Date: 20 to 30 August 2018
Locations: Alicante, Spain and Milton Keynes, UK
Age: 14 to 17 years
Cost: £400 (can be paid in monthly instalments)
Closing Date: Monday 23rd April 2018

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Join us for a VICTA first – a student exchange with ONCE, a school for students who are visually impaired in Spain!

Leaving from Gatwick Airport, we will travel together to Spain to spend five nights at ONCE’s Alicante base. Proposed activities at ONCE include horse riding, a visit to a theme park and a day soaking up the sun at the beach.

On Saturday 25th August, the UK and Spanish groups will then travel together to the UK, where we will spend five nights at the Caldecotte Xperience in Milton Keynes. There will be plenty of time for adrenaline-filled activities such as climbing, raft-building and paddle boarding, as well as evenings around the campfire. We will also take a day trip to London to show our new Spanish friends our capital’s famous sites, including the Natural History Museum.

Finally, we will wish the Spanish group ‘un buen viaje’ as we all depart Milton Keynes after breakfast on Thursday 30th August.

Applications are open now for you to be a part of our first ever exchange trip via our online form below. You must also complete and return a parent consent form for each applicant. The form can be downloaded below and completed consent forms can be sent by post or emailed to activities@victa.org.uk.

For more information call 01908 240831 or email activities@victa.org.uk.

Closing date: Monday 23rd April 2018

 


Why apply?

  • A great opportunity to meet other visually impaired people your age
  • Grow in confidence through semi-independent international travel
  • Be a part of VICTA history in our first exchange trip
  • Increase your mobility and independence skills
  • A chance to learn and practice some basic Spanish
  • An opportunity to form international friendships
  • Gain all of this while having a fun trip in a supportive, encouraging environment

Who can apply?

You must be:

  • Blind or partially sighted
  • At least 14 years old on 20 August 2018
  • Aged 17 or under on 30 August 2018
  • Willing and physically able to take part in walking tours over uneven ground, including steps
  • Able to maintain your own personal hygiene
  • Have attended a previous UK based VICTA activity

Download a Parent Consent Form

Sorry, this activity has now closed for applications.