Shine & Thrive Summer Program

Live a fun, exciting and enlightening summer

The Shine & Thrive Summer Program is a structured 4-week program for students who want to make the most of their summer holidays. Immersing in Spain’s language and culture, enjoying fun summer outdoor activities and learning about the tools to thrive in their personal and professional lives.

Our Summer Program includes Spanish lessons, skill development classes, outdoor activities and weekend excursions around Spain.

Upcoming Summer Programs:
June 2024
July 2024


Valencia (Spain)

Program Duration:

4 weeks


Start dates in June and July, 2024

Spanish Communication Lessons

Attend Spanish language classes according to your Spanish level with qualified native teachers in an accredited and multiple times awarded Spanish School.  

Outdoor activities

Immerse yourself in the city of Valencia and its culture, visiting its most iconic places, participating in cultural arts and events, enjoying traditional foods, and spending time and building friendships with locals.

Weekend excursions

Discover amazing places and landscapes every weekend during the program. 

Life Skills Workshops

Receive fun and memorable training in leadership and self-development (in English) that will help you succeed in your personal life and your professional career.

Coaching & Mentoring

Receive group coaching sessions to better understand your authentic interests, values, and talents. They will help you make the most of them in your future career.

Accommodation & Meals

Live with a host family and fully immerse yourself in the Valencian culture. Full room and board is included. 

“At Canvee Life School we are determined to empower our students to live healthier and happier lives. We want to unleash their fullest potential, by giving them the necessary skills to adopt a powerful and self-reliable mindset.”
Juan Planes, Co-Founder & Program Director
“They will not only learn Spanish, but they will immerse themselves in our culture. We want them to have a memorable year and form lifelong friendships.”
Esther Planes, Co-Founder & Program Coordinator

Program Objectives

Harness your strengths, seize opportunities, and reach for your goals

Learn a foreign language. Be able to speak, read and write very good Spanish

Prepare a personal financial plan. Understand how to set and reach your financial goals

Broaden your worldview. Navigate new cultures, customs and languages outside your comfort zone

Be persuasive, popular and influential. Become an effective public speaker and a kind face to face communicator

Have a clearer sense of the next steps in your personal and professional life

Improve your ability to read quickly and learn how to better manage your time

Become more emotionally intelligent. Be aware of your emotions and have the tools to master them while developing relationships and leadership skills

Become a great negotiator. Learn to present arguments, bargain and find out how to close the best deals

Program Excursions & Outdoor activities

These are some examples of activities and excursions included in our program:

FAQ - Shine & Thrive Summer Program

Below you will find some frequently asked questions from students and parents. However, if you have any more questions you can contact us  and our team will be happy to help you. 

Tuition includes:

  • pre-travel virtual program orientation
  • airport pick-up in Valencia
  • on-site orientation
  • accommodation and meals
  • Spanish lessons
  • classes and workshops
  • all activities and excursions
  • coaching and tutoring
  • local sim card with monthly data

You don’t need any Spanish to join our program: we welcome beginners, intermediates and advanced/proficient speakers. Prior to arrival, you will take an online assessment of your Spanish knowledge which will help us enroll you in the proper level for class.

VISA and other permits

VISA is not required for our summer program.  However, if you are from outside the European Union and Schengen Space, let us know if you have visited or are planning to visit Spain or any other European country.

Travel Insurance

Students and families are responsible for obtaining and providing travel insurance prior to arrival. 


As COVID-19 regulations are in constant change, documents required prior to entrance to Spain will be communicated in time before the beginning of the program.

Of course! We hope you fall in love with the beautiful Valencia and want to show the city around to your family. We encourage you to introduce them to the amazing Spanish culture, including the most delicious local foods.

At Canvee Life School we have a zero tolerance, no drug policy. 

Regarding alcohol, the minimum drinking age in Spain is 18. If you are of legal age, responsible drinking is allowed outside class time. Drinking deemed excessive or becoming drunk and belligerent is not tolerated at Canvee Life School.

While we take an inclusive approach to admissions, it is vital that students be open-minded and fully committed to the process of learning, self-development, and collaboration.

With that said, the basic criteria for admission are:

  • Must be fluent in English or be able to read, write and have a conversation in English
  • Have a proactive attitude towards problem solving and teamwork abilities

You can apply for the summer program through the Apply page on our website. You will need to complete the application form.

Write to our Canvee team if you have any questions in the application process.

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