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Surfing & Spanish Immersion in Spain

1 to 4 weeks
18 to 75

16 others looking at this too. Next opening is Sep 2024, with limited spots.

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Trip overview

The ultimate Spanish experience; learn the romance and eloquence of the Spanish language while learning to surf some of the best waves in sun-kissed Europe! 

There are many advantages to learning to surf and speak Spanish in Spain. After all, the best way to learn a new skill or language is to study and practise it with the local experts. This trip offers you the unique opportunity to put your new language skills to immediate use by living and studying in the home of your teacher! 

The beauty of this trip is that you will be studying and living with a local host family in the Basque Country or Tenerife (Canary Islands), giving you the perfect opportunity to try out some of those new language skills!

Our team will take care of everything; helping choose the right host family for you as well as providing you with all the help and assistance you might need before, during, and even after your trip.

So unwind and drink in the magnificence of Spain, famed for its delicious tapas, flamenco, waves and of course, beautiful language - knowing that everything else has been taken care of. 

¿No hablas español? No worries! This trip is suitable for learners of all levels. You will complete a short language assessment prior to your departure to help us place you with the perfect teacher. 

So what are you waiting for? Make the decision to study Surfing & Spanish in Spain and throw yourself into a new and exciting culture, make lifelong friends, and, most importantly, escape your usual routine back home. This journey is ideal for those who wish to immerse themselves in a new country, learn a new skill and create unforgettable memories while they do it. 



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Spanish Language Lessons
Dedicated Trip Coordinator
Pre-Departure Guide
Trip Visa Guidance
Personal Travel Concierge
Private Airport Transfer
Comfortable Accommodation
Lesson-Based Activites
Small Group Surfing Lessons
Ongoing Local Team Support
Certificate of Completion
Global Emergency Line
gWorld Access
Global Academy
Marketplace Deals
$250 Off Your Next Trip

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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

This trip has been carefully designed to make learning to surf and speak Spanish as easy as possible for you! You’ll be immersed in round-the-clock Spanish-speaking environments and surfing alongside local partners who ride the magnificent waves all year round. Trust us when we say that in no time you’ll not only be conversing fluently with the locals, but surfing like one too!

You will spend 15 hours per week learning Spanish with your in-home teacher, but your studies don’t stop there! Other lesson-based activities may include visits to local places of interest, national parks, pristine beaches, shopping, cooking traditional foods, afternoon tea, bowling, mini-golf, swimming, board games & more! These will depend on the family location and local events as well as your personal interests. 

In addition to your personalised Spanish lessons, you will have the amazing opportunity to practise your surfing skills in Spain's crystal blue waters. These 2-hour surfing lessons will typically take place in the afternoon twice or three times a week (for Tenerife) and will be organised once you arrive. 

Exposing yourself to a foreign culture is by far the greatest (and most fun) method to learn a new skill. Still, we're all human here, and we understand how overwhelming it may be to just throw yourself into it.

This trip has been finely prepared to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible before embarking on your way to Tenerife (an island off the coast of West Africa) or the Basque Country.

Rest assured, you'll have our full support! Before you leave, you will have the assistance of your Trip Coordinator, and there will be a committed staff on the ground to ensure that all works well and that you never feel uncomfortable or out of place in your new Spanish home. 

Arrive in Spain with absolute certainty that you will be well ahead of any other visitor seeking a foreign European venture. With everything else taken care of, you can just unwind and get straight into the experience.

Your lessons will be facilitated by your host family, ensuring you receive individual attention and have the best learning experience possible. When your lesson is finished for the day, you can go out and enjoy your new home-away-from-home.

A trip like this is fantastic for your resume/CV, for your personal growth and development, and for the world as you form lifetime connections and open yourself to new cultures and diversity.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, souvenirs, study materials, visa, extra activities & spending money.

Trip itinerary


Arrive in Spain and be collected by your host family or a pre-arranged transfer to take you to your accommodation for the duration of your trip. Should you have a few days between your arrival and the start of the trip, make use of this time to get to know your new surroundings and introduce yourself to your new host family! Spain is truly magnificent, so start exploring right away!

Day 1+

You will generally spend three hours per weekday learning Spanish with your in-home teacher. These lessons will typically take place in the morning, but may vary depending on the schedule of your teacher. You will have the rest of the day to devote to your own personal growth and development. Whether journaling and exploring more of the topics discussed in the morning classes or putting some of the teachings into action, we encourage you to find your own way to bolster the message of that day’s class.  In addition to your personalised Spanish lessons, you will have the amazing opportunity to practise your surfing skills in Spain's crystal blue waters. These 2-hour surfing lessons will take place in the afternoon twice or three times a week (for Tenerife) and will be organised once you arrive.  In the Basque Country, enjoy the opportunity to venture into one of the oldest and strongest cultures in Europe. In Tenerife you can immerse yourself in a paradise of white sandy beaches, lively nightlife and an idyllic coastal village. You'll be spoilt for choice with things to do and places to visit.  We'll constantly keep in touch with you throughout your stay. If you need advice or support at any point during your trip, our team will be on hand to answer all your questions. Don't forget you can jump on our social media pages too or buzz our 24/5 emergency support line for urgent matters.

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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, 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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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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