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June 29* – July 25, 2024

*Escorted flight departs NYC on June 28

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Program Fee

$7,695 + airfare

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Completing 9-12


Athena offers students specialized workshops as part of the homestay program. There will be a different workshop held each week (they happen twice a week). Summer 2023 workshops are Spanish cooking, Community Service, Surfing and Flamenco Dance.

Athena - Spanish Cooking

Spanish Cooking

Enjoy a hands-on introduction to Spanish food and culture. Learn the recipes and techniques to prepare local favorites for a great insight into Spanish culinary traditions.

Athena - Soccer Clinic

Flamenco Dance

Flamenco Dance is an art form based on the various folkloric music traditions of southern Spain, developed within the gitano subculture of the region of Andalusia.

Athena - Surfing


Surf’s up! The Atlantic coast enjoys some of Europe’s best waves and the local expert instructors will make sure you have a blast whether you are a pro or complete beginner.

In addition to the regularly scheduled workshops, Athena offers daily afternoon and evening activities designed to ensure you make the most of your time in Conil. Past favorites include:

Athena - Swimming


Athena - Sporting Events

Sporting Events

Athena - Tennis


Athena - Sunbathing


Athena - Food Tastings

Food Tastings

Athena - Volleyball


Athena - Kayaking


Athena - Soccer


Athena - Films


Athena - Basketball



Excursions to local places of interest will take place weekends. These trips will give you the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful destinations in Andalusia.


The program begins and ends in Madrid. While in Madrid we will visit the major sites such as the Plaza Mayor, Museo Del Prado, Reina Sofia and Palacio Real as well as visit the famous San Miguel food market.


Visit La Catedral, La Giralda, El Alcázar and the picturesque Barrio de Santa Cruz (Jewish Quarter) among others. After dinner, we head off to a Flamenco show.


Explore the breathtaking La Mezquita and the beautiful Jewish and Moorish neighborhoods of this historic city.


Take a break and speak English for a day, pay a visit to the famous Gibraltar monkeys, and take in the breathtaking views of the African continent.


Cádiz, is the oldest inhabited city in the Western world. The Puertas de Tierra divide Cádiz into two parts. The historic Old Town abounds in squares, markets, museums, restaurants and cafés and the new part of town has wonderful sandy beaches on the Atlantic, where you can play beach volleyball and soccer.

Next Steps

Athena Spain is directed by Marta Ramos. If you have questions or would like to learn more about what makes Athena Spain different, please reach out.