How is a teenager life like in Seville
Seville is a safe and peaceful city with a very low crime rate. Seville people love to spend their time outdoors, so you will always feel safe walking through the city both during the day and at night.
The cost of living is quite low compared to the rest of Spain and the world, so buying a drink or a snack, using public transport, going to the movies, or doing any other activity will always be within your reach.
Families in Spain are very close-knit; young people usually study at the university of their hometown and live with their parents until they finish their studies. Spanish parents are protective and caring, and get involved in everything to do with their children and their environment.
In Spain, in general, most families live in the city in large apartments of no less than 3 bedrooms (depending on the number of children); although there is a growing tendency to look for homes in the suburbs of the city. There are several small towns a few miles from Seville, with all the services you would expect and an excellent quality of life.
Most of them have shopping malls, cinemas, restaurants, bars, leisure areas, parks, sports centers, soccer fields, and a direct subway line with Seville center.
It is most likely that you will stay in one of these towns, where the quality of life and tranquility are guaranteed.
The daily life of a teenager in Spain is based on three fundamental pillars: family, school and friends.
During your stay in Seville, transport will not be a problem for you, as our families are ideally located in the center of the selected villages. Therefore, you can safely walk or cycle practically anywhere, for example shopping malls, cafes, restaurants, schools, supermarkets, etc.
There are cycle lanes in practically the whole city, and we will provide you with a bicycle should you require one.
You will spend all morning in class, and depending on the school, these will be from 8 am to 3.30 or 5 pm.
The journey to school can be done on foot, by bike, or by car with your own host family. Depending on the school, there may be a bus route that takes you to and from school every day.
In addition to providing you with an excellent education, the schools will help you relate to young people your age and you can create your own group of friends, with whom you can later share your leisure time.
The teachers in Spain have a very close contact with their students, and are usually called by their first name.
The schools in Spain are somewhat different from your country. Putting theory into practice is greatly encouraged. At present the schools are fully immersed in the digital age and some have even replaced books with tablets, which students use with the teachers to make their own notes on subjects.
Although all schools have sports facilities, most of the activities take place outside the school in sports centers in the city where you live. This is particularly the case with soccer, the most popular sport in Spain, which takes place at local soccer team facilities.
During the afternoon, you can dedicate your time to studying, doing your favorite extracurricular activity (music, sport, dance, art, etc.) and if you still have time, meeting your friends.
Young people of your age usually hang out at shopping malls, parks, or go to the center of Seville, especially at weekends.
You should know that buying alcoholic beverages and tobacco is prohibited in Spain for children under 18. In addition, both the host families and Seville Abroad regularly monitor this issue.
The weekends are for spending time with family and friends. Families in Seville go out a lot, and they often go out to eat. Most restaurants have terraces on the street and these are always full of people day and night. The basic food when you go out to eat are “tapas”, which offer you an incredible variety of dishes, all exquisite and carefully prepared for you.
Many families have a house at the beach. The beach is very important for Seville people, and many of these houses are only an hour drive by car. It is very common when spring starts to spend weekends at the beach house. They usually do this until the month of October, since the good weather in Seville lasts many months! You will have the opportunity to enjoy the beach very often.
In general, you will have a rich and fun social life, and you will be integrated into the activities of your family. Your experience in Spain will be unique and unforgettable!