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Just 21km west of the French border, within the Basque Country, lies Donostia-San Sebastian, the summer capital of Spain. It lies against the Bay of Biscay, surrounded by green mountains. During the summer months the population here swells as the Spanish head here to escape the inland heat. It has about 180,000 inhabitants.

San Sebastian is a tasteful resort without the normal holiday resort trimmings and makes an ideal base from which to explore the Basque Country. This is the capital of the province of Guipuzcoa, the smallest province in Spain. The city offers quiet, natural places just minutes from the city centre and the city is divided into two by the River Urumea.

Ten reasons to choose San Sebastian
1. San Sebastian offers the perfect combination of city, beach and mountains
2. It is a safe, friendly, medium-sized, walkable city with of friendly, helpful people and interesting architecture
3. San Sebastian is a model of good urban design and its setting in beautiful landscape means that it is frequently compared to Rio de Janeiro
4. Its gastronomy is unequalled, with superb restaurants and “tapas” and “pinchos” bars and cooking in private homes revealing a generalised appreciation of good food
5. San Sebastian is an excellent base for excursions to nearby fishing villages, mountains, including skiing in the Pyrenees, the Guggenheim Museum...
6. Its old part includes a pedestrian area full of shops, “tapas” bars and a vibrant night life
7. San Sebastian has an interesting local culture, offering a different angle on Spain, with Basque culture and traditions dating from time immemorial
8. There is a wide range of cultural activities throughout the year, with sports events like cycling, football, surfing, as well as the world famous San Sebastian film festival and its counterpart, the San Sebastian Jazz festival
9. San Sebastian’s geographical location makes it an ideal spot from which to visit two countries in one trip, with France being just 20 kms away, and Hemingway’s Pamplona, Madrid, Barcelona and Paris all being within easy reach
10. It has mild weather all year round, never too cold (winter average 8ºC) or too hot (summer average 22ºC).

Programs:

  • General courses summary
  • Teenagers / Kids Courses
  • Exam Preparation Courses
  • Professional / Business Courses
  • Specialized Spanish Courses
  • Teacher Training Courses Activity Course

Get more out of San Sebastian and your Spanish experience with our activity courses:
– Cooking Course: BASQUE CULINARY CENTER
– Surf Course for Teens
– Mini Cooking Course: SPANISH CUISINE
– Football Course for Teens
– Mini Cooking Course: BASQUE COOKING IN A GASTRONOMIC SOCIETY
– Kayak Course for Teens
– Surf Course for Adults
– Football Course
– Kayak course for Adults

Junior Programs:
A summer Spanish course run from June to the end of August for teenagers aged between 14 and 17.

It’s a great opportunity to learn Spanish in a fun environment while making new friends from all over the world. The course includes comprehensive Spanish classes and an activity program that focuses on learning about the cultural and social elements of Spain.

The Junior Summer Course includes:
•Special Spanish classes for students aged between 14 and 17
•Small group classes
•25 lessons per week (1 lesson = 45 minutes)
•Spanish level test (written and speaking)
•Course materials
•Course completion certificate
•A dedicated and specialised team of teachers responsible for their students during class time who are qualified and experienced in teaching younger learnes
•Program Coordinator who is responsible for all aspects of the students’ wellbeing including host families, classes and the activity program is available 24 hours a day
•A dynamic activity program run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons and a full day excursion on Saturday with the Program Coordinator
•Accommodation in a single room* with full board with a carefully selected host family

* Shared rooms with twin beds are available for 2 teenagers (siblings or friends) who come together

Accommodation:

  • Host family
  • Shared apartment
  • Student residence
  • Hotel...