- Who is Nikitas Language Abroad Schools (NIK|LAS)?
NIK|LAS is an intermediary that connects students to the highest quality of creatively diverse immersions programs in intriguing foreign cultures. Our year round programs facilitate cross-cultural learning in a fun and engaging environment that nourishes cultural exchange and academic growth.
- Where does NIK|LAS offer courses?
We currently offer programs in England, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United States of America. Our featured cities are: Cadiz, Faro, Florence, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Montpellier, New York, Rome, Salamanca, Seville...
- How long does it take to become fluent in a language?
This varies per person. It depends, of course, on your previous knowledge and language learning experience, and importantly the amount of time you spend practicing the language in real-life situations. If you have studied one or two foreign languages, learning another one will be a lot easier. We believe that a beginner needs approximately 3-5 months with at least 12 hours weekly oral communication for fluency.
- Should I bring my ATM card, travelers' checks or cash?
bring all three. You should always have some local currency on you when
you arrive in a foreign country. ATM cards will get you the best exchange
rate and travelers' checks are safe because only you can cash them.
- What is the reservation process?
To enroll in one of our programs,
we need to receive a completed registration form and the registration
deposit followed by full payment.
- How early should I reserve?
We recommend that you register at least
6 weeks in advance. In high peak times such as summer, we ask that you
register 10 weeks in advance.
- When will I receive my confirmation of my reservation?
get a confirmation within 72- hours of submission. We will send you your
accommodation address approximately two weeks before your arrival.
- Should I buy my airline ticket before I receive the confirmation?
No. Always check with us first regarding availability before purchasing
an airline ticket and consult local embassy to the country of travel
before purchasing plane ticket.
- What day should I plan on arriving?
You should plan to arrive on the
Sunday prior to the start of your program, and to depart on the Saturday
afterwards. If you wish to arrive earlier or to extend your stay after
finishing classes, please inform us in advance so we can make the proper
- What are 'intercambios'?
They are locals who are opened to meet foreign
students in order to practice speaking languages.
- Where can I send or receive e-mail?
Internet cafés are located around
the cities and are very useful and inexpensive in sending and receiving
- Can I use the host family's telephone for long-distance calls?
ask that you not use the host family's phone to make long-distance calls.
Even if you are using a calling card, sometimes the family will be charged
a fee from the phone company. However, in most cases, you can use host
family's telephone to receive calls.
- How can I keep in touch with people at home?
You can make international
calls from the many public telephones available. It may also possible
to buy or rent a mobile phone.
- Are there any special discounts?
We offer the Early Bookings, and
Repeat Customer discount, etc. See (Special
- Is insurance required?
No. However, you should get medical, accident
and travel insurance coverage for your protection. It may also be a requirement
for your visa process
- Should I get vaccinations before I go abroad?
You should check with
your doctor before taking any foreign journey to be certain that you
are up to date on your regular vaccinations. You probably will not need
any special vaccination or inoculation, but you should check with the
Traveler's Clinic at your local hospital for advice. For Americans, Center
for Disease Control and Prevention gives helpful information at 1.877.FYI-TRIP
(1.877-394-8747); send a fax at 1.888.CDC.FAXX (1.88-232-3299) or check
their website at http://www.cdc.gpv
- What if I have a medical problem while on the trip?
insurance and a good understanding of your insurance coverage conditions
will be key in getting you the help that you may need. Please notify
us or the local staff at the school about any medical issues or concerns
you may have.
- What if I am regularly taking medication or have other medical needs?
Before your trip, please speak to you doctor about bringing adequate
supply of your medication with you, as well as, a copy of the original
prescription, along with your doctor's contact information.
- Can classes lost during holidays be made up?
Or is the course price
reduced? No, classes are not made up, nor are the price reduced. Check
holiday's information in Holidays section
- Do many students travel alone?
Yes! The majority of visitors travel
independently, so it's easy to make friends.
- Where do travelers come from?
We receive traveler from the Americas, Africa, Europe, Scandinavia, Asia,