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11th July - 7th August 2021


Applications for School of English and Culture summer courses for 2021 are now open. If you were previously booked on to a 2020 course and did not ask for your booking to be cancelled, your place is secure and your application can be completed at your earliest convenience.

In the current climate of uncertainty, we realise that circumstances may alter between now and next summer. We will be as flexible as we possibly can if Covid-19 means your plans need to change and you can request a refund at any time up to 30 June 2021 without losing your deposit.

You can also rest assured that we will operate in line with government guidelines around social distancing and safety to ensure the wellbeing of all our guests and staff.

What to Bring

Note this is only a guide, not a guarantee.

What to Bring

This year’s Open Minds Experience will see students taking part in a variety of adventurous activities in the beautiful surroundings of Aragon’s mountains. Students should be prepared to embrace the landscape and the endless opportunities for education and exploration that it provides. To ensure students’ maximum enjoyment of the trip, preparing for the environment is essential. The sierra de Guara sits on the boundary between the warm and dry Mediterranean climate to the east and the wetter climate to the north and west. It is however nestled in the rain shadow of the Pyrenees meaning that warm, dry weather is common, even in winter. This said, as with any mountain environment, we must always be prepared for anything the elements may throw at us.

Below is a list of recommended items to bring. The items in bold are particularly important.

Waterproof coat


Warm jumpers/fleeces

Warm hat

Trainers/ Boots (suitable for walking)


Spare pair of trainers (for getting wet)

Underwear and Socks

Thick socks (suitable for walking)


A small backpack (for day trips)

Tracksuit bottoms / comfortable trousers

Travel tickets/documentation


Swimming Costume


Any prescription medication


Passport/ID Card

An inspiring book/ piece of writing/ music

Insurance documentation

An Open Mind and adventurous spirit!