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SAN SEBASTIAN
 
San Sebastian
 
 

Located in Northern Spain, just 12 miles from the French border at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains by the sea, San Sebastian is a breath-taking place to study Spanish. The city sits on the Cantabrian Sea and boasts of three delightful beaches on which to sunbathe and have a swim - almost year round. The weather is never too cold or too hot. Your classes take place just five minutes from the beach in downtown San Sebastian. The city not only offers incredible views and interesting architecture, but also an outstanding community filled with shops, bars, nightlife, and great food! For a unique cultural extravaganza, eduVacate in early July, and visit Pamplona during the Running of the Bulls, and 8  days of bullfights & sangria!

Instant email inquiry:

sansebastian@eduvacations.com

Minimum age:

14

Getting there:

3 options (in order of convenience, most to least):

1. From Madrid or Barcelona, fly into San Sebastian (Fuentarrabia), which is 12 miles away. Then take the bus for 1.30 euros. Or take a taxi, which is 30 euros. Another option is a school transfer which is 42 euros for 1 person, 25 for 2 and 20 for 3.

2. Fly into Biarritz (an international airport), France. There you can take a bus, a taxi or a school transfer, which is 80 euros for 1 person, 50 for 2, and 35 for 3.

3. Fly into Bilbao (an international airport). From there take a bus or a school transfer which is 100 euros for 1 person, 60 for 2, and 45 for 3.

For air, hotel, cars, trains, phones &  more:
check our AutoEurope link.

Transfer Service

1 person

2 people

3 people

Price per person

Airport of Bilbao

€ 104

€ 62

€ 47

Airport of Biarritz

€ 84

€ 52

€ 36

Airport of San Sebastian

€ 44

€ 26

€ 21

Irun / Hendaye train station

€ 44

€ 26

€ 21

SHUTTLE SERVICE Bilbao Airport — Bilbao bus station — San Sebastian bus station

€ 31

€ 31

€ 31

All the programs include:
• language lessons
• welcome package with student manual, maps and activities program
• orientation upon arrival and orientation tour of San Sebastian
• Student card which entitles student to special discounts (car rental, travel agencies, etc.)
• Free internet access

Program Information
 
Program Details
 
Intensive courses
Long term courses
Super Intensive
One-to-One Course
DELE Exam Preparation
Business Spanish Exam Preparation
Executive Crash Course
Junior Summer Course (14-17 years)
Methodology & Culture for Teachers
Teacher Training Course
Basque Language and Culture Course
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What People are Saying

“The trip was wonderful; the teachers were fantastic; the hosts were lovely people; the beaches were beautiful; the excursions were good. I’d go again in a minute!” Jill, Spanish Teacher, USA

Cultural & Recreational Activities

All-day excursions (Saturday after first Monday of every month) that may include a visit to the Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art in Bilbao, the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Biarritz, San Juan de Luz, and inside Basque Country. Full weekend excursions (Saturday after third Monday) that may include rafting, skiing, amusement park or natural park visits. Afternoon excursions to sites around and near San Sebastian. Cultural activities including films, museum visits, and festivals; dance lessons; and sports, including soccer, surfing, golfing, tennis, cycling, jai-alai, canoeing, horseback riding, skiing, plus access to a fitness center.

Accommodation Choices

Host family (with breakfast or half board); shared apartment (single or double room); solo apartments, student residence, and hotels.

All accommodation bookings run from Sunday before the course to Saturday morning after.

Shared apartments:  Normally 3 to 5 students share an apartment with 3—4 bedrooms, or you share it with Spanish person.

Rooms are reserved from Sunday 2:00pm prior to course starting date to Saturday 12:00am after the course ends. Additional days will be considered extra days and charged for. In case a student exceeds the length of his/her stay, he will be charged the extra days plus a € 100 penalty.

Accommodation

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)

Price Per Week

FAMILIES

SHARED APARTMENTS

Bed and breakfast

Half board (breakfast and dinner)

Oct - May

June - Sept

Indiv.

Double

Indiv.

Double

Indiv.

Double

Indiv.

Double

Placement fee

€ 50

€ 50

€ 50

€ 50

€ 50

€ 50

€ 50

€ 50

Per week

€ 135

€ 95

€ 175

€ 130

€ 88

€ 56

€ 112

€ 75

Per extra day

€ 24

€ 21

€ 27

€ 23

€ 23

€ 18

€ 27

€ 22

2004 STANDARD 2 OR 3 BEDROOM

It is also possible to rent a private apartment, dates coinciding with calendar months.  Reservation must be done 2 months in advance.

Private apartments

2 weeks

4 weeks

8 weeks

October to May

€ 765

€ 1300

€ 2250

June to September

€ 1150

€ 2200

€ 370

Hotels:  Please inquire.

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Program Details
 
Intensive courses

20 lessons per week (25 in the summer); 4 – 12 students per class. This program is designed to develop your ability to communicate. Add on Culture Modules, 8 lessons per week focusing on a different topic each week. Subject matter includes art, literature, cinema, society, history, etc.
Minimum stay: 2 weeks; maximum, 7 weeks.

2004 starting dates:  January 5*, 19 February 2*, 16; March 1*, 15, 29; April 5*, 19; May 3*, 17, 31; June 7*, 21*; July 5*, 19*; August 2*, 16*, 30; September 6*, 20*; October 4*, 18; November 2*, 15, 29; December 7, 20.

2005 starting dates: January 3*, 17, 31; February 7*, 21; March 7*, 21; April 4*, 18; May 3*, 16, 30; June 6*, 20*; July 4*, 18*; August 1*, 16*, 29; September 5*, 19*; October 3*, 17, 31; November 7*, 21; December 5*, 19.

* indicates starting dates for total beginners

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)


1 to 3 weeks:
€ 130 / week


4 to 7 weeks:
€ 122 / week


8 to 11 weeks:
€  115 / week


12 to 19 weeks:
€  108 / week

20 or more weeks:
€ 100 / week

Summer supplement from July 4 to August 26:  € 25 / week.

Spanish Culture add-on:  € 45/week (available 02 Feb — 03 Dec)

One-to-One add-on:  5 lesson/week = € 110 week;
10 lessons/week = € 210/week

Registration fee:  € 50

Deposit = 20% of course price
+ 10% of accommodation price

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Long term courses

20 lessons per week (25 in summer); 4 – 12 students per class. A focused long term program will allow you to achieve more facility with the Spanish language and familiarity with San Sebastian, Spain, and the culture.
Minimum stay: 8 weeks; maximum, 32 weeks

2004 starting dates:  January 5*, 19 February 2*, 16; March 1*, 15, 29; April 5*, 19; May 3*, 17, 31; June 7*, 21*; July 5*, 19*; August 2*, 16*, 30; September 6*, 20*; October 4*, 18; November 2*, 15, 29; December 7, 20.

2005 starting dates: January 3*, 17, 31; February 7*, 21; March 7*, 21; April 4*, 18; May 3*, 16, 30; June 6*, 20*; July 4*, 18*; August 1*, 16*, 29; September 5*, 19*; October 3*, 17, 31; November 7*, 21; December 5*, 19.

* indicates starting dates for total beginners

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)

Registration fee:  € 50

8 to 11 weeks:
€  115 / week

12 to 19 weeks:
€  105 / week

20 or more weeks:
€ 100 / wk

Summer supplement from July 4 to August 26: 
€ 25 / week.

Spanish Culture add-on:  € 45/week (available 02 Feb — 03 Dec)

One-to-One add-on:  5 lesson/week = € 110 week;
10 lessons/week = € 210/week

Registration fee:  € 50

Deposit = 20% of course price
+ 10% of accommodation price

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Super Intensive

30 lessons per week (summer only, i.e., June 20 — September 30). With more time devoted to lessons, you’ll accelerate your language learning for sure.

Minimum stay: 1 week; maximum 11 weeks. 
Available only from June 20 to September 30.   Arrive Sunday, start Monday:  June 20*, July 4*, July 18*, August 1*, August 16*, 29, September 5*, September 19*.

* indicates starting dates for total beginners

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)

1 to 3 weeks: 
€ 195 / week

4 to 7 weeks: 
€ 182 / week

 8  to 11 weeks:
€ 170 / week

12 to 19 weeks:
€ 162 / week

Summer supplement from July 4 to August 26: 
€ 25 / week.

Registration fee:  € 50

Deposit = 20% of course price
+ 10% of accommodation price

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One-to-One Course

20, 25 or 30 lessons per week; you will be able to progress at your own pace and follow a program tailored to your needs.

Dates:  Arrive any Sunday, start the following Monday.

Individual courses:  One student

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)

Reg fee
€ 50

20 lessons
€ 520

25 lessons
€ 650

30 lessons
€ 780

Per lesson
€ 26

Spanish Culture add-on:  € 45/week (available 02 Feb — 03 Dec)

Summer supplement from July 4 to August 26: 
€ 25 / week.

Registration fee:  € 50

Deposit = 20% of course price
+ 10% of accommodation price

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DELE Exam Preparation

A 6 week, 3 level special course including techniques to boost your performance, mock exams, grammar revision, written expressions. Students can be admitted for a shorter period (2, 4 weeks). Ideal course as a grammar review. 20 lessons a week; 3 – 10 students per class. 

2004 starting dates:  April 5, July 19, October 4.
2005 starting dates:  April 4, July 18, October 10.

2005 exam dates:  May 13, August 26, November 18.  (These dates may be changed by Institute Cervantes).

DELE Exam preparation

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)

6 weeks = €  1170

shorter than 6 week, € 195/wk

+ € 25 per week in the summer.

Registration fee:  € 50

Deposit = 20% of course price
+ 10% of accommodation price

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Business Spanish Exam Preparation

This 4 week course includes 10 lessons a week on Business Spanish (4 – 12 students per class), and can be combined with an intensive, long term or Super-Intensive. Learn how to write your resume, prepare job interviews, negotiate, deal with company situations, make written and oral presentations, etc. Prepare for the Chamber of Commerce of Madrid exam.

2005 starting dates:  June 6, July 4, August 1, September 5.

Business Spanish

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)

4 weeks:  €  780

+ € 25 per week in the summer.

+ € 25 per week in the summer.

Registration fee:  € 50

Exam fee:  € 120

Deposit = 20% of course price
+ 10% of accommodation price

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Executive Crash Course

This course is aimed at professionals with limited time. Take 40 one-to-one lessons per week, lunch with the teacher four times a week and dinner once a week (all meals included in a selection of professional menu restaurants).
Minimum stay: 1 week

Executive course

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)

1 week:  € 1380

Registration fee:  € 50

Deposit = 20% of course price
+ 10% of accommodation price

Summer supplement from July 4 to August 26: 
€ 25 / week.

 

 

 

 

 

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Junior Summer Course (14-17 years)

Study Spanish and make friends with students from all over the world, and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Northern Spain! The program includes 25 lessons per week; 3 half day cultural activities and 1 full day excursion per week; and host family accommodation (full board). You’ll have the opportunity to live with a welcoming host family and try out your Spanish skills with them. Plus outside of Spanish class, while participating in activities there will be many opportunities to experiment and develop your Spanish. Cultural and recreational activities may include a boat trip to Isla de Santa Clara, bicycle rides in Oiartzun, visits to the Guggenheim museum, Latin dance class, cultural films and trips to regional sites such as Fuenterrabia, and evening discussions about Spanish culture. Optional sports courses are also available, (surfing, climbing, etc) instead of the cultural activities program. Spending time in a program like this will not only improve your language skills in a fun way, but also give your college applications a competitive edge!

Course dates:  June 21st to August 13.
2005 starting dates:  arrive Sundays, start Mondays, June 6 — August 19.
Absolute beginners can only start on July 4 or  August 1.
Minimum stay: 2 weeks; maximum 8 weeks.

Junior Summer Course

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)

Registration fee

Placement fee (Accom.)

Per week

Family, single room, per week

Family, double room, per week

€ 50

€ 45

€ 230

€ 205

extra day = €32

€ 160

extra day = €26

Deposit = 20% of course price + 10% of accommodation price

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Methodology & Culture for Teachers

This course is aimed at non-native Spanish teachers interested in an update on methodology, changes in Spanish society and culture, a grammar review, and an opportunity to exchange experiences with other teachers. The program includes: a practical overview of Spanish teaching methodologies, a collection of material for improving the four skills at all levels, an update of Spanish political and social reality, interesting cultural activities with visits to museums, cultural centers, a gastronomic dinner, observation of classes given at the school. 30 lessons per week; 4-12 students per class.

Level required: high intermediate.
Minimum stay: 2 weeks.

2005 dates (arrive Sunday, start Monday):  July 18, August 1, 15

Methodology & culture for teachers

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)

2 week:  € 400/week

One-to-One add-on:  5 lesson/week = € 110 week;
10 lessons/week = € 210/week

Registration fee:  € 50

Deposit = 20% of course price
+ 10% of accommodation price

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Teacher Training Course

A highly intensive and very practical hands-on course, for native speakers or people with a very high level of Spanish. 3 weeks (105 hours) on methodology, language analysis and linguistic skills; teaching practice with volunteers, analysis and preparation of team classes supervised by the tutor. (8-14 students per class)
Level required: Very advanced.

Credits: this course is recognized with 4 credits by Barcelona University.

2004 starting dates (arrive Sunday):  March 8, June 28, August 2, October 4 and November 8.
2005 starting dates:  February 28, May 9, June 27, October 3, November 7.

Teacher Training Course

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)

3 weeks:  € 925

One-to-One add-on:  5 lesson/week = € 110 week;
10 lessons/week = € 210/week

Registration fee:  € 50

Deposit = 20% of course price
+ 10% of accommodation price

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Basque Language and Culture Course

A two-week introduction (20 lessons per week) to an ancient culture with deeply-rooted traditions, combined with specific excursions and visits. The program includes: geography and art, Basque language and history, autonomy and institutions, literature and cinema, economy and industry, gastronomy and music, traditions and festivals.

For dates a prices, please inquire.

Cooking course

A one week cooking course on top of the intensive course; it includes lessons from 4:30pm—8:30pm, Monday to Friday in groups of 10—15 students. At the end of each class, served dishes will be tasted with wine and bread. A recipe book with all dishes prepared that week is offered at the end of the course.

2005 starting dates:  July 04, 11, 18, 25; August 01, 08, 22.

Cooking course

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)

€ 240 per week

Surfing course

One hour a day lessons, Monday to Friday. Maximum 6 students with the instructor. All materials are provided (board, wetsuit, insurance, hot shower in the winter). During Easter week, ttend a “sufari”.

Dates:  June 06 to September 30.

Surfing course

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)

€ 80 per week

Work Experience

One hour a day lessons, Monday to Friday. Maximum 6 students with the instructor. All materials are provided (board, wetsuit, insurance, hot shower in the winter). During Easter week, ttend a “sufari”.

Dates:  June 06 to September 30.

Work Experience

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)

6 month program: 
€ 2250

9 month program:
€ 2800

Summer supplement from July 4 to August 26: 
€ 25 / week.

Spanish Culture add-on:  € 45/week (available 02 Feb — 03 Dec)

One-to-One add-on:  5 lesson/week = € 110 week;
10 lessons/week = € 210/week

Registration fee:  € 50

Deposit = 20% of course price
+ 10% of accommodation price

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