Spain FAQs

Spain FAQs

Spain FAQs

Your program fee includes liability insurance with limited coverage, which only covers accidents that may occur during your mission. For missions in Europe, you have to ask for and leave with the European Social Security card. It is mandatory to take out comprehensive health and repatriation insurance in your country of origin for missions outside Europe.

You do not pay to participate in a mission, but for the general organization of your project. Your program costs also include local logistics. For example: clean and secure accommodation, meals, airport transfers, supervision by professional guides, coordinators or experienced instructors and 24/7 assistance.
Please see your program pricing details to view all items included in each program and destination.

For animal and environmental projects, you are not required to speak the local language. All our programs are entirely in English, the local teaching staff speaks English. But we still encourage our attendees to familiarize themselves with some of the more basic terms and expressions, like even just a simple “Hello!” in the local language can be a great icebreaker for interacting with locals!

For social projects in Latin America, an intermediate level of Spanish will be required to ensure the smooth running of the projects.
Note: most organizations are affiliated with local language schools if an upgrade is needed before the start of the project. Language lessons can be booked before or on arrival. The lessons are given by a professional teacher and adapted to the current linguistic level of each one.

You can buy a card valid for metros, trains, and buses for 11.50 for 10 journeys in and around Barcelona.

A cheap restaurant in Spain is usually 10-12€ for a daily menu.

If you drive, be aware that a car is not very useful in Barcelona and parking is often very expensive (from 1.50 / hour)

In Barcelona the shops remain open during the lunch break but in the rest of Spain they close from 1:30 or 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 or 5:00 p.m.

Please note that neither Realstep nor our local partners can be held responsible for missed connections or delays in arriving on assignment. To go to the project outside the hours and days indicated in the project description, you will have to organize the transfer at your own expense and make a complaint to your airline or the travel service provider.


This program is run by staff from our local NGO in Spain. The professional and experienced team will be your main point of contact in the field and will do their best to help you acclimate to your new surroundings and answer any questions you may have.

We represent several projects based in Barcelona. Barcelona is the cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia, it will surprise you with its history, culture, museums and numerous exhibitions.

During the weekends, you can:

  • Discover the famous Sagrada Famiia
  • Visit the aquarium (one of the most beautiful in Europe)
  • Stroll through Park Güell
  • Take the Montjuïc cable car
  • Go on a trip on a catamaran
  • Take salsa or local cooking lessons…

As our organization is based in Barcelona, we advise you to download the “Meetup” application in order to participate in activities such as yoga, volleyball, walking, climbing,….and meet people who share your centers of interest. interest.