From small mountain village dance halls to the world-class stadiums of Madrid, experience Spain’s passion for sports and recreation as you speak the language and explore the world of Physical Therapy.
Take a walk through Spain’s history, from the thousands year old Spanish-style bullfighting to the present day Real Madrid, FC Barcelona rivalry. After learning the discipline of flamenco with seasoned professionals, becoming part of a close-knit team on and off the field, and practicing introductory physical therapy skills, you'll leave with a worldly understanding of this complex country, its cultural and creative communities and present way of life.
|June 25 - July 15||HS||21 days||$6,280||Available|
|July 17 - August 6||HS||21 days||$6,280||Available|
Broadreach combines your thirst for fun and adventure with tangible skill development, real-world educational opportunities and a genuine commitment to service. While on program, you’ll earn documented community service hours and even college credits. It’s what we call “Earn & Learn,” and it’s what you’ll take home as evidence of your many accomplishments.
Spain Sport, Physical Therapy & Spanish offers 3 language college credits through Lesley University. Additionally, students earn 15 hours of documented community service.
Students will develop a functional level of conversational Spanish while being introduced to the field of Physical Therapy and practicing the nation’s favorite sports. Between speaking, reading, writing and listening activities, they will tour world famous stadiums, shadow athletes and coaches, learn traditional Spanish dance and participate in Physical Therapy guest lectures. They’ll also study the history of the country’s different regions, from Madrid to Andalusia.
Through service, gain a more meaningful connection to the cultures and communities you explore while taking an active role to address important global issues at the local level.
Seville is our entry point to our one-of-a-kind cultural journey. We’ll leap right into the adventure and explore the local landscape with a trek along the Caminito del Rey, a picturesque walkway winding through the Graganta del Chorro gorge. Delve into the history of Seville by perusing the Alcázar of Seville, an ancient royal palace built by Moorish Muslim kings. Then get moving like the locals while walking the cobblestone streets and kayaking the only navigable river in Spain, the Guadalquivir river.
Next we make our way to a tiny, white-washed village in the province of Cádiz, Prado del Rey. This picturesque Andalusian village is where we put down roots for our next adventures — workshops with youth sports teams, coaches, Physical Therapists and an immersive homestay with a local family. Mornings here are spent taking intensive Spanish language lessons and honing reading, writing and comprehension skills through the lens of sports and kinesthetics. After class, flex your PT muscles as you dive into an introduction to the field with a local Physical Therapist and play a game of basketball at the nearby school. In the evenings, explore authentic Spanish traditions such as flamenco and tapas. We say goodbye to the families that so graciously welcomed us into their lives and homes with promises to write and return.
We travel to a community outside the city of Granada, nicknamed the “Moorish Jewel,” to volunteer with a local non-profit that provides a haven for low-income Spanish families. Take part in hands on workshops, including soap, pottery and furniture making, plus teach children how to read, and practice a healthy lifestyle. In Granada, we have an opportunity to visit the Alhambra, a former fortress and palace of Moorish monarchs. Fall in love with Granada’s medieval streets, public squares and many important monuments. You’ll even get to hone your flamenco dance skills with a professional dancer and visit a locals’ spot for an authentic performance.
Next, head east to the province of Valencia, near the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Immerse yourself in the world of soccer and learn how student athletes stay healthy and perform their best on and off the field. Build cross-cultural friendships with fútbol academy students who have dreams of playing professionally. Learn introductory physical therapy techniques to practice on each other. The famous Valencia Province sunshine makes most days perfect for a scrimmage and a walk through the city.
Close out the program by visiting the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home to Real Madrid C.F. As we go out for a final dinner and farewell, we take a moment to process all the adventure and culture we’ve experienced, all the Spanish we’ve learned in such a short time, our new families in Prado del Rey, the lives we touched in Granada and the people who have spent the last 21 days with us on this life-changing adventure. For now, it’s adiós, but not for long.
Amazing, breathtaking, phenomenal, incredible, extraordinary, I could list more because this trip was all of these things and more. Broadreach trips are the best trips I have ever been on that balance learning and experiencing the culture around you.
After three weeks in Spain, I felt like I had learned a whole year’s worth of Spanish. Especially after only taking one year of Spanish, I was worried I would not be able to understand the culture. However, the people there and places I visited grew my knowledge of the Spanish culture. I learned so much from my host family and from the cool sites that we hiked or looked at. It was truly an unforgettable experience that I will hold with me forever.
I had the time of my life. I’ve always believed experiences shape us, and never will I find one more educational than this one. Not only the activities, but the people motivated me to open my mind and change some perspectives. It gave me more confidence in myself and a better understanding of the world. I highly recommend this trip for those who want to extend themselves beyond their home and family.
I went on a Broadreach trip to Spain this past summer and it was arguably one of the best experiences of my life. The staff was so nice and easy to work with and the other campers were amazing. I would 100% recommend looking into going on Broadreach trip. You won’t regret it.
I learned so much about Spanish and being confident in my speaking ability. I also learned a lot about other cultures and how to adapt to different lifestyles. We didn’t have very many health issues to address. This was my second Broadreach trip and I loved it so much! I would definitely do it again because the people, the leaders, and the actual trip was exactly was I was looking for. We only needed to spend money on souvenirs and snacks so it was really easy. Don’t spend all of your money within the first week! Don’t be afraid to speak to people and to mess up! Everyone understands that you’re going to make mistakes and they are really accepting of it. The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You’d rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.
Tuition is all inclusive for instruction, food, accommodations, and activities from the time you arrive in country. However, you are responsible for your airfare, spending money (we suggest about $150-200 depending on the program), any required textbooks, and student expenses such as medical fees. Some trips require scuba gear which can be rented, purchased or in some cases borrowed from Broadreach. Finally, for our high school trips that offer college credit, you can elect to receive an official Lesley University credit transcript for approximately $180 per credit hour. For more information about expenses that might apply to your program, click here.
For most programs, we have a few recommended flights and an arrival time range, and we usually give you the option to book flights on your own or through our travel agency partner. A few programs have required group flights, which we set up in advance. Students travel independently, but often meet up along the way, and we collect student itinerary details. Broadreach instructors will be waiting in the arrivals hall of the destination airport to greet each student, and they’ll be wearing special shirts and holding a Broadreach sign. We also mail students Broadreach shirts to wear while traveling which makes it easy for them to identify each other. Typically, making travel arrangements and the actual travel days go very smoothly.
Safety is our top priority, and it is something we evaluate from every angle throughout the year. We’re very proud of our safety record over the past 26 years of running international programs for students. There are so many ways to address how we handle safety, including the extensive experience and training of our instructors, the specific locations we choose to visit, the relationships we have established with our local partners, and the 24/7 support we provide our groups. We have extensive program-specific risk management plans and safety standards that we adhere to. We’d be happy to talk about safety in more detail for the program you’re considering if you’d like to call our office.
We require that students have at least $100,000 of emergency evacuation coverage and some kind of international medical coverage, as well as coverage for scuba diving for programs that include diving. We offer two different policy options, or if you already have a policy that meets this criteria, we would just collect those policy details after enrollment.
Our Tuition Protection policy covers cancellations for medical reasons up to 100% and for any other reason up to 75% (except for residents of NY state). It’s also a great comprehensive travel insurance policy, including medical coverage, emergency evacuation, travel delay, baggage (loss or delay), etc. The cost of the policy ranges from $319-379 based on the program duration. For more specific coverage details, please call our office.
Broadreach instructors are highly experienced, passionate, energetic and supportive. The average age of our instructors is 28 years old, and depending on the program, they meet specific qualifications (a Master’s degree in the subject area, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification, foreign language fluency, Wilderness First Responder certification, etc).
We do our best to accommodate allergies and food preferences but we consider the situation, country and the program to determine whether it will be a good fit for the specific dietary restriction. It’s important that you let Broadreach know well in advance of any food preferences or allergies so we can determine whether your restrictions will work on your program.
We require a non-refundable deposit of $1000 to lock in your spot, and then the final balance can be spread out and paid in a few different ways. The final payment is requested by about 3 months before departure. Our optional tuition protection plan covers cancellations for medical reasons up to 100% and cancellations for any other reason up to 75% (except for residents of NY state).
Academics will vary by program but usually include journals, discussions, lectures, research projects, and a midterm and final exam. We expect all of our students to participate fully in the academic course work on our programs, regardless of whether they have chosen to take it for official college credit.
We partner with Lesley University in Cambridge, MA to offer college credit for our academic high school and college programs. Those credits are widely accepted at colleges and universities all over North America, and we can often let you know if an alumni student has transferred those credits to a specific school in the past. For more details, click here.
In the fall, we have a few different early enrollment discounts– please call our office for more information. We also offer a 5% discount on the second enrollment from the same immediate family in a summer. This offer is available to an individual student or siblings. The 5% discount will be applied to the program of lesser cost, and cannot be combined with any other discounts.
We do offer some scholarships through the Broadreach Foundation. Please call our office for more information on applying.