Founded by Dieter Sauer as an independent subsidiary of the German F+U group. The aim of the company was to establish a regional further education centre for adults. The manager was José Rodríguez.


We obtain authorization from the Spanish Department of Employment to provide further education for the unemployed, specifically  German and English classes


We specialize in teaching “Spanish as a  Foreign Language”


We increased the amount of accommodation: shared students flats & host families


Frank Sellingsloh, Marketing Director of the F+U Group becomes manager of the FU International Academy. Initially Frank carried out a dual function.

2004 -2

We realize our first EU funded Leonardo da Vinci Youth Mobility Project with students from Germany. From then till now we have been a hosting partner for more than 100 international projects in the sectors of online marketing, travel, tourism, hospitality, hotel management, marketing, education, hairdressing, beauty therapy and sports.


We are inspected and accredited by the Instituto Cervantes and are one of the 60 schools in Spain with this accolade. The Instituto Cervantes checks every aspect of the teaching methods and the teachers qualifications. The inspection is repeated every 3 years.


We begin organizing hotel internships for students.


We are represented at the ICEF for the first time. This is a trade fair for language holiday agencies and language schools. We convince 12 agencies from all over the world to work with us. Frank Sellingsloh becomes co-owner of the company.


we have our first Travel and Tourism project with students from FIlton College, Bristol, in the UK


We start SEOintheSUN, a school for Online-Marketing. Over the years we’ve been training hundreds of participants in our digital marketing courses.


We become members of the CHASE Network for international hospitality schools and receive students from all over Europe for hotel internships within the Leonardo da Vinci programme. We also have our first sports project with the Bristol Academy of Sports and receive a commendation for innovation from the EU Commission.


We open our second language school on Tenerife in Costa Adeje and get off to a good start with two administrators, Annia and Denise, and 5 teachers.


We start our new brand “Coworking in the Sun” and offer 20 Coworking Spaces in our Academy.

2015 -2

Our school is now an accredited DELE and CCSE Test Center for official Spanish exams!  


We become a SIELE test center for Spanish exams online.


We receive the ISO 9001 Quality Management certification.