Project Period 2019: The Value of Immersion

Mar 21, 2019 9:57:17 AM

Five days. 37 faculty sponsored projects across the country. Why do we allocate 10% of our Spring Trimester to Project Period? Because we believe deeply in the value of immersion learning, and Project Period provides opportunities to dive into learning experiences that simply do not fit into our regular academic schedule. As we kick off Day 3 of Project Period 2019, we explore the history, goals, and impact of this program on our community. 

Proctor en Segovia: Hasta luego, not adiós

Mar 11, 2019 7:18:33 AM

Right now I am walking on a long empty road, forty minutes of solitude, just walking by the sea. I have not seen a single soul in this entire time except a black cat that has crossed my path. But now I have come across an old man sitting by the sea. He only has a stick, himself and a bocadillo while he gazes at the sunset. We are both looking at this gorgeous array of colors in the sky but were seeing it very differently. He has more life experience than me, knows this view better than me, and has more patience than me. But we are both here at the same time and same place looking at that fiery ball in the sky.

European Art Classroom: Italy and Farewell to Winter 2019

Mar 4, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Our Monday began at 8:00 AM in the morning, the time we left Nice, France for Florence, Italy. Nice is a beautiful city on the Mediterranean Sea and we had a lot of fun walking and sitting on the beach. 

Mountain Classroom: Joshua Tree and the ISGE

Feb 26, 2019 9:14:43 PM

Proctor's Mountain Classroom group shares a final blog of the Winter Term as Timmy '20 reflects on their student planned and led expedition to Joshua Tree National Park. Congratulations to this winter's group on a job well done! 

Proctor en Segovia: Under the Sevilla Sun

Feb 23, 2019 10:28:05 AM

Although I arrived a day late and missed an exciting day in the Roman ruins of Itálica on Saturday, I can say without doubt that the weekend excursion to Sevilla was my favorite thing that we have done in Spain so far. From the moment I arrived, I couldn’t contain my excitement to see if Sevilla lived up to its reputation of relentless zest for life and heavenly Mediterranean climate. As Laura and I entered the city and made our way towards the hostel, my excitement manifested itself into frustration. The only thing separating us from the 65 degree weather, the glow of the city under the siesta sun, and the equally vibrant people and colors painting the city was an Uber window.

European Art Classroom: Tour de España

Feb 19, 2019 8:38:40 PM

 

On our first day in Madrid, the group flew in around 5:00 pm for a 6:00 pm check in at our hotel, Petit Palace. After everyone got situated in their rooms we met in the lobby to embark on a walking tour of the area. We ended the night with dinner at a family restaurant serving tortilla de patatas.

Proctor en Segovia: Tarde de Fútbol and Visitors from Across the Pyrenees

Feb 18, 2019 1:32:56 PM

On Saturday, we had the opportunity to witness two of Spain’s finest displays of art: the Prado and an Atlético Madrid soccer match. Although I am mostly certainly partial to the beautiful sport, the Prado gave me a deeper appreciation for the arts.

European Art Classroom: In the Zone.

Feb 12, 2019 1:04:41 PM

This week has been anything but short of entertaining. We started off with a sleep-in on Monday morning in attempts to rejuvenate our minds after a late night watching the Super Bowl until 4am our time. However, once we all did manage to crawl out of bed, we were greeted by freshly cooked pancakes courtesy of our pancake master, Annie.

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