The Experiment: Spain - Language and Cultural Traditions

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  • Location(s): Spain
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Volunteer, High School

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Rapidly improve your Spanish during a month of language immersion and historical and contemporary exploration through Spain. Begin your Experiment in Spain’s capital—Madrid—as you spend time at the city’s famous sites and museums, explore its neig... read more

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Rapidly improve your Spanish during a month of language immersion and historical and contemporary exploration through Spain. Begin your Experiment in Spain’s capital—Madrid—as you spend time at the city’s famous sites and museums, explore its neighborhoods, and sample Spanish cuisine. Then, travel to southern Spain, to the province of Andalucía, where you will engage in intensive Spanish language training. This high school summer abroad program has two separate language groups. One group has Spanish training in the historic city of Granada, where, for four hours each day, the group will attend small-group, interactive language classes divided by language level at the Centro de Lenguas y Educación Intercultural. This group will learn inside and outside the classroom through music, film, city scavenger hunts, and field trips. After class, your group will have opportunities to meet up with Spanish students learning English and join them for sporting or cultural events. The program’s other group will have language classes and immersive arts training in Guadix. This group will participate in Spanish-language workshops focused on flamenco, ceramics, theatrical performance, and other arts, in addition to the language training. In Guadix, there are opportunities to learn about Romani culture and Gitano identity and to perform flamenco and traditional village dances with local community members. No matter which group you are in, you will explore Granada’s sites—including the Alhambra, city gardens, and local museums—to better understand the city’s historical layers and contemporary culture. Your Spanish language and cultural immersion continues with a homestay in a small Andalusian town. Enjoy family meals and visit local markets, beaches, and cafés as you continue to enhance your Spanish through constant conversation with host family members. The program incorporates some outdoor activities such as trekking and excursions to the beach. Return to Madrid for final reflection and language practice before departing for home.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Volunteer
High School
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
  • Short Term
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