Immersion opportunities in Valladolid include getting involved in extracurricular activities, spending time doing memorable activities with your host family, and/or getting involved with a group in the local community that shares your interests or helps you develop new interests.
Valladolid is a walk-able city with a range of recreational and cultural activities, including ceramics workshops, live theatre, regional dance, concerts and a variety of performances. Each October, the city hosts a major film festival: the Cinema International Festival (SEMINCI). In the spring, Valladolid is home to one of the most impressive celebrations of the Holy Week (Semana Santa) in the world. As a student in Spain, you won’t want to miss out on experiencing these major cultural festivities.
With BCA Valladolid, students also have the opportunity to participate in the Street Theater festival (which takes place in May), and past group activities have included visiting a typical winery, going to the theater to watch “Don Juan” (usually on November 1st) and visiting the Science Museum.
If students are interested in joining groups for cooking, dance or theater (among others), they can connect with these activities through “centros civicos,” which are public buildings that offer different activities at a very low price. Sports such as rugby are also an option, but are not as common.