Professors Daniel Delgado and Carl Wise accompanied 25 students to the medieval town of Trujillo, Spain for the Summer in Spain 2012 program. This program is one of the oldest programs at the College of Charleston and offers a great opportunity to experience total immersion in the Spanish culture. For 6 weeks, students lived with Spanish families and experienced first-hand local life in Trujillo and made life-long friendships with new Spanish friends.
The program offers the best of Spain – students live in a charming medieval town while also experiencing Spain’s most vibrant cities such as Seville and Madrid to discover their rich histories and cultures.
During the trip, students studied Spain’s different historic cultures by visiting the Roman ruins in Merida, Islamic architectural wonders like the Alhambra and the Mosque of Cordoba, the Jewish Temple in Toledo, and Segovia Castle where the Spanish monarchs ruled the largest empire in history.
For the academic side, students studied in the medieval monastery La Coria and took classes in Spanish language, culture, and history. The opportunity of living abroad while taking their classes offered first-hand connections between the classroom and real-life experiences in Spain.
The directors of the program were pleased with the remarkable success of the summer and look forward to seeing how living aboard continues to impact the students after they return to campus.
If anyone is interested in joining this amazing opportunity for Spring or Summer 2013, please talk to the students or do not hesitate to contact the Hispanic Studies Department for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.