Class Duration

Class Per Week

Student Age

Class Days

*Subject to change. Some activities may have an additional cost.


The first four Spanish lessons

Students will be taken on a tour of San Sebastian

One Leaving Certificate preparation class

The language school throws a welcome party for the new arrivals


Four Spanish classes

One Leaving Certificate preparation class

After class students can spend time at the beach

In your free time make new friends or get to know your host family


Four Spanish lessons

Leaving Certificate preparation class

Half day trip to Biarritz

Students can attend a cookery workshop


Four Spanish lessons

After class, students can attend a supervised surf lesson on the city’s beaches

Leaving Certificate preparation class

The language school organises a movie night


Four Spanish lessons

After class, students can relax or play sports on the beach.

Leaving Certificate preparation class

In your free time explore San Sebastian or catch up with your host family.


A full day trip to Bilbao is organised, here students can visit the famous Guggenheim museum.


Enjoy exploring San Sebastian in your free time.

Course Summary

10 Students

16 - 18 year olds




We are proud to be affiliated with the superb Lacunza International House language school in San Sebastian. As an IALC accredited body, Lacunza are part of a community of language schools who uphold high standards in their teaching practices, values and the provision of accommodation. The experienced tutors at this school use stimulating and interactive methods to ensure students improve their comprehension and expression of Spanish rather than simply memorising key phrases.There are twenty Spanish classes per week included in this course. These are taught in small groups using engaging multimedia resources. As this is a trip for students preparing for sixth year, you can also opt for an additional five Leaving Certificate preparation classes. These will focus solely on the Leaving Certificate Spanish syllabus with the aim to leave you feeling confident ahead of sitting your oral and written Spanish exams. You can also avail of one to one lessons with your tutor for a surcharge of €40  per class. These allow your tutor to thoroughly assess your progress and pay greater attention to your personal needs. An equally important element of this trip is speaking Spanish outside of class too. During activities and excursions you’ll speak with friends, group leaders and tutors in Spanish. During this time, you’ll notice your fluency naturally improves as you gain confidence speaking Spanish both in class and in your free time.

Dates & Prices

The price list for twenty group lessons, accommodation, full board, transfers, activities and excursions is as follows:


Two weeks


Three weeks


Optional extras:

  • 5 x LC Prep Classes: €100 per week

  • One to one classes: €40 per class

  • Surf lessons: €30 per lesson


Securing safe and comfortable accommodation is a vital element in creating a positive experience while studying abroad. The dedicated staff at Lacunza previously vet all host families to ensure that they are fully able to meet each student’s requirements. During your stay you can share a double room with a friend. If you are travelling alone we can place you with another student. All meals are provided by your host family. If you have any food allergies or accommodation preferences, please inform us at the point of booking so we can ensure these requirements are met. 

School Introduction Video

You can fly out on Sunday the 4th of June from Dublin airport with your group leaders and other group members.

Students will stay with a welcoming host family who live a short distance from the Lacunza language school. Each host family is previously vetted by the school staff.

Transfer between the airport and your host family’s home is provided on arrival and departure.

Students can opt to stay for two or three weeks. If you book a two week trip but want to extend your stay while you’re there, that’s no problem.

Having a foundation of conversational Spanish is beneficial to students going on any of our language courses but even less advanced students will see their fluency flourish in a short space of time during this immersive experience.

You’ll need to arrange your own flights. But we will provide you with the details needed regarding the airline you’ll travel with, the flight number and flight times of your outgoing and return journeys to ensure you travel with your Group Leaders and fellow students.

While all meals are provided, you’ll need money for socialising and shopping during your time away.

Students can opt to share a room with a friend or can be placed with another student if they have travelled alone. Staying with a student who you didn’t know before your trip is a great way to widen your circle of friends while getting the chance to practice your language skills with new people.