The American School of Madrid offers the Experience Spain program to students in grades 11 and 12 who are interested in spending a semester or, possibly, an academic year in Madrid. The goal of the program is to provide high school students with an experience in a country rich in culture and history, a lifestyle very different from that of other countries, and a language which is increasingly viewed as the world’s second language while they follow a standard American college-preparatory curriculum.

Host families are carefully selected for their suitability to house Experience Spain students. Screening procedures for host families include personal interviews and home visits. Once selected, a host family understands that the Experience Spain student in their charge is another son or daughter and so must receive both care and supervision