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Spanish Language & Cultural Immersion

Boutique Study Abroad in San Sebastian, Spain

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  • An enriching academic focus complete with morning Spanish lessons

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  • Curated cultural activities & fun travel excursions in San Sebastian & Madrid

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  • Immersive accommodations with a local Spanish-speaking homestay

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  • Structured independence and a supportive team of program directors

La Concha Beach in the foreground with the city of San Sebastian, Spain in the background.

The historic seaside gem of the Spanish Basque coast, San Sebastian has been recognized as a European Capital of Culture and is one of Spain's top destinations for the arts, music, and sports.

San Sebastian is situated on the coast of the Basque Country. A city that pre-dates the Roman Empire, San Sebastian is referred to as Donostia in the native Basque language of Euskera. World famous artists like sculptor Eduardo Chillida and fashion designer Cristobal Balenciaga have found inspiration in this magical city that will be host to our impactful language and cultural immersion program.

San Sebastian has always been home to strong, independent and open-minded people. For students interested in art, music, European history, and sports, our San Sebastian summer program is a perfect fit.

  • Dates + Tuition

    • Session A

      June 16, 2023 - July 2, 2023



    • Session B

      June 30, 2023 - July 16, 2023



    • San Sebastian Month

      June 16, 2023 - July 16, 2023



    • * Early-Bird tuition discounts are valid for all enrollments before October 31, 2022.

  • Tuition prices do not include airfare or spending money. See below for more information on air travel.

San Sebastian Flight Information

All sessions begin and end at Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD). Air travel is booked independently, and you are free to use miles, points, or any airline. You can choose to travel on flight itineraries that include the designated flights listed below, or book travel on any flight that arrives to Madrid between 6:30 A.M. and 10:00 A.M.

Designated flights are likely to have others who you can meet before the program. All students, regardless of flying on a designated flight, are in contact with a dedicated staff member who tracks flights on travel days and are met by a program director when they arrive abroad.

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  • Option #1: United Airlines

    Outbound: United 163

    Departs Washington Dulles (IAD) at 6:05 P.M.
    Arrives Madrid Barajas (MAD) at 8:05 A.M. (+1 day)

    Return: United 164

    Departs Madrid Barajas (MAD) at 11:30 A.M.
    Arrives Washington Dulles (IAD) at 2:10 P.M.

  • Option #2: Delta Airlines

    Outbound: Delta 108

    Departs Atlanta (ATL) at 5:50 P.M.
    Arrives Madrid Barajas (MAD) at 8:30 A.M. (+1 day)

    Return: Delta 109

    Departs Madrid Barajas (MAD) at 11:30 A.M.
    Arrives Atlanta (ATL) at 3:15 P.M.

  • The departure and arrival times are subject to change. Please reference the times listed on each airlines' official websites for the most up to date information.

    If you'd like more information on designated flights, booking other flights, or dropping-off / picking-up abroad, please don't hesitate to contact a program director at or by calling (888) 512 - 2470.

Structured Conversational Spanish Lessons

Horizons Abroad Spanish immersion instruction in a classroom in San Sebastian, Spain.

Morning classes from 9:15 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Designed to take what you've learned at home and build on your current knowledge with real-world language use and conversational practice.

From tapas tours and visiting local museums, to surfing and coastal hikes - each afternoon offers something different.

College credit possible. Contact a Horizons Abroad Program Director today to learn more!

Exciting Activities & Excursions

Horizons Abroad summer study abroad students preparing to surf in San Sebastian, Spain.

Each session includes tours of Madrid & Segovia as well as France, and more!

Admission to museums as well as all group transportation while abroad is included in the program tuition.

From tapas tours and visiting local museums, to surfing and coastal hikes - each afternoon offers something different.

Your day abroad is filled with enriching activities that connect you to your surroundings and tie you to Spanish culture in exciting and memorable ways.

Enriching Homestay Immersion

Two Horizons Abroad students standing with their homestay mom outside of a train station.

Living with a homestay is the most authentic way to immerse yourself in the Spanish language and way of life.

Go beyond traveling like a tourist and live like a local in a cosmopolitan Spanish city.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with your homestay is included.

Further develop your confidence speaking Spanish by continuously practicing with native speakers.

Safety & Caring Supervision

John Foster, seen here in a Spanish plaza with students, leads Horizons' Spanish immersion program in San Sebastian.

Each session is facilitated and led by a team of 2 - 3 on-site program directors.

Support for your experience abroad begins the moment you enroll with personalized guidance and orientation materials.

Director teams are a bi-lingual and bi-cultural mix of locals, Spanish teachers, and former study abroad students.

The directors' job is to facilitate well-organized programs and offer student support - allowing you to have fun and live in the moment!

Your typical day abroad is anything but routine

8:00 AM- 9:00 AM

Breakfast with your homestay

9:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Conversational Spanish Classes

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Lunch and activities

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Excursions and tours

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dinner with your homestay

Learn more today. Request a brochure or a personal advising session with a program director.

2021 Guadalupe St, Suite 260
Austin, Texas 78705
United States
Toll Free:
(888) 512 - 2470
(512) 795 - 1942
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