About the program in San Sebastian

The Region

Spend your summer immersed San Sebastian, the cultural capital of the Basque country in Spain! You will find some of the best beaches in Europe within a short walk from impressive historical buildings. Enjoy the great views from Monte Igueldo, relax in Miramar park, or sample some pintxos (traditional appetizers) in a cozy cafe.

The school and Schedule

The school is located close to the Cristina Enea Park and the lively district of Egia.

Take your Spanish to the next level through fun, interactive language classes. In five 45-minute classes each weekday, you will work on speaking skills, comprehension, and grammar basics. You'll also be in classes with other teens from around the world, adding another multicultural layer to the experience.

Discover San Sebastian and learn about Basque culture through afternoon activities and excursions. From about 3:30 to 7:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, you may bike around town, have a picnic on Santa Clara Island, visit a typical fishing village nearby, or play sports on the beach.

Two week Sample Schedule

Your itinerary will vary depending on when you're visiting, but here is an idea of what your schedule might look like.

Week One

Monday: bike tour around town

Tuesday: free afternoon

Wednesday: aquarium and Urgull stronghold

Thursday: free afternoon

Friday: trip to Zurautz (a beach town)

Saturday: kayaking on the Orio river

Sunday: free time with your host family

Week Two

Monday: play Frontón

Tuesday: free afternoon

Wednesday: movie and churros

Thursday: free afternoon

Friday: trip to the cliffs of Zumaia

Saturday: Bilbao and Guggenheim museum

Sunday: free time with host family

The Homestay

A homestay with a local family is the best way to gain insights into the everyday life and culture of Spain. Host families come in all shapes and sizes, but what they all have in common is their interest in sharing their culture. Your homestay includes breakfasts and dinners (you will have lunches at the language school). There may be another international student sharing the homestay with you.