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.
Back in Segovia, students eagerly recounted their adventures in southern Spain to their host families and began to discuss their inevitable departure. However, the term and week came to a close, fittingly, with celebrations of achievement and recognition of friendship. Students and directors ate lunch with Spanish teachers María José and Rosa, and current and former host families got together one evening for tapas and lively conversation. For many, connections made in Segovia will last longer than one term, or even one high school career.
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 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
Check out more of our adventures in Spain: watching Real Madrid fútbol, trying our hand at traditional Spanish cuisine and playing with, teaching, and learning from Spanish preschoolers. Writing contributions in this post come from Nick, Meaghan, April, and Henrique. Enjoy photography by Haley, Nicola, April, Amy, Isabella, and Stiles.
This post includes only photography by Nicola, taken on a single afternoon in Barcelona. Her subjects are not typical monuments, museums or other tourist attractions. Instead she focuses on daily life: apartment buildings, alleyways, children, couples, palm trees, skateboarders, runners, surfers, advertisements, grafitti, and restaurants.
Located in Andover, NH, Proctor Academy is a private coeducational day and boarding school for grades 9–12. Students benefit from a rigorous academic program, experiential off-campus programs, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.