Spain Stories

How To Say “Hello” In 18 Languages For World Hello Day

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November 21 marks the 43rd annual World Hello Day! World Hello Day was created in response to conflicts between Egypt and Israel in the 1970s. The peace discussion at the end of the war was the first time that Arab and Israeli officials met for…

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How Traveling In High School Helped Shape One Student’s Future

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Alex traveled with WorldStrides in March of 2014 to Spain and France. She and her classmates visited Madrid, Toledo, Barcelona, Carcassonne, Nimes, and Paris. Now a sophomore at Murray State University, Alex was inspired to double major in history education and Spanish education after her trip…

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Meet Tom Alsop, Program Director for Aventura Cultural Enrichment Immersion Programs

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We are proud to sponsor the Aventura Cultural Enrichment Immersion Program for high school and middle school Spanish teachers in partnership with Program Director Tom Alsop. During an Aventura Cultural Program, teachers interact with local teachers, learn firsthand about the cultures of Cuba or Spain, and dramatically improve…

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Teach Through Educational Travel: Walls of Avila

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The town of Avila, Spain (located just west of Madrid), has the best preserved medieval walls in the country (and among the best in Europe), and is the second biggest wall in the world (after the Great Wall of China). These ancient walls were built…

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Teach Through Educational Travel: Arles Through the Eyes of van Gogh

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Vincent van Gogh is one of the most recognized artists in the world. He’s the painter who created Starry Night, Bedroom in Arles, The Yellow House, Still Life: Vase with Twelve Sunflowers, and The Café Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles. Van Gogh lived…

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Teach Through Educational Travel: Granada, Spain

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Granada is the capital city of Granada Province, Andalusia, Spain. Geographically, it’s located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and at the confluence of 4 (!) different rivers. Granada is most famous for the Alhambra, a Moorish Palace that is a UNESCO World…

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Jaén, Spain: Land of the Olive Tree

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Like most Brits, I had spent many a childhood summer holidaying along Spain´s coastline, but in 2006, when I went to live there, I found myself travelling up inland for the first time. I took a train from Málaga to Jaén, the northernmost region of…

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Modern Life & Medieval Living in Barcelona

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If you’ve ever been to a European city, chances are you’ve wandered through a captivating maze of alleys and streets and squares where every balcony is studded with pots of red geraniums, every wood-framed window and door perfectly catches the afternoon shadows and every turn…

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Teach Through Educational Travel: Alcazar Castle, Segovia

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Did you ever wonder about the inspiration for Disney castles? Look no further than Alcazar Castle in Segovia, Spain, according to popular opinion. Alcazar is Spanish for castle (so in English, we’re saying Castle Castle!). Located in Segovia, Alcazar Castle was built in the 13th…

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Tapas in Spain

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Spanish tapas are, without a doubt, the tastier treasure of Iberian cuisine. Tapas have become recently quite well known worldwide, although they are a very traditional and characteristic element of the ancient Spanish cuisine. They are not so much a specific kind of food itself, as…

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