Days go by so fast! We have already reached mid-semester, exams have taken place, classes have arrived their zenith and BC students have fully integrated within the city life. They are immersed in activities, classes and travelling. One of CIEE’s main endeavors is making students take advantage of the wealthy culture that Barcelona offers by organizing many of their classes and activities in the multiple museums or cultural sites scattered around the city. For example, they learn art history in the National Museum of Art, analyzing first hand the features of Romanesque Art, they immerse in local culture by going to the city markets during Spanish lessons, or even they learn about the history of Spanish Civil War by visiting an ancient air raid shelter.
BC students have also enjoyed their CIEE organized weekend trip, visiting the beautiful city of Valencia. We explored its history by a guided tour around its ancient remains and modern urbanism, discovering the cathedral, the medieval silk market and touring its ‘modernista’ tiled market, where the guides showed us the traditional foods of the region.
One of the highlights of the weekend trip was the Paella cooking workshop. Now we have excellent “maestros paelleros” to bring this delicious dish back home to delight their families and friends.
Check out the video from their amazing paella activity.