The Transition Year Spain Course

CSS Valencia offers a Transition Year Spain course 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.

We started this course in the 2017-2018 academic year, and feedback from both students and parents has been very positive. Have a look at these interviews with students who took part in our Transition Year Spain course.

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 Transition Year Spain course 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

09.00Spanish language support classSpanish language support classSpanish language support classSpanish language support classSpanish language support class
10.00MusicPhysical EducationArtITPhysical Education
12.15ArtCivic StudiesMusicGeography & HistoryIT
15.00Biology & GeologyArtSport activitiesBiology & GeologyGeography & History
16.00Civic StudiesPhysical EducationPhysical EducationMeeting with tutor
17.00Home time
17.30Sport activitiesSport activitiesSport activitiesSport activities
18.30Home timeHome timeHome timeHome time