The beautiful city of San Sebastián (pop. 178,000) lies on the largely undiscovered and unspoilt northern coast of Spain.
Visitors are immediately impressed by the elegance of its buildings, the kilometres of sandy beaches, and above all the friendly nature of the locals. San Sebastián is also an ideal base from which to explore this part of Spain, the magnificent coastline, soaring mountains and cities such as Pamplona.
Our school is ideally located, just a short walk from the beach and from the old town. There are multimedia facilities, a common room with internet access, as well as a large terrace for students to use at break time.
Our school in San Sebastian not only offers high quality Spanish language courses, but also provides an extensive cultural programme, consisting of visits to places of interest within San Sebastian, Spanish film evenings in the school, parties, ‘international evenings’ in the school and occasional evenings out with the Spanish tutors. There are also optional full-day excursions to Pamplona, Vitoria, the mountains, as well as to fishing villages along this beautiful northern coast of Spain.
This cultural program helps students to practise out of class the Spanish language that they have learnt on their Spanish courses at the school, so that they learn as much Spanish as possible in the time available to them. The activities and excursions also ensure that students not only enjoy their time in Spain and learn to speak the Spanish language, but also come to a deeper understanding of the Spanish people and the Spanish way of life.
Learning Spanish in this part of Spain, also has the advantage that as well as learning the Spanish language, anyone who is interested in surfing can also learn to surf, as the area around San Sebastian has some of the best surfing beaches in Europe.
Fly to Bilbao or Biarritz. Airport collection and public transport available to San Sebastián. Or, train to Biarritz/Hendaye and train to San Sebastián.