Academia Británica IH

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Destination

Córdoba

Why Córdoba ?

It’s the only Spanish city with four UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It won an OCU award in 2021 as the 5th best Spanish city to live in. The average cost of living in Córdoba per week is around 200€.

Córdoba is a medium-sized city – you can get around easily on foot or by bike.

Our students are covered by medical insurance

We give you expert advice, and your journey is insured with Visa.

We give you a level test before you start

Ideal accommodation for international students

24 h attention with whatsapp available

Your stay is personalized, according to your age and goals. The Spanish classes are memorable and fully adapted to your needs.

Spanish classes

Learn Spanish in our schools and online with our teachers

Spanish exams

Sign up for our DELE and CCSE exams for students

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Historical and Cultural Heritage

The city of Córdoba is steeped in history and culture. The old quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasts the majestic Mosque-Cathedral, a unique site blending Islamic and Christian architecture. Above all, there are miles and miles of winding cobbled streets, traditional courtyards and other historic sites which transport you back to another age.

The Courtyards of Córdoba

The annual Courtyards Festival is a unique tradition in which local people open their courtyards to the public and showcase their stunning displays of flowering plants. The event is usually held in May and allows you to enjoy the traditional Andalusian architecture and appreciate the dazzling beauty of these courtyards brimming with colour and fragrances.

The Local Cuisine

Everyone loves Andalusian food, and the local food from Córdoba is no exception. Try traditional dishes such as salmorejo (a cold tomato dip), flamenquín (a rolled pork fitter) or bull’s tail. Many local bars also give you free tapas with your drink, which turns a night out into a really special experience.

Festivals and Events

Córdoba hosts a number of festivals throughout the year, such as the Courtyards Festival, the Córdoba Fair and Holy Week, all of which are unique cultural experiences, ranging from the solemn tradition of the processions to the colourful, vibrant atmosphere of the street festivals.

Relaxed Atmosphere and Hospitality

Córdoba is an easy-going place and welcomes its visitors with open arms. Take a stroll round its picturesque squares, such as Plaza de la Corredera, enjoy the lively nightlife in the Jewish Quarter or simply amble down its narrow, whitewashed alleyways. Andalusian hospitality also helps make your visit a warm, memorable experience.

Just an hour from Seville airport and 1 hour 15 minutes from Malaga

Frequently asked questions

Cordoba is the ideal choice for foreign students. With its historic charm and friendly atmosphere, it will captivate you from the very first moment.

Imagine strolling through its narrow streets, surrounded by centuries-old buildings and lively squares. Around every corner, you’ll find traces of its glorious past, from the impressive Mosque-Cathedral to the majestic Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos.

In addition, Cordoba is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Mosque-Cathedral, the Historic Centre and the Festival of Patios. These places are testament to the city’s rich history and incomparable beauty.

Immerse yourself in the Cordovan way of life, where time seems to stand still. Enjoy long after-dinner meals with delicious local food, revitalising siestas in the warm sunshine and the hospitality of the locals, known for their friendliness and warmth.

In Cordoba, every corner is a new adventure to discover, an experience that will leave you with indelible memories. Come and fall in love with the magic of this unique city!

Of course it does! The International House network of schools offers the opportunity to validate and validate credits in collaboration with European and North American universities.

The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, known as ECTS, is the standard used by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) to ensure the quality of certified academic programmes.

Each ECTS credit represents at least 25 hours of work, covering both class time and individual study time.

Generally, our classes are made up of groups of between 6 and 10 students, which provides a fun atmosphere but also ensures that each student receives personal attention from their teacher.

Before the classes start, we make sure we know your level of Spanish and which group you will fit in best to get the most out of your experience. To do this, we will send you a link to an online test which you can complete before you arrive at our school. On your first day at Academia Británica, you will have a personal interview with one of our teachers. During this interview, we will assess not only your Spanish language ability, but also your learning objectives and needs. This will allow us to determine in which group and level you will be able to progress most effectively.

We want to be transparent with you: the choice is up to you. But if you’re looking for our perspective… Normally, students who immerse themselves in Spanish with us for an extended period of time prefer to take fewer hours of classes. While those who visit us for only one or two weeks usually prefer more hours of classes to make the most of their stay, you are in control of what is best for you! We are here to accompany you on this exciting experience – get ready to immerse yourself in learning with us!

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