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Following their morning classes focused on the benefits of global travel, students visited the world renowned El prado art museum in Madrid. With their favorite tour guide from the Royal Palace joining us students learned about and observed first hand many of Spain's great masterpieces, including works of El Greco,... Continue reading
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Following their morning classes discussing the environment, sustainability and energy conservation, students located local public bicycle stands to interview users and research about public bicycle use in Madrid. They expressed surprise at the relatively inexpensive cost of using the motorized bikes as well as the approximately 160 bike locations around... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Following up on their class lesson and discussions revolving around music and film here in Spain, students explored a local music store --FNAC and movie theaters to learn more about local musical offerings, concerts and movies, asking about new releases, upcoming concerts, movie costs and times, etc. Shortly afterwards, students... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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On Monday level 3 Spanish students and Dr. J enjoyed participating in a flamenco class in Madrid. In addition to learning about the multicultural origins and evolving characteristics of various "palos" or types of flamenco dance, guitar and singing and the more recent contributions of famed guitarist Paco de Lucia... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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On Sunday, the students awoke early to journey northwards to the Hoces del Duraton river and nature preserve in Castilla-León, where they kayaked through the river under the steep canyon bluffs spotted with ancient Visigothic ruins such as those of the legendary wizard, Saint Frutos--the patron saint of Segovia. Gazing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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In the late afternoon, in the tradition of many of the great Spanish artists--Picasso, Miro, etc.--students in the advanced level each designed and painted a small ceramic cup, mug, plate or tile. Por la tarde, en la tradición de muchos de los grandes artistas hispanos--Picasso, Miro, etc., los estudiantes del... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Después de un paseo por el parque del río al sur del hotel y unas reuniones de grupo entre los estudiantes que viven en la misma zona de Madrid, llegaron las familias anfitrionas para recoger a los estudiantes. After a buffet breakfast in the hotel, students living in the same... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Veteran metro riders! Our first group lunch Orientation in hotel Plaza del oriente by Royal Palace Plaza de España Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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