Iberia enters written records as a land populated largely by the Iberians, Basques and Celts. Early on its coastal areas were settled by Phoenicians who founded Western Europe’s most ancient cities Cadiz and Malaga. Phoenician influence expanded as much of the Peninsula was eventually incorporated into the Carthaginian Empire, becoming a major theatre of the Punic Wars against the expanding Roman Empire. After an arduous conquest, the peninsula came fully under Roman Rule.
During the early Middle Ages it came under Germanic rule but later, much of it was conquered by Moorish invaders from North Africa. In a process that took centuries, the small Christian kingdoms in the north gradually regained control of the peninsula. The last Moorish kingdom fell in the same year Columbus reached the Americas. A global empire began which saw Spain become the strongest kingdom in Europe, the leading world power for a century and a half, and the largest overseas empire for three centuries.
Continued wars and other problems eventually led to a diminished status. The Napoleonic invasions of Spain led to chaos, triggering independence movements that tore apart most of the empire and left the country politically unstable.
Prior to the Second World War, Spain suffered a devastating civil war and came under the rule of an authoritarian government, which oversaw a period of stagnation that was followed by a surge in the growth of the economy.
Eventually democracy was peacefully restored in the form of a parliamentary constitutional monarchy. Spain joined the European Union, experiencing a cultural renaissance and steady economic growth until the beginning of the 21st century, that started a new globalised world with economic and ecological challenges.
Age of students: 11 – 17 years old
- Spectacular beaches in areas such as the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada,
- The amazing works of famous artists such as Gaudí and Dalí ,
- Great variety of museums,
- UNESCO World Heritage sites,
all the above make this region one of Spain’s most popular destinations.
The city of Tarragona
The most Roman of all Catalan cities, where visitors might feel nostalgic for times when Tarraco (the original Roman name of Tarragona) was capital and home to half Hispania. In addition, one can discover the rich medieval and modern heritage, the magnificent beaches and the wide range of recreational, cultural, festive activities in Tarragona
This is the true World Heritage of Tarragona!
It is a heritage made up of monuments that take us back to Roman, medieval, modern and modernist eras; A city full of surprises with thousands of years of civilization just waiting to be discovered.
Tarragona, Living History.!
Our school is one of the oldest language institutions in Tarragona, and was first established over 50 years ago. Recently relocated last year to more modern premises closer to our university residences, within only 2- minute walk away.
Quality has always been our school’s priority and our programmes focus on exploring both language and culture.
Our teaching staff are highly qualified and experienced and the team includes a CELTA trainer and several Cambridge examiners.
Our teachers are experts in providing fun and interactive activities. Communication is the key, no matter the level or age.
The University Residence Hall unquestionably has a great location, as it is located in the centre of Tarragona, a few minutes from the university campus and near the beaches.
Newly built and modern with all rooms , fully-furnished, with free WiFi, offering the best atmosphere for studying and making new friends.
Double room with all comforts ensuite.
- 2 Single beds
- Bathroom fully equipped
- 2 Spacious desks
- 2 Wardrobes
- Free WiFi
Other facilities and services in the Residence Hall
- Access to common areas
- Leisure, sports activities
- Changing of bed linen and towels
- Dining room
- Self service laundry (at an extra charge)
- Regular cleaning of rooms and common areas
- Vending service with food/soft drinks
- TV and fitness room
- 24/7 supervision and support
Fun and Learning activities
What Our Students Say
Food is great, activities were very interesting and amuzing, and in general the atmosphere is lovely and comfortable,…….feeling like home!!!!
I liked Quest Summer Camp! I really loved the activities. ……..the lessons were good……..group leaders were caring and joyful and I liked the overall atmosphere
I like my room…..After lessons we used school swimming pool and I really enjoyed it…..the food was delicious…..All activities were funny and interesting, especially the orienteering game……our group leaders were very good and always understood me
The lessons at school were fun…….and the teacher was very nice……the group leaders were kind, nice and were caring about us…..in general, I had a lot of fun and I will never forget it
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