Group Program

California

California is, without a doubt, one of the most visited States in the United States of America. It is located on the West Coast, and surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. Its privileged location guarantees ideal weather all year round.

Los Angeles is one of the most emblematic cities in the US. It is well known as the center of the Hollywood movie industry, its cultural richness, the Coastal sightseeing, and its beaches. It is the second largest city in the country, and it is built on flat land, between the Coast and the Saint Bernardino and Saint Gabriel Mountains. There are some skyscrapers, but not very many. That makes the extension of the city absolutely unthinkable, with a great amount of smaller towns that are connected by a large network of roads and interstate highways.

Hollywood is the historical site where the movie studios were established, and movie stars, TV, music and sport celebrities live in Beverly Hills. It all deserves to be visited!!

Summer 2019

Program

We will travel all together as a group, from Asturias, and with a Speak and Travel representative who will stay there the entire month. The chaperone will stay in touch with the natural families in Spain and will keep them informed at all times.

The Program includes:

  • Flights Round Trip: Asturias – Madrid – Los Angeles.
  • Bus Transfer from the Airport to a meeting point for all host families in Upland.
  • Room and Board in the selected family for 4 weeks.
  • One Day Tour to Los Angeles.
  • One Day tour to one of the most emblematic beaches around L.A. with barbecue.
  • One day Tour to Venice Beach.
  • Organization of a one-day tour to Disneyland or Universal Studios (Supplement: 180 €).
  • Accompanied travel from Asturias and personal attention during the entire stay in the US.
  • Full Liability insurance. Travel and Baggage Insurance and Medical Insurance.
  • Optional cancellation Insurance for certain established conditions. (Optional)
  • Orientation Session before departure in Oviedo.
  • 3.810
  • from June 28 to July 26

TOURS

Tour to the

City of Los Angeles

Hollywood Hills with the best views of the city and the emblematic Hollywood sign, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Sunset Strip, and the Hollywood Boulevard. It is there where we will walk on the Walk of Fame, and we will see the Chinese Grauman Theater and the Dolby Theater (Home of the Oscar Academy Ceremony).

Day at the

Beach with barbecue

We will spend a wonderful day together in one of the most beautiful beaches on the Pacific Coast, such as Balboa Beach, or Newport Beach, and we will enjoy a barbecue lunch as a Group.

Tour to

Venice Beach

We will enjoy a tour to Venice Beach, space for artists, painters, and contemporary musicians.  It is very well known for being a beautiful beach, but also, for its alternative boardwalk, very colorful and next to the ocean.

Optional Tour to Disneyland or Universal Studios

(Optional)

Students will be given the option to participate in a day tour to either Disneyland or Universal Studios.  A minimum of 10 participants will be necessary for the tour to be organized.  They are the most visited amusement parks in the city and an important tourist attraction for the city itself.

OUR FAMILIES

One more

for the family

Our students will be accommodated in different towns and small cities that are very well connected, and that are part of the “Great Los Angeles area! They are all very safe residential areas, middle class, very familiar, and located between L.A. and the city of Ontario. They are all volunteers, and they accept to host the students as a new member inside their families, and to treat them as a son or daughter. The international exposure to other cultures and the desire to have personal bonds outside their borders are the main reasons for them to become a host family!

All the host families will have kids, so that they can share their lives and time together. In California, there is a large number of families with a Hispanic background, but all the families will talk to the students exclusively in English, and it will always be the only language used among all the family members.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

Limited Places

Don´t miss yours

  • Request your place

    You can request your place by clicking HERE and filling out the application form or by calling our telephone number (+34) 609 013 418.

  • Personal interview

    The Speak and Travel representatives will contact the student’s family in less than 48 hours after receiving this form. They will arrange a personal interview, where student and parents must be present. During this meeting, the program will be explained. Student and family will also receive all the information about the destination, the American families’ procedure for hosting and the excursions in the US. Any other doubt or concern will be solved.

  • Definitive registration

    Once the student has taken the decision to join the program, they must fill out the final REGISTRATION FORM. They will be asked for detailed information about their natural families, hobbies, expectations and experiences in previous study programs outside of Spain. Student will have to prepare a letter (in English) for the host family. Contract for enrollment will be signed.

  • Information session

    Speak and Travel will organize a last information session before the departure in the month of June. In that meeting, students will receive the plane tickets details, copy of insurance policy, and all the final documents and recommendations.