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AGE OF THE PARTICIPANTS: Boys and girls, from 11 to 18 years old. With all levels of Spanish and experience in Basketball.
Our Homestay programs are only available from 12 years old, so younger players who are on vacation in Barcelona can join our students' groups and attend the camp through a HALF DAY PROGRAM (from 9 to 2:30 pm) or a DAY PROGRAM (from 9 am to 7 m with free time for lunch) while they are here with their parents or tutors

MORE ABOUT THE HOST FAMILY ACCOMMODATION:
Carefully selected Spanish host family accommodation. All our host families are supervised by the School and have been working with us for several years. Our host families are well educated and polite people that will offer a warm and kind envoirement to the student. Daily breakfast and dinner are with the host family. Laundry (1 or 2 per week) is included. Our host families will offer a warm envoirement and take good care of our students.
According to your preferences students can be placed alone or with 1 or 2 more students at the same host family accommodation.
There are some host families that can accommodate 3 or 4 students at the same time.
We always try to place the students with family with children or according to the students' preferences.
Most of the host families live short walking distance from the School and always in the center of the city in some of the most safe parts and nice and residential areas.
All participants of the Youth Summer Programs have a curfew (11:30 pm) that must be respected.

CURFEW:
This program has a curfew for all particpants. Students have to be at the host family home after the daily program activities. Those who are 16 and older can go out and be back at home before the program curfew (11:30 pm) . Younger participants in the group can not go out and this rule will be stricly enforced by the school and the host family.
There are some activities that will be organized at night with the school or with the host family.
NOTE: **Those parents or guardians who want to permit their children to go out after the curfew have to send to the school a formal permission slip before the student can go out. The SpainBcn School and the host family won't be resposible.
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CLOTHES TO BRING:
Summer is very warm in Barcelona, students should bring summer clothes. Participants have to bring just their spring and summer clothes, casual wear: in June and July temperature can be between 24º and 29º Celsius (68 and 78 Farenheit), hot during the day and warm during the night.
Remember to bring the swimming suit, towel and sunscream for the beach days.
The host families provide the student/s with any towels, sheets and pilows needed.
Students have at SpainBCN school any material they need for the Spanish lessons and all information about the city.
It's not necessary to bring any first aid medicine (except in the case the student needs anything special).
If you have a question regarding to bring any special item, please ask us.

DOCUMENTATION AND SHOTS:
You will need a current passport to be in Europe (or just your identification if you are an European citizen).
For United States and Canada: No visa is required for this period in Spain .
Participants from other countries: Please check with the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in your country.
Check with your doctor to see what shots you might want to consider. None are required.
We always recommend keeping your tetanus booster current.
DO I NEED A MEDiCAL INSURANCE?:
Those students who are from the European Union won't need any special medical insurance as it will work the same that works in their countries.
For those participants from a non European Union country a trip insurance is recommended.
These participants (from a non European Union country) will have to have an insurance that covers them while traveling in Europe in case they want to reduce any possible expenses from any medical assistence they may need while in Spain. If that is your case, a travel insurance is an essential purchase on any overseas trip.

UPON ARRIVAL AT THE BARCELONA AIRPORT/STATION...
We are in constant communication with airline flight arrival information. In case the flight arrives earlier or later than the scheduled arrival time we will be there when the plane arrives at Barcelona.
In the rare case when a student may miss a connection enroute to Barcelona we will make sure someone is at the airport when the student arrives.  In any case, the student is to stay near the entrance of the reception area until the SpainBcn representative arrives. 
All students receive complete information and contact about the person that will be witing for him/her on arrival.

The SpainBcn representative that meets the student at the airport will drive the student to the host family accommodation and introduce the student to the family. Students also receive maps and directions and other information they need: phone numbers and addresses of the school, of the host family and of other students/friends also in Barcelona.

FIRST DAY OF PROGRAM:
The first day of program the host family accompanies the student to the school or a teacher or coordinator of the school will go to pick the student up. Our our host families live in the same area of the school between 5 to 20 minutes walking distance from the school. This is also the central area of the city, with wide sidewalks and lots of shops.

CURFEWS:
This is a supervised program. Those students under 18 will have a curfew that will be strictly enforced.
* Students under 18 are not allowed to be away from their home in Barcelona overnight (after 11,30). A student bad behaviour may then result in the school contacting the parent or guardian to inform them that the parents/guardians must speak with their child directly.
** Those parents or guardians who want to permit their children to go out after the curfew have to send to the school a formal permission slip. Some of our host families do not want this situation. In that case, the School may have the option of moving the student with a different host family.

PHONE CALLS FROM SPAIN:
Participants are not permitted to make long-distance phone calls directly from their host family's phone or from the School phone.
They have to use a phone card to make those calls. However students' parents may call the participants at the accommodation at specific times. It is also customary to keep calls brief to not interrup to much the family's life.
Student can use any public or private phones with the pre-paid cards (which are very cheap and available in many stores in the city).
Most of the host families have internet at home so students can use their e-mails. They can also use the internet at School.

POCKET/SPENDING MONEY:
We suggest to bring a minimum of 90 euros per week for lunch (if needed) or for other minor expenses -approximately 10 euros per day-.
Lunch from Monday through Thursday is at SpainBcn School only for students younger than 14 years old.
For older students lunch is in the school area and it is at student's own cost. Contact us if you would like to have the cost of the lunch included in your kid's summer program.
The school will prepare a package-lunch or a picnic (big sandwich and drink) for all students on Fridays (beach day) and Saturdays (excursion day).

WHEN THE STUDENTS' FAMILIES ARE IN BARCELONA:
If the student's family is traveling to Barcelona with the student, the cost of the host family accommodation will be deducted from the program's prices.
A program that matches as much as possible your preferences can be organized. For exemple not including the 1 day excursion on Saturday or not including the cultural activities in the afternoon.

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