IUHPFL '22: Final Post

  Equipo ‘Team’ León (2022) was led by high school teacher Sara Grauvogl along with Santiago Arróniz Parra and Nicholas M. Blaker both PhD candidates in Hispanic Linguistics at IU. The team led 23 highly motivated Indiana high school students studying Spanish to León, Spain for six weeks where the students lived with host families, took courses in Spanish culture/literature, grammar/communication and linguistics and participated in a variety of activities (e.g., Spanish movie afternoons, a  tapas  tour and scavenger hunt, a 4th of July celebration with host families, sports, singing/dancing and art, among others). The students also had the opportunity to visit and explore surrounding cities, for example, Gijón (Asturias), Vigo and the Islas Cíes (Galicia), Segovia and Madrid. The most exciting excursion and the most integral to IUHPFL León was student’s participation in the last 12 miles of the famous  Camino de Santiago  departing from Pedrouzo (Galicia) and arriving to the center of

IUHPFL ‘22: More of Madrid

 These are some pictures of the last two days in Madrid that did not get posted! Many include time in the city, eating dinner at the Mexican restaurant, pizza party and the return to Indianapolis airport!

Return Flights Update

 FYI Dear Leon Parents & Guardians,   We writing to let you know that there has been a change to the return flight. The flight is now scheduled to arrive just after midnight, instead of at around 7 p.m. Please see the message from Travel Leaders below. (If you are the parents of the students that are deviating, please disregard this message.)   We are very sorry for this inconvenience! As you are likely aware the whole airline industry is pretty chaotic. This flight is actually better compared to the ones that were proposed originally (about an hour ago). Debbie went to bat for us and explained that these are minors, and they need to get home… We hope there are no further delays!   Kind regards,   Amy Dowell on behalf of the IUHPFL Office Team

IUHPFL ‘22: Madrid, on the metro, visiting the Reina Sofia and Plaza Mayor

We arrived in Madrid at 5pm and headed straight to the metro to visit the Reina Sofia, which houses the famous Guernica by Pablo Picasso. The students ended their brief tour of the center of Madrid at the Plaza Mayor!!