2023 Spanish Immersion

Penobscot Bay Language School (PBLS) is offering two options for our Spanish Immersion program in Málaga, Spain.

If you are interested in going alone, or with a group of friends–any time of the year–you are welcome to register through PBLS for your trip to receive a 15% discount on tuition at our partnering school Instituto Picasso in Málaga, Spain. Follow the steps below to register (with no obligation to go!). You can complete the Individual Traveler interest/registration form below for the sake of pricing/planning and make your decision later (or change travel dates, etc.).

If you are interested in going with a group from PBLS, please skip steps 1-3 and click on the Group Immersion information and interest page/form link below.

1. Visit the Instituto Picasso website (https://www.instituto-picasso.com/) and find the course, dates, and accommodation you are interested in participating in.

ATTENTION: do not register through the Instituto Picasso website–the PBLS 15% tuition discount only applies if you register through PBLS).

 2. (see links below)

Individual Traveler (any time of year) Complete the form below 

Individual Traveler Form

For Individual Travelers, PBLS will initiate your registration with Instituto Picasso and send you a link to make your down payment through the PBLS website. We will forward the registration information and down payment confirmation to the school in Spain (and they take it from there!).

3. Finally, you will need to make a bank transfer with the remainder of the balance to Instituto Picasso in Spain

(HINT: If you just take the paperwork with you to the Bank they will do it correctly).

Group Immersion w/PBLS staff & students (3-4 scheduled trips annually!)

Complete Group Trip Interest Form

Group Trip Interest Form

PBLS Spanish Immersion group trips are an opportunity for immersion participants to study in Málaga, Spain with other students from Penobscot Bay Language School, PBLS staff/volunteer representatives serving as extra curricular guides, cultural liaisons, translators (for emergencies, health concerns, etc.) and includes numerous (daily) activities and cultural excursions provided/organized by PBLS and Instituto Picasso. Activities include tour guides, event hosts, or activity leaders from one or both schools.

This is a great option for travelers who are new to international travel, students–of all ages–who have a personal preference for traveling with others as a group. Housing (with other PBLS students; private bedroom, shared kitchen and living room, and multiple bathrooms).

This option is a go at your own pace group experience. PBLS group travelers are welcome to participate in any of the activities and excursions offered as part of the group immersion, but are not certainly not required to. Whether you want to take the afternoon for a siesta, go to the beach, or explore historic Málaga on your own for a day, participants are free to pick and choose their own experience(s).

We hope to see you in Málaga, Spain!

Please call or email Jared McCannell or Billy Smith for more information at +1 (207) 594-1084 or at [email protected].