Last night, we celebrated a yearly Oxbridge tradition: our Noche de café or Coffee Night. Although we did not actually drink coffee, it was an opportunity for students to show everything that they had learned. They read poetry, showed us their paintings and photography, explained their projects in Marine Biology and their case studies in Psychology, presented a mock-news program, and they demonstrated the vast improvements that they have made in their acquisition of the Spanish Language. We left the night awestruck. It was an incredible and truly unforgettable experience.
Yesterday, students and staff went to Tibidabo, a mountain on the outskirts of Barcelona that provides beautiful views of the city and is the site of Barcelona’s oldest amusement park. Students enjoyed the sights, the rides, and the fun that they had with their classmates.
Our Intermediate Spanish students learned how to cook traditional Spanish dishes like “tortilla de patatas” (Spanish omelette), “pan con tomate” (bread with tomato sauce) and “gazpacho” (cold tomato soup), in a special class with a Spanish cook.
And of course, afterwards they got to eat their creations! Yummy!
It is said that Barça “és més que un club”, which in Catalan means that Futbol Club Barcelona is more than a normal soccer team. Indeed, Barça represents a worldwide known symbol of the city of Barcelona and its values. Our students visited Camp Nou stadium this afternoon: a unique experience!
Our Marine Biology students seem to be having fun all the time!
They went to the beach, to Barceloneta and the Port Vell, they went on a boat ride… Take a look!
Students went to the iconic La Sagrada Familia church and temple where they were given guided tours. This magnificent church is the emblematic icon of Barcelona. Projected completion date is now 2026. Maybe we can all meet back there for a reunion on that day?
A buen hambre… no hay pan duro. (Translation: there is no hard bread for the hungry!) Major teachers got together with their classes last night and took them out to eat at various restaurants throughout the city. Below are pictures of students with their major classes and teachers.
Español: la retórica y el dominio lingüístico
Español: Grupo C
Sion Dayson and the creative writers
A different perspective
On Sunday evening our students were treated to a night of Flamenco music and dancing at the beautiful Palau de la Música Catalana, a modernist concert hall designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner and built between 1905 and 1908.
On Sunday, our students had a great day at a beach in Montgat, a town north of Barcelona.
Alison, Sophia, and Emma having a chat.
Roxy, Caroline, Emily, Zara, and Yasmeen taking a break from the sun.
Valerie (a friend), Andrea, Pearl, Eden, Roxanne, Henry, and Nicolas enjoying their lunch.
Alara, Erik, Deniz, Giorgio, Flavia and Firathan enjoying the shade.
Jadal, Patrick, and Andrew – ¡qué señores!
La Prepa students at the beach!
On Saturday a group of students visited the Bunkers de Horta, one of the bunkers from the Spanish Civil War. Not only is it an interesting place historically, it also has beautiful views of the city!
Alison and Imogen at the bunkers.
The adventurous ladies enjoying a beautiful day!
What a view, and cute shoes too!