About the program in San Sebastian

The Region

Spend your summer immersed in 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.

Summer 2020 Activities

Your itinerary will vary depending on when you're visiting. Take a look at our scheduled activities for summer 2020!

Monday 06/03: Panoramic Tour of San Sebastian

A panoramic tour of the beautiful city of San Sebastian – you do not want to miss it!

Wednesday 06/05: Zumaia

We will visit the famous flysch of Zumaia and spend the afternoon in this beautiful Basque beach town.

Friday 06/07: Aquarium & La Concha Beach

Spend the afternoon exploring the aquarium. There’s plenty of time to see all the sea creatures & you can even find Nemo!

Saturday 06/08: Hondarribia & Hendaye

We will visit the fisherman town Hondarribia and then continue to a pretty seaside town in the French Basque Country. Enjoy a wonderful walk & visit a local market to buy homemade bread, sweets, fruits & much more!

Monday 06/10: Bike Tour

A fun bike tour around the city is the best way to get to know San Sebastian.


Wednesday 06/12: Cinema

Let’s go to the cinema & watch a new release movie, in Spanish, of course!


Friday 06/14: Santa Clara

A short boat ride to Santa Clara island, followed by swimming and/or exploring the island.

Saturday 06/15: Bilbao & The Guggenheim Museum

We will visit Bilbao to see its charming buildings, football stadium & the Guggenheim museum.

Monday 06/17: Monte Igeldo

Visit one of the oldest Amusement Parks in Spain & check out the beautiful views of San Sebastian!

Wednesday 06/19: Pasaia

A short bus ride to the fishing town of Pasaia. Enjoy a boat ride with views of amazing scenery & Jaizkibel mountain.

Friday 06/21: Planetarium & Science Museum

We will visit the City history museum after a short hiking, and then enjoy delicious churros with hot chocolate.

Saturday 06/22: Gernika & San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

We will go to Gernika and visit its famous tree and the parleament. Then we will continue our journey to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, where they recorded Game of Thrones.

Monday 06/24: Scavenger Hunt

Explore & discover San Sebastian with a fun group activity! Who will win the final prize?

Wednesday 06/26: Acrosport & Capoeira

An entertaining afternoon in Cristina Enea park to learn Acrosport (acrobatic moves in teams) and Capoiera (Brazilian martial arts).

Friday 06/28: Urgull Mountain & hot chocolate with churros

We will visit the City history museum after a short hiking, and then enjoy delicious churros with hot chocolate!

Saturday 06/29: Hiking Zarautz - Getaria

A short but nice hike along the Basque Coast. We will start at the famous surf beach in Zarautz and finish at Getaria.

Monday 07/01: Santa Clara Island

A short boat ride to Santa Clara island, followed by swimming and/or exploring the island!

Wednesday 07/03: Zumaia (Dragostone in Game of Thrones)

We will visit the famous flysch of Zumaia, where they recorded Game of Thrones, and spend the afternoon in this beautiful Basque beach town.

Friday 07/05: Hondarribia medieval town

We will visit the medieval town Hondarribia, the ancient old quarter with walls and the colorful port- quarter with fisher houses. We will finish with a swim in the beach!

Saturday 07/06: Wipeout in Senpere & Saint Jean de Luz (FRANCE)

We will visit the French Basque Country. We will stop at the lake of Senpere, have fun in the wipeout aquazone and stop at Saint Jean de Luz, known for its beach and great shopping.

Monday 07/08: Leitzaran waterholes

We will walk along Leitzaran green way and we will enjoy the waterholes and the river!


Wednesday 07/10: San Fermines in Pamplona

Enjoy the traditional fiesta of San Fermines in Pamplona! Spend the morning exploring the city & enjoying the festive atmosphere.

Friday 07/12: San Marcos Fort

A short hiking to San Marcos Fort. We will explore the fort and we will enjoy the panoramic view of San Sebastian metropolitan area

Saturday 07/13: Arantzazu Caves, Art & Waterholes

We will visit Arrikrutz caves, the monumental Sanctuary of Arantzazu and the natural waterholes inside the country.

Monday 07/15: Monte Igeldo

Visit one of the oldest Amusement Parks in Spain & check out the beautiful views of San Sebastian.

Wednesday 07/17: Cinema

Let’s go to the cinema & watch a new release movie, in Spanish, of course!

Friday 07/19: Pasaia fishing town

A short bus ride to the fishing town of Pasajes San Juan. Enjoy a boat ride with views of amazing scenery & Jaizkibel mountain

Saturday 07/20 Bilbao and the Guggenheim Museum

We will visit Bilbao to see its charming buildings, football stadium & the Guggenheim museum.

Monday 07/22: Bike Tour

A fun bike tour around the city is the best way to get to know San Sebastian!

Wednesday 07/24: Sports & beach

Spend the afternoon at the beach playing sports & enjoying the waves


Thursday 07/25: Wipeout in Senpere & Biarritz (FRANCE)

We’ll visit the French Basque Country & stop at the lake of Senpere and have fun in the wipeout aquazone. Then we’ll move on to Biarritz and visit its beautiful coastal walkways, impressive buildings and mini castles.

Friday 07/26: Planetarium & Science

Visit the science museum for a hands-on afternoon of experiments and exploration!


Saturday 07/27: Hiking along the Way of Saint James

A short but nice hike along the Way of Saint James in the Basque Coast. We will start at Orio and finish at the famous surf beach in Zarautz.


Monday 07/29: Scavenger Hunt

Explore & discover San Sebastian with a fun group activity! Who will win the final prize?

Wednesday 07/31: Boat trip from Hondarribia

Enjoy a boat trip around the Basque coast and visit the fisherman town Hondarribia

Thursday 08/02: Leitzaran waterholes and green way

We will walk along Leitzaran green way and we will enjoy the waterholes and the river

Saturday 08/04: Hiking from Zarautz to Getaria

A short but beautiful hike along the Basque Coast. We’ll start at the famous surf beach in Zarautz and finish at Getaria.

Monday 08/05: Monte Igeldo

Visit one of the oldest Amusement Parks in Spain & check out the beautiful views of San Sebastian.


Wednesday 08/07: Acrosport & Capoeira

An entertaining afternoon in Cristina Enea park to learn Acrosport (acrobatic moves in teams) and Capoiera (Brazilian martial arts).

Friday 08/09: Pasaia

A short bus ride to the fishing town of Pasaia. Enjoy a boat ride with views of amazing scenery & Jaizkibel mountain.

Saturday 08/10: Bilbao and the Guggenheim Museum

We will visit Bilbao to see its charming buildings, football stadium & the Guggenheim museum.

Monday 08/12: Semana Grande Festival

Start the week off by celebrating San Sebastian Festival Week in the Old Town with the pirates!

Wednesday 08/14: Santa Clara Island

A picnic lunch on Santa Clara island, followed by swimming and/or exploring the island!

Thursday 08/15: Wipeout & Saint Jean de Luz (FRANCE)

We will visit the French Basque Country. We will stop at Senpere lake to have fun in the wipeout aquazone and at Saint Jean de Luz, known for its beach and great shopping.

Friday 08/16: Sports & beach

Spend the afternoon at the beach playing sports & enjoying the waves.


Saturday 08/17: Boat trip from Hondarribia

Enjoy a boat trip around the Basque coast and visit the fisherman town Hondarribia.

Monday 08/19: Bike Tour

A fun bike tour around the city is the best way to get to know San Sebastian.

Wednesday 08/21: Zumaia (Dragostone in Game of Thrones)

We will visit the famous flysch of Zumaia, where they recorded Game of Thrones, and spend the afternoon in this beautiful Basque beach town.

Friday 08/23: Planetarium & Science Museum

Visit the science museum for a hands-on afternoon of experiments and exploration!

Saturday 08/24: Hiking along the Way of Saint James

A short but nice hike along the Way of Saint James in the Basque Coast. We will start at Orio and finish at the famous surf beach in Zarautz.

Monday 08/26 Urgull Mountain & hot chocolate with churros

We will visit the City history museum after a short hiking, and then enjoy delicious churros with hot chocolate!

Wednesday 08/28: Aquarium & La Concha Beach

Spend the afternoon exploring the aquarium. There’s plenty of time to see all the sea creatures & you can even find Nemo!

Friday 08/30: Rowing in the river

To celebrate the end of the Junior Summer Course we will row in the Urumea river and we will have a party in Cristina Enea Park.


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.