Ay, week 2 went by SO fast!
As you can imagine, it is so important that we see as much as week can in the time we are here in Spain. Especially for the students staying 2 weeks. We work hard to have a balanced program filled with activities and excursions but also keeping time for some independent exploration.
This week we saw rain unlike our first week, but it did not stop us, we continued on. Excursions along Zumaia, Hondarribia,Biarritz and St Jean de Luz (month students) kept us moving through Spain and France and engaged in the culture. While daily language classes, flamenco/baile classes and Basque cooking lessons kept us learning about the Spanish language and culture.
At the end of the week we said goodbye to our Summer 1 students but had the opportunity to also welcome a new set of students for our Summer 2 and Month 2 sessions. Adios y Bienvenidos!
Enjoy our day by day recap below!
Monday June 26th
Summer 1 – Excursion to Zumaia
Month/6-week – Our month students went to the top of Monte Igueldo and had a blast riding roller coasters and enjoying the best view of SS!
Tuesday June 27th
Summer 1 – Flamenco/Baile classes!
Month/ 6-week – Basque cooking classes — Students learned some culinary skills to bring home after the program!
Wednesday, June 28th
Summer 1 – Excursion to Hondarribia
Month/ 6-week – We visited the famous Monte Urgull!
Thursday, June 29th
Summer 1 – Basque Cooking classes – enjoying the cooking but enjoying the eating more!
Month/ 6-week – Flamenco/ Baile Classes!
Friday, June 30th
Summer 1 – Fiesta Despedida! Farewell party for Summer 1
Month/ 6-week – Acuario de Donostia – We visited the Aquarium of San Sebastian
Saturday, July 1st
Summer 1 – Returns to Madrid for departure Sunday morning. Adios y hasta luego!
Month/ 6-week – Visited beautiful Biarritz
Sunday, July 2nd
Summer 2 /Month 2- Bienvenidos a San Sebastian! Students arrived in San Sebastian in the evening after a full day of travel and visiting Segovia. They were met by their homestay families when they got off the bus
Month/ 6-week – REST DAY