Studying in Spain can truly provide one with a unique experience that goes beyond the classroom. Where else would you get to experience the running of the bulls, and enjoy the Festival de la Guitarra de Granada, and throw tomatoes at the great La Tomatina?
For higher education, there are 49 public, 14 private and 4 Catholic Church universities offering a wide array of subjects. One can study in Spain for three years to earn a Diplomaturas, or go for the four or five year degrees (Lecentiaturas).
Universities in Spain are organized as Schools or Facultades, and each School has a number of different departments specializing in a specific area of a given discipline. It is common in Spain to offer degrees that blend more than one discipline like Economics and Law, Marketing and Languages or Business and Tourism. This produces professionals with higher and broader level of training, something that international employers look for when hiring.
Many universities and private schools offer language courses with a cultural component for students not wanting to spend the full year in Spain. Such courses are offered at different times of the year in different parts of the country, so you can pick and choose when you want to go and which part of the country is of personal interest. Courses vary in duration and intensity and costs increase accordingly. For the really adventures student, other study options include salsa classes in Barcelona, Flamenco in Madrid or cooking classes in Valencia.