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191 posts categorized "Seville Language"

Viaje a Aracena

On our day trip to Aracena students got to tour the Gruta de Maravillas--Cave of Wonders--and spend the afternoon at el Lago Verde. 

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El Lago Verde is known for it's kayaking and water activities. 

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Students soak up the "sol" while enjoying their last weekend in Espana. 


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Some CIEE students, like Brooke, made friends with some local kids playing on the beach. What a great way to practice their Spanish! 

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Rica Paella en Taller Cocina Andaluz: Cooking Class II

First, the students heard an explanation about how tradicional Paella is not really seafood based.  Paella is a rice dish from the region of Valencia. Paella has ancient roots and is a dish of humble origins, but its modern form originated in the mid-19th century in the area around the Albufera lagoon on the east coast of Spain, adjacent to the city of Valencia. Valencian paella is believed to be the original recipe and consists of white rice, green beans, meat (rabbit or chicken), and seasonings such as saffron and rosemary. How´s that for a fun fact!

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As the Paella is cooking the students took a picture with the always smiling chef Victor!

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Now let´s taste the broth to make sure it is exactly as planned! Elizabeth, Gianlucca, Paige and Karina were the testers.

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Maya and Aniya bonding over Paella!
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While cooking a little trivia from Sevillian history is always a great idea!
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Why not try the vegetarian Paella? 
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The students enjoying the cooking process.
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Juana E. Arias-Dominguez

Program Leader, Seville 2017

Morning Bike Ride Through Maria Luisa Park

This morning students took a lovely bike ride through the famous and historical Maria Luisa Park. 

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The Parque Maria Luisa is a large green space to the south of the city centre, close to the river, with hundreds of exotic trees lining shady avenues, and historic, fairytale buildings, with touches of colorful azulejos and Moorish fountains and pools.It is considered one of the lovliest parks in Europe. 

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Image2For some kids, this was their first day riding a bike! How awesome is it that they will get to go home and tell people they learned how to ride a bike in Spain!


Friends, Breakfast, Sports and Sports at Maria Luisa Park

Today the students had the opportunity to play the Spanish games known as ¨El Pañuelo¨ with Spanish teens at Seville´s most famous outdoor park, Parque de Maria Luisa.  

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Cruzando la cuerda
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Forming Volleyball teams


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After the snacks, great smiles!
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Enjoying a friendly soccer game.
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Juana E. Arias-Dominguez

Program Leader. Seville 2017

Visita a la Plaza de Toros ¨La Maestranza¨

The students today had the opportunity to visit The Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla which is a 12,000-capacity bullring in Seville, Spain. The students learned about the history of toreros and viewed the different parts of the building to understand the cultural practice. 

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Juana E. Arias-Dominguez

Program Leader, Seville 

 

Weekend in Granada

Granada is another beautiful city in southern Spain’s Andalusia region and about a 3 1/2 hour bus ride from Seville. 

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We took a mini tour around the city.

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We saw a the Alhambra, which is a fortified Moorish palace, made for the Muslim kings of Granada. Alhambra in Arabic, means Red Castle because of their red walls. It was built around the years 1200-1300. 

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Adiós Granada - Cynthia 

 

EL ALCÁZAR DE SEVILLA

The Álcazar is the name of the Islamic palace of Seville, built by the Christian king Pedro I. The architectural style is known as Mudejar,  a unique style that blends both cultures, only found in Spain.

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Our students learned a lot about the history of the palace and its inhabitants from our guide, Fernando.

 

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A terrace overlooking the gardens of the Alcázar.

 

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Inside the private rooms: archs, tiles, plaster and wood are the main elements used in the decorations.

 

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A pool in between rooms provides both for freshness and aesthetic beauty.

 

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The oldest part of the alcázar: XIIth century, the only original muslim remains.


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An example of the woodworks: one of the domes.

 

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Our students listening to the explanations of Fernando.

 

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Flamenco Sevillano & Rumba

If you were to ask any local Sevillano what makes Seville "Seville", it's almost guaranteed that they will mention Flamenco Sevillano. 

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Seville is the birthplace of Flamenco Sevillano, and our students had a fantastic time learning those famous flamenco steps. 

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Next, we learned a few Rumba steps. We definitely have some future dancers in our group! 

 

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Seville Guadalquivir River Kayak Tour

Today students worked together to kayak their way down the Guadalquivir River in Seville. 

 

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For many kids this was their first time in a kayak and the rocked it! 

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Day 4 Graffiti Tour!

The students learn about the history and styles of graffiti as well as some of the more famous artists.   After, the students have the opportunity to try their hand at graffiti.

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Christine McCormick