Begin and end your adventures with sightseeing and activities in the grand metropolis of Madrid, your gateway city, and the capital of Spain. Tour the Royal Palace and the ever popular Prado and Reina Sofia museums before departing for your new home in Sevilla, one of the most charming cities in Spain, exhibiting a delightful blend of the past and present. A city of lovely parks, plazas, and outdoor cafes: there are plenty of opportunities to practice your Spanish language skills. Historic buildings and elaborate architecture give witness to the vast culture, history and art that have been a part of Sevilla for centuries. The city is also known for its joyous, free-spirited people who give this ancient city a contemporary vibrancy.
Three weeks of Spanish language immersion will have to suffice as the next destination calls: Portugal! The final week of your European adventure begins with accommodation in a student residence in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. As in Sevilla, interesting cultural activities abound, including workshops for ceramics and dance, churches and museums; additionally, students will enjoy the pristine beach just south of the city. Your stay in Portugal will be remembered fondly, as the Portuguese people have the reputation for being extremely hospitable and courteous. Transfer by night train from Lisbon to Madrid, where you will once again have the opportunity to engage your excellent Spanish language skills to navigate the historical streets and wonderful shops of this vibrant city before returning home.
Jerez, Granada, Cordoba, Sintra, Cascais, Estoril
Sevilla (pop. 650,000) earned an international reputation at the 1992 World Expo and continues to be a favorite destination for world travelers. The city boasts a dazzling array of churches, towers, palaces and other historic buildings. The Cathedral, located in the Plaza del Triunfo, was started in the 15th Century and took hundreds of years to complete, rivaling the size of St. Peter’s in Rome. Among the famous buried in the Cathedral is Christopher Columbus. Close by is a 14th Century Mudéjar palace, the Reales Alcazares, another impressive site.
Lisbon (pop. 600,000) is an ancient city stretching back to the early Greek and Roman empires. Enjoying a moderate climate, it is built along the Atlantic Ocean that keeps it from getting either too hot or too cold. The capital of Portugal since its conquest from the Moors in 1147, Lisbon has been the site of an incredible diversity of peoples and architecture and, at times, the seat of a great sea-going empire.
Tuition- three weeks; diploma
Room and board: Homestay and hotel accommodation with full board / Student residence with half board
All regional travel costs: bus, train, plane
All pre-planned group excursions and activities
All cultural and art workshops and all museum entrance fees and guided tours
Onsite Program Director; U.S. Teacher Chaperones (with 24 hour cell phone access)
Travel, accident, medical, baggage, trip cancellation and interruption insurance
Air transportation to/from the Program
Custom airport transfer service (group airport transfer costs included in Program Fees)
Activities outside our scheduled itinerary
Personal spending, such as shopping, eating out by choice, taxis
$300 refundable security deposit (to cover possible damage to residence or Program property)
There are no hidden costs connected with any Magellan Study Abroad program.
You have the option of travelling on the airline of your choice. Since we are based in Los Angeles, some of our local students may choose to travel with one of our teacher chaperones. In that case, we will provide you with the designated flights on which our chaperons will be travelling. Students from outside of Los Angeles may travel directly from their home airport and meet the Program Director and the rest of the group at the designated group destination point. There will be specific arrival and departure windows that must be respected for group pick-up. If your flight arrangements necessitate a personalized airport pick-up that does not coincide with the group pick-up, there may be an extra charge.
A detailed itinerary as well as our Student Orientation Handbook will be made available well in advance of departure to provide travel and packing tips, allowing you time to make the necessary preparations.
Destination: Madrid / Sevilla, Spain + Lisbon, Portugal
Start Date: July 1, 2013 End Date: July 30, 2013
Age Range: 14-17
Homestay: 20 days / Seville
Residence: 8 days / Lisbon
Hotel: 2 days / Madrid
Language Prerequisite: One Year of Spanish
Price: $ 5950 │A limited number of scholarships are available to qualifying candidates. Contact us for more information.