CSS Valencia offers study programmes specifically for Irish secondary school students, giving them the opportunity of spending a period of time from 4 weeks up to a whole academic year fully immersed in the culture of Spain. During this time, participants will have the full support of CSS Valencia staff to help them to make the most of their time abroad.
Our students live with a Spanish family and attend a local secondary school in Valencia, Spain, together with the children of their host family. They get to experience Spanish culture from the perspective of within a family and also have the huge benefit of a 24 hour environment in which they can make great progress on their language skills.
A CSS Valencia tutor spends time with the programme participants every week to work and support them in the language learning process.
This programme is especially suitable for Transition Year students, although students from across the secondary school education cycle can benefit from 100% immersion in a Spanish speaking environment.
Sample Week Schedule Transition Year Course
|09.00||Spanish language support class||Spanish language support class||Spanish language support class||Spanish language support class||Spanish language support class|
|10.00||Music||Physical Education||Art||IT||Physical Education|
|12.15||Art||Civic Studies||Music||Geography & History||IT|
|15.00||Biology & Geology||Art||Sport activities||Biology & Geology||Geography & History|
|16.00||Civic Studies||Physical Education||Physical Education||Meeting with tutor|
|17.30||Sport activities||Sport activities||Sport activities||Sport activities|
|18.30||Home time||Home time||Home time||Home time|