Our first week is complete! All of the students are having a great time getting to know beautiful San Sebastian! New friendships have been formed and it is wonderful to see everyone indulging in the Spanish language and culture. Daily classes have reignited students language learning and interactions in town have elevated our confidence in speaking Spanish.

Cultural differences are of course apparent but we are happy to report all have adjusted very well! We have had a great balance of class,  local activities, homestay living and of course free time with friends (mostly at the beach!)!

Below our week in short along with some pictures of us in action. We hope you enjoy following our journey as much as we are enjoying living it!

Saturday: Arrival and short but sweet tour of Madrid


Sunday: Travel to San Sebastian and homestay meeting. But FIRST a stop in the incredible town of Segovia

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Monday: First day of class! All students took placement exams and landed in their first classes. We finished the day with a tour of San Sebastian to familiarize ourselves with our new home


Tuesday: Surfs up! Nothing like surf class on a clear day in San Sebastian!

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Wednesday: Learning about San Sebastian’s version of tapas — PINTXOS! Pintxo tour for all

Thursday: Day 4 of classes and a group outing for churros y chocolate…. our obsession is growing for one of Spain’s sweet snacks

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Friday:  Finished our first week of classes. The group headed for famous Monte Igueldo in the afternoon for the amazing view and amusement park fun!

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Saturday: Full day excursion to France!

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Sunday: MUCH needed rest day 🙂