This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Learn Spanish & yoga in Granada, Spain
We inform students before they travel to Spain about atmosfair:
What is atmosfair? Not everyone is willing, or in the position, to give up air travel, despite the general awareness that this form of travel significantly contributes to the greenhouse effect. Hence, for people who are concerned with the environmental consequences of air travel, a service has now been created: atmosfair. Air-passengers can donate an amount which is equivalent to the gases emitted by their flight. The funds collected are invested in solar, hydropower, biomass, or energy-efficiency projects and thereby contribute to neutralizing greenhouse gases by an amount comparable with the aircraft's emissions. Students donation therefore helps to achieve these projects!
Our school also adopt environmentally friendly actions such as office recycling, purchasing FCS or recycled office supplies whenever possible.
All our students accommodations are in walking distance to the school. Students do not need any public transport to get to school. At the accommodations we also inform students to adopt environmentally friendly actions such as not wasting water or recycling their rubbish.
We offer Yoga classes in addition to a general Spanish course in collaboration with the school, Yoga Estudio. The studio was founded in 1993 by Eladia Martínez and is in our neighbourhood. Sending foreign students to her school, helps her to increase her incomings.
We are a non-profit co-operative organization whose members each participate in the decision-making process of the school and receive the same salary. All of our teachers are native speakers with university degrees. They are specialists in teaching Spanish as a foreign language and they are residents in Granada.
All fees paid by the students for cultural activities go entirely to local guides and companies. The school only charges a small commission to cover the administration expenses.
We endeavor, if requested, to find a suitable language partner from Granada who is learning your native language. This enhances the language learning process, promotes intercultural exchange between locals and our students, and encourages autodidactic learning methods. Due to the economical crisis in Spain, local students can't pay language courses at private schools. Our lingüístic exchange programme is free of charge and helps them to improve their language sills.