In 2017, the TOIT takes place in a coastal town Masnou situated close to Barcelona, Spain. The town has a small natural harbor with beach and offers a variety of dining out options. It takes about 30 minutes to travel from downtown Barcelona to Masnou. Trains from the station Plaça Catalunya to the station Ocata leave every 10 minutes.
Participants will stay at the hostel called Alberg Josep Maria Batista i Roca. The hostel is a part of the national network of youth hostels of Catalonia (XANASCAT), composed by almost 51 hostels. XANASCAT is a member of the International Youth Hostel Federation (IYHF), with more than 4 000 hostels in more than 80 countries worldwide.
The hostel will be closed for general public from September 28, 2017 to October 1, 2017, and the hostel building will be exclusively used by the TOIT 2017 trainers and participants.
Furnished with single and bunk beds, rooms can accommodate 4, 5, 6, 8 or 10 persons with access to shared bathroom facilities (men and women separately). Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in a large dining room. Hall is equipped with a TV and vending machines. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. The building is surrounded by a garden with recreational amenity. A free parking area is available near the property.
Address of the hostel:
Av. Srs. Cusí i Fortunet, 52, 08320 El Masnou, Barcelona, Spain
More information and images of the TOIT 2017 venue could be found in a brochure [.pdf, 60.4 MB] .
During the TOIT we usually offer several optional networking and leisure activities, for example, a Welcome Dinner.
On Thursday September 28, trainers and participants will dine out in a local restaurant, get acquainted and start exploring Catalan culture. Welcome Dinner will be sponsored by Young SIETAR.
On Friday September 29, Young SIETAR Board members who will be present on-site in Masnou will invite everyone to an informal hangout. The hangout will connect YS members who will be taking part in the TOIT 2017 and other YS members from around the globe by means of videoconferencing. New YS members will learn about membership benefits. More experienced members will have an opportunity to share how YS is meeting their needs and what they want in future.
On Saturday September 30, TOIT 2017 participants will be offered free time in the evening.
Participants are awarded a certificate after successfully completing the TOIT.
To ensure better recognition and communication of this achievement, Young SIETAR also issues a verified digital badge that TOIT 2017 participants can add on their LinkedIn profiles or share in social media.
* Learn how to become a Young SIETAR member and enjoy more benefits: http://www.youngsietar.org/join-us
The price includes tuition, 3 nights (Thur, Sept. 28 - Sun, Oct 1.) at the hostel, full board (3 meals per day), a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant, coffee breaks, and training materials.
* Please note: travel, health insurance, subsistence expenses, and costs for visa are not included.
The organizing committee has tried to bring the prices down as much as possible. Special reductions include Early Bird registration (from May 15 to July 14, 2017) and other discounts advertised at the event Facebook page.
Young SIETAR has limited funds for grants. The amount of the grants for TOIT 2017 participants ranges from 219 to 159 Euro.
Only TOIT 2017 volunteers can apply for a participation grant. The grant recipients will have to contribute during the TOIT 2017 as orga team members. They will have clear responsibilities on-site (i.e they can join sessions but if there is behind-the-scenes work, they need to take care of it).
All candidates can apply for partial grants before making the payment during the online registration via Eventbrite. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and receiving the grant, please fill in the Volunteer Application Form.
If you are selected for the TOIT 2017 grant, you will receive further information about payment procedures. If you are not selected for the grant, we still hope for your participation in the TOIT 2017.
Registration for the TOIT 2017 is open from May 15, 2017 to September 15, 2017 via Eventbrite.
* Please note that due to reasons of legal duties of supervision and responsibilities you need to be at least 18 years old to participate in the TOIT.