Spain Language Trip

Spain Language

Global Trekker Adventure - Grades 9-12+

From the Catalan culture of contemporary Barcelona to the palace city of Granada, our Spain Language Adventure brings culture, history and language to life. Benefit from professional instruction tailored to your experience and ability-level. Enjoy surfing, hiking, and feasting while we connect with Mediterranean customs, culture, and cuisine. Build conversational confidence while visiting Granada, Seville, and Spain’s beautiful Costa del Sol.

21 Days

$6,195

  • June 24th - July 14th
  • July 17th - August 6th
  • Barcelona, Spain

Day 1-2

There’s a palpable sense of excitement in the air as we meet up together for the first time in Spain. While each of us have different experience levels and abilities with the Spanish Language, we’re all excited to immerse ourselves in the language and culture of southern Spain. It’s also clear, that with such a great group of people, we’re sure to have a ton of fun together. From Barcelona, we’ll jump on a train headed for the historic city of Malaga – a capital of culture and excitement on the “Coast of Sun.” After taking the time to rest and rejuvenate from our long journey, we’ll ease into coastal Spanish life with an exploration of Malaga’s city center. Set along the peaceful Guadalmedina River, and sandwiched between the Mediterranean and the mountains, inspiring Malaga will serve as our “basecamp” for our classroom instruction throughout our journey. During our first day together in Malaga, we’ll orient to this exciting city while strolling the impressive Moorish fortress and castle that dominate the well-preserved city center. That evening we’ll enjoy our first Latin dinner together before crawling into bed in anticipation of our next exciting morning.

Day 3-6

After a delicious breakfast, we’ll stroll through town to our language school to begin our first day of classes. By balancing formalized language instruction with immersive activities that explore the sights and culture of southern Spain, we’re certain to build both new language skills and solidify our ability to apply those skills in the real world setting outside our doorstep. Before diving into coursework, we’ll each take a brief assessment to determine our skills and existing abilities, allowing us each to enjoy and benefit from a small class that’s both rewarding and engaging. During each day in the classroom, we’ll enjoy highly interactive half-day classes facilitated by native-speaking professional language teachers. While in Malaga, we’ll be steeped in Spanish language and culture, while remaining perfectly poised for exploration of the richly diverse Mediterranean coast. Of course, there will be plenty to see and do during our time in Malaga. Outside of the classroom, we’ll immerse ourselves in the exciting cultural and historical wonders of this beautiful city. This is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and the city has served as an important trade port for the Roman, Arabic and Spanish empires. We’ll gain discussion practice and confidence while visiting ancient Roman ruins, Moroccan castles and Gothic cathedrals.

Day 7

Embarking on an exciting excursion, we’ll visit the city of Granada. Thanks to its history as one of the first and last geographic footholds in the Moorish Iberian Empire, present-day Granada is home to stunning examples of Spanish-Muslim art and architecture. Here, we’ll visit La Alhambra Palace of Granada — an UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most iconographic tourist sights in Spain. Our visit will give us a fascinating insight into the nearly-500-year-long Arabic empire that planted its cultural roots in the Iberian Peninsula.

Day 8

Today we will travel to the iconic city of Seville. Home to the largest Cathedral in the world, Seville is a must-see when traveling in Spain. After touring the Cathedral, doing a bit of shopping, and eating a delicious lunch, we will climb to the top of the tower of Giraldo and take in a stunning view of the city and beyond.

Day 9-13

Diving back into our classroom instruction, we’ll certainly benefit from the added motivation and insight gained from our days in Granada and Seville. Of course, we’ll certainly appreciate the family atmosphere that has formed in our great group. As much as our journey is about connecting exciting environments with cultural activities and the Spanish language, it is the lasting bonds that we form as a group that we’ll appreciate throughout our lives. To balance our daily instruction, we’ll also embark on exciting afternoon trips that connect language, culture and fun. Paddle boarding in the Mediterranean ocean, learning about the ancient traditions of the Matadors, dining in small villages, day hiking through the surrounding mountains, and playing relaxing games of beach volleyball are all sure to solidify both concrete language skills and build lifelong memories.

Day 14

Today we travel to the southernmost point in continental Europe, Tarifa. With its white sand beaches, gentle waves, and views of the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and the mountains of Morocco, Tarifa is one of the most spectacular locations to surf in the entire world. We will spend our day learning to surf, playing beach volleyball, and tasting the traditional cuisine of this marvelous beach town.

Day 15

Today we will explore the towns of Nerja and Frigiliana. We will first head to Nerja where we will tour the Caves of Nerja, home to the largest column in the world. Following our expedition through the vast cave system, we will visit the town of Frigiliana, home to some of the most spectacular views of Andalusia. Visit local shops, such as an artisan chocolate shop, and take in the stunning views.

Day 16-17

Two more days of formalized language instruction promises to solidify our now vastly improved speaking, reading, writing and comprehension skills. We’ll marvel at our new found ability to express nuanced concepts as we discuss and reflect on our adventure in Spanish.

Day 18-21

Barcelona is Spain’s most cosmopolitan and culturally alluring city – a fitting environment for us to culminate our Spain Language Adventure. We’ll visit the Gothic Quarter while we’ll marvel at architecture dating back as far as the first Roman settlements. Of course, Barcelona is known as an epicenter for the Art Nouveau movement, and remains a vibrant cultural capital of contemporary art and architecture. During our wonderful time here, we’ll visit stunning museums, stroll through Gaudi’s Park Guell and certainly enjoy a cono de helado on Barcelona’s stunning city beach. On our final evening together, we’ll sit down for a very special Catalan feast, where we’ll celebrate our adventure, our accomplishments and our friendship before crawling into bed in anticipation of our return flights home the following morning.

Day 1-2

There’s a palpable sense of excitement in the air as we meet up together for the first time in Spain. While each of us have different experience levels and abilities with the Spanish Language, we’re all excited to immerse ourselves in the language and culture of southern Spain. It’s also clear, that with such a great group of people, we’re sure to have a ton of fun together. From Barcelona, we’ll jump on a train headed for the historic city of Malaga – a capital of culture and excitement on the “Coast of Sun.” After taking the time to rest and rejuvenate from our long journey, we’ll ease into coastal Spanish life with an exploration of Malaga’s city center. Set along the peaceful Guadalmedina River, and sandwiched between the Mediterranean and the mountains, inspiring Malaga will serve as our “basecamp” for our classroom instruction throughout our journey. During our first day together in Malaga, we’ll orient to this exciting city while strolling the impressive Moorish fortress and castle that dominate the well-preserved city center. That evening we’ll enjoy our first Latin dinner together before crawling into bed in anticipation of our next exciting morning.

Day 3-6

After a delicious breakfast, we’ll stroll through town to our language school to begin our first day of classes. By balancing formalized language instruction with immersive activities that explore the sights and culture of southern Spain, we’re certain to build both new language skills and solidify our ability to apply those skills in the real world setting outside our doorstep. Before diving into coursework, we’ll each take a brief assessment to determine our skills and existing abilities, allowing us each to enjoy and benefit from a small class that’s both rewarding and engaging. During each day in the classroom, we’ll enjoy highly interactive half-day classes facilitated by native-speaking professional language teachers. While in Malaga, we’ll be steeped in Spanish language and culture, while remaining perfectly poised for exploration of the richly diverse Mediterranean coast. Of course, there will be plenty to see and do during our time in Malaga. Outside of the classroom, we’ll immerse ourselves in the exciting cultural and historical wonders of this beautiful city. This is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and the city has served as an important trade port for the Roman, Arabic and Spanish empires. We’ll gain discussion practice and confidence while visiting ancient Roman ruins, Moroccan castles and Gothic cathedrals.

Day 7

Embarking on an exciting excursion, we’ll visit the city of Granada. Thanks to its history as one of the first and last geographic footholds in the Moorish Iberian Empire, present-day Granada is home to stunning examples of Spanish-Muslim art and architecture. Here, we’ll visit La Alhambra Palace of Granada — an UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most iconographic tourist sights in Spain. Our visit will give us a fascinating insight into the nearly-500-year-long Arabic empire that planted its cultural roots in the Iberian Peninsula.

Day 8

Today we will travel to the iconic city of Seville. Home to the largest Cathedral in the world, Seville is a must-see when traveling in Spain. After touring the Cathedral, doing a bit of shopping, and eating a delicious lunch, we will climb to the top of the tower of Giraldo and take in a stunning view of the city and beyond.

Day 9-13

Diving back into our classroom instruction, we’ll certainly benefit from the added motivation and insight gained from our days in Granada and Seville. Of course, we’ll certainly appreciate the family atmosphere that has formed in our great group. As much as our journey is about connecting exciting environments with cultural activities and the Spanish language, it is the lasting bonds that we form as a group that we’ll appreciate throughout our lives. To balance our daily instruction, we’ll also embark on exciting afternoon trips that connect language, culture and fun. Paddle boarding in the Mediterranean ocean, learning about the ancient traditions of the Matadors, dining in small villages, day hiking through the surrounding mountains, and playing relaxing games of beach volleyball are all sure to solidify both concrete language skills and build lifelong memories.

Day 14

Today we travel to the southernmost point in continental Europe, Tarifa. With its white sand beaches, gentle waves, and views of the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and the mountains of Morocco, Tarifa is one of the most spectacular locations to surf in the entire world. We will spend our day learning to surf, playing beach volleyball, and tasting the traditional cuisine of this marvelous beach town.

Day 15

Today we will explore the towns of Nerja and Frigiliana. We will first head to Nerja where we will tour the Caves of Nerja, home to the largest column in the world. Following our expedition through the vast cave system, we will visit the town of Frigiliana, home to some of the most spectacular views of Andalusia. Visit local shops, such as an artisan chocolate shop, and take in the stunning views.

Day 16-17

Two more days of formalized language instruction promises to solidify our now vastly improved speaking, reading, writing and comprehension skills. We’ll marvel at our new found ability to express nuanced concepts as we discuss and reflect on our adventure in Spanish.

Day 18-21

Barcelona is Spain’s most cosmopolitan and culturally alluring city – a fitting environment for us to culminate our Spain Language Adventure. We’ll visit the Gothic Quarter while we’ll marvel at architecture dating back as far as the first Roman settlements. Of course, Barcelona is known as an epicenter for the Art Nouveau movement, and remains a vibrant cultural capital of contemporary art and architecture. During our wonderful time here, we’ll visit stunning museums, stroll through Gaudi’s Park Guell and certainly enjoy a cono de helado on Barcelona’s stunning city beach. On our final evening together, we’ll sit down for a very special Catalan feast, where we’ll celebrate our adventure, our accomplishments and our friendship before crawling into bed in anticipation of our return flights home the following morning.