2024 Lake Oswego Middle School Spain Cultural Journey

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2024 Lake Oswego Middle School Spain Cultural Journey! We have created two webpages dedicated to this exciting program so that travelers are as informed as possible throughout the process. The first page, Pre-Enrollment, is meant to share exciting details, highlights and pertinent info that participants will want to know before enrolling. Once enrolled, the Post-Enrollment page, is meant to prepare travelers for participation on the adventure ahead. Please be sure to review the information on the appropriate page thoroughly and we can't wait to start our enriching adventure!
Travel Dates: June 20, 2024 - June 30, 2023
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Program Tuition: $3,390 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Estimated Airfare: $900

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There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan.  Follow whichever works best for your family. If we are within 90 days of travel, only the pay in full option is possible.

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Spain Cultural Journey North

The smell of paella, the rhythmic tapping of flamenco, the rugged peaks of the Pyrenees, the soft waves of the Mediterranean, the world class museums, the Moorish palaces, the medieval villages, and the people who seem to have more lust and passion for life than anywhere else; this is Spain! You will access all of this and more as you improve your Spanish language skills and escape the tourist path. We have carefully developed programs that include spending days hiking along the epic Camino de Santiago, learning to make olive oil at an old-world grove, enjoying tapas, exploring the colorful streets of Barcelona, and sketching our own versions of Dalí.

The above is a general description of activities on our programs in Spain. Please consult your itinerary for exactly what you all will be doing on your adventure.

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys allow travelers to gain insights into the heritage, history and modern realities of their destination by offering a broad diversity of experience. We rely on the expertise of our local staff to plan itineraries which not only explore the prominent sites but also make time for the lesser-known local gems and are intentional about regular interaction with local people.

Program Highlights


Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!

Explore Santiago de Compostela!

Have the adventure of a lifetime with your friends

Visit the most renowned museums in Spain

Enjoy delicious Spanish pinxos (snacks)!!

The Itinerary


We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers and given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group. 

DayLocationActivityLodging
1USA - MadridToday the group will travel from the USA to Madrid, Spain, arriving the following day.Airplane
2MadridMadrid We'll arrive in Madrid and settle into the hotel after the long day of travel. Later, we'll hold an orientation meeting to discuss the upcoming trip in details before heading out to explore our neighborhood and have dinner near Plaza Santa Ana.Hotel Sterling or similar
3MadridToday we'll visit the Prado museum, to admire the collections in one of the most impressive art museums in the world. In the afternoon we'll stroll through the Retiro Park, once the king's personal refuge, and enjoy churros con chocolate along the old winding streets. In the evening we'll have dinner with some local Spanish students where we can take turns speaking in Spanish and English. ¿Que guay, no?Hotel Sterling or similar
4Madrid - GaliciaThis morning we'll take a train to the north of Spain to Galicia, known for its beaches, its gastronomy and Santiago de Compostela, as an historical heritage. We will visit this city and know where millions of people congregate each year. Then we will take our skills to a magnifical Galician dance classHotel Sanxenxo or similar
5GaliciaToday we will explore the Galician bay by boat. Then we will visit one of the most beautiful seaside towns called Combarro and get dinner thereHotel Sanxenxo or similar
6Galicia - AsturiasAfter breakfast, we will leave Galicia, to get further in the north of Spain towards Asturias, to the town Cangas de Onís we will be able to visit a beautifull roman bridgeHotel Asturias or similar
7AsturiasThis day we will go up in the mountains to visit Covadonga, the history says that Spain as a country started here over a thousand year a go. We will visit the park and its lakes that belongs to the National Park Picos de EuropaHotel Asturias or similar
8Asturias - SantanderToday we will go for a canoe activity in the Sella River, then we will visit Llanes, then visit the San Pedro route over a the cliffHotel Santander or similar
9SantanderAfter breakfast we will do a hike "Buciero Route", at the afternoon we will take a boat to Santoña marsh. At the afternoon we will have free time at SantanderHotel Santander or similar
10Bilbao - MadridAfter breakfast we will take the bus to Bilbao and spend the day exploring one of the most charming cities in all of northern Spain and the capital of the Basque Country, after lunch we will take a train to back towards Madrid. If the group is up for it, we can put our refined Spanish skills to use with a photographic scavenger hunt!Hotel Sterling or similar
11Madrid - USAInternational flight departure to the USYour own bed eventually!

Safety and Support


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HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
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EXPERT LEADERSHIP
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

My daughter’s experience in Morocco was extraordinary!! I really enjoyed seeing the pictures and hearing the stories about her adventures, but what brought me the most joy was the relationships she formed with the chaperones from her school and with Stafford and Said (Walking Tree’s Moroccan Country Directors and Program Leaders). She spoke of their characters and spirits which let me know these wonderful people went over and beyond the basics of the program. I am forever grateful for the love and care all four of you gave to her.

Beddar
Parent of Jadah, traveler on Morocco Cultural Journey

Your Adventure Includes

Estimated Airfare

In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. Once confirmed, you will be invoiced for the flight roughly 75 days prior to travel. 

Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.

 

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Resource center

Resource Center

Why should high school students travel abroad? What happens if a participant gets sick? How quickly do we need to enroll? We’re sure you have plenty of questions and we’ve got you covered! Visit our Resource Center to discover the answers to your most pressing questions and contact us anytime with additional questions.

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