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Spain: Spanish in the Land of Don Quixote™

Spain: Spanish in the Land of Don Quixote™

For more than a language course, travel to Toledo, Madrid, and Salamanca—the perfect setting for a full Spanish experience.

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Highlights

  • Improve your Spanish through language immersion
  • Walk the historic streets of Toledo, known as "the city of three cultures"
  • Visit some of Madrid's oldest restaurants on a tapas tours
  • Go kayaking on the Alto Tajo River
  • Spend a half day helping out the local community with a service project
  • Stay an extra week and live with a Spanish family to perfect your Spanish

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Overview

On this program you will travel to three cities in the heart of Spain, all with rich histories that bring a unique taste of Espana with each stop. Explore the Spanish language through the lens of one of Spain's most famous literary figures as you walk the steps of Cervantes in this land of Don Quixote. For those wanting to go the extra mile, the one-week optional Homestay Extension comes with the added bonus of living with a Spanish family in Toledo, the perfect location to become fully immersed in the language and culture.

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Exploratory Travel

  • Start your journey in Madrid, the Spanish capital
  • Travel to Toldeo where your Spanish immersion will truly begin
  • Next, journey west to Salamanca, where you'll find the third oldest European university and Cervantes' alma mater
  • Optional Home Stay Extension: Participants will live in Toledo and explore Almagro, home to one of the oldest open air theatres in the world

Immersive Learning

Take your Spanish language learning to the next level with engaging classes taught by local teachers and myriad opportunities for rich cultural exchange. Learn about Spain's literary history--including a visit to the windmills made famous in Cervantes' masterpiece work. Learn from local artisans in skilled trades such as sword making and the art of flamenco dance; then, try your hand at creating traditional Spanish cuisine in a cooking class.

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Adventure

See Spain by land, air and water! Go kayaking in Madrid before enjoying a relaxing afternoon by the Alto Tajo river. Explore Toledo via scavenger hunt and take in the cityscape from above on an urban zipline. Do as the locals do and treat yourself to a traditional hammam, or steam bath, a practice brought to Spain by the Moors centuries ago.

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Dates & Tuition

Spain: Spanish in the Land of Don Quixote™ 14-Day Program
2020 Dates
Jul 3 - Jul 16, 2020
Jul 19 - Aug 1, 2020
Duration: 14 days
Tuition: $4,399
Student/Staff Ratio: 7 to 1
Community Service Hours: 8
Language Hours: 36
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Tuition includes all in-country expenses including:
  • All educational materials
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • All in-country transportation
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • Professional full-time staff and experts from the USA/Europe
  • 24/7 Parent Support Hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and travel insurance
  • All cultural activities, lectures and weekend excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
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