Seville IBC End of Semester Report
The second half of the semester went very well! They were a wonderful group of students and a great group to work with. We celebrated their semester in Seville in El Parque del Prado. Here are few photos from the IBC program farewell:
(Left to right) Morgan Boydston-University of Colorado Boulder; Emily Clearly and Bernie Gershenson-Penn State University; Marisol Pallares-University Pablo de Olavide; Natalie Geer-University of Colorado Boulder
(Left to right) Leah Alcaraz-St.Mary´s College of California; Victoria DeCesare-Penn State University; Ana Vereen and Christa Lewis-University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Briana Denham-University of Texas at Austin; Christine Hadfield-Keene State College; Abbie Kinchloe-University of Minnesota Twin Cities
(Left to right) Summer West-University of Colorado Boulder; August Thiede-University of Wisconsin Milwaukee; Christine Hadfield-Keene State College; Laura O´brien-Penn State University; Jessi Benveniste-University of Oregon; Samantha Caen-Cornell University
(Left to right) Ignacio Muñiz and Ricardo Mellado- University Pablo de Olavide; Jake Simon-Penn State University
Immersion Trip to Morocco
As tends to be the case, the immersion trip to Morocco that took place in April was one of the highlights of the semester for students.
Joshua Townsend, from Ohio Wesleyan University, chatting with one of the Morocccan students that spoke with us about Moroccan women´s role in local society.
We visited the NGO, Hope for Salé, an organization supported by Morocco Exchange dedicated to providing school-age children with educational opportunities as well as training programs for youth and adults.
Taking a break at the Chellah Roman Ruins in Rabat.
Roman Ruins at Chellah.
Emily Deyo-Elon University; Sarah Mogill-Penn State University and Blair Grundfest-University of Texas at AustinStudents with their host mother
We visited a family in the Rif Mountains who graciously prepared a cous-cous lunch for all. Following lunch we chatted with the family about life in the small, rural town.
Aaron Jones, Pennsylvania State University, sharing some time with the family´s 6 year old son.
Host preparing traditional Moroccan mint tea
Hayley Berg, Miami University, with host´s 2 year old daughter.
Beautiful view of the countryside
The group Intercambio activities were another semester highlight for students. Activities were limited to small groups of IBC students and an accompanying Spanish Intercambio. Activities ranged from laugh therapy to Holy Week cooking class and ended with a kayaking excursion down the Guadalquivir River.
IBC Intercultural Communication in Context Course
The Intercultural Communication in Context Course was very successful this semester! It´s always a joy to see how students progress in their intercultural development and most importantly that they are able to articulate what they have learned and how the skills can be used in the future.