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Cynthia Sanchez
Spanish Teacher from South Jersey
Interests: Spending time with my family, traveling, and dancing.
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Thinking the students have no energy left after class & lunch, we challenged them to a game called Gymkhana (like the Amazing race show). To our surprise once we divided the kids into 8 groups handed them a sheet of questions, they took off like Toros in Pamplona. They had... Continue reading
What a great way to end the last day of class!!! After class the professors threw the students a fiesta with Spanish treats & soda 🍪🍩🍮🍫🍼 Sadly walking away from the CIEE Madrid Study Center towards their next quest "their STAMP Testing"!!! Took us a while to log in but... Continue reading
After 2 exhausting weeks in Madrid, we took the students to "El Parque de Attraciones"!!! 🎢🎠🎡 We enjoyed rides that were Tranquilidad 🎠 (relaxing), Maquinismo 🎢 (roller coasters), Naturaleza 🏝 (water rides), and even some in Nickelodeon Land!!! 🐒 Some students ENTERed The Horror Fest!!! 🙈They dared me to join... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
At first students were being shy and afraid to show off their vocal skills. But once the Host Moms sang their hearts off, everyone joined in. There was a little of everything... Spanish songs, oldies music, new modern hits. There was something for everyone. The night was a big hit!!! Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
We started in the barrio of Malasaña... Their task was to find Urban Street Art and describe their feelings, emotions, and compare it to what they have seen in the US. They say "There's a light at the end of the tunnel!" Our light is HELADO!!! Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Of course we can't start our trip without some Starbucks from Spain. Off we go, kids chatting, singing, watching Frozen in Spanish, while the rest sleep. First stop is Sierra Guadarrama. Where we embarked in some piraguismo - kayaking fun. Kids had an awesome time. They worked great together. What... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Sung to the tune of ¨Miley Cyrus´s Party in the USA" We hopped on the metro at P. D. C (Plaza de Cuba) with a water bottle and some snacks... Waited for our Leaders with the metro card. Will we arrive on time? Jumped on the metro for the second... Continue reading
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We started our bike tour in María Luisa Park. The most largest and the most romantic park in Sevilla because of the statue of the three phases of love by Becquer. We arrived at the Plaza de España in record time which is situated in the center of Sevilla. We... Continue reading
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We have come across some new food and drinks in Spain. The host families have been very accomodating to all the students. Here are some pictures of a few of our favorites... paella gazpacho Spanish food is so delicious but you dont have to take our word, come to Seville... Continue reading
As I was walking home from our flamenco class, I heard a few familiar voices... It was Dale J, Liliana, and Caitlyn. And what were they doing well jumping into the Guadalquivir river. They said *if the Spaniards can do it so can we* and they did. You GO Girls!!! Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Today we showed off our knives skills in a Spanish Cooking School. 1st course: Gazpacho We cut tomotoes, pepper, cucumber, garlic. Then added salt, vinegar, and olive oil. Blend, strain, then chill. Enjoy ;) 2nd course: Tortilla española We cut potatoes, onions and cooked. Added beaten eggs and salt. Cook... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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We spent a beautiful sunny day on the Island of Cadiz. It was about 43°C but with a slight breeze. After the tour around the city some students took advantage of nice cool water for dip in the ocean, others played soccer with some locals, while the group leaders tried... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Today we enjoyed an authentic Flamenco Show at Casa de la Memoria del Flamenco. The performers were amazing. We could feel their passion through their singing, dancing, clapping, stomping, and guitar playing. I spoke to a few students who have taken tap dancing and all said "It is tap dance... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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After a long day of fun-filled flights, of course the 1st place we found when we arrived at the hotel was the mall. All girls love shopping even in Spain. After our yummy 3 course lunch and a siesta, we decided to take our first tour to the centro comercial... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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