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i n d e x Tennis Summer Camp 2013 JUNIOR PROGRAMS OVERVIEW CITY Alicante, Costa Blanca

ABOUT ZADOR SPANISH SCHOOL

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Overview

Cosy facilities in Alicante city centre.

SCHOOL In Alicante

SPANISH COURSES Spanish lessons

TENNIS SUMMER CAMP Tennis Summer Camp

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Tennis Training Programme Tennis School

ACTIVITY PROGRAMME Games & activities Cultural visits Excursions Sample Programme schedule

ACCOMMODATION Residence/Dormitory Full board

TRANSFER From Alicante airport

INSURANCE Travel and accident insurance

Active and communicative language lessons in mini-groups to learn to speak in Spanish.

9 Social, cultural or sports activities to enjoy your free time and excursions to get to know Spain.

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Spanish and Summer Camp for Juniors in Alicante in July and August.

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Students visiting Alicante City Hall.

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spanish & tennis for junior programmes overview 2, 3, 4, 6… up to 8 week Spanish courses plus Intensive Tennis Training with Spanish teens in July and August in Alicante. Spanish and Tennis for teenagers aged 14 to 17, combine Spanish language courses with Intensive Tennis Training in a Summer Camp, plus activities, excursions and trips. Summer Immersion programs are the opportunity for youth students to learn Spanish in Spain and practice the Spanish language, as well as to discover a new culture and its customs, and make friends with other young people from around the world. Besides, studying Spanish abroad teenagers can improve their Spanish language skills to prepare future Spanish exams. Summer Spanish language programs for teens in Spain include special Spanish language courses for youth students, accommodation in a Residence / Dormitory with full board (3 meals) – also possible host family-, activities, excursions and trips, transfer and insurance. Junior Programmes have a high level of supervision for students living in a residence and moderate for students living in a family- they are accompanied the majority of the time, but they will NOT be constantly supervised (from the school to the host family, go shopping…). Students will be expected to act mature and responsibly.

Junior Programmes Highlights  Programmes

for teens from 14 to 17  Tennis Summer Camp in the morning  3 Spanish lessons per day in the afternoon (usually from 16:00 to 18:15)  Full board Residence accommodation  Cultural visits, trips and other activities  1 full day excursion per week (Valencia, Tabarca Island, Terra Mitica Amusement Park or Elche, depending on the week)  Local transports tickets  Transfer from Alicante airport  Insurance *Our Teen Spanish programmes also have an adult programme onsite, so it is possible for parents or other relatives to attend Spanish courses at the same school as the teen. Please ask us the adult Spanish programmes offered in our School in Alicante.

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alicante overview a mediterranean city

If diversity is what you are looking for in your Spanish immersion courses in Spain, you will find plenty of it in Alicante, in the Costa Blanca region. Alicante combines classicism with modernity, leisure with business, fun with study, and even mountain and beach. The richness of Alicante's history is preserved through its archaeological remains. The beauty of its monuments along with the charm of various festivities and cultural events held throughout the year increase the appeal of the city. The wonderful beaches and mild climate all year round make Alicante one of Spain’s most important tourist areas. All in all, Alicante is a Mediterranean city, with its beautiful beaches, its promenades, its restaurants, cafés and terraces, its nautical club... If you go up to the top of the hill of the Santa Barbara Castle, you will discover an unforgettable panoramic view of the most important monuments in Alicante: the church of Santa Maria, the Cathedral, the Town Hall façade, the monastery of Santa Faz, the San Fernando Castle and much more. Seeing all these magnificent monuments from above will invite you to go down the hill and walk along them. Along the streets, you will come across large and small palaces, as well as traditionally painted white, yellow and pink houses. Everything is illuminated by the blue light of the Mediterranean Sea and encourages you to continue walking around and discovering places. The widest avenues, such as La Rambla or Doctor Gadea will lead you to Alfonso X el Sabio Street with the Luceros on one side and the Central Market on the other, just opposite the School of Spanish.

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alicante overview a mediterranean city Location

In the South part of the Valencia Region, Alicante is located 185 Km from Valencia, 60 Km from Elche, 515 Km from Barcelona and 422 Km from Madrid.

Population

With around 330,000 inhabitants, Alicante is a prosperous city, attracting people from different regions in Spain and Europe. Alicante has grown a lot thanks the continuous expansion of its dynamic services sector.

How to get there

There are train and bus stations, a harbour and an international airport. The A-7 toll motorway connects Alicante to all the Mediterranean coast cities. There is also a highway to Madrid. Bus and train lines link Alicante to all these cities. Airlines offering both regular and charter flights connect Alicante with the main European cities.

Places to visit

Santa Barbara Castle, the City Hall, one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe, San Nicolas Concathedral, Bonfire Museum, Crib Museum, Archaeological Museum (MARQ), Gavina Palace, Barrio de Santa Cruz, Bullfighting Museum, Ereta Park, range of 18th century manor houses… and the sea front.

Surrounding cities

The biggest city is Valencia, 1 hour and a half, with architecturally impressive City of Arts and Sciences; Elche, where you can walk round the largest palm forest in Europe; Orihuela, Murcia, Altea, Villajoyosa, Jijona, Calpe…

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zador spanish school in alicante Zador Spanish language institute in Alicante occupies the first floor of a restored historical building, situated right in the Alicante city centre. Zador Spanish School is at 14, AVENIDA DE LA CONSTITUCIÓN, near the corner of the Alfonso X el Sabio Street, between the Central Marketplace and the city’s Principal Theatre. The Spanish language centre is very well situated. It is 7-10 minutes on foot from the beach, in a very dynamic and commercial area of Alicante. The market, the theatre, the shops, cafés, restaurants and terraces create a lively atmosphere at any time of the day or night. The Spanish Alicante has:

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 A spacious reception area, where you will find a sofa, armchairs and easy chairs to relax during the breaks between your Spanish lessons. Here you will also find a great deal of tourist information about Alicante as well as bulletin boards with the activities offered by Zador Spanish language school or events in Alicante and surrounding area.  An office where there will always be someone to inform you and give all the information and support you need.  A computer area, where you can send and receive your emails.  7 classrooms, each decorated in a different style: the glazed tiles class-room, the bay window classroom, the glass window classroom... all pleasant and welcoming, with video and audio equipment, where you will certainly enjoy working and learning Spanish.  Free Internet access is available on the computers at the resource centre.  Alicante Spanish language institute is equipped with air-conditioning. Smoking is not allowed in the language school. The Zador Alicante Spanish language school premises comply with all the legal requirements and are accessible to the handicapped.

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spanish lessons overview lessons in mini-groups

Our General Spanish immersion courses make use of an active, practical and communicative methodology to guarantee that students learn Spanish as fast and effectively as possible: With Zador Spanish language lessons:  Students work on a variety of skills: Speaking and Fluency, Interaction, Listening and Reading Comprehension, Writing.  There is a great focus on oral skills so that students develop an ability to communicate fluently, accurately and efficiently in Spanish language.  Nevertheless, our Spanish lessons go far beyond that: they are an opportunity to learn about Spanish culture as well as a meeting point for people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures trying to find out more about Spanish habits, traditions, national celebrations (the “fiestas”) and ways of living in Spain. Our small-group Spanish lessons will:  allow to get the most from our personalized teaching,  facilitate active and dynamic participation in class,  maximize the use of classroom interaction techniques, thus facilitating the ability to speak Spanish fluently. Spanish lessons last 45 minutes and in all the Junior Programmes students receive the book and lesson material.

Spanish lessons Highlights  Teaching

Spanish since 1990.  Active, communicative, efficient, and reliable teaching methodology.  A maximum of seven students per classroom.  Personal attention.  Level Test (written and oral test) on arrival.  Progress check test.  Free Internet access. WIFI area.  Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course.

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tennis summer camp ―

spanish and intensive tennis training 2, 3, 4… up to 8 week Tennis Summer Camp and Spanish lessons for teenagers from 14 to 17 years old in July and August in Alicante. To participate in the Tennis Camp the trainees must have an acceptable level to compete, must be people usually playing tournaments or registered in a club. The central point of the “Tournament Tennis Camp” will be the combination of training sessions, specially aimed at competition situations, with training support in national tournaments of all categories. If the students want to, they can take part in tennis tournaments organised by some clubs of the province (Elche, Villajoyosa…) and/or they can also do it in the club itself that may organise 2 or 3 tournaments per month. The trainer accompanies the students, and the trip is included. The registration in the tournament is not included: approx. € 20 per tournament. Tennis Summer Camp includes:  Intensive

tennis instruction in a Tennis School to prepare participants for tournaments, from 10:00 to 13:30 (Monday to Friday, 17 hours per week) with Spanish teenagers. The distance from Alicante city centre to the Tennis School is covered by public or private transport and lasts approximately 10 minutes. It is also included in the price.

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Spanish lessons per day from Monday to Friday in the afternoon (Usually from 16:00 to 18:15)

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board Residence/Dormitory accommodation, in single room with bath room onsite –also possible Host family.

 Cultural

visits, trips and other activities, where the students will be accompanied by a group leader

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full day excursion per week, usually on Saturday

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day walking tour in Alicante and games in one of the beaches in Alicante, usually on Sunday.

 Local

transports tickets.

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for the museums, monuments, amusement parks…

 Transfer

from/to Alicante airport and insurance.

 Group

leaders sleep at the Residence/Dormitory, accompany teenagers to the Tennis Camp, have lunch with them at the Tennis Club Restaurant, coordinate the movements of the group, check eating habits of campers, and conflict resolution, work for the safety of the campers and have meetings every day with Zador School Director. There is one group leader every 10/15 students.

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tennis school information premises of the tennis club

outstanding players

 60,000 m2 surface  21 tennis courts (17 clay courts,    

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4 hard courts), 2 front tennis courts, 2 football pitches -7 (clay), 4 paddle courts A cardiovascular and muscle-building gym (200 m2 surface), A summer Olympic pool of 50 x 21 metres, and a second one for splashing. A TV-room and a reading-room (both with access to a terrace), A room for board games, Café and restaurant. Sports shop Match-1, A children’s area

In High Competition, some of the most outstanding tennis players of this tennis club have achieved excellent results during the last years, putting the club on the same level than the best centres in Spain. Besides Rubén Ramírez (best ranking, 69 ATP, 2003) and Santiago Ventura (best ranking, 70 ATP, 2005), the following players have also stood out: Iván Navarro 129 A.T.P. Juan Miguel such 486 A.T.P. Marcos Jiménez 513 A.T.P. Cristian Ramos Junior Champion of the Community of Valencia Laura Apaolaza Second place in the Spanish Championship (Age Category: 9-11) (e) Laura Revert Second place in the Spanish Championship (Age Category: 9-11) (e)

tennis school awards

In addition, the tennis club has also been granted with many awards: “Best Tennis Club, 1997” by the “Registro Profesional de Tenis España” (association of training professionals affiliated to the United States Tennis Registry), in recognition of “its work in research, development, and implementation of new teaching programmes a of the results achieves by its most outstanding players in the national and international scene.” Vinaroz, March 1998. “Best Sports School, 1999” Finalist in the “Sports Gala 1999” of the Provincial Council of Alicante. Alicante, February 2000. “Best Tennis School of the Community of Valencia, 1999” By the A.P.E./España (Spanish Association of Tennis Training). Gijón, March, 2000. “Best Spanish Tennis School, 1999” By the A.P.E./España 2000. Valencia, May, 2000. Special mention “Best Sports People Gala 2000” By the “Association of Sports Press of Alicante”. December, 2000. “Best Spanish Tennis Academy, 2000” By the “Spanish Tennis Registry” (R.P.T.E.). November, 2000 “Best Sport School, 2000”/2nd Place“Sports Gala 2000” by the Provincial Council of Alicante. Alicante, February, 2001.

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tennis summer camp ―

tennis camp for tournament: contents

 The “Tennis Camp” is the perfect finishing for the annual programming of training for an advanced level player because, for 2, 4, 6 or 8 weeks, students can develop the technical and tactical skills they have acquired during the year in real competition situations.  The central point of the programming of the “Tournament Tennis Camp / Summer 2009“ will be the combination of training sessions, specially aimed at competition situations, with training support in national tournaments of all categories. In this sense, the great variety of competitions in the summer calendar of the Alicante Province offers the participant students the possibility to play an official tournament every week of the tennis camp.  Finally, the aforementioned central point completes with a series of theory lessons, alternative sports, and parallel activities integrating and perfecting the “stage” main objectives.

 Tennis camp focused on a high frequency of training sessions -5 days per week, 3 hours 30 minutes per day-, with the main goal of establishing the acquired technical skills and of developing new ones. All this is carried out by means of a methodology that has been awarded the prize for ‘the best tennis school in Spain’ twice by the Registro Profesional de Tenis.

 Participation in tournaments: If the students want to, they can take part in tournaments organised by some clubs of the province (Elche, Villajoyosa…) and/or they can also do it in the club itself that may organise 2 or 3 tournaments per month. The trainer accompanies the students, if this option is chosen, and the trip is included. The enrolment/registration in the tournament is not included: approx. € 20 per tournament.

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tennis school information complementary activities

Physical Preparation (morning) Daily physical preparation sessions with the aim of keeping the students’ physical conditions, as well as preventing injuries and preparing competitions with summer climatic conditions.

Theory lessons The objective of this theory lessons is to complement training, preparing the students appropriately for facing two months of intensive training. These lessons are programmed once per week, after the training session (afternoon or morning, depending on the programme) and include diverse subjects (psychology, biomechanics, tactics, and strategies)

Parallel activities (optional) Parallel activities are programmed for Friday mornings. They are included in the price of the “Stage” (except for riding and the ticket to “Terra Mítica”) and include:

Golf: visit to the “Alicante Golf” course. Practical lessons taught by the Golf Mater, Antonio Cortés.

“Paddle-tennis”: familiarisation day at the new club facilities

“Beach Volley”: familiarisation day directed by the technical coach of the Alicante Beach Volley Club, Ángel Luengo.

Horse Riding: introduction to horse riding taught by Andrés Kadri, sports director of the Alicante Riding Club.

Visit to “Terra Mítica” or Aqualandia

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activity programme overview We know students want to learn Spanish but we also know that there are many other things surrounding the language that are important and interesting for them. Language, culture, monuments, gastronomy, the beach… After the Spanish lessons and during the weekend, all these things will make their stay the perfect language immersion. From Monday to Friday activities take approximately from 2 hours depending on the activity. On Saturday or Sunday, the full day excursion takes approx. 8 hours. When a ticket entrance or a transport is necessary, the price is included in the cost. Transport could be public or private (decision to be taken by Zador). A Zador leader will accompany students during the activities.

The activities below are a selection of the most interesting activities for the students; they change every week and students will take part in the activities planned during their stay. ―

cultural visits in Alicante  Visit to the Santa Barbara castle in Alicante: One of the biggest medieval fortresses in Europe. It is located on the peak and hillside of the Benacantil Mountain, so, from its privileged position, you can see the entire Bay of Alicante.  Concathedral of San Nicolás.  Guided tour to the Archaeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ).  Lucentum Archaeological Site.  Bonfire Museum to know more about Fiestas in Alicante.  Crib Museum.  Bullfighting Museum.

amusement parks near Alicante  Alicante - Terra Mítica: Half or full day excursion to Terra Mítica Amusement Park.  Alicante - Terra Natura: excursion to Terra Natura, Animal Park.  Half-day to Aqualandia, aquatic Park.  Half-day to Mundomar, aquatic Park.

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activity programme overview excursions and trips

 Elche - the greatest palm grove in Europe: Half-day excursion to Elche to see the greatest palm grove in Europe, World Cultural Heritage.  Island of Tabarca: excursion on boat trip to the Island.  Valencia, the City of Arts and Sciences: One-day excursion.  Excursion to Calpe.  Excursion to Jijona visiting the Museum of Turrón to discover how to do the most typical Spanish sweet for Christmas.  Excursion to Villajoyosa excursion visiting the Chocolate Museum.  Excursion to Canelobre Caves in Bussot, fantastic shapes sculpted into the rocks.  Excursion to Altea, typical Mediterranean village.

tasting mediterranean cuisine

 Tapas in a typical bar to taste typical Spanish dishes with the teacher.  Dinner in a restaurant to taste the famous paella.  Tasting day at the school to try Spanish omelette, horchata, turrón and other typical Spanish food.

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other activities

Clue game through the city. Games in the beach. Shopping afternoon. Open-air cinema in the evening Karaoke Exhibitions Cooking lessons Salsa lessons

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residence/dormitory accommodation residence/dormitory Living in a residence gives the students the opportunity to practice their Spanish with other students from all over the world. The residence has been carefully chosen by our school staff. During the school year it accommodates students from University and is therefore fully equipped with modern facilities. It is a modern building with cafeteria and restaurant, TV room and Internet room, laundry and several living rooms to relax and the possibility to play football and basketball on special courts on the grounds or swimming. The residence is situated in the university area, about 20 minutes from the school or the centre of Alicante by bus and students will be accompanied to the school and sport camps by monitors. Students will have a twin room of 16m 2 , which they will share with another student. All rooms are equipped with airconditioning. The room includes a bathroom with a shower, cupboards and a desk. Furthermore the students can use the internet in their rooms and have a telephone with which they can receive incoming calls from their parents. Two twin rooms, i.e. four students, share a kitchen which is equipped with a microwaves and a fridge. The residence provides the bed linen and towels, but they must bring their own towels for the beach. Students will have laundry once or twice a week and they should keep their room clean and tidy. As in any other residence there are some norms the students have to respect. At the beginning of the stay our staff members will make them familiar with the residence rules. All the students should arrive the evening before the beginning of the Spanish course and leave the accommodation the day after the end of the Summer Camp. Days before or after are considered extra nights.

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residence/dormitory accommodation ―

full board with three meals

Regarding the meals, students will have full board:  Breakfast at the Residence: Breakfast in Spain usually consists of juice or yogurt, hot chocolate, tea or coffee with milk, bread or biscuits, butter and jam or cereals.  Snack during the Sport camp: cereal bar or sandwich, fruit and water.  Lunch: During the week, from Monday to Friday depending on the camp, have lunch at the Nautical Club Restaurant or Tennis Club Restaurant –always with Zador group leaders-. On Saturday and Sunday students receive usually a packed lunch with two sandwiches (“bocadillos”), fruit and drink, thus students can enjoy the excursions and trips or the beach with Zador School group leaders.  Dinner is around 21:00 or 21:30. Students can choose the food in buffet restaurant with a variety of dishes every day (starters, vegetables, meat or fish and fruits or dessert).  Special requirements: students with special dietary requirements should make a note in the enrolment.

some rules in the residence Phone calls and Internet: There is a Public Phone at the Residence. Students can use calling cards. There are computers with Internet access. Student expenses: Remember that the students should pay their own expenses on excursions if they want to buy soft drinks, ice creams, snacks… We suggest around €10- €15 per day as pocket money.

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sample programme schedule ―

tennis 1st week

Monday

spanish lessons

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

cultural activities

9:30 /10:00 – 13:00 /13:30 Summer Camp: Tennis Camp

Morning

Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Sunday

3rd week Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

10:00 or 10:30 to 13:30 Tennis Camp

Sunday

4th week

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

transfer & insurance

Spanish lessons - Games at the beach Spanish lessons - Karaoke

Full-day trip to Tabarca Island /Mundo Mar or Acqualandia Open-air cinema in the evening San Juan Beach day with a school leader

Morning

Afternoon - Evening Spanish lessons – Walking tour

10:00 or 10:30 to 13:30 Tennis Camp

Spanish lessons - Visit to the Archaeology Museum Spanish lessons – Beach Spanish lessons - Clue game through the city Spanish lessons – Salsa lessons

Visit to the Central Market in the morning and beach in the afternoon Route 4x4: mountain walking, lakes, waterfall or Valencia

Morning

Monday Tuesday

Spanish lessons – Cathedral and Crib Museum

Spanish lessons – Farewell party at the beach for students with a 2 week programme

Friday Saturday

Afternoon - Evening Spanish lessons – Shopping and Tapas

Monday

residence stay

Spanish lessons – Salsa lessons

Full-day trip to Terra Mítica Amusement Park or Terra Natura Park

Saturday

Spanish lessons –Santa Bárbara Castle

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Friday

excursions & trips

Spanish lessons - Beach

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Thursday

Afternoon - Evening

14:00 – 15:30 Lunch time at the restaurant in 7:30 the Tennis Club Wake-up 16:00 – 18:15 Test level and Interview. Spanish 8:15 – 8:45 lesson. Breakfast Guided tour of Alicante and Welcome party with tasting tapas 9:00 -9:30 21:00: Return to the residence, Dinner and Time to go to the after games in Spanish: Film/Clue games/Board Camp with a games/Theatre/Dance leader from Spanish lessons – Bonfire Museum Zador

Excursion to Villajoyosa: Visit –and taste!- the Chocolate at the Museum of Chocolate in the morning and beach in the afternoon

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Morning

Afternoon - Evening Spanish lessons – Games at the beach

10:00 or 10:30 to 13:30 Tennis Camp

Spanish lessons – Bullfighting Museum or beach Spanish lessons – Karaoke Spanish lessons – Beach or shopping Spanish lessons – Spanish lessons – Farewell party at the beach Transfer to the airport

There might be some changes in the schedule and in the programme, depending on the Summer Camp, the weather, the festivities celebrated, and the concerts and shows organized in Alicante. Junior Programmes have a high/moderate level of supervision and the students will be expected to act mature and responsibly, although they are accompanied the majority of the time (Group leaders sleeping at the residence, going with them to the Sea School, having lunch with them, going to the school, and accompanying them in activities and excursions).

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transfer from the airport a 24-hour pick-up service on request

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Alicante has excellent connections with other cities in Spain and Europe. The majority of the students arrive by plane. The Alicante airport (El Altet) is located 11 km from Alicante and it takes about 30 min from the airport to the city centre. There are domestic and international flights that connect Alicante to the main European and Spanish cities. Transfer service from Alicante airport, bus station or train station is not included in the package price. If requested, a representative of the school will pick students up at the airport and bring them directly to their place of accommodation. Fill in the corresponding section in the enrolment form, specifying clearly the Airline, the flight number, the date and time of your arrival. Since Alicante airport is small, you will quickly see a person with your name that will be waiting for you when you exit the terminal. Zador Spanish school provides you a 24hour pick-up service from the airport to go directly to the accommodation with an extra cost.

medical and accidents insurance All the students are covered by a medical, accident and travel insurance: INSURANCE INCOMING PLUS, especially designed to cover contingencies in foreigners´ trips taken in Spain, is the most comprehensive and complete insurance on the market and recommended by the main receptive Travel Agencies. Includes 7 types of insurance in 1: Medical assistance, with the highest limit on the market for illness or accident, with repatriation and relocation for health to your country of origin; robbery of, search for and localization of baggage; loss of services previously contracted; delays of trip and baggage; accident while travelling 24 hours; civil liability and legal defence.

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