SPAIN | Intercambio en Madrid

10 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

 

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: USA / SPAIN (Saturday)

  • Fly overnight to Madrid, capital of Spain.

DAY 2: MADRID (Sunday) 

  • Welcome to Spain! A Forum Representative will greet you at the airport and help you board your private motor coach to transfer to your Spanish partner school.
  • Upon arrival, have a short orientation and meet your pen pals.
  • Start your exchange program. While living with a host-family, you will find out that Spanish is more than a textbook language. You will eat Spanish food, meet Spanish people and have an excellent opportunity to practice your Spanish in real-life situations.

DAY 3: SEGOVIA (Monday)

  • After breakfast, travel by private motor coach to Segovia.
  • On arrival, meet your local guide and take a Guided Walking Tour of Segovia. Visit the Alcázar – the city´s Moorish fortress, the Roman Aqueduct and Cathedral.
  • Free time for lunch
  • This afternoon, return to your host families for dinner and overnight accommodation.

DAY 4-5: EXCHANGE (Tuesday and Wednesday) 

  • Attend school with your pen pals. Activities and workshops may be organized at the school during your visit (to be confirmed with the Spanish school).

DAY 6: TOLEDO (Thursday)

  • Today, board your private motor coach to Toledo, historic capital of Castilla La Mancha.
  • Start your day with a visit to a traditional sword workshop where you will learn how the metal is forged into elaborate weaponry. At the end of your visit you will have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs.
  • Meet your local guide for a guided tour of Toledo. Enter Toledo’s monumental Cathedral, the spiritual heart of the Spanish Church.
  • Visit the church of Santo Tomé to admire one of El Greco’s masterpieces: The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.
  • Later, take some free time for lunch and to explore the city at your own pace, consider a stop at the Pasteleria Santo Tomé to taste the locally-made marzipan pastries.

DAY 7: EXCHANGE (Friday)

  • Attend school with your pen pals. Activities and workshops may be organized at the school during your visit (to be confirmed with the French school).

DAY 8-9: WEEKEND WITH HOST FAMILIES (Saturday and Sunday)

  • Spend Saturday and Sunday with your exchange partners and their families.

DAY 10: DEPART (Monday) 

  • After breakfast with your host families, say a fond “hasta pronto” to your Spanish hosts.
    Meet a Forum representative and transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Buen viaje y hasta luego! 

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