GREETINGS FROM SEVILLE!
The Seville Summer programs ended last Friday. We have enjoyed a summer full of interesting courses and exciting activities and trips.
All summer classes received fantastic feedback from students. The interactive class atmosphere was a perfect combination of language and culture. Students especially loved the out-of-class experience provided by their courses. Some examples of out-of-class activities include a visit to the Aquarium, to local markets, flamenco dancing lessons, a trip to the Roman city of Itálica and the delicious tastings of the Culture and Cuisine course: olive oil, chocolate, Iberian pork and Spanish wine.
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND TRIPS
The Seville Summer programs have a vibrant character and are full of cultural activities and trips. Apart from visiting the “must” places in Seville such as the Reales Alcazares, Cathedral, Giralda, Barrio de Santa Cruz, etc, students also participated in a wide variety of events. For instance, a group of students participated in a graffiti tour where they could also do their own “street masterpiece” and other students learned how to cook typical Spanish dishes in cooking lessons.
Students also engaged in activities with Spaniards such as an outdoor cinema, biking tours and spending the afternoon at a swimming pool on a warm day!
The CIEE Study Center trips helped students to know in depth the Spanish culture. All trips combined a cultural component and free time in which students had time to explore by themselves. Students travelled for the day to Córdoba, Aracena, Puerto de Santa María and spent overnight weekends in Cádiz, Granada and Málaga.
INTERCULTURAL EXPERIENCE (ICE)
All students participated in intercultural meetings during the three summer sessions in order to learn how to adapt better to a new culture. What students learned in class was put into practice both in their daily life in Seville and during the ICE weekend trips. ICE destinations for the Seville summer students were Amsterdam, Lisbon, Barcelona and Paris. After every ICE trip, students took part in a reflective session using “curious and obvious” photos that they took during their trips. It was very interesting and fun!
Please, visit our summer facebook page for more details and photos of students’ life in Seville. We hope you had (or are having J) a wonderful summer vacation.
Warm regards from Sevilla,
Maria, Luisa, Dani and Olga