Ryan Graumann

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Almost a Half-Century in Spain: An Update on Proctor en Segovia

Jul 16, 2021 2:00:24 PM

During my recent trip to Spain and since arriving on campus in Andover this week, I have been reflecting on Proctor's off-campus programs and the way these programs complement, support, and naturally extend from on-campus academics and activities. In our little corner of Segovia, Spain, where Proctor operates an off-campus linguistic and cultural immersion program, life seems to move at a slower pace, providing a natural opportunity for reflection and introspection.

Proctor en Segovia: The View From Spain

May 6, 2020 9:01:44 AM

We were having dinner in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France when I received the call. As soon as I saw the incoming call from Mike Henriques on my iPhone screen I knew there would be no spring term and my heart sank.

Proctor en Segovia: Taking the Plunge

Sep 24, 2015 7:17:11 PM

In their first two weeks in Spain, the Proctor en Segovia Fall 2015 group wastes no time in fully immersing themselves in Spanish language and culture. Luke and Haley write this post!

Proctor en Segovia Hits the Road: Travels in Portugal, Cataluña, Extremadura and Andalucía

May 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

In the final weeks of the spring 2015 term, Proctor en Segovia hits the road, first traveling from Segovia to Barcelona via high-speed train and then north along the Catalan Costa Brava.  Next, on the final long excursion of the term, the group leaves from Segovia in rented vehicles, driving southwest along the Sistema Central mountain range, and then crossing into the Spanish region of Extremadura and Portugal’s Alentejo region. Finally, students traverse eastern Andalucía, visiting Sevilla, Cádiz and rural sections of the Costa de la Luz on the Strait of Gibraltar!

Proctor en Segovia: Real Madrid Olé and Kayaking with San Frutos

May 12, 2015 8:01:35 AM
By the middle of the term, Proctor en Segovia spring 2015 students are fully immersed in their Segovian surroundings and life with a host family.  In this post, Proctor en Segovia students continue volunteer work with local children, take photos in small pueblos, watch Real Madrid live, welcome visiting families from the U.S., and celebrate a birthday!

Proctor en Segovia: Desert by the Sea and Ancient Traditions in Old Castile

Apr 28, 2015 7:38:00 AM
In this update from Proctor en Segovia Spring 2015, students journey along the Mediterranean coast, starting in Cartagena and ending in Málaga. On the way they experience ancient cities, Spanish Civil War fortifications, the “produce basket” of Europe, unspoiled and protected coastline, and a bustling, modern shipping and tourism hub with a Moorish past. Back in Segovia, students observe traditional Castilian Semana Santa processions. Afternoons are filled with activities in the community, metal arts classes, and (often much-needed) yoga!

Proctor en Segovia: Don't Hold Back

Apr 13, 2015 4:19:00 PM
The members of the Proctor en Segovia Spring 2015 explore the city and surrounding areas, prepare lunch with foods purchased at the outdoor market, and begin to develop relationships with Segovians!

Proctor en Segovia: Becoming Family

Mar 4, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Living with a host family in a foreign city, country, culture, and language is certainly one of the most challenging, and sometimes exhausting, experiences possible for any student. By the end of a term living abroad in Segovia, however, Proctor students almost without exception rank the homestay experience as one of their very favorite aspects of the program.  Here students write of their experiences living with Spanish families and reflect on the deep learning that occurs from living life en español.

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