Valencia Summer Camp is designed for international students aged 13 to 17 who want to improve their Spanish language while getting to know the Spanish lifestyle and culture. The programme will take place in a school in Valencia, one of the most attractive cities in Spain for its Mediterranean climate and wide range of attractions.
The VSC combines the experience of family immersion, language lessons and cultural activities. International students will stay at Spanish families, have language classes divided by language skills and a full programme of activities.
Students will have 16 lessons of 45 minutes per week. To ensure optimal learning conditions, there will be a maximum of 12 students per class. Classes are divided by language skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading comprehension) plus one hour of Spanish culture. Apart from holding a university degree in language teaching, our Spanish teachers are highly professional, experienced and passionate.
The activites in Valencia Summer Camp will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm to 6pm. On Fridays, there will be a one-day trip from 10am to 5pm.
Sample of activities:
- Team Building: “Capture the Flag”, treasure hunts, games, quizess, beach activities...
- Sports: football, basketball, volleyball, salsa, yoga, hip-hop...
- Workshops: DIY, photography, Valencian paella, drama...
- Cultural visits: Bioparc, Oceanográfic, Science Museum, History Museum...
- Voluntary service: Food pantry, children camp...
- Full day excursion: Lake Anna, Calpe and Guadalest, Sagunto, Cullera…
One aspect to highlight of our VSC programme are the host families. They do their best to make sure the guest-student participates in their everyday activities, sharing with them cultural and gastronomical experiences. After one week full of activities in the VSC, the host families themselves insisted to be given the chance to spend the whole weekend with their guest-studentsthemselves; and that is because they have numerous plans prepared for them ranging from meals with friends, to trips to other beautiful destinations in Spain. The international students might soon understand and borrow the tradition of having a nap after the typical paella on Sundays. What is sure is that their level of Spanish will improve in a natural and pleasant way.
Another aspect to highlight is that 90% of the host families have children of a similar age to the international students and they also participate in our VSC. This fosters a good relation between the guest-students and their host families, which sometimes results in a close and long-lasting relation.
The families undergo a process of selection. They are personally interviewed by our staff and their houses are inspected to make sure they meet our standard of excellence. A maximum of 2 students of different nationality can be placed with each family. The international students have their own room or they share with the family’s children. Under request, we can place two students of the same nationality together.
Our goal is for the students to achieve learning the language by experiencing the Spanish culture and, of course, VSC would not be the same without the unique and enriching moments that each student shares with their host-families.
Levels: All levels
Ages: 13- 17
Length of course: 1 to 4 weeks
Class Size: Max. 12
Accommodation: Homestay (FB)
Activity Programme (per week): 3 half-day / 1 full-day
Transfer from/to VLC airport: Included