burgos and Barcelona are easy cities navigate.
Buses are the primary mode of transportation around town.
Taxis are available throughout both cities.
A taxi can be hailed on the street and at taxi stands, or reserved by phone.
Barcelona also has a Metro with 5 lines identified by different numbers and colors.
Phones & internet
KEI will provide a prepaid mobile phone handset shortly after arrival in Spain.
The KEI Onsite Director will explain how to use the phone.
The phone will have a small amount of credit to get you started.
Additional minutes can be purchased at numerous convenient stores.
Internet is available at EDE and residence hall.