Salamanca & Madrid
June 2 - June 18, 2018
This program is the best introduction to a study abroad immersion program. Beginning in Madrid, experience two of the many cultural gems of this metropolitan city, The Prado museum and the Reina Sofia museum. This unique program, highlighting two cities rich with history, offers enough sights, and emotions to leave unforgettable memories.
The core of your travels will be in the heart of the Spanish mainland, Salamanca, in the Castilla region. Salamanca will be your host town for two weeks of language classes and fun. Your homestay family will introduce you to Spanish culture and this experience is the highlight of your program. Activities include dance classes, ceramics and art workshops, as well as unique afternoons with local teens. Enroll in this amazing eye opening experience that will change your vision of the Spanish language and the world as you know it.
Dates & Price:
Destinations: Madrid & Salamanca | Program Dates: June 2 – June 18, 2018 | Age Range: 15-18
Hotel: 2 days / Madrid | Homestay: 14 days / Salamanca | Language Prerequisite: One year of Spanish
Price: $3795 + Airfare
Madrid (pop. 3,170,000) is the largest city and the capital of Spain. It is a cosmopolitan city with a large cultural and artistic heritage. It is an economic, financial, administrative and service center. The first historical document about the existence of an established settlement in Madrid dates from the Muslim age. In the 9th century the city was known as Majrīt which was retained in Medieval Spanish as Magerit. It was conquered by the Christians in 1085 and expended during the 12th and 13th century but it is not until 1561 that Madrid achieves the status of capital of Spain under Philip II. It counts numerous palaces, parks, a beautiful old town and Plaza Mayor dating back from its glorious past.
Salamanca (pop. 180,000), located on the Tormes River about 2.5 hours west of Madrid is a quaint city with enchanted streets that twist and turn throughout. Considered by many to be the Spanish Renaissance city, it makes for a unique setting, both for its architectural and urban beauty. Both have survived the test of time, and for Salamanca played an important role regarding humanistic thinking and the thirst for knowledge so prevalent in this historic period. So Salamanca, with its palaces, convents and squares, together with its renowned historic figures, highlight an important era in the rise of popularity of the city. Salamanca is home to the oldest university in Spain and the third oldest university in the Western world (after Bologna, Italy and Oxford, England). The city has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage site in 1988 and chosen as the European City of Culture for 2002.
Excursions: Arribes del Duero National Park, Segovia, Braganza (Portugal)
Included with Program Enrollment:
• Tuition 2 weeks, with certificate.
• Room and board: Homestay with full-board. Hotels
• All regional travel costs.
• All pre-planned group excursions and activities.
• All cultural and art workshops and all museum entrance fees and guided tours.
• Onsite Program Director; U.S. Teacher Chaperones
(with 24-hour cell phone access).
• Travel and medical insurance.
Not-Included with Program Enrollment:
• Air transportation to/from the Program.
• "Meet and Greet" service for students arriving separately.
• 2 lunches and 1 dinner.
You are responsible to organize your own travel plans, but you must arrive within a designated arrival-window to be met by Magellan staff. Magellan Study Abroad does offer a “Meet and Greet” service (additional fee) should you arrive outside the designated arrival window.
There are alternative ways to organize your flight to/from a program location. Hundreds of millions of airline miles go unused each year — Check with relatives or online to see if you might be able to be gifted some airline miles for your program.
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