Summer immersion in Spain

Live with a welcoming host family this summer and experience Spanish culture! You'll travel with a group of students and a bilingual chaperone.

Immerse yourself in the Spanish lifestyle this summer with our homestay program in Spain! Explore your new hometown, cook up paella with your host family, and improve your Spanish with your new friends. What better way to learn about Spanish culture than to live it?

Trip Details


Host family immersion with 2-day tour of Madrid and Toledo at the end of the trip.


Group travel from Portland or Seattle. You will fly with a bilingual chaperone. Our flights connect through Iceland. On the return home, spend the night in Iceland and experience the beautiful landscapes and dip your toes in hot springs.


June 20 to July 13, 2020



Deadline to apply

January 31st, 2020

Eligible for Scholarship?

Yes. Find out more about the ANDEO Summer Abroad Scholarship.


Round-trip airfare from Portland International Airport. Or Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. If you don't live in the Portland area, you are welcome to book a flight to meet the group.

Experienced bilingual chaperone who will travel with the group and check in with you while you are abroad.

A homestay with a local host family who is looking forward to including you in their day-to-day life. You will get the most out of an immersion program if you are engaged, curious, and open to all the family activities.

Opportunities to meet local teens, either in your home or in the extended family or neighborhood, who are eager to spend time with you and and share cultures.

Support from the local coordinator who will be available throughout your stay to help you make the most of your homestay experience.

Orientation materials with information about Spain and practical advice on how to get ready for your cross-cultural adventure.

ANDEO staff support for you and your parents throughout the application process, in your preparation, and during your stay abroad.

Comprehensive medical and accident insurance.

Two days of sightseeing in Madrid and Toledo.

Overnight in Iceland at the end of the trip with a hot springs tour.


Age: 14-17

Language: 2 years by time of travel

Teacher Recommendation: Yes

If you have a strong desire to put your language skills into action, and feel ready to dive into a different lifestyle and culture, then this program is for you! You won’t spend a lot of time with other American students, and you should not expect to do a lot of traveling, but you will get an unforgettable glimpse into life as a Spanish teen.

Why travel with ANDEO?

We love homestays! We have specialized in homestay travel since 1981. We truly believe that the best way to experience another culture and improve your language skills is by sharing everyday life with a welcoming host family.

We have first-hand experience traveling and living with host families. Our staff members have all lived with host families abroad and understand the joys and challenges of homestays. We are ready to support you in your cross-cultural adventure.

ANDEO staff members have personally visited each of our partner schools and organizations, and we work directly with these partners to coordinate each program.

You will never be a number. Our programs are small and our service is personal. Even though we have worked with thousands of students, we are proud of the personalized service and strong support we give our participants (and their parents, too!).

Established in 1981, our mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding and friendship through homestays and educational programs.