Dublin School will be sponsoring two trips for students this year. As a part of the Spanish language initiative, they will be focussed on Spanish speaking countries and cultures.
The first trip, to be offered during the March break, will be a twelve day trip to Peru. Students will visit Lima and then travel on to the Andes and the countryside of the Incan Empire: visiting Cusco (the Incan Capital), the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes and the world famous Machu Picchu at dawn. Students will have homestays in Cusco and engage in a service project in Ollantaytambo. The Incan lands are wild and beautiful and demand an adventuresome spirit to fully appreciate the people and their culture.
The second trip , to be offered during June, will be a fifteen day trip to Spain. Destinations include Madrid, Granada, Corduba, and Sevilla. Activities will be centered in the city of Granada situated in the eastern part of the region of Andalusia. Geographical and scenic diversity characterizes this land. Its unique history has bestowed it with an artistic grandeur as the last Moorish capital on the Iberian Peninsula, embracing both its Moorish palaces and Christian Renaissance treasures. This trip will have a heavy emphasis on Spanish language and the history, culture, and traditions of southern Spain. The trip includes city apartment living, daily language instruction, and a flamenco lesson.
Both trips will be run, as much as is reasonably possible, in Spanish. However, interested students who have limited Spanish proficiency are welcome. Both trips involve meetings and study in advance to learn about the people, cultures, and issues for the places we are going. These meetings may be in English or Spanish, depending on student ability.