My Spanish improved immensely, I made close friends that I am still in touch with today, and Cantabria is amazing! Fernando and Merche are totally dedicated to the students and were always available if ever we needed them.I loved living with my host family.
The program is extremely well organized. You find yourself speaking Spanish most of the time. I lived with three other American students from different parts of the States. Great fun!
There were also field trips to places like the Basque city of Bilbao and the Picos de Europa which were included as part of our program.
Santander has its own International airport with flights available to Rome, Berlin, Dublin and London etc... I took advantage of this on a few weekends!
Everyone in the program lived in a homestay, which is definitely the highlight. We all improved our Spanish while immersing ourselves into their culture. Most providers offer homestay as an option but with this program its the norm, and it’s brilliant! Forget living in an apartment.
We shared meals together, watched movies and even went to a soccer game!