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GLASS ALUMNI

SPAIN PROGRAM

 

SPAIN PROGRAM
AT A GLANCE

Location: Valencia and Barcelona, Spain
Dates: July 5th-14th, 2022
Who: GLASS Alumni

LEADERSHIP IN ACTION
We will put our GLASS leadership skills into action by designing and delivering leadership workshops for local Spanish youth.

SPORTS-PERFORMANCE TRAINING
Our daily sports-performance training is designed to help each student meet her current, unique athletic goals.

GLOBAL ADVENTURE
While in Spain we'll embark on cultural and adventurous excursions including guided city bike tours and a catamaran tour on the Mediterranean Sea.

SERVICE-LEARNING
In addition to our leadership workshops for local youth, we'll support local environmental and sport-for-development nonprofits in Valencia.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Dates: July 5th-14th, 2022
Total: $4495

Included:

  • Round-trip airfare from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Barcelona, Spain (BCN)

  • 3 meals per day

  • 8 nights lodging

  • Transportation in Spain

  • Sports-performance training

  • Service-learning clinics

  • All excursions on the itinerary

  • GLASS t-shirt

  • GLASS journal

  • GeoBlue International Health Insurance​​

Accommodations:

​While in Valencia, we will stay in a private, group hostel. In Barcelona, we will stay in a 4-star hotel. ​​

Not Included:

  • A flight to JFK International Airport (if necessary)

  • Passport fees (if applicable)

  • Baggage fees on flights

  • Personal expenses (i.e. souvenirs and snacks)

Payment:

  • A $500 deposit is required to reserve your spot for the Alumni Spain Program. The remainder of the payments will be paid in installments.

  • Discount opportunities are available. Please inquire with our enrollment team.

Transportation:

We will travel around Spain via train and private shuttles.

 

Spain Early Bird Discount - Deposit before Jan. 15th for $250 off the program total.

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PROGRAM ITINERARY

July 5th - Travel Day - Participants will meet Megan and Annika at JFK International Airport to depart for Barcelona, Spain.

July 6th -
Valencia - We will arrive early in the morning and grab breakfast in Barcelona before catching our train to Valencia, Spain. After some time to rest, we will enjoy a welcome dinner and program orientation.

July 7th -
Valencia - We'll start the day with a beach workout and team-building games. In the afternoon, we will tour Valencia's historic Old Town on foot and then begin prepping our leadership workshops for local youth.

July 8th -
Valencia - We will get in a quick workout in the morning and then relax on a catamaran tour on the
Mediterranean Sea. We'll spend some more time in the afternoon preparing our leadership workshop and conclude the evening with a team game night!

July 9th -
Valencia - In the morning, students will have the option to participate in a 5K run through the Turia River Park. We'll spend midday working on our leadership workshop and have a free afternoon to hang out at the beach or explore the City of Arts and Sciences.

July 10th - 
Valencia - We'll work out on the beach in the morning and then enjoy a traditional Valencian paella lunch. In the afternoon, we'll finalize our leadership workshop for local youth. In the evening, we'll connect with our Beyond Sports interns––who will be in Valencia at the same time as us––to compete in the Beyond Sports Olympics.

July 11th -
Valencia - We'll take a half-day trip to the mountains to visit the Xátiva Castle in the morning. Once we return to Valencia, we'll host our leadership workshop for local youth. In the evening, we'll reflect on our workshop experience and unwind with a traditional cultural workshop.

July 12th -
Barcelona - Departing early in the morning, we'll take a private bus or train back to Barcelona. Upon arrival, we'll tour Barcelona's best-known sights, including Sagrada Familia, Gothic Quarter, and Olympic Stadium on Mount Montjuïc. In the evening, we'll enjoy a late sunset from one of Barcelona's breathtaking viewpoints and a local dinner.

July 13th -
Barcelona - We will start our day off with a trip inland to the picturesque Montserrat Monastery. Later, we will bike around the city and along the Barceloneta beach. In the evening, we'll bid farewell to Spain with a traditional tapas dinner.

July 14th -
Travel Day - Megan and Annika will accompany all students back to the United States.

The itinerary components will stay the same; however, the exact day and times of each activity will change slightly. The finalized itinerary will be scheduled around the workshops with local Spanish youth.

 

SPAIN

TEAM

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Kris Brackmann

Spain Site Director

Our Spain program will be led by three of our Beyond Sports staff members. GLASS Program Managers, Annika and Megan, will meet all travelers in New York at the JFK International Airport. Upon arrival to Valencia, Spain, the group will meet up with our Spain Site Director, Kris. You can learn more about our Spain program leaders on our team page.

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Megan Theiller

GLASS Operations Manager

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Annika Wachtman

GLASS Program Manager

 

NEXT STEPS

1.

Learn More

All GLASS Alumni are eligible to participate in our Spain Program. Your first step is to discuss this opportunity with your family and decide ifd it's right for you. No application is required for this program.

2.

Register

Once you're ready to enroll, your next step is to complete registration. A $500 deposit is required to reserve your spot. Once enrolled, we will stay in touch with flight information and updated itinerary details.

 

Spain Early Bird Discount - Deposit before Jan. 15th for $250 off the program total.

Spain Program FAQs

What time are we meeting at the JFK Airport on July 5th?


We will depart from JFK in the afternoon on July 5th. Students will need to meet Annika and Megan at the airport around midday. More specific timeframe details will be shared closer to departure.




Are there scholarship or discount opportunities?


Please reach out to our enrollment team to learn about discount opportunities for our Spain Program. For scholarship opportunities, we recommend looking into scholarships provided by the Lindsey Vonn Foundation: https://www.lindseyvonnfoundation.org




When is the enrollment deadline?


Enrollment for our Spain Program will close on May 5th.




Who is eligible for the GLASS Alumni Spain Program?


Our Alumni Spain Program is exclusively for students who completed our GLASS Costa Rica Program.




Is the COVID-19 vaccine required?


Yes, the COVID-19 vaccine is required for our Spain Program.