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What types of cultural activities and excursions are typical in group exchange programs?

Group exchange programs are a great opportunity for fostering cross-cultural understanding and appreciation for other cultures. These programs offer students an experience of immersion in diverse cultures, building bridges of understanding and forging lasting connections. One of the most exciting aspects of these programs lies in the wide range of cultural activities and excursions that students engage in, which serve as windows into the destination's heritage.

Cultural encounters from flamenco dancing to guitar building and other local activities

Immersive experiences expose students to the traditions and customs of their destination. Cultural encounters, ranging from flamenco dancing to guitar building and other local activities, are typical in group exchange programs. Engaging in these types of activities such as dance, music, and traditional craftsmanship, gives students the opportunity of gaining firsthand insights into the local culture, fostering a deeper appreciation and understanding of the cultural heritage they encounter.

Regular conversation exchanges and social meet-ups with local students

At Alandis Travel, we believe that the best way for students to immerse themselves in culture is by getting to learn about it from the communities that they visit.

One of our favorite ways to meet locals is through our “speaking partners program”, where students can meet and learn from other students their age. We organize lunches, scavenger hunts, and lots of fun activities to help students build long-lasting friendships.

Alandis Students having ice cream with local students in Alicante, Spain
Alandis Students having ice cream with local students in Alicante, Spain

New sports & hobbies

In group exchange programs, students have the opportunity to explore and learn sports or hobbies that are unique to the host country, expanding their horizons and embracing new experiences. Whether it’s kayaking, sevillanas dance classes, local cinema trips, flamenco shows, local cooking classes, local music concerts, or ceramic workshops, these activities foster personal growth, teamwork, and cultural exchange among participants.

Short excursions 

Short excursions are also a typical activity in group exchange programs, that offers students a chance to explore nearby attractions and landmarks. The options to discover the local region are endless, day trips to nearby cities, visits to museums, historical sites, and natural wonders, or hikes through scenic landscapes, these excursions provide valuable opportunities to broaden perspectives, deepen understanding of the three cultures present in Spain Christian, Jewish, and Moorish, and create lasting memories within the group.

Linguistic & cultural immersion

When in a group exchange program, students immerse themselves in a new way of life, learn a new language, and gain a better understanding of the world around them. Thanks to language classes, conversation exchanges, and homestays they can enhance their language skills while gaining a deeper understanding of the host country’s culture and fostering appreciation and empathy for different ways of life.

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