Christina from Germany, 15 years old, spent 26 days in Sitges:
The Spanish course in Sitges really helped me to get prepared to my exchange year in Spain. The nice family, I stayed with, took away my nervousness within seconds. They showed me that you can be understood in spite of the mistakes one is making. I learned that I simply have to speak if I ever want to get better in Spanish.
The Spanish school provided small classes, so I made a big effort within little time.
As I lived just beside the sea, I could enjoy a permanent “holiday feeling” during the stay.
Thanks to Gracia, our coordinator from Openmind, I never felt bored. She offered us a lot of activities and cared about us with a lot of patience!
I really can recommend the Spanish course for all these, who want to start well prepared their High School experience and would like to live in a beautiful town near by Barcelona.
Bastian from Germany, 15 years old, spent 12 days in Sitges:
My host family in Sitges was great! Especially my eight-year-old host brother made me laugh a lot. Everybody was very keen on showing me the city and all their nice corners…and there are a lot in Sitges!
I lived very close to the language school and only had to walk two comfortable minutes.
The school not only helped me to learn more Spanish, but also for the first time in my life I wished to be able to stay longer in school!
I very much liked the excursions we made with Gracia, our Openmind coordinator. As she speaks fluently Spanish, English and German, we really had our multilingual, private tour guide, who showed us Barcelona. She cared a lot about us and I never had the sensation to be on my own.
I can strongly recommend Openmind, the school and Sitges. Have a great time everybody!
Disa from Belgium, 15 years old, spent 12 days in Sitges:
The family was really nice and welcoming from the minute I landed, and I had a great time with them discussing different topics all in Spanish. If there was a word I couldn’t understand they would find a way to explain it, and going out to Sitges and other places was a perfect opportunity to learn new vocabulary and get to know such a beautiful city. Openmind supported me during the whole stay. Wonderful!
In the school it was a very relaxed and fun way of learning the language. I felt very much a part of the family and was sad to leave them – I’m keeping in contact and if I have the time next year I would love to return.