Last year, Basque Destination put together an exciting trip based on the successful Spanish Affair’s (Ocho Apellidos vascos) movie. Now, they would like to introduce you to the Donostia Language and Culture Program (DLC), an intensive language and cultural immersion program aimed at young people aged 13-22 which combines language and culture to give a unique learning experience in one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
These short, intensive Spanish/French language courses combine learning, trying new activities, with a great “Basque” experience, learning new skills and enjoying new experiences in Spanish, Basque and French.
Students learn and live the language by way of interaction with the city and its people. Carefully programmed cultural and sporting activities every afternoon and evening and full day excursions are all enjoyed with young locals who reinforce the language progress made in the classroom.
The DLC offers a unique multicultural and multilingual experience in one of Europe’s most beautiful and diverse regions. San Sebastian is the European Capital of Culture 2016 and annually hosts a number of spectacular cultural events such as the International Jazz Festival, and the San Sebastian International Film Festival. Its breathtaking natural setting with three beaches and three mountains, its historical heritage, and its astonishing world renowned cuisine make it the perfect place to immerse yourself in its culture and language. Donostia – San Sebastian is situated on the Bay of Biscay, 12 miles from the French border, roughly half way between Madrid and Paris.
The DLC is an all inclusive language and culture program that ensures a deep and meaningful learning experience by involving its students in the vibrant life of the city. The teachers are highly qualified and experienced professionals who understand that a language is learned through a combination of academic rigor and intensity, and innovative fun. The immersment of the students in the social, cultural and sporting life of the city through day to day contact with experts and local students of their own age guarantees that they are exposed to a wide range of cultural and sporting experiences which reinforce what they have studied in the classroom.
The DLC is looking for reliable organizations, consultants, agents and educators to promote their program around the world. We offer full logistical support, publicity material and a generous commission.