Young people are fascinated by Valencia's many faces. Whether they're walking through the towering 14th-century city gates, biking along the beach, devouring paella, or watching the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences ripple in the reflecting pool, unknown worlds new and old are constantly calling out to be explored. And what better way to discover Valencia than with a gaggle of international friends improving their Spanish together.
Sharing a multicultural classroom with other teenagers from around the globe is a life-changing experience that opens students' eyes to the true value of language learning. Forming friendships with a diverse group of people will boost your children's intercultural understanding, challenge them in healty ways, and give them an expanded vision of how they fit into our increasingly globalized world.
Benefits of the Junior Program
Embarking on a study abroad experience at a young age is a surefire recipe for personal growth. With 20 or 30 intensive Spanish classes per week, students gain the skills and confidence they need to use the language in the real world after class. Three fun cultural group activities per week ensure students see the highlights while leaving an ample amount of free time to experience the city in the way they find most fulfilling. From snapping photos of the colorful street art in El Carmen to sampling adventurous new foods at the bustling markets and savoring the simple joy of watching the sunset on the beach, they'll have endless opportunities to develop their independence and embrace the Mediterranean lifestyle.
Example activities in Valencia
- Museums: City of Arts and Sciences, Fallas Museum, Silk Exchange
- Visits: Central Market, tour of the Old Town
- Other activities: Picnic on the beach, biking through Turia Park, photographic scavenger hunt around Plaza de la Virgen, paella cooking class
*Start Dates: 7/1, 16/6, 30/6, 14/7, 28/7