Study in Spain
Did you know that school level education is free in Spain? Surprised to read this? Yes, in this country the government has made primary and secondary education mandatory and also free for all the students. Go through the following sections to know more such interesting facts about Spain. If you are planning for higher studies in art and literature and that too in foreign countries, then you might consider Spain as one of your destinations.
If you have relatives who work in Spain, then you must have heard from them that, local schools of Spain provide education for free. Sometimes the books, copies and pencils are also provided for free by the school authorities. This is done to keep the focus of the children and their families, on education only. Right from primary level till a student comes to the age of 18 the education in the country of Spain is free. The education is declared to be compulsory up to the age of 18 years.The schools have the provision of summer holidays that may last for 3-3.5 months. This allows the students to get enrolled in any extracurricular activity. They can learn special skills in these 3-4 months. A lot of crash courses are provided in many languages and handicraft skills. The students can invest their time in learning such skills in this summer vacation. They don't have to come to the schools when the temperatures are soaring. Such vacations break the monotony of studies. Some of the private schools of Spain give the opportunity of going abroad on these vacations. It maybe like a field trip. The students will be given a few topics individually or group wise. This could be done for each subject in the school or for subjects like History and Geography. Then these students are taken on such trips and they can take down data with respect to the topics given to them. When they come back, they have to make a project report on this field trip. This project report carries extra credit points.
After the secondary education, the next level is called the upper secondary education. You can think that the undergraduate level of education in Indiato be more or less equivalent to it. The only difference is that, in India the undergraduate level is compulsory from the viewpoint of developing the career, whereas in Spain this level and the next levels of education are optional. Although a lot of students stop studying after their higher secondary in India, undergraduate level of education helps them to get better jobs in India. In Spain, this course is about two years. In India, this course is about three years. In Spain, you need to specialize in one subject in the upper secondary level. This is same in India too. But, in Spain, there are more than five subjects at the upper secondary level. In India, there are various kinds of undergraduate courses available. At most you can have five subjects in the undergraduate courses in India. Spain is the third best country, providing international studies. Having said all this there is a con side. The curriculum for few scientific disciplines are considered to be very poor in Spain. My suggestion would be to choose Spain mainly for studying arts or commerce subjects.