World Language teachers host student trip to Barcelona, Paris, and Madrid

Croissants in Paris.  Flamenco dancing in Barcelona. Teleferico rides to a mountain top in Madrid.  This is what can be expected of summer 2015. Dublin High School’s world language teachers are holding an exciting five day getaway for students to Barcelona, Paris, and Madrid–one that can’t be missed.

After the success of the 2012 trip, it’s back for another round–with about 42 seats open to students in all levels of French and Spanish.  From Paris, to Barcelona, to Madrid, students will fly and experience an endless number of fun-filled and engaging cultural activities.

“Students visit three of the world’s most beautiful cities for 13 days of culture, fun, sun, and an intense language immersion in French and Spanish,” according to Mrs. Lea, French teacher and chaperone.

It all begins in glorious Paris. In the city of light, there will be five days to visit the Eiffel tower, Louvre Museum, and grand Notre Dame Cathedral. Also planned is a fantastic Seine river cruise, charming outdoor cafes, and elegant department stores and restaurants; all while munching on some of the best and most delicious cultural food in the world.

Then it’s off to the Mediterranean metropolis of Barcelona–the four magnificent days spent here will be filled with visits to world famous buildings and churches, museums, and shops along with vintage amusement parks, a day on the beach, and delicious Spanish cuisine.  To top it all off, there will also be a gorgeous Mediterranean sunset cruise just off the coast of Barcelona.

And finally, historical Madrid–from Barcelona, the group will embark on a high-speed train to the capital of Spain, Madrid.  They will get to see the famous Prado Museum, the royal palace, and gardens. There will also be exciting flamenco dancing classes for all those ready to flamenco the night away in this gorgeous city.

“This is an exciting opportunity because it is a great chance to visit new places,” freshman Divvya Venkat says.  “You can enjoy the journey with your friends.”

It’s not that often that a school will offer to take students five thousand miles away to a foreign country on an extra long field trip.  It’s an amazing opportunity to visit and experience a whole new country and culture along with a large group of friends.  It’s one that will create a whole bunch of memories for the future.  Vive la France!  Viva España!

For more information on the trip, visit Mrs. Lea, the tour manager, in M101.