Spanish Summer Program in San Sebastian, Spain
Teen Program from 14-17 Years of Age
This Spanish Summer Program for Teenagers in Spain, takes place in San Sebastian, a beautiful coastal city in the north of Spain.
Few cities can offer so much in one single area: Breathtaking scenery, beaches, mountains, hiking, folklore, remarkable customs and traditions, musical and cinematic events (Jazz Festival, Intl. Film Festival), countless parties and fiestas (Semana Grande, Carnavale, Caldereros, San Sebastian Day), and don’t forget about our internationally renowned cuisine!
Number of university students: 16,656
Water temperature: summer: 19º-22ºC, winter: 9º-10ºC
Language: Spanish and Euskera (the Basque language)
San Sebastian – City, Sea, and Mountain – is the ideal destination to study Spanish especially for juniors (14-17yrs). Upon arrival, even the most discerning traveler is engaged in the warmth and beauty of the city. San Sebastian is the best of both worlds for younger travelers. While it presents an array of cultural opportunities across a beautiful, unique backdrop; San Sebastian is small enough to be safe, comfortable, and less overwhelming than its larger European counterparts. During the 12 weeks this course is available our junior program will take advantage of everything that San Sebastian has to offer combining sports, excursions, culture, history and events.
Lacunza International House San Sebastian – Spanish Teen Program
14 to 17 years of age
Spanish Summer Program for Teenagers in Spain at Lacunza International House
The Lacunza Spanish Language School is located near the center of San Sebastian, five minutes walking distance from the beach. It has been offering Full Immersion Spanish Summer Programs in San Sebastian since 1989. This Spanish School is equipped with 17 classrooms, a study room, a multimedia center with computers with CD ROM and earphones, and a library where films, lectures, exhibits and parties are held. Their teachers are trained to use their own communicative method and make lessons both useful and enjoyable. A director of studies coordinates and supervises the team of teachers. The Lacunza Spanish Language School is a member of International House, an internationally known organization for it’s extensive teacher training programs and high quality Spanish Courses. Lacunza International House is an Instituto Cervantes accredited center.
The Spanish Summer Program for Teenagers consists of 5 classes a day in groups of 4-12 students, organized activities 3 afternoons per week, and a full-day excursion every Saturday. Juniors are supervised by a school monitor who coordinates teachers, host families, organization of activities, and the overall well-being of the students. However, students will have two free afternoons as well as all day Sunday to get to know their host family and become familiar with Spanish traditions and culture.
The Spanish Summer Program for Teenagers in Spain at Lacunza International House is designed to ensure that students enjoy their Spanish classes as much as they enjoy the rest of the course program. Classroom activities are therefore varied and where possible involve tasks or games that make the learning process interesting and fun. The aim of the course is to develop the students’ language skills in all areas but the emphasis is on developing speaking and comprehension skills, so there are a lot of practical activities that involve a great deal of interaction. As we have students from very many nationalities, it is relatively easy to ensure that everyone uses Spanish to communicate.
Spanish Summer Program – GENERAL INFORMATION:
- Accommodation: Accommodations are offered with local host families (see below for details)
- Spanish Lessons: 25 Spanish Lessons per week (each lesson is 45 minutes long) in small groups divided by language level.
- Activities: activities and excursions are offered several times a week (see details below)
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Spanish Summer Camp for Teenagers in Spain – San Sebastian – Dates and Prices 2023:
Program Duration: 2 to 8 weeks: (last day of program is 25 August!)
Spanish Summer Camp – Starting Dates 2023: The program will run from Monday 30 May to Saturday 27 August and students will be able to stay from 2 to 8 weeks.
Beginner Level Students must start on 5 June, 3 July (2 to 8 weeks) or on 31 July (2 or 3 weeks) ONLY. All other levels may start on any of the following dates:
5 June, 12 June, 19 June, 26 June (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 weeks)
3 July (2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 weeks)
10 July (2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 weeks)
17 July (2, 3, 4 or 5 weeks)
24 July (2, 3 or 4 weeks)
31 July (2 or 3 weeks)
7 August (2 weeks)
Students should arrange to arrive on the Sunday immediately before their course start date, and book departure flights for the Saturday their course finishes.
Spanish Summer Camp for Teenagers in Spain – Prices 2023:
(All programs: NO application fee. A non-refundable USD 100.00 deposit is required at the time of enrollment. Deposit will be subtracted from final program invoice. See Application Procedures).
|Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra Weeks (each)|
|Program with Host Family accommodations (Single Room):||$2,153||$3,038||$3,995||$ 921|
|Program with Host Family accommodations (Double Room)||$1,959||$2,748||$3,608||$ 824|
Our prices include round trip airport transfers from San Sebastian airport and all school registration fees!
Spanish Summer Camp Prices include: The course fee includes:
- Airport transfer service on arrival and departure (from San Sebastian airport)
- 22 Spanish lessons per week in multinational groups of up to 12 students
- All teaching materials, tests and certificates
- Accommodations in host family
- Full board (with packed lunches)
- Social program of sports and activities including local visits three days a week
- Full day Saturday excursions
Optional Sports are offered twice a week (see information below)
Spanish Summer Camp for Teenagers in Spain – Additional Sports Options:
In addition to the regular activity program included with the Summer Camp, student may also add optional sport activities to their program. These will take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons so not to conflict with the regular activity program.
Surfing: This course is held on Tuesday and Thursdays with a maximum of 6 students per instructor. Surfboard and wetsuit rental are included in the price. The course takes place at Zurriola Beach (the best known surfing beach in San Sebastian). Price 2023: ADD USD 96.00 per week to the program prices.
Basque Cooking Course: This 4 hour course (one day a week from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM) teaches participants how to cook 6 traditional Basque Pintxos ( tapas). It includes nonalcoholic drinks, dinner and a booklet with original recipes that students have learnt in class. Please note this course is not suitable for vegetarians/vegans. Price 2023: ADD USD 108.00 per week to the program prices
Spanish Summer Program for Teenagers in Spain – Accommodations:
Two types of accommodation are available:
- Host families – Single Rooms
- Host families – Shared Rooms (only for siblings or friends traveling together)
In all cases, the accommodation is with full board. Students with dietary restrictions or any other special needs are requested to make these known in advance.
Each student will be placed with a family with whom they will live during their stay here. Breakfast and dinner will take place with the family. This system works well because the student receives the support of a family structure and will be looked after when not participating in school functions.
The families we use for this program are carefully chosen with the junior program in mind. The student will receive a warm welcome and become another member of the household. Students must respect the program schedule and inform the family of any outings they have during the designated free time periods.
Accommodation includes breakfast and dinner with the family plus a packed lunch. Families are located 5 to 30 minutes from the school on foot or by public transport.
Curfew policy: The Lacunza International House school operates a policy which ensures that all students are back at their accommodation by 11:30 PM, except on Friday and Saturday, when the deadline is extended until 01:30 AM. This policy is strictly enforced both by the host families and the monitor at the residence.
Spanish Summer Camp for Teenagers in Spain – Activities:
The program includes activities that are preferred by the students while still ensuring a balance of recreational, cultural, social and sporting activities.
All activities are subject to change due to student demand and weather permitting but the program reflects the spirit of our Spanish course and can be used as a guide when enrolling for the Junior Summer Course.
We hope you can join us in for a fun-filled summer while you discover the heart, soul and language of Spain, Basque Country and San Sebastian.
Spanish Summer Camp for Teenagers in San Sebastian – Activities
Sample Program: (The precise details of the social program are subject to change, but modifications will be kept to a minimum)
Week 1 –
Monday: Visit to Monte Igueldo Amusement Park
Wednesday: Visit to the San Telmo Museum and Chocolate with Churros
Friday: Picnic on Santa Clara Island
Saturday: Full-day excursion to Guernica and San Juan Gastelugatxe
Sunday: Day with the host family
Week 2 –
Monday: Scavenger hunt around San
Wednesday: Bus ride to Pasajes San Juan and Jaizkibel
Friday: Cristina Ena Park for Capoeira lessons
Saturday: Full-day excursion to Bilbao (Soccer stadium and Guggenheim Museum)
Sunday: Day with the host family
Week 3 –
Monday: Picnic at Palacio Aiete
Wednesday: Special Event: Trip to Pamplona to see the running of the Bulls
Friday: Excursion to Zarautz
Saturday: Full-day excursion to Biarritz and Saint Jean de Luz (France)
Sunday: Day with the host family
Week 4 –
Wednesday: Fishing School in San Sebastian
Friday: Museum Visit
Saturday: Full-day excursion to Hondarribia and Hendaya
Sunday: Day with the host family
IMPORTANT NOTE: Prices are subject to change due to fluctuating foreign currency rates.