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    Westcoast Connection: Spain and Portugal


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Portugal, Spain
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks, Four Weeks, Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Sub-Categories: Architecture, Surfing, Culinary Arts
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Career Clusters: Hospitality and Tourism
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Cosmopolitan cities, beautiful beaches, quaint medieval towns, and exciting nightlife; this trip for high schoolers across Spain and Portugal has it all! Grab your passport and sense of adventure and tour both large, metropolitan cities and small, off-the-beaten-path villages and beachside towns. Immerse yourself in the wonder of Spain’s artistic masterpieces, sample some tapas or maybe a pasteis de nata while trying some thrilling canyoning, kayaking, and surfing. 

    This small-group experience is led by amazing summer leaders, and the expertly planned itinerary allows for flexibility and spontaneity along the way.

    Program Highlights:

    • Rappel down a waterfall at Peneda Geres National Park.
    • Prepare authentic delicacies at a Spanish cooking school.
    • Visit the Royal Palace of Madrid.
    • Hang ten at surf school on the Costa da Caparica.

    Cost and Session Information

    June 26 - July 23

    June 30 - July 27

    July 3 - July 30