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It is over! Health Warning for H1N1 Flu in Mexico is cancelled!

by Stacey on 5/25/2009 10:58:00 AM

LAST MINUTE NEWS:As of May 25th 2009, all travel warnings to Mexico due to the outbreak of novel H1N1 flu in Mexico have been lifted!This is great news considering that after taking all necessary health and safety… more »

News: Portugal seeks Spanish teachers

by Stacey on 4/15/2009 4:41:00 PM

The growing interest in learning Spanish by Portugal's public school students has left the country in serious need for qualified teachers.The Portguese Ministry of Education found itself with no choice but to… more »

Read our Spanish and Latin Culture section... in English and Spanish!

by Stacey on 3/9/2009 2:35:00 PM

We are excited to announce that don Quijote's is updating and translating its Spanish and Latin culture section. Soon you'll be able to read all of the English texts in Spanish and viceversa! To make up for the… more »

Fallas and Spring in Valencia: 15% OFF on accomodation

by Stacey on 3/5/2009

Celebrate the arrival of spring with Las Fallas in Valencia this month: Stay in a shared student flat or a family residence between March 8 - April 4 and get 15% off on accommodation!fYou can take advantage of this… more »

Special Birthday Offer: don Quijote's Dominican Republic schools celebrate 15 years!

by Stacey on 11/18/2008 6:10:00 PM

Our don Quijote schools in Dominican Republic are turning 15 years old in 2009 … and we want you to take part in our birthday celebrationExpand your Spanish language skills in a Group course or in an individual… more »

don Quijote's Salamanca school... in a magazine!

by Stacey on 6/30/2008 11:06:00 PM

don Quijote is BEAMING with pride!Our Salamanca school has recently been featured in the July 2008 issue of the prestigious Italian magazine, Brava Casa!The article titled "Lingue: Lezioni Con Charme "… more »

Spanish class special offer: Book now for next year at this year's prices!

by Stacey on 6/18/2008 9:41:00 AM

GREAT news!If you're contemplating on taking up a Spanish class, then now is the time to take advantage of this offer:Only until November 1, 2008 you can book your 2009 course paying 2008 prices. Yes, that's… more »

Traditional Midsummer Bonfires in Alicante, Spain

by Stacey on 6/17/2008 9:14:00 AM

The principal root of this celebration revolves around an ancient pagan tradition of celebrating the summer solstice. On this day, light is prevented from disappearing in what is considered to be the longest day of the… more »

Carnival in Santiago de Cuba

by Stacey on 6/10/2008 2:52:00 PM

The carnival of Santiago de Cuba will be from July 21-27, and we hope you don't miss out on learning Spanish in such a vivacious country while experiencing what is considered to be one of the biggest festivities… more »

Pamplona's San Fermin

by Stacey on 6/2/2008 4:36:00 PM

San Fermin is a religious festivity dating back several centuries honoring Pamplona's patron saint. The typical San Fermin outfit is to be dressed in head-to-toe white and have a red scarf tied around your neck.… more »

Salamanca's summer 2008 festival

by Stacey on 5/26/2008 2:23:00 PM

The 4th International Arts Festival of Castilla y León is coming to Salamanca May 30-June 14. This 15-day event will distinguish Salamanca as one of the top hotspots this summer for musical & arts… more »

Today in Latin American and Spanish History: April 30th, 1492

by Stacey on 4/30/2008 1:02:00 PM

April 30th, 1492 ….what event happened 516 years ago today that played a key role in changing the history of the world?If you guessed the discovery of the New World - well, that happened a little later on in… more »

Expo Zaragoza 2008

by Stacey on 4/28/2008 10:40:00 AM

If you're visiting Spain anytime between June 14th and September 14th, you must make a pit stop in Zaragoza.The reason? The city is hosting this year's International Exposition, under the title theme of… more »

Virtual visit to Guanajuato, Mexico

by Paqui on 2/29/2008 12:31:00 AM

Travel with usto Guanajuato, a charming city in the heart of Mexico where we set our first Spanish school in Latin America: don Quijote Guanajuato. Guanajuato is a quiet university town, rich in culture and… more »

¡CARNAVAL! Carnival Cádiz and Carnival Tenerife

by Erin on 1/25/2008 8:25:00 PM

It's Carnival time in Tenerife and Cádiz!If you thought that festive Carnival celebrations were the exclusive property of Brazil or Venice, you'll be in for a wild surprise during a February visit to… more »

El Camino de Santiago

by Erin on 10/8/2007 10:00:00 AM

As published by don Quijote in the Costa Blanca News:El Camino de SantiagoThe pilgrimage is the new black. It's unlike anything seen since the 13th Century.People are once again taking to the road and following the… more »

The regions of Spain - With vocabulary and phrases to learn

by Erin on 9/17/2007 1:00:00 PM

Another of the "Living in Spain" pieces we've published in English language media, this article introduces you to the diversity of Spain's 17 regions, by offering a look at Andalucía, El… more »

On Fiestas, Festivos and Puentes...

by Erin on 9/4/2007 8:00:00 AM

This article was prepared for the English language press in Spain by a don Quijote intern from the UK earlier this year. Some of the fiesta dates vary each year…. so we've included links to handy sites where… more »

9 things to love about Salamanca

by Erin on 9/3/2007 9:00:00 AM

Here are 9 things to love about Salamanca, selected a couple of years ago by Christophe Rousseel, a Belgian student and writer who worked with don Quijote during his internship. Christophe spent at least 4 or 5 months… more »

Travelling across the USA only in Spanish... Follow along on BBC Mundo blog in Spanish

by Erin on 8/24/2007

What happens when you wander across the Southern U.S., from east coast to west coast, asking every person you meet "¿Hablas español?" (Do you speak Spanish?). How many Americans can get by in a conversation in Spanish?… more »

Special Offer Extended: free hotel vouchers while they last! Learn Spanish and explore Spain!

by Erin on 8/16/2007 9:00:00 AM

Hundreds of our students have received free hotel vouchers to explore Spain.You can still get free nights in selected hotels when you book your Spanish course at don Quijote, but act quickly!While supplies last - and… more »

Learn Spanish way down South in Cádiz, or way up north in Pamplona

by Erin on 7/16/2007 7:00:00 AM

We've just added two new partner schools, carefully selected to meet our standards of quality in teaching and service.This adds two truly emblematic (should I even say legendary?) Spanish cities to your don Quijote… more »

A new star is born

by Paqui on 5/30/2007 3:33:00 PM

Blogging Spanish is our new blog of Spanish language. A blog for students, teachers and for anyone interested in Spanish language and culture.In Blogging Spanish we will offer you the latest news about don Quijote, the… more »

How to finish Gaudí's Sagrada Familia

by Erin on 4/3/2007 9:00:00 AM

According to an article published in El Pais a week or two ago (to which I unfortunately cannot link since it is in the paid archives section of the website), work on Gaudí's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is… more »

Semana Santa in Spain

by Erin on 3/26/2007 1:30:00 PM

If you're lucky enough to be wandering round Spain during April, here's a quick guide to Semana Santa activities in a few choice Spanish cities (okay, okay, don Quijote cities , we included this info in our… more »

If it's March, this must be Las Fallas in Valencia

by Erin on 3/7/2007 8:48:00 PM

¡LAS FALLAS!Valencia's ayuntamiento has announced the dates and events for this year's Las Fallas celebrations!You can read more about Las Fallas in this post, and you can download a PDF with photos,… more »

Don't Just Imagine It - Cool Tourism Resources

by Erin on 1/10/2007 6:00:00 AM

I was just searching for a travel topic for our next monthly newsletter when I discovered that the official Spain tourism site has an impressive multimedia file about Spain.There are videos, photo galleries, panoramic… more »

Poll Results: Not a single one of us would miss the chance to study Spanish!

by Erin on 11/27/2006 1:03:00 PM

Results are in on our latest poll!We asked if you had (or hoped to) study Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country.And the results convince me to keep hanging out at this blog! I live and work in Spain because an… more »

don Quijote announces special Christmas Offer: 3 weeks for 2

by Erin on 10/9/2006 3:28:00 PM

More great news on the Christmas Course!don Quijote has just announced that the annual special Christmas offer will be 3 weeks for the price of 2.Here's the promotion as it hits the streets today:Had enough of… more »

Mysterious Cities Revealed!

by Erin on 8/31/2006 4:17:00 PM

In which we reveal the identity of the Mysterious Spanish cities in this post and that post, while we explain which of our Mysterious Cities also boasts this highly sought after ice cream-cone wielding… more »

Wonderful Salamanca

by Olga on 8/10/2006 11:57:00 AM

From the moment the bus drove me into Salamanca I was amazed by its beauty. Salamanca is a city and therefore has all the facilities you could wish for. At the same time is has all the charming aspects of a small… more »

Is the Alhambra one of the New 7 Wonders?

by Erin on 8/9/2006 2:20:00 PM

Have you seen Granada's stunning Alhambra?In person? In a book or film about Spain?Well, the Alhambra is a finalist in a new campaign to choose the New Seven Wonders of The World, and you can help make sure… more »

The Differences Between Home and Spain

by Maquil on 8/4/2006 10:48:00 AM

When you come to a different country there are certain things that stand out for you, but these things will not be the same for everyone. During my stay here in Spain I have gone around trying to find out what people… more »

So what's all this fuss about Study Abroad?

by Erin on 7/29/2006

don Quijote prepared this editorial for a US-based Study Abroad site and we thought we'd share it here with all of you, too:Surely each of us has listened to the tale of a friend's semester or academic year… more »