Santander, the capital of the autonomous community and historical region of Cantabria, has maintained its popularity as an ideal location for students seeking an authentic Spanish immersion experience. Located along Spain’s breathtaking mountainous northern coastline, the city provides an inspiring setting to students with its many amazing beaches, historic sites, boutiques, outdoor cafes, and restaurants.

Students participating SPI’s Santander program have the opportunity to live with local homestay families, take intensive Spanish classes at the prestigious Universidad de Cantabria or Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP), and travel to some of the country’s most amazing sites!  In the summer months you will see the city of Santander come alive, offering a whirlwind of festivities, concerts, galleries, bull fights and many other exciting cultural events that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime!

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