Many students are attracted to Spain for its beach resorts, vibrant cities, local festivals and beautiful architecture. Geographically, Spain shares the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal at the western end of the Mediterranean Sea.
There is much to explore across the country from the Pyrenees to the coastal towns. Interestingly, it is the country with the third-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites-after Italy and China. There is an abundance of things to do including eating at quirky restaurants, visiting the many art galleries and museums and spending time at the beach and the countryside. One of the contributing reasons for Spain popularity with international students is that, generally, it is relatively cheap to live in. the cost of goods and services in Spain is below average in comparison with other European countries.
Spain is the most popular destination for students on the Erasmus exchange program, which allows them to spend a year away from their home university in a foreign country. The country has many highly regarded institutions, with the university of Barcelona the highest rated in the 2014–15 QS World University Rankings at 166th. University of Autònoma in Barcelona follows at 173rd, with the University of Autonoma- Madrid at 178th. While the majority of courses in Spanish universities are taught in Spanish, there are also a number of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in English, to accommodate overseas students. For example Spain is the third destination to study abroad in the USA. Also, the Spanish language is taking importance in the American market, due the increasing number of Spanish language speakers. By 2060 the US Census Office predicts that 1 in 3 US residents will be Hispanic and that the US will be the world’s second largest Spanish speaking country.
ABTES was founded in 2014 with the main aim of helping foreign students and researchers and universities connect with each other. Spain target it is to help all of those who would like to come to Spain to study or to learn the diverse culture Spain has to offer. We work hand to hand with the best universities and institutions as a way to offer the best master degrees, with a recognized prestige within a worldwide ranking.