Target audience English-speaking youth born between 2002 and 2006
Dates From July 3 to 30, 2022
Place Galicia (Spain)
Available places 110, which will be assigned in order of arrival. Each week, 100 young Spaniards who have received scholarships from the Spanish Ministry of Education for their excellent academic results will also participate in the programme.
The programme will take place in the region called Galicia, in the northwest of Spain, Santiago de Compostela being its capital. This area has an abundance of nature and some of the best beaches in Spain. It is also well known for its gastronomy and for its rich historical and cultural heritage.
The programme will take place at the Peares Language Immersion Centre (www.centropeares.es), under the following conditions:
From Monday to Friday, the activities will take place in and around the facility and will be carried out entirely in English.
On Saturdays and Sundays we will celebrate our Spanish Weekends in which we will visit several of the nearby cities that stand out for their cultural interest (Santiago de Compostela, Ourense…), and we will be able to swim in some of the best beaches in Galicia. We will also get to know and practice different manifestations of the Spanish language and culture (flamenco dancing, traditional music, gastronomy…).
As of 1 May 2022, Spain is almost back to pre-pandemic normality.
The use of face masks is only mandatory in public transport, health care establishments and nursing homes.
Should this situation change in the coming weeks, the programme organisers will adapt the programme to the requirements imposed by the Spanish government.
The program is financed by the Government of Spain, which will cover the cost of:
Expenses to be covered by each participant:
Yes, you must complete the registration form and send it to email@example.com. Once your place is confirmed, you will have 24 hours to send a copy of your passport/identity card and your flight ticket to one of the designated airports to the same address. Failure to do so will invalidate your registration.
Please note that unless you are travelling with a group, you will need to make your own transport arrangements to the Os Peares site.
Visits are not allowed. However, families may pick up their child on any Saturday morning at a time to be agreed with the programme management. The participant must return to the facility the following day, before 6 pm.
As both countries are members of the European Union, the Spanish public health system offers health coverage to Irish citizens in case of illness or accident. It is essential to bring the E-111 form.
In the event of an accident once in Spain, you will be covered by accident insurance which will provide you with access to private health care when necessary.
We have a nursing service on site to treat minor injuries.
Of course you can. Participants will have 30 minutes a day to use their mobile phones. In addition, families will be able to access a programme blog where we will be posting photographs and information about the group’s activities.
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