Our first week was filled with a lot of, well, firsts! We are getting to know the city of San Sebastian, meeting new friends, trying different foods and learning a whole new way of life. The groups have adjusted remarkably well and are truly immersing themselves in the experience.

From touring, to cooking to surfing we are loving it all and have documented it below with pictures. Enjoy!

Month 2 and Summer 2- The group travel to San Sebastian from Spain. We met our home stay families!
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Month 2 and Summer 2- First day of classes/placement exam. Followed by a walking orientation tour of San Sebastian in the evening. We ended with churros y chocolate por supuesto
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Month 2- optional pintxo tour in Parte Vieja – went to 2 different pintxo bars and then ended at Zeruko for a Bob Limon dessert
Summer 2-  Surfing Lessons!
Month 2- Hiked Monte Urgull for views, pictures and to break a little sweat!
Summer 2-  Visited Monte Igueldo and experienced some good ole’ fashioned fun
Month 2 and Summer 2- optional Cooking Class in Pasajes San Juan – public bus to nearby Pasajes San Pedro, walk through cute little town, short ferry across the bay to Pasajes San Juan, some went to the nearby Ermita to see views from up top and to see an Albergue (inexpensive accommodations for pilgrims along the Camino de Santiago), and then the cooking class/dinner. Yum!
Month 2 – Walk along La Concha and Ondarreta to the funicular and then up to Monte Igueldo – for quick views and pictures before the clouds rolled in
Summer 2- Hiked Monte Urgull!
Month 2 and Summer 2 – excursion to Saint Jean de Luz and Biarritz
Month2 and Summer 2- ¡Tiempo libre! Free time!  Students got a needed break and enjoyed San Sebastian as it’s newest part time residents!