DALI'S THEATER·MUSEUM AND GIRONA
Dalí's Theatre-Museum is a unique and very special museum dedicated to the internationally known artist Salvador Dalí. The museum is located in his home town, Figueres, and houses his grave. In his own words: "I want my museum to be a single block, a labyrinth, a great surrealist object. It will be a totally theatrical museum. The people who come to see it will leave with the sensation of having had a theatrical dream". This excursion includes a guided visit to the old and beautiful city of Girona, one of the historical jewels of the region of Catalunya.
CODORNIU WINERY AND SITGES
Codorniu is the oldest and second-largest producer of Cava, the Spanish traditional method sparkling wine. Founded in 1551 it is the oldest company in the country and one of the oldest wineries worldwide. The excursion also includes the visit to the charming seaside village of Sitges, while there our students enjoy free time to explore its historical center and to get a tan on its wonderful beaches.
Montserrat is a multi-peaked mountain range near Barcelona. Its name literally means "serrated mountain" in the Catalan language. This name describes its peculiar shape with a multitude of rock formations which are visible from a great distance. Montserrat was designated as a National Park in 1987. This excursion is an opportunity for our students to escape from the city and spend a day in nature, do some trekking and also visit its historical Benedictine monastery as part of a walking tour.
SANT FERRAN CASTLE AND TARRAGONA
Situated on a hill in the city of Figueres, Sant Ferran Castle is a large military fortress built in the eighteenth century under the orders of several military engineers. The visit to the fortress includes a mysterious and fun boat ride through the water tanks located underneath the building. Sant Ferran Castle is the largest monument in Catalonia. Our students spend the rest of the day enjoying a walking tour through the charming streets and historical Roman ruins in the coastal city of Tarragona.
Lisbon, capital of Portugal, is one of the oldest cities in the world and the second-oldest European capital city. This three-day excursion gives our students the opportunity to get a taste of its amazing history (dating back to Roman times), its rich gastronomy and the captivating atmosphere of its local life. Students often share with us how much they liked this excursion and their strong memories about it!
SEVILLA AND CORDOBA
Travelling to the southern part of Spain -Andalucía- offers an intense cultural contrast to those abroad students who choose Barcelona as their program destination. This splendid weekend trip includes a walking tour of the historical part of Sevilla, a flamenco show (music and dance) and a guided visit of the Great Mosque in Córdoba. A great trip to expand students' understanding of Spanish culture!
Located in North Africa, Morocco is a country geographically close to Spain and yet the cultures of both countries are so distant from each other. Travelling to Morocco is immersing yourself in a colourful and fascinating cultural environment, strongly attached to its traditions and religious identity. This trip includes visits to the medinas (old markets) of cities like Tangier, Chefchaouen or Asilah, free time in hammams (moroccan baths), henna tatoos, traditional meals, camel rides...unforgettable memories students bring back home with them!