So you’re dying to hop on a plane and fly out to España for a fabulous language-learning trip? Apart from your course, accommodation is an important factor when planning your stay. Over the years, the UniSpain team have gained excellent experience with student accommodation bookings in Spain and below we have listed some of the most important things for you to consider.   What types of accommodation are available? UniSpain can source the following types of student accommodation to go with the language course you have booked with them: Placement …CONTINUE READING

Value for money combined with high quality learning. Welcome to Camino Barcelona! It’s not surprising that Camino Barcelona is one of the most popular Spanish language schools in the whole of Spain. At UniSpain we’ve noticed that the number of students booking courses at this school has risen dramatically the last couple of years. This is because Camino Barcelona has rapidly gained an excellent reputation as an affordable, yet high quality school, both with students and in the industry. This article is a special feature about a language school, which …CONTINUE READING

What is a Visa? It is a stamp on your passport from Spain that permits you to legally live in Spain for a limited amount of time for a particular purpose. A Schengen Visa permits you to travel (for a short period of time) to and within countries that are a part of the designated Schengen territory; all countries within the European Union- including Spain. A Student Visa permits you to live in Spain for a duration that is longer than 3 months for the purpose of realising a course …CONTINUE READING

So in helping you prepare for your move to Spain to study Spanish, we at UniSpain have shared with you a number of ways to search for a shared flat on your own on-line and also given you a check-list of useful things to consider when sifting through what you find. But here, we think it is necessary to draw attention to some of the possible dangers that you could come across when independently conducting your search for shared-flat from afar using the internet. Yes, I am talking about Scams. Unfortunately, they …CONTINUE READING

If you would like to come to Spain to study Spanish, I salute you for taking this brave and life changing step! In order to prevent you from drowning in the array of choices and simplify your quest to find a Spanish Language School that would be best suited to you, we have decided to first give you a clearer idea with a summary of the types of Spanish Language Courses available across numerous schools in Spain. In Spain, majority of schools offer courses that follow a standard rubric and …CONTINUE READING

Choosing a Spanish language course in Spain is not always easy. Types of lessons and schools, prices, destinations, teaching methods… It can all get overwhelming! All Spanish schools will of course ensure you that they are the best at teaching Spanish. So how can you really know which one to choose? How do you pick the right Spanish language course for you? Based on Unispain’s experience working with over 40 Spanish language schools in Spain, here are some top tips to help you along.   1. What can you afford? …CONTINUE READING

What is an NIE? This stands for  “Número de Identificación de Extranjeros” (Identification Number of Foreign Resident) and will serve as your Identification number while you are studying Spanish in Spain. It is officially issued by the National Police of Spain as a means to monitor any professional activity by both residents and non residents in Spain. Once you have procured your NIE, the number will always remain yours, one and the same, and can be used throughout Spain no matter the region you procured it from. Although the NIE …CONTINUE READING

What can I expect from Madrid as a city? Madrid is addictive. Anybody who has been to this capital city will say the same! Full of people from all over Spain and the world, Madrid makes everybody feel welcome. Once you’re there, it becomes surprisingly easy to slip into the huge city’s rhythm. Eventually, you’ll like it so much that it gets hard to leave… Madrid is teaming with museums, monuments, parks, seven-nights-a-week nightlife, fabulous restaurants and tapas bars – and a city population that’s cosmopolitan and busy, but never …CONTINUE READING

Perhaps you did not read our article on general tips to banking in Spain and Guide to Opening a Bank Account in Spain and now you find yourself in a money jam… Your bank has blocked your card because you did not warn them of potential overseas activity. You have exceeded the fixed amount of money you can withdraw from an ATM at a given period. You had to pay a huge unexpected sum of money and now you are broke! You have been robbed of your bank cards, chequebooks etc. One …CONTINUE READING

It is official, you are going to Spain to study Spanish and you need to find a place to live pronto. You have chosen to search for a flat-share by yourself, foregoing other housing options, and ideally, you would love to be able to visit each and every flat in person …but that won’t be possible since you are still in your home country and will not be in Spain before your Spanish courses start. So what to do? Conduct your search online, of course! With our mini-guide below you will be able to …CONTINUE READING