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Average Rating: (5 out of 5)
7 reviewed Language Immersion in Barcelona
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  1. First Time Out of the Country!

    My first time out of the country could not have been any better. Not only was I in a foreign area, I was without my family and speaking in a different language. I travelled through my school and I only personally knew my friend that I was going with. Now airports are very stressful and I don't know a better way to get to know five more people other than in an airport with a twelve hour flight ahead of you. We landed in Barcelona and it was 8am their time yet 2am our time; right away we were off! The days were long and the sleep was minimum, however, it was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. My favorite places to visit were Park Güell and Sagrada Familia, and I would definitely recommend paying the extra for Montserrat. It had a great view and excellent hiking paths. However, plan for a whole day at Montserrat. Almost everyday we went to "Boldú" for lunch because it was that good. Had a bakery type feel but provided a nice menu for the price and selection. Madrid was more like a city than Barcelona; it had the big buildings and large roads feel. I wish I would have had more time in Madrid because we were very rushed in almost everything because different people wanted to see different things.
    StudentTraveller / Student traveler
    Cincinnati, Ohio / Posted on February 08, 2017
  2. Fantastic experience!

    I really can't complain about anything! While it was an expensive trip, it was worth every penny. The tour guide was top notch (thanks, Jose), the restaurants were great, the variety of activities was good and I definitely had the feeling that all I had to take care of was my kids! One thing: we went to the same restaurant "group" twice, so I would change that. Also, while I loved the Spanish class opportunity, I would have liked them to start later for my middle school kids.
    kbus / Group leader
    St. Anthony, MN / Posted on October 31, 2016
  3. Absolutely Incredible!

    Leading our language immersion tour was the best thing I have done in my eleven years of teaching. Not only did this experience allow my students to learn their second language in an immersion environment, but it gave them immediate opportunities to use their language in meaningful ways. Watching my students interact with locals - including with kids their own ages - often brought me to tears. The hands-on activities and tours taught my students much more than I could ever hope to within the walls of my classroom. It was amazing watching my students grow in their new language and become much more confident world travelers. This tour also provided invaluable professional development for me as a Spanish teacher and I was able to practice my own language skills and attend advanced language classes of my own, while my students were attending their lessons. Needless to say, I would highly recommend this immersion program and tour to other Spanish teachers. I am looking forward to planning my next adventure with my students!
    Hache / Group leader
    St. Anthony, Minnesota / Posted on October 27, 2016
  4. Exceeded Expectations

    This trip was beyond what I imagined. The tour director customized the experience to fit exactly what the kids needed. Our students' language teacher was flexible and responsive to their needs as well. She did a great job of finding ways to keep them engaged in class even when they were tired from all of their adventures! The cultural activities with art, dance, and food were remarkable and unique. This was an unforgettable experience for both the kids and adults.
    CAS7 / Adult traveler
    Minneapolis, Minnesota / Posted on October 25, 2016
  5. Loved it!

    My son had a great time! The guide was fantastic and so good with the kids. It will be the experience he'll never forget!
    aapschaal / Student traveler
    Minneapolis, MN / Posted on October 25, 2016
  6. Awesome Time!

    The tour was incredible! Our guide was amazing and she dedicated herself to giving us the best tour. The EF services were great and allowed us to fully immerse ourselves in the culture. The accommodations were decent, and any issues we had were easily solved. This was the trip of my life and i would recommend the company, the tours and the country to anybody wanting to travel. Thank you so much!
    Loofy / Student traveler
    Denver, Colorado / Posted on July 16, 2014
  7. BEST TOUR EVER

    I just returned from a 15-day language immersion tour in Spain. It was hands-down the best trip I've been on. It was a truly life-changing experience for my students; one that I know they will never forget. Our tour included 3 days in Madrid, 9 days in Barcelona, and 3 days in Mallorca. Madrid and Mallorca were great kicking-off and winding-down points for the trip, with Barcelona making up the real learning and growing experiences. In Madrid, we learned a lot about the history of Spain and got to visit some amazing places such as the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace. In Barcelona, the students had language classes in the morning, which they loved! They had an amazing teacher at the EF Language Institute. We also participated in many activities with local people, all of which were in Spanish which gave the students ample opportunity to listen to and practice speaking Spanish in an authentic way. The time in Barcelona also included visits to national treasures like La Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, and Montserrat. Some favorite activities of the students were the dinner with locals and the visit to a local day camp for kids. They loved interacting with locals. Ending the trip with 3 days in Mallorca was perfect. It gave us time to unwind and relax and have a bit of fun in the sun. Also, we had the world's best tour director. She was absolutely amazing and really bonded with the kids. The whole trip could not have been more perfect!!!! I can't wait to do it again next year.
    kat753 / Group leader
    Denver, CO / Posted on June 28, 2014

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