Tian Huang – Teacher at Macleans College / Auckland, New Zealand
I love Openmind because several reasons. Firstly, they are experts on Spanish culture, history, and the attractions. They will always show you the best part of Spain and make you understand the country and its people deeply and thoroughly. Secondly, they are very professional and very good at organising activities. They will make your trip more fun and enjoyable. The last but not least, they are lovely and friendly girls who care you and look after you from their bottom of heart. They will make the unique plan especially for you, and the way they work with you is not like running a business. They treat you as real friends. Travel with Openmind, you will experience different culture, meet great people, and keep the precious memory for lifelong.
Demi Viljoen – Student, New Zealand
My experience in Spain was the best two weeks of my life. The tour guides were organised and prepared for any situation, big or small. From home sickness to getting lost in the subway. They were like our family away from our own family. I loved every place we visited, (the new and the old), the different cultures and the fact that we got involved in the everyday life by staying with homestay families. Yes, I’ll admit I was a little home sick in the beginning, but the team at Open Mind had chosen such fantastic host families, that we felt loved and cared for and they welcomed us into their homes as if we were there own children.
My time is Spain was unforgettable and I will always treasure the memories I had with 15 other complete strangers, that have now become my closest and best friends.
Thank you Openmind for making this a life changing experience that will never be forgotten.
Jina Hong, Student – China
Going to another country is always nerve-wrecking because the area is foreign, and more often than not, the language is very different to what you are used to. This was the case for me when I went to Spain, and even though I had my friends with me, I was still nervous travelling by myself (without my parents). So when I was introduced to the Openmind team when arriving at Spain, they broke down everything I needed to know and it allowed me to familiarise myself with my surroundings more. For this, I’m very thankful to the Openmind team and especially Gracia for helping all of us while in Spain.
Charity Gu – Student, India
The Openmind team was very friendly, welcoming and organised. All of the activities and the transport to them was sorted, and everything was very easy for us travellers. From art galleries to football stadiums, the activities were varied so it suited people with different interests. Making my time in Spain an unforgettable 2 weeks.