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Spain is a diverse country located in Mediterranean Europe, with two small exclaves in North Africa (both bordering Morocco). The Spanish mainland is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south and east, by the Cantabric Sea that includes the Bay of Biscay to the north and by the Atlantic Ocean and Portugal to the west. Spanish territory also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands off the African coast. It shares land borders with Portugal, France, Andorra, the British colony of Gibraltar, and Morocco. It is the largest of the three sovereign states that make up the Iberian Peninsula - the others being Portugal and Andorra. With an area of 504,030 kmĀ², Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe (behind France).

Once the center of a global empire with territories in North, Central and South America, Africa, and the Philippines, contemporary Spain has overcome civil war and fascism in the 20th century to stand proud and centered in itself. It is a developed country with the ninth-largest economy in the world and a member of the EU. Spain is a constitutional monarchy, with a hereditary monarch and a bicameral parliament, the Cortes Generales. The executive branch consists of a Council of Ministers presided over by the President of Government (comparable to a prime minister), proposed by the monarch and elected by the National Assembly following legislative elections.

With great beaches, fun nightlife, many cultural regions and historic cities, Spain makes a great destination for any kind of trip. Spain has hundreds of interesting cities. Some of the major travel destinations include the capital Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Cordoba, Granada and Valencia. Some of the important historical sites include the Alhambra, Granada, the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, or the Roman Aqueduct of Segovia. There is everything from lush meadows, snowy mountains, huge marsh and salines, and some desert zones in east Andalusia. Spanish music is often considered abroad to be synonymous with flamenco, an Andalusian musical genre, which, contrary to popular belief, is not widespread outside that region. Alongside music, art is also very culturally influenced as well as the architecture, food, and literature.




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» Spring 2020

Alicante CEA Alicante, Spain - Intensive Spanish Language Apply ›
Alicante CEA Alicante, Spain - Humanities & Social Sciences Apply ›
Alicante CEA Alicante, Spain - Business Studies Apply ›
Alicante CEA Alicante, Spain - Science & Engineering Apply ›
Alicante CEA Alicante, Spain - Spanish Language & Culture Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Study + Internship in Barcelona Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Advanced Humanities & Social Sciences Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Communication & Journalism Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Psychology Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Entrepreneurship & Innovation Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Pre-Law Honors Program Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona Spain - Tourism & Hospitality Management Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Spanish Language & Culture Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - International Business Apply ›
Granada CEA Granada, Spain - Spanish Language & Liberal Arts Apply ›
Granada CEA Granada, Spain - Study + Internship in Granada Apply ›
Granada CEA Granada, Spain - Arabic Cultural Studies in Granada Apply ›
Madrid CEA Madrid, Spain - History, Politics & International Studies Apply ›
Madrid CEA Madrid, Spain - Spanish Language & Culture Apply ›
Madrid CEA Madrid, Spain - Engineering & Social Sciences Apply ›
Madrid CEA Madrid, Spain - Business, Management & Finance Apply ›
Madrid CEA Madrid, Spain - Liberal Arts & Business Apply ›
Madrid CEA Madrid, Spain - Communication, Journalism & Media Studies Apply ›
Seville CEA Seville, Spain - Study + Internship in Seville Apply ›
Seville CEA Seville, Spain - Advanced Spanish Language & Culture Apply ›
Seville CEA Seville, Spain - Arts & Sciences Apply ›
Seville CEA Seville, Spain - Community Engagement & Language Acquisition Apply ›
Seville CEA Seville, Spain - Communication, Media Studies & Tourism Management Apply ›
Seville CEA Seville, Spain - International Business Apply ›
Seville CEA Seville, Spain - Health Sciences & Society Apply ›

» Summer 2020

Alicante CEA Alicante, Spain - Intensive Spanish Language Apply ›
Alicante CEA Alicante, Spain - Spanish Language & Culture Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - ESADE International Studies Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Liberal Arts & Business Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Communication & Journalism Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Engineering Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Study + Internship in Barcelona Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Entrepreneurship & Innovation Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Spanish Language & Culture Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Internship in Barcelona Apply ›
Granada CEA Granada, Spain - Study + Internship in Granada Apply ›
Granada CEA Granada, Spain - Intensive Spanish Language Apply ›
Granada CEA Granada, Spain - Spanish Language & Liberal Arts Apply ›
Madrid CEA Madrid, Spain - Liberal Arts & Business Apply ›
Madrid CEA Madrid, Spain - Spanish Language & Culture Apply ›
Seville CEA Seville, Spain - Internship in Seville Apply ›
Seville CEA Exploring Spain: Business & Culture in Seville & Barcelona Apply ›
Seville CEA Seville, Spain - Study + Internship in Seville Apply ›
Seville CEA Seville, Spain - Liberal Arts & Spanish Language Apply ›
Seville CEA Seville, Spain - Exercise & Sport Science Apply ›

» Fall 2020

Alicante CEA Alicante, Spain - Intensive Spanish Language Apply ›
Alicante CEA Alicante, Spain - Business Studies Apply ›
Alicante CEA Alicante, Spain - Spanish Language & Culture Apply ›
Alicante CEA Alicante, Spain - Science & Engineering Apply ›
Alicante CEA Alicante, Spain - Humanities & Social Sciences Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Spanish Language & Culture Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Communication & Journalism Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Advanced Humanities & Social Sciences Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Entrepreneurship & Innovation Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Tourism & Hospitality Management Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - International Business Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Study + Internship in Barcelona Apply ›
Barcelona CEA Barcelona, Spain - Psychology Apply ›
Granada CEA Granada, Spain - Arabic Cultural Studies in Granada Apply ›
Granada CEA Granada, Spain - Intensive Spanish Language Apply ›
Granada CEA Granada, Spain - Spanish Language & Liberal Arts Apply ›
Granada CEA Granada, Spain - Study + Internship in Granada Apply ›
Madrid CEA Madrid, Spain - Engineering & Social Sciences Apply ›
Madrid CEA Madrid, Spain - Spanish Language & Culture Apply ›
Madrid CEA Madrid, Spain - Communication, Journalism & Media Studies Apply ›
Madrid CEA Madrid, Spain - History, Politics & International Studies Apply ›
Madrid CEA Madrid, Spain - Business, Management & Finance Apply ›
Madrid CEA Madrid, Spain - Liberal Arts & Business Apply ›
Seville CEA Seville, Spain - Advanced Spanish Language & Culture Apply ›
Seville CEA Seville, Spain - Arts & Sciences Apply ›
Seville CEA Seville, Spain - International Business Apply ›
Seville CEA Seville, Spain - Communication, Media Studies & Tourism Management Apply ›
Seville CEA Seville, Spain - Health Sciences & Society Apply ›
Seville CEA Seville, Spain - Community Engagement & Language Acquisition Apply ›
Seville CEA Seville, Spain - Study + Internship in Seville Apply ›

Quick Facts

Population: 47,042,984
Capital: Madrid
Per-capita GDP: $ 31000
Size: 505,370 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 01:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

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