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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 Apr 2023, and closing very soon.

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Trip overview

Learn the world’s second most spoken language and know you’re far superior to anyone else in a room when you can recount your experience of incredible food, flamenco and siestas in fluent Spanish. Not bad, hey? All while enjoying classes and activities with international people over 30.

There are many advantages to learning Spanish in Spain. After all, the best way to learn a language is to study and practice it with the locals. Spend less time studying textbooks or listening to pre-recordings and more time learning the language through small group classes and the art of small talk with locals. This trip has been carefully designed to make learning Spanish as easy as possible for you by immersing you among people who speak the language round the clock, allowing you to experience the language in an entirely unique way. Trust us when we say that in no time we’ll have you not only conversing fluently with the locals, but feeling like a true local yourself. 

To top it all off, you’re in Barcelona! We provide a complete programme for individuals over the age of 30 who want to supplement their Spanish studies with practical experience. As part of our comprehensive service, we will manage everything from class registration and housing to any assistance you may necessitate before, during, and after your trip. 

Immerse yourself in a new culture, meet lifelong friends, gorge on tapas and sangria, and, most importantly, detach from your daily routine back home as you begin your journey to study Spanish in Barcelona. This trip is ideal for all adults over 30 who desire to live in a nation rather than merely visit with a language book in hand.

Inclusions

Small group Spanish classes

Learn Spanish in a structured, but relaxed environment 5 days per week (hours of study may differ). With smaller class intakes, you will get enough personal attention from the teacher to ensure you get the most out of it. You’ll be studying with students also over the age of 30, making it even easier to blend in and integrate into the group.

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.

Pre-Departure Guide

Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips. 

Trip Visa Guidance

Get your visa approved as cheap and easily as possible with advice and assistance from your Trip Coordinator.

Personal Travel Concierge

You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any other add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get personalized booking help that ticks all your boxes.

Private Airport Transfer

You will be collected at the airport by a private driver and taken to your accommodation in Barcelona.

Comfortable Accommodation

You will have a private bedroom in homestay accommodation. Breakfast and dinner are included. Alternatively, if you're under 40, you can choose to stay in a private room in a shared apartment with other students, however food is not included in that option.

Local Cultural Experiences

With so many fun activities, like guided tours, weekly excursions, team sports and games, you’ll get an even better chance to immerse yourself in the Spanish way of life. Examples of activities are tango classes, football games, wine tastings, pizza nights and more!

Ongoing Local Team Support

Throughout your time here you will have the support of a local expert. They will help to open up the wonders of Barcelona, supporting your every need while you work and travel around the country. 

Certificate of Completion

In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience. Employers will love this addition to your resume!

24/7 Global Emergency Line

Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.

gWorld Access

Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.

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Social

Travel alone but never lonely with Social! An exclusive social network inside our gWorld app to talk, share & meet-up with other Global Travellers in your region, with a dedicated Community Manager.

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Global Academy

Gain access to an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn before & whilst you travel.

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Marketplace Deals

Get exclusive access to deals and discounts through our online Marketplace. Save big on a huge range of products and services from our brand partners worldwide.

$250 Off Your Next Trip

The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?

Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency. Read more

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.

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Interest-free payment plans

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

If Covid gets in the way, again, we've got your back. Read more here.

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 24/7 emergency support line for urgent matters.

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Frequently asked questions

Why go with Global Work & Travel?

As the world’s leading gap-year and “work & travel” company, we offer you the ability to not only choose from a number of awesome experiences all over the world but, we'll be your support system from the very first moment you become a Global Traveller! We provide a premium service that allows you to pick the destination of your dreams, get our visa & pre-departure assistance, book great flights and organise the perfect travel insurance or tours for when you arrive. Plus, we’ll back it all up with some cool and exclusive tech features that are with you the entire time.

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 for discounts with our brand partners, a unique social network to connect you with other Global Travellers when you’re overseas, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn as you travel, invites to bucket-list side trips with other travellers, local meet-ups and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

And it doesn't even stop there. We continue to be there from the moment you land with a dedicated 24/7 emergency team, over 100 staff and ongoing support ensuring that you have the tools you need to feel like a local. That’s why 65,000+ Global Travellers from all over the world have chosen to turn their travel dream into reality with us and we can proudly brag that we’ve got the most & best reviews in the biz!

Why should I book now?

Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! 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?

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!

What happens if COVID affects my trip?

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.

If you’re affected by Covid-19 while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We recommend travellers purchase Global Travel Cover travel insurance that provides Covid-19 medical protection too.

Do I need to be vaccinated to book?

As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So while you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel through over the next 12-18 months. We highly recommend our travellers look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional or get in touch with our team for travel advice.

What happens if I want to cancel my trip?

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 84* days before departure without incurring any charges when you rebook it for any time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.

In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 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 towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 2 years!

*Some select trips excluded, including Teach (Spain, Italy & Czech Republic) and USA (Summer Camp, Working Holiday and Hotel Professional), and others as listed in Booking Conditions.

How it works

Make your decision

Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.

We become friends

You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.

Time to go

We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.

24/7 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

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Know that someone is always ready to assist throughout the journey & they’re only a call, tweet, comment, text or double tap away, 24/7.

We're the experts

With over 10 years in the industry and a team of over 100 passionate pros, you can bet we know our stuff better than anyone else.

Partner network

We have over 1,200 partners around the globe, so we have access to plenty of exclusive opportunities to make your trip the best it can be.

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