Target audience English-speaking young people born between 2003 and 2006 (candidates born after 01/07/2007 will not be accepted).
Places Different locations within Spain: Galicia, Cantabria, La Rioja and Madrid.
Dates In Galicia and Cantabria: from 2nd to 29th July 2023. NEW!!: Also available from 2nd to 15th or from 16th to 29th. In La Rioja and Madrid: from 16th to 29th July 2023
Places available 220, which will be assigned in order of arrival. Each week 200 young Spaniards who have been awarded scholarships by the Spanish Ministry of Education for their excellent academic results will also participate in the programme.
The programme is financed by the Government of Spain, which will cover the cost of:
Expenses to be covered by each participant:
In the unlikely event that the Spanish government cancels the program or withdraws its funding, the organizing company will not assume responsibility for the expenses that the participants may have incurred.
This region is situated 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 the country. It is also well known for its gastronomy and for its rich historical and cultural heritage. Participants will have the chance to visit Santiago de Compostela, sunbath at the beach, kayak the Miño river and enjoy the natural swimming pool located nearby the facilities. (those staying for two weeks will only enjoy part of the program).
The programme will take place at the Peares Language Immersion Centre (www.centropeares.es), under the following conditions:
The airport set for this option is Santiago de Compostela.
On the North coast of Spain, this region is well known for its dazzling nature and for hosting various archaeological sites of great interest. The area is also popular among surf lovers. . Participants will visit the beautiful coastal city called Santander, sunbath at the beach, practice different water sports and enjoy the swimming pool that the hotel has!! (those staying for two weeks will only enjoy part of the program).
The programme will take place at the Hotel La Corza Blanca (www.altocampoo.com), under the following conditions:
The airport set for this option is Santander.
La Rioja FULLY BOOKED
This region is well known for its wine industry and for its typical landscape of the Spanish plateau. Its capital is Logroño and among its most characteristic dishes is roast lamb. Participants will have the chance to visit a winery, enjoy the historical buildings located in Santo Domingo de la Calzada and enjoy the swimming pool located nearby the facilities!!
The programme will take place at the Albergue de Sto. Domingo de la Calzada (www.alberguestodomingo.wixsite.com), under the following conditions:
The airport set for this option is Bilbao.
Madrid FULLY BOOKED
Located in the center of the Iberian Peninsula, this region is home to the country’s capital. Madrid is a vibrant city with countless points of artistic and cultural interest. Participants will have the chance to visit Madrid City, hike at the famous Sierra de Guadarrama and enjoy the swimming pool located at the facilities!!
The programme will take place at the Albergue de Cercedilla (www.cercedilla.elcolladito.com), under the following conditions:
The airport set for this option is Madrid Barajas.
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, swim in some of the best beaches or enjoy some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes. We will also get to know and practice different manifestations of the Spanish language and culture (flamenco dancing, traditional music, gastronomy…), and for those who wish, they will be able to practice their Spanish through fun games and activities.
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.
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.
Yes, you must complete the registration form and send it to email@example.com. Once your place is confirmed, you will have 48 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.
Welcome on board!!
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