Ryan Graumann

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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.

Proctor en Segovia: Barcelona Beckons and Carnaval Captivates

Feb 26, 2015 9:25:33 AM

In this post, Proctor en Segovia Winter 2015 travels to Barcelona, experiences Carnaval week in Segovia, and welcomes several families for Spain “family weekend”!

Proctor en Segovia: Local Fiestas and National Pastimes

Feb 12, 2015 3:12:00 PM
The Proctor en Segovia winter 2015 group returned home after an excursion along the Mediterranean coast.  This week students got into the rhythm of life in Segovia, attending a local fiesta (Santa Águeda) that involved the burning of the likeness of a man and then returned to Madrid for an overnight trip that included watching a Real Madrid soccer match!

Proctor en Segovia: Some Humor and One Very Large Metaphor

Jan 31, 2015 2:47:00 PM
Grace and Frances reflect on the Proctor en Segovia Winter 2015 first long excursion to Murcia (Cartagena), Almería (Cabo de Gata National Park) and the city of Málaga in Andalucía. Warning: includes some humor and one very large metaphor.

Proctor en Segovia: Illuminating Segovia

Jan 22, 2015 10:02:00 AM

The Proctor en Segovia Winter 2015 group’s first week in Spain is full of activity.  Students start building relationships with their host families, discover natural spaces along the border of the city, participate in a diverse array of afternoon activities and begin their study of Spanish language, history and literature!

Proctor en Segovia: Two Months, Too Short

Nov 22, 2014 9:33:00 AM

The final weeks of the fall term took the fall 2014 Proctor en Segovia group on their final excursion to Andalucía. There students were immersed in the study of the history and culture of Islamic Spain in Granada, Spanish colonialism in Cádiz, and Iberia’s Roman roots in Bolonia. We also enjoyed many of the region’s more contemporary contributions to Spanish culture, such as flamenco music and culinary delights.

Proctor en Segovia: Cataluña Calling

Nov 12, 2014 4:14:00 PM
In this post from Spain, students travel to Barcelona, Catalonia and the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France to explore this area’s rich art and architecture, linguistic and culinary heritage, and unique history.  After our return from Catalonia we had visitors from the US, and they were treated to a week of gorgeous fall weather, a festival in honor of the Patron Saint of Segovia, and a trip to northern Segovia Province that included kayaking on the Río Duratón!

Proctor en Segovia: Stu Saves the Day and Other Spanish Adventures

Oct 26, 2014 12:04:00 PM
Proctor en Segovia students visit the Prado museum and attend a Real Madrid match, explore vineyards in La Rioja, a windfarm near Burgos, celebrate Paris' 17th birthday, and more!  Enjoy photographs and students' writing.


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