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A Spanish company that offers mainstream school and host family placements is looking to establish commercial agency agreements.

Country of origin:
Country: 
SPAIN
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOES20190709001
Published
22/07/2019
Last update
13/08/2019
Expiration date
13/08/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Education and educational products and materials
Travel agencies and services
Other accommodation
Educational support activities
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Summary

Summary: 
A Spanish company offers school and homestay placements for overseas students (12-17 years old) that want to learn Spanish in Spain. Students are placed in the Spanish public education system for total immersion. The stays could be for a few weeks to a full academic year in the city of Santander. The company is seeking commercial agents, experienced educative partners like international language schools and language agencies to offer its services directly to schools, families and students.

Description

Description: 

The Spanish company facilitates international students coming to Santander (the north of Spain) the possibility of improving their Spanish language learning skills primarily through placing them within the Spanish public education system. In addition to the educational placement the company also places students with Spanish host families for a full immersion experience.

The company offers a wide variety of programs for foreign students from ages 12-17 for all interests and budgets. Programs include academic year programs, mini stays, summer camps and activity holidays. All the programs are tailor made to suit the needs of the individual and can be as long or short as required.

Secondary school programs (ages 12-17) can be for a full school year, one term or two terms.

Mini stays during the year and summer vacation are anything from 5 to 15 days. The company can design vacation packages adapted to client´s needs that combine sports and leisure activities with personalized classes for learning Spanish. These stays could be done throughout the academic year adapting to the holiday periods of the education system or during summer vacations.

During the stay the company offers sports activities such as football, sailing, surfing, horse riding. The company has agreements with the most prestigious sports entities in the city. In addition, the company also offers the possibility of reinforcing the knowledge of the Spanish language by offering personalized Spanish classes adapted to the students´level.

The company is seeking to co-operate with partners on a commercial agency basis in any country from where students are sent abroad to learn Spanish in a native speaking environment.

The concept is based on placing students with host families who have children in the same school. The students will be placed with host families in the city of Santander, a small city in the north of Spain of special geographical interest as the surrounding environment lends itself to a massive range of extracurricular activities.

In all cases, the attention is continuous and personalized. Everything is designed so that the student feels at home and can study in the best conditions possible. The person responsible for the accommodation will be available to the student throughout their stay for any help that may be required. This gives the parents the reassurance that the wellbeing of their children is paramount.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
• The company only place one international student per host family for academic year programs. All students are placed with host families who have a child of same sex and similar age. • Competitive prices for the high-quality experience offered. • Experienced and systematic approach to student care that is designed around an understanding of the wellbeing needs of young students. • All students are assigned a coordinator who helps them with any queries or concerns they may have. • Capacity and flexibility to tailor academic or vacational programs • Complementary sports activities such as football, sailing, surfing, horse riding. The company has agreements with the most prestigious sports entities in the city of Santander.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company looks for experienced educative partners like international language schools and language agencies involved in recruiting for and selling Spanish language learning programs for the academic year, academic terms, short stay programs or summer groups. The client will offer commercial agency agreement based on commission earned on sales. These partners should understand the importance of working with students wishing to travel abroad to learn or improve a new language and immerse themselves in a culture.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom