So far, Galicia, in the beautiful northeast of Spain, has been spared the mass tourism seen in some other regions. The “green country of Spain” offers a breathtaking landscape: expansive, lonely sand beaches and a varied coast with fjords which extend far inland. You can also find impressive cliffs and beautiful little islands off the coast.
More than worthy of mention are also the coastal cities La Coruña, Pontevedra and Vigo. They all have their own unique atmosphere. The cultural centre of Galicia and the destination of the famous pilgrimage trail “Camino de Santiago” is the “holy city“ of Santiago de Compostela.
The people are very friendly and foreign students will be delighted by the kindness of the “Gallegos”.
Culturally and linguistically, Galicia and neighbouring Portugal are very similar. The Galician language is very similar to Portugese.
In many schools some subjects are taught in Gallego. But as you can count on a lot of support from teachers and schoolmates, this is not a great problem. The books are in Spanish as is social life in general.