Summer Programs

LITA’s Open Enrollment Programs are held during the summer and bring groups of dynamic students together from all over the country.

Each group is carefully arranged to ensure a cohesive unit in which participants can support each other through the triumphs and challenges of an immersive, rural-focused travel experience. Leadership development is also a focus for LITA programs, offering all students a chance to cultivate leadership skills and help create positive group dynamics.

Typical Program Elements

  • Departure from New York
  • Groups of 12-14 students and two experienced leaders
  • Week-long orientation either in Galicia or Castilla y León
  • Three-week homestay with weekly group excursions, language classes and internships
    • One student per family
    • Students are matched with individual host families that have children of similar ages and interests to them
    • Leaders are on site at all times to supervise all aspects of the homestay experience
  • Three-day backcountry trek in the Basque Country and Catalan Pyrenees in Northern Spain or the Sierra de Aracena in Southern Spain
  • Five-day exploration of a major Spanish city


  • Students finishing 9th through 11th grade
  • Minimum of two years of Spanish study
  • A true sense of adventure, keen interest in cultural exchange and language acquisition
    and “un gran sentido de humor!”

Dates and Pricing for 2018

  • North - Group 1 - June 18th - July 24th, 2018 - (departure from JFK) – $8,150
  • South - June 25th - July 31st, 2018 - (departure from JFK) – $8,150
  • North - Group 2 - July 2nd - August 7th, 2018 - (departure from JFK) – $8,150

Excluding the cost of group airfare.

For more information, please do not hesitate to call our offices (contact information here) or email us at

If you are an educator looking to build a program in Spain for your student community, you can learn more about our school programs here.


“This was an incredible experience and it awakened me to what I think of as the best way to travel. Here was Spain, but not from guidebooks or museums. You learn a thousand things in each moment and it’s all infused with this wild excitement. At the end of the day, all your grammar mistakes and all your accidental rudeness, it’s all fine because everyone wants you to do well. Everyone’s rooting for you, and they’re still going to feed you incredible food.”
— Sara Van Horn, student, 2014
"I think the structure of the program was brilliantly conceived - such an amazing variety of rich, diverse and well thought out opportunities."
— Nancy Friedman, parent, 2015



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