The program offers participants an exciting chance to speak Spanish and becoming part of Spanish life in Barcelona. By staying with a carefully selected Spanish family, students strengthen their language skills and steep themselves in the Spanish culture.
Families are carefully selected by the School. Each family has been personally visited and selected by SpainBcn Directors.
We try to match as much as possible the preferences of the participants regarding their host family and their accommodation in Barcelona. Please inform us. According to their preferences, participants of our programs will be acommodated alone with a host family or together in the same host family with other/s participants of the program. The students will usually have their own bedroom and bathroom or they will share it with the son or daughter of the host family.
Our host families are diverse including several couples with children with similar age to our students and a few young couples without children or older couples with grown children who are no longer at home. Most of the families have children under 18 years old.
They all are very nice and well educated people who really like to have our students at home. All our families take very good care of the students and offer them a warm and kind environment and help the school with the supervision. Our host families live in some of the nicest and best neighboorhoods in Barcelona and many of them just few minutes walking distance from our school. The host family will provide all bed linens, pillows and towels the student/s need while staying with them.
In the morning: All participants are picked up in the morning at their host family accommodation to be accompanied to the school wich is also the meeting point in the mornings for the group of players to go to the Tennis Camp.
In the afternoon: Participants are also accompanied back to the host families in the afternoon after the training or after the cultural activities or the Spanish course (according to their group age and option of program). Most of the studets can go walking to the school as most of them live between 10 to 20 minutes walking distance.
* Older students once they know how to retur to the host family, will go on their own with the group of students also staying in the same area.
* Younger students are accompanied by the School coordinators during all the program.
Breakfast and dinner Monday through Saturday and the 3 meals on Sunday are with the host family. Lunch from Monday through Thrusday is at SpainBcn School for those participants who are 13 years old and younger. Older students can also have lunch at SpainBcn School if they inform us the day before. Pic nic with a big sandwich and a drink are prepared and served for all participants of our Summer Programs for the beach days (Fridays) and the excursion days (Saturdays).
The student will be expected to make his/her own bed, help to keep the room tidy, leave the bathroom clean. 1 or 2 laundries per week.
Students under 18 are not allowed to be away from their home in Barcelona overnight (after 11,00 pm). Curfews will be strictly enforced. A student bad behaviour may then result in the school contacting the parents/guardian. They will need to speak with their child and solve the problem inmediately as SpainBcn and the host family are not responsible for the student who does not follow the program's rules.
NOTE: Those parent/s or tutor/s who want to permit their children to go out during the night need to send us a formal permission slip explaining what days students can go out and also exhonerating SpainBcn and the host family of all responsibilities.
NOTE: Some of our host families do not want the students they have at home to go out at night so, in these cases, the school can place the student with another host family.

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