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Students Immerse Into Spain’s Culture

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As summer is approaching rather quickly, some of our students have already made plans for theirs. On June 6-24, 15 students, including two Kenston high schoolers, will be venturing to Spain. While there, these students will be improving their Spanish speaking skills and cultural awareness by fully immersing themselves into the Hispanic language and culture.

Their trip will also consist of traveling to different parts of Spain. From June 8-18, the students will be in the capital, Madrid, where they will be attending school at Madrid Learning School for a whole week. The group will also be visiting the Prado Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum. From June 13 -14, they will be traveling to Segovia and Toledo, and from June 20-23, they will be going to Granada and Sevilla. In each of these places, the students will be exploring various sights of each city.

Their trip will also consist of traveling to different parts of Spain

The trips to Segovia and Toledo are both one day excursions. However, in Granada the group will be going to La Alhambra and a Flamenco show in Sacromonte. In Sevilla, they will be going to the Cathedral, Giralda, and Reales Alcázares. The purpose of going on the different excursions and visiting different places is to be opened up to the culture in the different cities.

Apart from going to school, students will stay with local host families. One home stay family is assigned to two students. The host families typically don’t know any English, which forces the students to excel in their Spanish.

Jess Sivillo (`16) said, “I’m most excited about living with a Spanish family, learning more about their culture, and sight-seeing.” Andrew King (`16) agreed and said, “I am most excited for the after school sessions. Students have the ability to safely roam and learn more about the city.” Their after school sessions will consist of their own independent exploration of the many aspects around them.