Students are discovering sunny Spain and walk through its ancient cities and vibrant metropolitan areas. They are getting a first hand experience with a brief survey of art, culture, language and history of Spain. Click on Read More to read the full blog posts.
A final update from Professor Faith Nava... The Interim group landed in New York without any problems. They will arrive on campus around 7:28 p.m. We are sure they will have plenty of good memories and pictures to share with you all.
As this course draws to a close, we, at the Modern World Language Department, want to thank everyone for their support in helping give these students a positive, life-impacting experience. We are very honored to serve the students.
Thursday afternoon the group moved to their hotel room in Madrid. Everyone is doing fine, and the students have had their fair share of Spanish art and history by now. They have visited yet another world-renowned museum, El Prado. This museum houses the famous masterpieces of Goya, such as "Las Meninas," Velazquez, and El Greco, along with his collection of saints, among many other treasures of humanity.
Today they are going to the Reina Sofia museum. It is a more contemporary museum actually few blocks from El Prado. This museum, while housing many works of art, is visited because it houses the famous Picasso painting "Guernica," a criticism of cruelty that humanity suffered under the dictatorship of Franco, aided by the Nazis. It is also interesting to see the development of Guernica through various sketches Picasso worked on before painting the final version.
The group is making stops to restaurants and also a Flamenco dance show tonight.
Buenos Dias Familias:
I received a brief call from the group. Professor Faith Nava and her Interim students were enjoying lunch at a Segovia restaurant with a superb view of the Roman aqueduct. It appears they have a full day planned with a visit to the Alcazar next on their busy schedule.
Have a great day! Gracias!
Professor Mauricio Nava D
Spain Interim 2012 Plaza Mayor visit
Today the highlight was a visit to the Plaza Mayor (the Main Plaza). The girls were very impressed with its beauty and the ambiance of the plaza. A "pirate" held Professor Nava "hostage," and the students were laughing and taking pictures of their teacher. They also visited a market nearby and another plaza, Plaza del Sol (Sun Plaza). This last plaza was extremely crowded and has been lately the site of protests of unemployed people in Spain.
We are doing great here in Aranjuez, Spain. Everything went smooth and well. We are going to go to the central plaza to see this beautiful city. Tonight we have a get together at the church for the Three Kings Day and we will be spending time with our new friends here in Spain.
Faith Marie (Mari Fe), Amanda, Frannie, Kinsey, Teryn, Lindsey, and Sarah