Spain: Spanish in the Land of Don Quixote™

THIS PROGRAM IS NOT OPERATING FOR THE 2021 SEASON. IT IS CURRENTLY PLANNED TO RETURN IN 2022. SEE SESSION DATES FOR 2022 BELOW.

Highlights

For more than a language course, travel to Toledo, Madrid & Salamanca – the perfect setting for a full Spanish experience in Castilla-La Mancha.
  • 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 tour
  • Experience the history and charm of Salamanca
  • Go kayaking on the Alto Tajo River
  • Help to run a summer English language camp for Spanish children

On This Program you will...

Travel to three cities in the heart of Spain, all with rich histories that bring a unique taste of the country with each stop. Start your journey in Madrid, the Spanish capital. Then head to Toledo, where your Spanish immersion will truly begin and will make up the heart of your program experience. Journey west to Salamanca, where you’ll find the third oldest European university and Cervantes’ alma mater. Finally, if you opt to stay for our Homestay Extension, you will live in Toledo for a week with a local family and explore Almagro, home to one of the oldest open air theaters in the world.

The GLA Experiential Language Curriculum™ integrates Spanish language learning into all aspects of the experience, allowing students to take away more of the culture, and also leave more behind. From community service to excursions and cultural events, language is given a new context. Spanish class will never be the same.

Program Type:

Language Immersion

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Your Adventure is Just Around the Corner!

Community Service

Spain’s youth have struggled for years with high unemployment rates. You’ll help Spanish children have better opportunities for 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.

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. Discover more 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.

Adventure

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. See Spain by land, air and water! In Madrid, go kayaking and visit the Prado Museum. Enjoy an afternoon by the Alto Tajo River. Explore Toledo via scavenger hunt and take in the cityscape from above on an urban zipline. Treat yourself to a traditional hammam, or steam bath, a practice brought to Spain by the Moors centuries ago.

Lodging

Lodging info coming soon.

Dates & Tuition

Spain

Spanish in the Land of Don Quixote™

14-Day Program + Homestay Extension
2022 Dates
 June 25 – July 15, 2022
 
Program Duration: 14 days
Homestay Duration: 7 days
Tuition: $6,098
Student/Staff Ratio: 8 to 1
Community Service Hours: 40
Language Hours: 70
14-Day Program
2022 Dates
 June 25 – July 08, 2022
 
Duration: 14 days
Tuition: $4,399
Student/Staff Ratio: 8 to 1
Community Service Hours: 20
Language Hours: 35

Tuition Includes All In-Country Expenses Including:

  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • In-country transportation
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • Professional full-time staff and experts
  • 24/7 parent support hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and evacuation insurance
  • Cultural activities, lectures and excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
  • Educational materials