Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia, is a beautiful city declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its multicultural nature and for being the endpoint of an ancient pilgrimage route: the Camino de Santiago.

This important religious and cultural movement of the Middle Ages, has transformed this city into a meetingpoint of faith and thought of the Western world since the ninth century.

Its rich cultural heritage, the character of its people and its delicious gastronomy make of it an unforgettable place and the perfect destination for any of our courses. Come and discover it by yourself. Come and discover for yourself.

Excursiones desde Santiago de Compostela

During the courses, we organize plenty of excursions to nearby places with the intention of giving the students the opportunity to get to know more of Spain.

All these excursions are integrated in the academic program and the highlight topics are covered in class.

All of them are carried out by a Coordinator/teacher that will be explaining, in an entertaining and amusing manner, all the important historical aspects of the city.

Important: In some cases, this may include overnight hotel stays.

Visitas culturales en Santiago de Compostela

At Instituto San Fernando, we realize that the success of a Spanish language program is not solely dependent on the quality of the classes, but also the development of a cultural activities/free time program which fully immerses the student in the country’s culture.

The cultural activities component of our programs is designed to provide our students with a vision of Spanish culture and society in the most complete and integrated form possible. It is based on diverse criteria, including our high academic standards as well as the personal interests of the students.

All activities are carefully planned, discussed before and after in the classroom, include the appropriate materials and are accompanied by a specialized professor-mentor. We not only teach culture in the classroom; we allow each student to experience the most important aspects of Spanish society through a carefully structured program of cultural visits.

The Plaza de las Platerías, the Cathedral of Santiago, the Monastery of San Paio de Antealtares, the Royal Hospital of Santiago de Compostela, the Monastery of San Martín Pinario, the Alameda Park or visiting the Plaza del Obradoiro are some of our proposals.