Spanish Language and The Way of Saint James (Camino de Santiago)
The course is intended for people who want to learn Spanish and find out more about Spanish culture, with a special focus on the Camino de Santiago – the Saint James's Way. The course comprises three types of activities:
a practical introduction to Spanish language and culture
an analytical introduction to the Saint James's Way
a five-day walk on the Way itself, to arrive at Santiago de Compostela
The Saint James's Way was recognised in 1987 by the Council of Europe as the first European Cultural Route. The way is a pilgrim route, which millions of people have followed over the course of over a thousand years to the city of Santiago de Compostela, where it is said that the remains of the apostle Saint James lie. In addition to being a physical way (or ways, for there are a number of different pilgrim routes which end in Santiago de Compostela) it is, above all, a spiritual and cultural trajectory which has played an important role in the diffusion and dissemination of culture and belief in Europe.
What is included?
A nine-day stay in León (from Monday to Tuesday of the following week):
18 teaching hours of Spanish language and culture
■ 10 teaching hours of analytical study of the pilgrim routes leading to Santiago de Compostela, focusing on the historical, socio-political and religious aspects of their existence and development. In addition, there will be a focus on the consequences that the routes have had in a wide variety of aspects of human life, such as the social, geographical, religious and artistic
Accommodation with host families (full board)
A five-day pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela (from wednesday to Sunday):
A pilgrimage on foot along the final 100 km of the French Way, accompanying other pilgrims, with overnight stays in traditional pilgrim hostels
The pilgrimage will be made with an expert guide, and will include full-board accommodation and medical insurance
What is not included?
Last day dinner
Transport from Santiago de Compostela to León (or another destination)
Price: from €1,100 (depending on the number of participants)
A minimum of eight people will be necessary for the course to go ahead.
For more information: +34 987 291 962