Spots for Discover USA Maine sold out

Lewiston / Portland

Dates 2017

Month of July


3rd of ESO to 1st year of University (19 years old)

3.695€ per person

Price includes:

  • Round-trip flight tickets from Bilbao to final destination. Transportation to the Bilbao airport is the student’s responsibility.

  • Accommodations in an American family.

  • Trip and activities (these will differ depending on the towns where the students are located). They will do activities like: welcome barbecue, water activities, sports, a visit to the nearest city (New York or Boston), a farewell dinner etc.

  • An orientation meeting upon arrival to advise the students about the new culture and the best ways to adapt to it.

  • Monitors to accompany the students during the entire trip and stay.

  • Supervision by American and Basque coordinators.

  • Health, Accident and Liability Insurance.

  • Summer In The USA T-shirt.

  • May: a pre-departure orientation and information meeting.

  • June: a beach event with American-style games at Ondarreta Beach that enables students to meet each other before travel.

  • September: a thank-you meeting with the students, their families and some American friends.


We offer full board accommodation in an American family. We carefully select upstanding families that are known for their high values to ensure they treat your son/daughter as part of their own family.

The host families are NOT PAID. They are hosting because they are eager to share this intercultural experience with our student. In the United States the families are often Christians and it is normal for the students to accompany their families to church, or to various activities for young people which are organized by the churches.


This program is geared toward students who want to discover the richness of the American culture by spending an unforgettable month with an American host family, while also experiencing awesome group activities. The families live in the naturally beautiful state of Maine.

In this total immersion program, the students will gain English fluency through living with their American family. During their 4-week family stay, the student will be completely integrated in the American way of life.

Discover USA destination:

Maine is located in the Northeast of the United States. Maine is known for its natural beauty: pine forests, snowy mountains, cliffs, lakes and amazing beaches. It is the perfect place to enjoy adventure in the great outdoors!!!

  • Only returning students can choose to return to the same host family and location.


The student will participate in activities not only with the family, but also with the monitor and the rest of the students of his/her home base group.

Family Activities: The families organize different activities to do with their student. They are very excited to host the students and will do their best to help the students have a great month.

Group Activities: The students will be divided into groups of 8-10 students, as well as a monitor, coordinator and other Americans who will help the students to continue practicing their English. These groups will be dispersed throughout the state of Maine.

Possible Activities*: 

  • A tourism day in a major city

  • A shopping day

  • Cinema

  • Outdoor cinema

  • American barbeque

  • Professional sports events

  • Visits to locally famous places

  • Waterskiing or water sports

  • Sports

  • Kayaking

  • Hiking

  • A day at the lake or mountain

  • Waterpark, zoo…

*Some activities will have an extra cost.


Friendly monitors will accompany the students throughout the entire trip. If a problem should arise during the flight, the monitors will act quickly to find the best solution.

The monitor will also be available throughout the month to assist the student with any concern or issue they may have.