Study abroad in Spain! Spend a semester or summer abroad in Instituto Hispánico de Murcia studying Spanish.
We can help you design your own study abroad programme in Spain according to your specific needs: you can combine Spanish Language and Culture classes for academic credit with different sports, social activities and excursions.
If your university is not among our collaborating partners, do not hesitate to contact us. We will work directly with your school to ensure that you get academic grants.
HOW to get credits?
Contact the study abroad office or Spanish language department at your college prior to starting the programme. Present your plan and ask exactly what is required in order to be assured that you will earn credits for your studies abroad. Instituto Hispánico is accustomed to providing syllabi and other documentation typically needed by universities and colleges in order to complete credit arrangements, so just let us know if you need any assistance.
At the end of your studies we will also provide, upon request, a detailed transcript of your work for you to take back to your home institution.
We believe that the Spanish abroad language programme must be complemented with a wide range of social and cultural activities not only to allow students to use and practice the Spanish language but also to maximize student exposure to Spain and Spanish culture.
WHY study with us?
The only specialists in teaching Spanish to foreigners in Murcia.
14 years experience.
Qualified teachers members of our team for at least 4 years.
Our Spanish courses comply with the generally accepted standard of 15 contact hours (50 minutes/hour) of class time per credit hour.
Spanish classes are intensive, consisting of 20 and 30 contact hours per week.
Small groups size. High quality language teaching always guaranteed.
Classes on bank holidays will be always made up.
School located right in the heart of the city. No need to use transportation.
Our students come to Murcia searching for a great experience, a good small school, sun and excellent weather all year round. They come avoiding massive tourist resorts like Alicante, very big cities like Málaga or Valencia, and being spoken to in a language other than Spanish like in Barcelona... so if you are looking for that, Instituto Hispánico de Murcia is not for you.
It's tempting to keep the secret that is Murcia to ourselves, but here's a little sneak preview as to why this south-eastern Spanish city is such a hidden gem...
WHY come to Murcia?
Our Spanish school is small and as such each student receives personal attention and the atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming - something that is sometimes less easy to achieve with larger schools.
As fewer people go to Murcia than other, more touristy, Spanish hubs such as Barcelona and Madrid, you are unlikely to hear English or other languages during your stay - thus creating the perfect environment to really immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture.
The weather! Sitting on the aptly named Costa Cálida, Murcia boasts 330 days of sunshine each year and is the third sunniest region in all of Spain.
Murcia is a very safe city in comparison to many others such as Alicante, Madrid, Barcelona or Málaga. You can walk safely through the streets at any time of day – although it is of course advisable to take usual precautions as you would in any city. In fact, Murcia is one of the safest regions in Spain according to the Spanish Home Office & the National Institute of Statistics (click right picture for official data).
The food - namely tapas, which are said to be one of the best in Spain and a paradise for vegetarians. Thanks to the Murcia’s location between some of Spain’s richest arable land and the Mediterranean, producing abundant fresh, local produce, you can happily spend each evening drifting between tapas bars and sampling delights such as spiced mussels, fried squid, hake goujons, quails’ eggs, ensaladilla rusa, grilled vegetables, freshly carved ham, garlic potatoes, paella and more - all washed down, of course, with a caña (draft beer) or two!
Founded by the Moors in 825 AD, Murcia is a melting pot of cultures: Arabic, Christian and Jewish. As such the people are colourful in character, exuding a religious passion that manifests itself wonderfully in Murcia’s many vibrant festivals. Whatever time of year you visit, you are likely to catch one of these: joyful Spring festivals (Fiestas de Primavera) and Easter Holy Week lead to the September fair, bullfights and a string of music festivals. As if you needed any excuse, you can be sure of ample food, drink and merriment at fiesta time.
Murcia-San Javier airport offers direct flights from many European cities. Being a smaller airport than many of those on the Spanish costas, your time at the airport may well be shorter and less stressful. And don´t forget Alicante airport is located just 45 minutes driving from Murcia.
If you’re after sea and beaches, Murcia is your place. With 250 km of coastline as well as 18 natural parks, fields, mountains and valleys, the region boasts beautiful natural landscape which also lends itself perfectly to outdoor pursuits and sporting activities all year round.
Culturally, Murcia is something of an open-air museum. Alongside 15 museums you will find many art galleries, exhibition halls, concerts and a very interesting offer on theatre and fine arts.
... And there are 2 universities, more than 35,000 students and a very busy social nightlife!