From the big city excitement of Madrid and Lisbon to the small-town charm of Toledo and Lagos, you will have a blast exploring all that these two countries have to offer. You and your fellow travelers will sample the most delectable cuisine, explore ancient cities and enjoy thrilling canyoning, kayaking and surfing! This small group adventure will bring you off the beaten path and provide you with memories to last a lifetime.
You Will Visit, Travel Dates & Grades
You Will Visit
Spain & Portugal- Madrid, Toledo, Salamanca, Porto, Peneda Geres National Park, Lisbon, Belem, Sintra, Algarve, Seville
Improve your Spanish while spending your summer in one of the most beloved cities in Spain. 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 high school student 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!
There is no better city in Spain to spend a summer in 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 Barcelona and your unforgettable summer feeling more independent and better prepared for college while making great friends, seeing incredible sites and falling in love with Spain along the way.