Our Spanish teen trip begins in Barcelona, a vibrant city located on the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. We spend two full days visiting the city’s major sites, including Gaudí’s Park Güell and La Sagrada Familia as well as the stadium of Barcelona FC. For a fresh perspective on this vibrant metropolis, we visit beautiful beaches and savor panoramas of the Barcelona skyline, all while swimming, laughing and enjoying the warm waters of the Mediterranean!
After getting acquainted with Barcelona, we take a 30 minute train down the Mediterranean Coast to Sitges, our home for Spanish language school. A very small beach town, Sitges' cobblestone streets and beach-front location, make it an ideal town for homestays. At night, participants stay two-per family in centrally-located houses, near to the leaders and other students. All families have been carefully selected and are connected to Bold Earth through long-term relationships.Once at school, students are divided by ability level and experience, then meet with Spanish teachers who encourage conversation and real-life practice. Morning classes are supplemented with afternoon excursions; community service, culture and adventure are the themes. Students love Spanish classes as part of Bold Earth's Spain teen trip.
Beaches and Mountains?!?!? YES! With our Spanish much improved and a love for Barcelona, we head north into the Pyrenees Mountains for a few days of outdoor adventure! In the town of Ainsa, we hike amidst alpine valleys and pristine lakes to a 'casa rural' where we have a home cooked dinner/breakfast and enjoy the stars above the Pyrennes Mountains. Then, we travel to San Sebastian, on Spain's northern coast for two days of surfing! In the late afternoon, we take a short bus ride to Bilbao where we visit the world famous Bilbao Guggenheim Museum.
Ultimate Spain ends in Spain's Capital, Madrid. An incredible cultural city with wide boulevards, we spend our last two days exploring Madrid's incredible food, art and culture. Eating tapas, pallela and visiting the Prado Museum. The Bold Earth walking tour of Madrid shows participants the hidden lanes and majestic parks that have impressed so many. The mix of outdoor adventure, authentic host families and Spanish classes make Bold Earth's Spain teen trip a carefully crafted teen Spain program. Lastly, we spend the last day celebrating an amazing two weeks in Spain with a Paella feast!
Time between trips is fully supervised and included at no additional cost.
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I had a great time on my Bold Earth Ultimate Spain trip. I made lifelong friendships and got to immerse myself in a new culture. My trip was very well organized and my leaders helped make this experience a great one.
PARENTS, Grace & Hakan: Wonderful experience in traveling, independence and friendship!