There are many great places in Spain, but if you had to pick just one to spend your summer, our students say – hands down – there is no better city in Spain to spend a summer than Barcelona! It offers the rare combination of sophistication, vibrancy and culture along with unique architecture and the charm of a Mediterranean beach town. College is a time of growth and personal choice; why not get a head start? You’ll leave after four weeks feeling more independent and better prepared for college while making great friends along the way – the perfect summer!
Choose one of the most beloved cities in Spain to improve your Spanish this summer. Barcelona is a sophisticated, vibrant city with unique architecture and the charm of a Mediterranean beach town. Spanish Language is one of the most popular major course choices. The main objective of this program is to improve your Spanish communication skills. Emphasis is on the development of both conversational and written skills. You’ll leave Barcelona and your unforgettable summer feeling more independent and better prepared for college while making great friends, seeing incredible sites and having improved your Spanish along the way.
As part of the Pre-College Enrichment Barcelona program, Community Service is available as both a morning major or as an afternoon elective. Give back to children and families in need as you participate in educational and recreational programs with Barcelona’s Martí-Codolar Youth Center, or welfare improvement projects with the community of Sant’Egidio. Preview college life as you stay at Residence Collegi Major Sant Jordi and take advantage of the impressive fitness spa & pool club around the corner. In addition to discovering the best Barcelona has to offer, enjoy exciting excursions to Madrid, Figueres, Girona and more!
The Capital Madrid! Cosmopolitan and ultra-cool Barcelona! Trendy Marbella on the Costa del Sol! We team up with International House Spanish Language School to give you a unique educational experience, featuring three separate school/learning locations in different regions of the country that each has a unique vibe. In Madrid and Barcelona, you improve your conversational skills in Spanish class. While in the Costa del Sol, the city becomes your classroom as we are accompanied by certified teachers and you are immersed in “outside the classroom” interactions, so you can master your Spanish. In the afternoons and evenings, we participate in cultural outings, such as Mediterranean beaches, flamenco dance lessons, adventure, nightclubs and city touring. After this four-week high school student program, you’ll need a siesta to recover from the nonstop excitement.
Cosmopolitan cities, beautiful beaches, quaint medieval towns, spectacular sights, and exciting nightlife- this program has it all! Grab your passport and sense of adventure as you and your fellow travelers tour exciting cities as well as small and off the beaten path towns and beachside locales. Immerse yourself in the wonder of architectural and artistic masterpieces, savor and sample tapas and local delicacies and enjoy thrilling canyoning, kayaking and surfing. This small group experience allows for flexibility and spontaneity as you and your travel mates take on exploring these two countries in our perfectly planned itinerary.
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Spain & Portugal- Madrid, Toledo, Salamanca, Porto, Peneda Geres National Park, Lisbon, Belem, Sintra, Algarve, Seville, Granada, Figueres, Girona, Barcelona