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Spanish experience

A stunning program to learn the culture and explore the country

Bienvenido!

Spain is a country of contrasts for its diversity, both geographically and culturally.

It’s warm and friendly people. An enviable climate and a unique gastronomic variety for its diversity and quality. Culturally and architecturally few countries have such a rich and well-preserved heritage. Here you can learn about the heritage of cultures that have. From the Romans, passing through the Muslims, Jews and Catholics.

From the Arabic influences of Andalucía, to Gaudi’s acclaimed masterpieces in Barcelona, to the artistic splendour of Madrid’s galleries; Spain provides a memorable educational trip for students of almost any academic subject. Together with great transport links worldwide, a study tour to Spain has never been so accessible and affordable.

This program is designed for students who are excited about immersing themselves in language and culture, open to new experiences, and willing to challenge themselves to step out of their comfort zone, to do so we will explore Spain’s culture through outdoor activities and interactions with locals.

Barcelona

Second most populous municipality of Spain. Barcelona’s cultural roots go back 2000 years. Founded as a Roman city, Barcelona continued to be an important city throughout the years. Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination. 

Madrid

How wouldn’t you fall in love with Madrid if every corner has a story to tell. Come with us to discover every detail of his historical monuments, beautiful streets and avenues with great local guides that will show you everything about our city.

Spanish culture

Spain’s rich history and unique artistic influences offer a plethora of different sights across all corners of the country. From the Arabic influences of Andalucía, to Gaudi’s acclaimed masterpieces in Barcelona, to the artistic splendour of Madrid’s galleries; Spain provides a memorable educational trip for students of almost any academic subject. 

Days program

This program is designed for students who are excited about immersing themselves in language and culture, open to new experiences, and willing to challenge themselves to step out of their comfort zone, to do so we will explore Spain’s culture through outdoor activities and interactions with locals.

City visits

Barcelona tour:

  • Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, works of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi
  • Passeig de Gracia and Las Ramblas.
  • The port area. 
  • FC Barcelona soccer field.
  • Walking tour of the Gothic Quarter.

Madrid tour:

  • Puerta del Sol
  • Oso y Madroño
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Palacio Real
  • Real Madrid soccer field.

One day trip to Girona and Costa Brava

  • Tossa de Mar, a beautiful town by the coast.

Cultural activities
  • Visit a bustling neighborhood market to get an authentic glimpse of local life—consider Mercado de Santa Caterina or Mercado de Sant Antoni as alternatives to the touristy Boqueria.
  • Montjuic Hill, home to the National Catalan Art Museum.
  • Poble espanyol: an entire miniature Spanish village.
  • Prado museum
  • Daily taste of Spanish gastronomy
What else does it include?
  • Round-trip coach airfare

  • Accommodations for 7 overnight stays 

  • Breakfast daily

  • Dinner daily

  • Full-time services of a member of our team 

  • Visits to select attractions as per itinerary

  • Transportation

  • A specialist tour guide for some of the activities

  • Insurance

Days program

The goals of this immersion language program are to improve your fluency in Spanish by building vocabulary and confidence in speaking, and to explore Spain’s culture through outdoor activities and interactions with locals. Each day, leaders hold dynamic conversational language lessons designed to help students let go of their inhibitions and communicate more easily.

City visits

Barcelona tour:

Madrid tour:

  • Puerta del Sol
  • Oso y Madroño
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Palacio Real
  • Real Madrid soccer field.

Girona tour:

  • Old town walk
  • Cathedral and Basilica of Sant Feliu
  • Jewish quarter
  • Besalú, medieval city
  • Costa brava, Cadaqués and Tossa de Mar

Cultural activities
  • Visit a bustling neighborhood market to get an authentic glimpse of local life—consider Mercado de Santa Caterina or Mercado de Sant Antoni as alternatives to the touristy Boqueria.
  • Montjuic Hill, home to the National Catalan Art Museum.
  • Poble espanyol: an entire miniature Spanish village.
  • Prado museum
  • Daily taste of Spanish gastronomy
  • Girona’s Jewish museum
What else does it include?
  • Round-trip coach airfare

  • Accommodations for 7 overnight stays 

  • Breakfast daily

  • Dinner daily

  • Full-time services of a member of our team 

  • Visits to select attractions as per itinerary

  • Transportation

  • A specialist tour guide for some of the activities

  • Insurance

  • 15 hours Spanish language class

This program is designed for students who are excited about immersing themselves in language and culture, open to new experiences, and willing to challenge themselves to step out of their comfort zone.

If you are looking to Experience Spain firsthand, you need to come and feel it, meet its people, live its streets and get the local vibe. Come and put into practice some of your spanish and give your résumé a competitive edge. We know that each group has its own specific needs, so we have designed our program to make it flexible. By joining in this experience please contact us with the form below, or send us an email.

Maxwell Academy

Barcelona

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is a Mediterranean and cosmopolitan city with Roman remains, medieval quarters and the most beautiful examples of 20th century Modernism and avant-garde. It is no surprise that emblematic constructions by the Catalan architects Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Doménech i Montaner have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Gaudí architecture

Celebrated for his colorful creations and avant-garde approach to architecture, Antoni Gaudí is held as a key figure in the modernist movement. In addition to introducing Spain to the Art Nouveau style, the Spanish creative is renowned for the eclectic-yet-unified nature of his projects. Though most of these works are found in and around Barcelona, his influences can be found throughout all of Europe and beyond.

Madrid

Art and culture play a key role in Madrid’s cultural life. The capital has over 60 museums which cover every field of human knowledge. Highlights include the Prado Museum, one of the world’s most important art galleries; the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, with over 800 paintings ranging from primitive Flemish artists through to the avant-garde movements. And the Reina Sofía National Art Centre, dedicated to contemporary Spanish art and containing works by Picasso, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí and Juan Gris, among others.

Capital city

Strategically located in the geographic centre of the Iberian Peninsula, Madrid has one of the most important historic centres of all the great European cities. This heritage merges seamlessly with the city’s modern and convenient infrastructures, a wide-ranging offer of accommodation and services, and all the latest state-of-the-art technologies in audiovisual and communications media. These conditions, together with all the drive of a dynamic and open society –as well as high-spirited and friendly– have made this metropolis one of the great capitals of the Western world.

Girona

Girona is a city on a human scale with all the charm of a larger city. Take a leisurely stroll through the old town, visit the museums and the historic buildings, wander through the streets and squares, and discover the tourist attractions, festivals, restaurants, cultural events, etc. This lively city will always hold something in store to delight you.

Costa brava

In the northwest corner of the Mediterranean is the sun-kissed land of Costa Brava, a rugged 200-kilometre-long coastline lined with pine-edged coves, golden beaches, and crystal clear water. Its beauty extends inland with Costa Brava being the home of important Greco-Roman ruins, quiet Medieval villages, and boasting a unique artistic heritage thanks to its most famous native, Salvador Dalí.

Besalú

Besalú may be the most interesting Spanish village you’ve never heard of. Crossing the fortified 11th century bridge to enter the medieval hamlet is like falling into a storybook. The bridge offers sweeping views of the town and the Fluvià river below. 

Besalú’s narrow cobblestone streets, ancient stone buildings and Romanesque churches are very charming.  Among the historical sites is a Jewish bathhouse, or mikvah, that dates to the 1200s. It is thought to be one of only three left in Europe and anchors the remnants of the old Jewish quarter.

Local markets

A country to taste. That’s Spain. You’ll be able to discover the exquisite and typical dishes of different areas, the famous miniature canapés known as ‘pintxos’, some of the best tapas, and local food. We will discover traditional markets such as La Boqueria, Mercado de San Miguel, etc. Spanish most emblematic markets. Strolling among the stalls is a great way to experience the city’s popular atmosphere, and you’ll also find a whole range of typical products on offer.

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