Harpeth Hall – USA
We were delighted to have Harpeth Hall girls with us at Spark. Here is some of the things they said about their trip.
“My time here in Spain has been amazing! I am so thankful for the opportunities I have had here. I went from barely speaking in Spanish – simple ‘holas and adioses’ – to my teachers constantly telling me to be quiet! A favourite memory from my time here at Spark was the flamenco dance classes. I loved learning something so unique to the Spanish culture. I was even able to take what I learned home and show my host family! My host sister gladly joined in as my partner and we did all four of the flamenco dances. Although I was a little upset that I never got to try on a flamenco dress, I still enjoyed every minute of class time. In addition to dance classes, I enjoyed our daily excursions to surrounding cities and ports. I was able to connect historical references to sights and draw connections to what we learnt about in our Spanish classes. I am so thankful that I have been able to embark on this great journey – it is the experience of a lifetime that I will remember forever.” – Caroline Grace Williams
“The excursions that we had during the day were amazing. This year I am studying Art History so we study many architectural sights which include some of those that we have seen in Spain. My favourite was the mosque in Córdoba. The Islamic/Christian mix that we learnt in the pages of our text book came alive in front of us. It was beautiful and I wouldn’t have been able to appreciate it as well as I could if I had not taken the class and been immersed in Spain.” Delana Alviri
“My favourite memory while I was in Spain was with my homestay family. They took me out to lunch to meet the rest of the family. They were so nice to me and welcomed me with open arms. The love in the room was indescribable and the food was delicious! This evening that I spent with the family was a time I will never forget!” Liza Martin