The students have been very busy now they are in Granada!!! The group arrived on Friday after a full in Antequera, a beautiful anadalusian city just about an hour and half from Granada. In Antequera the students visited Los Dolmenes, El Torcal and the Alcazaba. They also had a traditional Spanish lunch in down town Antequera. We then arrived to Granada in time for dinner and assign rooms.
On Saturday the group was given a private tour of the Granada’s city center and began to understand the historical importance of the this Majestic city. After lunch and siesta students enjoyed a private guided tour of the Cathedral and Isabela & Ferdinand’s Royal Chapel and tomb.
On Sunday the group headed out to the beach town of Nerja where they toured amazing caves, had paella at a seaside restaurant and were given some free time to bath in the sun and mediterranean sea. This students had wonderful time! After returning to Granada, they enjoyed another home cooked meal and then headed out to the Arabic Baths/ Spa where students enjoyed relaxing baths and massages.
Monday students had a hearty breakfast and headed to the University where they were administered a placement exam and began their course work. After lunch and siesta the students enjoyed a private tour of the Albaicin and then ended the tour with in a traditional tea shop overlooking the Alhambra while they enjoyed teas and arabic pastries.
Tuesday, students attended their second day of course work and really enjoyed the instructional methodologies as it is very different than back in the USA. Students were eager to share the new verbs and vocabulary they had learned while the group ate a family style lunch. Immediately following lunch the group made their way up to the most visited and sought after monument in all of Spain, the Alhambra. The students toured and enjoyed the breath taking gardens and architecture of this paradise which overlooks the entire city of Granada.