• Spain
    • Barcelona
Apr 29, 2019
Aug 08, 2021
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Don Quijote Barcelona offers students the possibility to learn Spanishg while experiencing the daily life in Barcelona. Barcelona is the second large city in Spain. The Ramblas, the Barceloneta, Park Güell, the Sagrada familia and much more beautiful sites makes the city defenitely worth a visit. There are two official languages spoken in Barcelona: Catalan and Castillian Spanish. Barcelona is unequivocally a Mediterranean city, not only because of its geographic location but also and above all because of its history, traditions, and cultural influences.

There is no language school of this size and caliber in all of Europe! All the teachers of Don Quijote Barcelona provide students with human warmth by offering sudents their personal side as well as their professional side as much as possible.

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No, I don't recommend this program

Absolutely appaling - bullying at the camp

My brother and I sent our boys to the camp. When we picked them up and debriefed from the two weeks they spent there, they mentioned a few pieces of feedback such a the fact most activities should have been extras booked prior to the camp. Our son and his cousin got bored several times. We did not know we had to book something or he would get bored. This was not very clear. So they ended up going to the beach everyday.

Second regarding the academical level, it seems our boys were mainly listening three hours to Spanish classes in the morning. They did not speak much. They both said they spoke more English that Spanish!

But the real issue we have with the camp is that one of them faced bullying. He has mentioned it to the staff and no one reacted. I am extremely disappointed by the behavior of the camp manager to whom he mentioned the problem.
Two children younger than him kept bothering him. One called him a “a failure”. The other kept giving him nicknames because he has glasses and even threw stones and small pieces to him. He only told them to stop and asked help from the staff. The staff did not do anything. The staff did not move. As a result he felt poorly during all the “free" time not in class as these kids were around him.

Eventually he pushed the kid for him to stop and the head of the camp only told him this was not the best way. I think the best way would have been for this “head of the camp” to intervene before. It seems harassment is something accepted by these folks. The staff seems to be ok with bullying happening at the camp - this is definitely not a place I will send again my son and will proactively tell it to anyone interested in their camp.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Not go considering they let bullying happen. Unbelievable that in 2021 the staff would not be able to handle such a situation!
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