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Spanish in Barcelona (Over 30’s)

Experience
Study
Destination
Spain
Duration
1 to 12 weeks
Ages
18 to 75

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Jul 2024, and closing very soon.

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Trip overview

Learn to speak Spanish – as you become a local in your neighbourhood  – while living in the heart of Barcelona for up to 12 weeks on this unforgettable trip. 

What better way to learn a language than to jump right into the deep end? Engaging with the community as you live like a local in one of the most passionate countries in the world. 

On this done-for-you trip, you’ll get everything you need to live in Barcelona while learning Spanish, including: 

  • Small group classes. You’ll be in a small class of students between 18 – 30 years old. You’ll get plenty of personal attention from your tutor in your relaxed, but structured, classes. 
  • Accommodation & 2 meals a day. You’ll stay in a private room in homestay accommodation with breakfast and dinner included. If you’re under 40, you can choose to stay in a private room in a shared student apartment, but no meals are included in this option. 
  • Local activities. Designed to get you acquainted with your neighbourhood and immersed in Spanish culture ASAP! Includes tango classes, pizza nights, football matches, wine tastings and more! 

Explore that famous Spanish culture – shaped by the Romans, Moors, and Catholic Monarchs over centuries – as you slowly become a part of it. 

The full-of-flavour cuisine, the era defining art, the effortlessly cool Mediterranean beaches – you’ll probably want to call Spain home forever.

So a good start would be to learn the language while you live amongst the locals. 

Can you imagine your life in Spain? The Spanish zest for life is contagious and you’ll find yourself getting swept up in the culture that plays out on the streets – cafes on the sidewalks, a flamenco lesson in the park, a busker on a street corner. 

Living among a Spanish community means your Spanish skills are coming along FAST. And you’ve got a whole new community of Spanish locals to practise with. 

You’re not only learning how to speak Spanish by day, but you’re getting to practise on your new neighbours by night! 

Not to mention – your Spanish speaking skills open up a whole new world of travel experiences. Locals LOVE when foreigners have a go at speaking the language. So if you’re putting whole sentences together – complete with regional colloquialisms and slang – you’ll be the most popular traveller in Spain. 

This trip is perfect for you if you’d like to scratch beneath the surface on your trip to Spain. You’ll be fully immersed in the community while learning the language so you can experience the real Spain. 

When you book with Global, you book with the best. You get the full experience for a fraction of the hassle. We offer the complete package for learning Spanish in Barcelona. 

Our team will help you with the essentials you need to start your new journey with a bang! Including helping you with visas, enrolling you in classes, securing your accommodation and a whole lot more.

Inclusions

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Small group Spanish classes
Dedicated Trip Coordinator
Pre-Departure Guide
Trip Visa Guidance
Personal Travel Concierge
Private Airport Transfer
Comfortable Accommodation
Local Cultural Experiences
Ongoing Local Team Support
Certificate of Completion
Global Emergency Line
gWorld Access
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Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18-75 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

The best (and most enjoyable) way to learn a language is by immersing yourself in a foreign culture. Still, we're all human here, and we understand how daunting it may be to just throw yourself into it. This trip has been meticulously planned to make sure you are as comfortable as possible before venturing on your way to Barcelona.

You may be confident that you have our utmost support. Before you depart, a Trip Coordinator will be able to provide assistance, and there will be a dedicated staff on the ground to make sure everything goes smoothly and that you never feel uncomfortable or out of place in your new Spanish home. Barcelona has a single international airport, Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport, where a private transfer will be waiting to pick you up and take you to your accommodation as soon as you land.

Arrive in Barcelona knowing for sure that you will be miles ahead of any other traveller looking for a unique European experience. The school you'll be attending lies in Dreta de l'Eixample, a neighbourhood characterised by iconic Antoni Gaud structures, including La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, and La Pedrera. 

Travellers over the age of 30 are placed in classes and typically assigned lodgings with people of the same age, making it even easier to blend in and integrate into the group. You will experience authentic settings in the classroom with native speakers who will help you with the more conversational aspects of Spanish. Once your course is over for the day, you are free to explore the lively city and make it your home away from home. Along with a daily leisure programme, weekly outings, and a certificate of accomplishment, all teaching materials will be provided.

A trip like this is great for your portfolio, CV, and personal development as you form lifelong connections and expose yourself to multiple cultures and diversity. 

Requirements 

This trip is for travellers aged 30 and over.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, souvenirs, daily subsistence, study materials, Visa, special dietery requirements, extra activities, & spending money.

Accommodation

You’ll stay in a private room in homestay accommodation with breakfast and dinner included. 

If you’re under 40 you can choose to stay in a private room in shared student accommodation, but no meals are included with this option.

Trip itinerary

Pre-trip

You'll take a quick online oral and written test two weeks before leaving on your journey. This will let the institution know what level of Spanish you comprehend, enabling them to put you in the appropriate class. Whatever the outcome, you will be put in a class with other students over the age of 30 so that you can relate and connect with your new classmates.

Arrival

You will be met at the airport by a driver who will take you to your homestay or shared apartment. Use any extra time you may have to get to know the city and your new classmates/homestay hosts if there are a few days between your arrival and the start of the course. Make the most of Barcelona right away; it's a truly fantastic city!

Day 1

You’ll start your first Spanish lesson! Then, in the afternoon, you will have an orientation which includes information on the school, the program, study skills, Spanish culture, and daily life in the city. Then, join the walking tour to get to know Barcelona better.

Ongoing

After breakfast, you'll be heading off to your daily classes. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the city, socialise with your classmates, and take advantage of the exquisite Spanish culture. Around four cultural activities are also included each week. These may vary and are typically covered during your orientation; they could include things like walking tours, wine tastings, cooking lessons, and more. Rest assured that we'll constantly be keeping in touch with you during your stay. If you need support or advice at any point during your trip, our team will be on hand to answer all your questions. Don't forget you can also jump on our social media pages or buzz our 24/5 emergency support line for urgent matters.

Why choose us

Our Study trips are designed to get you set up in your new life overseas – learning new skills from the locals –  as smoothly as possible. Our goal is to save you time, money, and stress while eliminating the risk of returning home early. Here’s how we do it: 

We’re with you from the moment you get started. You’ll be assigned a dedicated Trip Coordinator. They’ll guide you through the next steps and answer all your questions. They’ll also help you with the pesky visa. No guesswork – only the right paperwork, approved the first time, in your hands before you leave. 

Your Personal Travel Concierge will help with flights, insurance, visas, and any add-ons you’d like for your trip. These are real humans too – no robots here. 

Once you land in Spain our local team will be waiting for you at the airport. You’ll be taken straight to your initial accommodation in Barcelona. 

But our support doesn’t end there. We’ll be in touch during your trip to make sure everything is going smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns we’re one quick message, DM, email, or carrier pigeon away. 

Our team is well travelled so you can rely on our experience. We’re with you every step of the way. 

Join 80,000+ travellers – giving us 10,000+ 4 & 5 star reviews – by choosing Global to make your travel dreams come true. 

Most travellers book their trip 6-12 months in advance. Dates are flexible, but spaces are limited. So if you’re serious about studying in Spain, don’t delay. 

With our Book Now, Decide Later feature, you can get started with a small deposit today, and take a full year to choose your dates. 

We’ll take over from there, helping you with visas, flights, accommodation, and setting you up with our partner in Spain. 

This is the trip for you if you’re after the ultimate teaching experience in Spain, complete with everything you need and 24/7 support.

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Why Study

The main purpose of this trip is to get you speaking Spanish like a local while you live like a local. Which makes this trip perfect for those who want to connect more with the country, instead of simply stopping in for a visit. 

Our in-country partner’s teaching style is about learning Spanish for real situations, not a load of useless phrases and big words. It’s conversational Spanish – the same way normal people speak in Spain. 

These classes won’t teach you formal Spanish with strict rules and fancy words. It’s all about being able to communicate with Spanish people in Spanish, so you can let the Spanish culture become part of you as you get to know it more intimately. 

One of the many reasons you’re encouraged to strike up conversation with locals after hours – even if you’re a newbie. 

Living amongst the community while you’re learning the language will fast track your path to success. It will also help you integrate into the community so you’ll get to know Spain much better than most tourists.

You’ll be grouped together with people in the same age range, making it easier for you to become a tight knit crew that explores Spain together.

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Frequently asked questions

Why are you the best company to choose?

As the world’s leading gap-year and "work & travel" company, we pride ourselves on providing a premium service for Global Travellers. Choose from a variety of awesome experiences worldwide, and let us assist you with visas, pre-departure preparations, flights, insurance, and tours. Throughout your journey, our cool tech features will support you every step of the way. As a Global Traveller, gain access to gWorld, our personalised app designed to enhance your travel experience. Keep important documents and trip details handy, and take advantage of exclusive Marketplace deals, a vibrant social network, language learning resources, side trips, meet-ups, and more. It's like having all your favorite travel apps merged into one, but even better! But our support doesn't end there. With four international offices, over 100 dedicated staff members, a 24/5 emergency team, and the backing of over 90,000 Global Travellers who have turned their travel dreams into reality with us, rest assured you're in good hands. We also proudly boast the most and best reviews in the biz, and maintain a massive following on our social channels including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. Embark on your next adventure with confidence and ease. Join us and discover the world in a meaningful way!

Are flights & insurance included?

While we would love to include flights and insurance in our trip packages, it is not feasible to have a fixed price due to the diverse destinations, trip durations, and individual coverage needs of our travellers from around the globe. However, once you register for the trip, we will assign you a dedicated Travel Concierge. They will work closely with you to arrange the ideal flights and insurance tailored to your specific adventure. Rest assured, our team is here to ensure you have a smooth and hassle-free travel experience from start to finish!

How do I choose the right study trip?

With so many incredible options, we understand that selecting the perfect study trip can be tricky. That's why we recommend booking your favourite one, and your dedicated Trip Coordinator will guide you through the project details. They will consider your interests, goals, and desired outcome for the trip. If we find another trip that better suits your preferences, we can easily swap you over to ensure you have the ideal study experience. Rest assured, we're here to help you find the right fit!

Do I need any prior experience for a study trip?

Most of our study trips are designed to cater to participants of all abilities and levels of experience. You can confidently join our program without any previous background or expertise. Our courses are structured to provide a valuable and enriching learning experience for everyone, ensuring you can make the most out of your study trip adventure, and go home with a new or developed skill!

What is the typical group size I'll be studying with?

The group sizes for our study trips typically range from 4 to 12 people, with variations depending on the specific trip. Most of our participants are travelling solo and share a common enthusiasm for learning and making new connections. And as our travellers come from various countries worldwide, joining a study trip offers an exceptional opportunity to build a diverse network of friends from all corners of the globe!

Do I get a certificate upon completing the study course?

Absolutely! Upon successfully completing the study course, you will be awarded a certificate to acknowledge your hard work and dedication. This valuable certificate serves as a notable achievement and an impressive addition to your resume. Future employers will recognise your commitment to personal and professional growth, reinforcing your qualifications and enhancing your career prospects. Or, frame it on your wall to show off to family and friends of the epic skill you picked up abroad!

Why should I book now?

After the last unexpected disruption to travel caused by the..c word..people are now more eager than ever to venture out and explore the world, determined not to miss out on any experiences. Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12+ months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better? Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend or partner?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together! But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join. And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

Can I bring my pet along?

At Global Work & Travel, we share a deep love for animals and fully understand the special bond you have with your pet. We recognise the challenges of embarking on a trip without them. Due to travel restrictions, requirements, and limited pet-friendly accommodations among our host organisations, we regretfully cannot facilitate their inclusion in the journey. However, many of our customers choose to entrust their pets to a family member or friend, embark on their adventure, and return home to wagging tails and furry cuddles.

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

We know that life can get in the way of travel, so all our trips come with a great deal of flexibility. In most cases, if you cannot travel on your selected date, you can place your trip on hold to deal with whatever is holding you back, and continue in the future without incurring any penalty. You may also have the option of transferring to an entirely different trip and destination as well, or even transferring your trip to a friend or family member. In the event that you need to outright cancel your trip, if you give us 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put toward any other trip that we offer, including tours through third-party providers, as well as holidays through DealsAway.com, and is valid for 2 years from date of issue. As international travel can be complex, your options are based on the progress of your trip organisation and our support team can assist you in finding the best solution for your needs.

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1. Choose a trip style

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2. We become friends

Book a time to meet your dedicated Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs of your trip. They’ll be by your side and working behind-the-scenes to pull everything together.

3. Time to go!

We’ll get your tickets, accommodation & transfers ready. Our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared & waiting for your arrival. Get on the plane with no worries!

4. 24/5 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24 hours, Mon-Fri.

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