A group of Charlotte Christian upper school students traveled to Spain June 2-18 for a language and cultural immersion trip. They spent two weeks in Salamanca, Spain and attended classes in the mornings and participated in a variety of socio-cultural activities in the afternoon. The students attended a language school affiliated with the University of Salamanca and received academic credit for their course. Adventures in the afternoon included walking tours, a tapas tour, a visit to a bullfighting ring and even a flamenco dance lesson. There were lots of activities around the city as their time in Salamanca coincided with the 800th anniversary of the University of Salamanca and the opening of the World Cup. The group also visited the cities of Avila, La Alberca, Madrid, Mogarraz, and Segovia. During their time in Salamanca, the students and chaperones stayed in homes with host families to give them a better perspective about the Spanish culture.
The students who traveled were Ansley Allison, Moise Bennett, Lloyd Glenn, Nadine Hart, Jack Littlefield, Garrett Michaud, Lauren Poynter, Lane Rabon, Julian Segovia, Andrew Wallace, and J.D. Williams along with chaperones Mrs. Angelina Ferrari Segovia, middle school Spanish teacher, and Mrs. Allison Tarwater Reeves, upper school Spanish teacher.
“I took a group to Spain in 2017 and returned convinced that the experience should be offered again as part of the Global Knights program that intends to develop global competence in our students,” shared Mrs. Ferrari Segovia. “The 2018 group embraced the culture and the language with a great attitude, and the experience was life changing for all of us on the trip.”
“I think the trip was such a success," shared Mrs. Reeves. “It was wonderful to watch the students experience the language and the culture. They were challenged and did such a great job of maneuvering with each situation and finding success in spite of linguistic limitations.”