Participate in the Quetzal Route 2013

Since I was little I remember hearing about the Quetzal Route , which with Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo at the helm was shown on a TV program so that we could all get to know it. The program disappeared with the passage of time but not the route, which continues to be carried out year after year, a golden opportunity to discover other cultures of the Spanish language and learn about all their stories and the points we have in common.

Currently sponsored by BBVA, it is for 16 and 17-year-olds who want to live a unique experience and foster relationships between Spanish-speaking countries, also including Brazil and Portugal as part of the project. Almost 30 years of this project and in which more than 8,000 young people of different nationalities have been able to discover many things from other cultures, in addition to being able to make friends that will last over time thanks to their experience.

How to take part

The first thing you have to know before signing up is that there are a few requirements , such as speaking and writing Spanish correctly, studying in secondary education, having the nationality of one of the countries participating in the program or studying in one of them and, finally, having been born in the years 1996-1997. If you meet these requirements, you will be able to sign up to carry out the different tests that must be done to be one of the chosen ones.

The first of the tests is to propose a project to solve one of the social problems in your Autonomous Community. In the contest rules, which are on the Ruta Quetzal BBVA website, there are several topics to give you ideas, and it is very important to present a work that is 100% original. If your job is chosen, the next test will be a personal interview to talk about that job. That interview is what will determine whether or not you are one of those chosen to live this experience that you will not forget in life.