Spain Group Programs

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

ECI FAQs - Spain Group Programs

Are Salamanca and Nerja safe cities?

Relatively speaking, Salamanca and Nerja are both considered very safe Spanish cities. Late at night, it is not unusual to see families with young children out together in the main squares. Safety is our number one priority, and for this reason we base our programs only in cities that have a reputation for being safe and family-oriented.

As safety can never be taken for granted, we have in place a number of safety-related policies that our chaperones meticulously follow. We also provide our students with a set of rules and guidelines designed for their safety, such as being in pairs whenever possible during free time and encouraging them to make every effort to abide by the curfew and alcohol rules.

What happens during the Individual Immersion Week?

Your Immersion Week is probably the most important component of the program, helping you achieve your goal of improving your level of Spanish fluency. Your two weeks at the language school will lay the foundation for this valuable experience.

Together with your US Leaders, you will travel to the immersion town where you will be met by the local Host Family Coordinator and introduced to your carefully chosen volunteer family. For the next week you will become a part of that family and live the life of a Spanish teenager.

There are no group activities—this is your unique opportunity to become immersed in Spanish family life and culture.

Have a question?

If you can’t find the answer to your question here or in the program brochure please contact us:

  • 510-845-2230
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