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Spain: Spanish Service in Action™

Spain: Spanish Service in Action™

For more than a language course, travel to Toledo—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, the “city of three cultures”
  • Visit some of Madrid's oldest restaurants on a tapas tour
  • Zipline over the urban landscapes of Toledo
  • Go white water rafting on the Alto Tajo River
  • On the 21-day Flagship program, travel to Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain's Catalonia region

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Overview

The passions of Spain's people are the fabric of daily life; this is a country with music in its soul, a love of fine food and wild landscapes, and a special talent for celebrating all things in life. Based in the city of Toledo, you’ll be surrounded by rich history and architecture, and get to visit medieval monuments and historic cathedrals. Sharpen your Spanish skills through a mix of language immersion and formal instruction, and practice with passionate native Spanish speakers as you volunteer alongside local youth. Experience two of Spain’s amazing cities—Toledo and Madrid (and visit Barcelona on the 21-day program) on this life-changing Spanish experience.

The GLA Experiential Language Curriculum™ combines language learning in the classroom with immersion through community service, excursions and cultural activities.

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Community Service

Spain's youth has struggled for years with high unemployment rates. You'll help Spanish children have better opportunities in the future by improving their English language skills. In Toledo, volunteer at a school running a summer English camp with children where you'll help them to learn English and develop other skills that will prepare them for the future. Throughout the program, work on additional projects helping to address other local community needs.

Hands-On Learning

Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Toledo's extensive monumental and cultural heritage is a playground for learning. It is known as "the city of three cultures" as Judaism, Islam and Christianity are all rooted in this city. Follow in the footsteps of well-known literary legend Don Quixote de la Mancha, whose famous route ran through the city of Toledo. On our 21-day Flagship program, you'll experience an authentic "Street Life Tour" in Barcelona while practicing your Spanish with friendly locals along the way.

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Adventure

Experience the adrenaline rush of ziplining above the Tagus River and the historic architecture of Toledo's city center. Go on a multi-day excursion to visit Madrid, where you'll experience Spain's culture with a tapas tour, followed by a white water rafting excursion on the Alto Tajo River. You'll also get the chance to cool off from the summer heat in ancient underground baths which were built by the Moors–Spain’s medieval Arab immigrants. Our 21-day program includes a trip to Barcelona, known for its fabled architecture and Catalonian culture. See the famous Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, two iconic emblems of Spain.

Lodging

Home Base is located in a castle in Toledo overlooking a historic section of the city, and is a 30 minute walk from the city center. El Albergue San Servando, a historical landmark, once served as a monastery and was occupied by monks and knights. Students will share rooms with roommates and have shared bathrooms. While in Madrid, and for the 21-day program while in Barcelona, students will stay in comfortable hostels.

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Dates & Tuition

Spain: Spanish Service in Action™ 21-Day Flagship Program Flagship
2019 Dates
Jul 16 - Aug 5, 2019
Duration: 21 days
Tuition: $6,299
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 36
Language Hours: 28
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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
Spain: Spanish Service in Action™ 14-Day Program
2019 Dates
Jun 29 - Jul 12, 2019
Jul 16 - Jul 29, 2019
Duration: 14 days
Tuition: $4,399
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 24
Language Hours: 21
See What's Included
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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Alexandra

Alexandra

My time with Global Leadership Adventures made me realize that I want to spend my life learning about other cultures and providing services to help those in need. I discovered my passion, and how fulfilling it can be to form connections with people who don't even speak your same language. My experience with GLA made me the person I am today, and I cannot wait for my next trip abroad.

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