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    INESLE Madrid – Spanish Summer Program

    INESLE Madrid – Spanish Summer Program

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: Spain
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Language
    • Sub-Categories: Spanish
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Affiliation: Phillips Andover Summer Opportunity Fair 2022
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    Overview

    INESLE Madrid - Instituto de Español,  we specialize in teaching Spanish to foreign students, aged between 13 and 18 years. It is a summer language immersion program for students interested in going deeper in the Spanish language while experiencing authentic Spanish culture by living with a host family.

    INESLE Madrid - Instituto de Español is an educational center in the north of the city of Madrid (Spain). We specialize in teaching Spanish to foreign students, aged between 13 and 18 years.

    INESLE Madrid - Institute of Spanish is an independent Spanish language and cultural education center based in Madrid. We have been organizing Spanish language residential programs for American students since 2007. It is a summer immersion program for students interested in going deeper in the Spanish language while experiencing authentic Spanish culture by living with a host family.

    We work closely with high schools; parents, hosts, teachers and students to deliver a rounded learning experience and a safe, comfortable and memorable stay in Madrid. 

    One of the distinguishing features of our program is that each student stays with a Spanish family.  We carefully pre-vet each family and match them to the most suitable student. Students are encouraged to join in fully with family life, experiencing the warmth and good humor for which Spanish families are rightly famous. In the process, students will learn how central the family is to Spanish culture while speaking our language, 24/7.

     

     

    Testimonials(8)

    • “A belated note to say THANK YOU so much for the amazing experience that our son had in INESLE Madrid this summer. Truly unforgettable and life-altering. We still talk about his experience there all the time, and I cannot say enough about the warm and generous hospitality he received from his amazing host family.”

      - Mother 1 - August 15, 2017
    • INESLE Madrid fue una experiencia que voy a recordar por toda mi vida. Mi familia anfitriona era mejor de lo que podría haber esperado. En sólo un mes se convirtieron en familia para mí. Antes de INESLE, mi español apenas hablaba. Ahora, estoy seguro de hablar, entender, leer y escribir. Las excursiones culturales eran tan importantes para mí como el tiempo en el aula. Aprendí mucho sobre la cultura española, lo que me hizo apreciar aún más España. Hice muchos amigos americanos y españoles a través del programa que todavía mantengo en contacto con hoy. Las conexiones que hice en España son algunas que guardaré para siempre. Por INESLE, pude aprender sobre el lenguaje, la cultura y la amistad. La experiencia fue increíble. Sólo tengo buenos recuerdos de mi estancia en España, y espero poder volver pronto!

      - Student - Phillips Exeter Academy, NH - August 5, 2017
    • "INESLE was a transforming experience. Taking spanish in school, I had always learned about Spain and my desire to go there grew with each passing year. When I found out about INESLE, I was thrilled because I had finally found the opportunity to travel to Spain. What I will remember the most about my time is not how to conjugate verbs in the imperfect subjunctive form, but what I learned about myself through immersion in the Spanish culture. My host family opened up their lives and home to me so I could live as a Spaniard. Although I got to see all of the museums and landmarks, what I value more is the personal aspect of Spanish life that I got to experience. Through my time in Spain, I was able to explore new types of foods and meet Spaniards that although I often had difficulty talking to, were the best part of the trip. I formed friendships with people from a foreign culture but we got along like brothers. I learned that you can never fully experience a language without experiencing the culture that comes along with it. I am truly blessed to have gotten the opportunity to pursue a language I love in its native setting and live the life of a Spaniard for 30 days."

      - Student - Phillips Academy - Andover , MA - September 5, 2017
    • Through the INESLE program, I was able to improve my Spanish skills in reading, writing, comprehension, and speaking. Classes were taught exclusively in Spanish, and sticking to the program's “no English” policy allowed me to truly develop my fluency in the Spanish language. I was so happy throughout my time in the program, and I am still proud to see how much my Spanish improved this summer. It was a great experience for my personal development as well, as I learned to live in a new place and adapt to a new culture. I loved my host family, and I am grateful for the amazing summer I had. I will always treasure the INESLE experience, and I'm excited to hopefully return as a teacher and keep in touch with the friends I made during the program

      - Student - Regina Dominican High School - Chicago, IL - August 10, 2017
    • For my daughter, INESLE Madrid 2015 was a wonderful experience. She enjoyed herself very much and dramatically improved her Spanish. I cannot rave enough about the excellent program you have developed. Her host family was very kind and helpful to her in every way. My daughter will remember the Summer of 2015 forever. Thank you for everything.

      - Mother - October 15, 2015
    • I just want to start off by saying thank you for allowing our daughter, to participate in this lovely program. She arrived back in the United States eager to share all she had experienced. We are still hearing stories about her host family, her friends, and the places she visited. My husband and I thank you for placing her with such a great family who treated her as their own. She still texts and communicates with her host family and her Spanish friends. We are very grateful that she was able to make friends, learn, and tour Spain with such a wonderful group of people!

      - Mother 2 - November 12, 2015
    • There are not enough words to describe how amazing my INESLE experience was. From spending time with my wonderful host family, to studying in intensive and engaging Spanish classes, to sightseeing around Madrid with my new Spanish and American friends - it is needless to say that INESLE provided me with the opportunity to experience Spain through the eyes of a globally-aware citizen. Through the Spanish classes I took in the INESLE program, I was able to improve my linguistic and comprehensive ability. The constructive feedback I received in class from my professors was constructive, and their passion for teaching inspired my own desire to learn. Additionally, the “one-on-one” conversations I had each day with my teachers contributed greatly to my ability to hold a profound and interesting conversation in Spanish. However, more importantly, these one-on-one conversations generated a confidence within myself to speak Spanish without the fear of making mistakes – an essential type of self-esteem that is necessary to have in order to succeed in any foreign language. On the afternoon excursions, I had the amazing opportunity to visit famous and historical sites in Madrid. Not only was I able to learn about the history of a city as beautiful as Madrid, but I was also able to experience Madrid as a local with the company of my new Spanish friends. Through these friendships, I began to realize certain cultural differences that exist between these two cultures. Thus, INESLE presented me with the invaluable opportunity to broaden my perspective on a more international level. I had such a phenomenal time in Madrid and I made so many amazing friends that I hope to keep in touch with in the future. I will never forget the wonderful memories I’ve made during my time in INESLE. Studying abroad in Spain was an experience that truly changed my life and I could not thank INESLE enough for all that it has given me.

      - Student 1 - Phillips Academy - September 24, 2015
    • Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity, I really enjoyed my time in Spain. INESLE 2015 was full of lasting memories that I hope I will never forget. When I first arrived in Spain I was immediately welcomed into my host family's house. My host sister told me all about their family and friends that I would be meeting and getting to know that month and the places we would be visiting. The first day of excursions, I was immediately greeted by a group of people that would soon become my great friends. As the month progressed I found myself laughing with everyone, as we told stories and took pictures together. The whole time with my host family was filled with smiles laughter as I giggled about shared secrets, bonded over how much we loved chocolate ice cream or sang our hearts out to songs in English and Spanish as we drove back from classes. INESLE was an immersion program in the best kind of way for me personally. By the end of the program I found myself playing charades with my host siblings and holding a new friend's hand as we started up the track of a rollercoaster, and talking with people that I never would have met.

      - Student 2 - Phillips Exeter Academy - August 3, 2015