An intensive program designed for gap year students, El Casal combines travel, Spanish language study, cultural activities and involvement in the local community. Youll gain perspective on your own culture and you'll be on your way to becoming a global citizen, which will serve you well in college and beyond.
EL CASAL DE BARCELONA OFFERS AN UNFORGETTABLE HIGH SCHOOL-TO-COLLEGE GAP YEAR EXPERIENCE IN ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND EXCITING CITIES IN EUROPE: BARCELONA, SPAIN.
Here, you’ll learn more about another culture that you ever thought possible. Perhaps more importantly, you’ll gain an understanding of your own culture and society that will serve you well in college and beyond.
IMPROVE YOUR SPANISH:
Through language courses at a local university and through El Casal's own core course in Spanish culture, you'll attain the fluency in Spanish that you've been aiming for. Living with a host family and being immersed in the language 24/7 will also wonders for your Spanish conversational skills.
Since living with a host family is a great way to improve your Spanish, all students reside with local families chosen by the Director. A family provides you with lots of practical advice and guidance and gives you an inside look at the culture. Great care is taken to ensure a good fit between you and your family and you can count on the Director's support as you learn to adapt to your new home. Breakfasts and dinners with the host family are included in the cost of the program; lunches are not. All students will live in Barcelona proper and will have convenient access to reliable public transportation, day and night. El Casal provides bus and subway passes, included in the tuition.