Spanish Language Immersion in Madrid


Spanish Language Immersion in Madrid


Grade: 8th

Travel Dates: June 23 – July 1

* All tour dates are tentative until flights are booked in spring 2017

Each day of the Language Immersion Tour was built around a different theme that ties together daily language classes, cultural activities and interactions with locals. Accredited classes at international language schools provided students with the cultural context and relevant vocabulary they needed to navigate each experiential activity. Through it all, the Language Immersion Tour Director will be with you, supporting students’ language learning and highlighting each breakthrough moment.


Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

Day 2: Madrid

·         Meet your Program Director at the airport

·         Visit Puerta del Sol, the city’s bustling central square

·         Admire elegant architecture and vibrant street life at Plaza Mayor 

Day 3: Toledo / Madrid

·         Travel to Toledo, capital of the Spanish empire until the 16th century

·         Explore the city on an expertly guided tour: St. Mary’s Synagogue and the Church of Santo Tomé   

Day 4: Madrid
Daily Theme: Spanish History and Heritage

·         Learn history-related terms and practice your conversational Spanish in a morning language lesson

·         Take a tour of the Prado, Spain’s national art museum

·         Explore the official royal residence, Palacio Real, with an expert local guide

·         Enjoy a homemade dinner with locals 

Day 5: Madrid
Daily Theme: Spanish Culinary Traditions

·         Interact with local vendors during a market challenge at the cultural heart of the city, Mercado San Miguel

·         Learn and practice food-related vocabulary in an afternoon language lesson

·         Try your hand at preparing authentic Spanish food with a cooking class 

Day 6: Madrid
Daily Theme: Spanish Youth Culture

·         Practice your conversational Spanish during an afternoon language lesson

·         Interact with locals as you compete in a city-wide scavenger hunt

·         Enjoy more time to explore Madrid

 Day 7: Madrid
Daily Theme: Education in Spain

·         Spend a day at a local school and learn about Madrid's education system

Day 8: Madrid
Daily Theme: Spanish Culture, Past and Present

·         Learn cultural terms and practice your conversational Spanish in a morning language lesson

·         Discover the soul of Spain during a flamenco lesson and show

Day 9: Depart for home

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