El Instituto Murillo in Spain

The Spain Exchange offers students an opportunity to apply their Spanish language skills in a full immersion experience while exploring one of Spain’s most iconic cities, Seville. Students spend approximately four weeks living with a Spanish host family and attending classes at the Instituto Murillo, a public secondary school located in the Nervión district of Seville, Spain. Students have easy access to the center of the city, just a ten-minute walk or a five-minute bus ride away. The area is a typical urban area in Seville, safe and full of restaurants, stores, and businesses.

"Living with a host family where no one speaks English except my host brother... in addition to taking all classes in Spanish was an adjustment at first, but now I'm speaking almost without even thinking about what I want to say in English!"

Charlotte Marks '19

Seville is the fourth largest city in Spain. Located in the region of Andalucía, it is the cultural and economical capital of the south. Seville has a rich cultural history influenced by the Romans, the Moors, and the Christians. With a population of approximately 700,000, Seville lies on the banks of the Guadalquivir River and hosts the famous April Fair celebration and Holy Week processions. An advanced level of Spanish language is required for this exchange.

Participants 2 students
Dates of Travel End of February/Early March, for five weeks

I've visited The Alcázar of Seville, the cathedral, and the Plaza de España, but what I've most enjoyed is the relationship I've created with my host family. We have the same last name, which is something we bond about any chance we get!

Nalia Medina '18

The Brooks School Exchange Program, founded in 1986, promotes the global education of students from Brooks and its partner schools in Botswana, Hungary, Scotland, Spain, France and Peru. By living abroad as residents in other school communities, our students are challenged to extend themselves to another place, another culture, another people – and, most importantly, to be affected by them, to be changed by them. We are confident that experiencing this transformative process of enculturation makes our students more empathetic and engaged global citizens.