High School - Spain

International Education In and Outside of the Classroom in Segovia, Spain

by Brooke Bobela, Greenheart Travel School-to-School Exchange Teacher in Spain

Bueno, pues hoy fue otro día espectacular!  Paseamos por toda la ciudad caminando con una guía que nos explicó toda la historia de Segovia en ingles y en español.  Hacía mucho frio pero muy soleado entonces mejor para caminar.  Lo pasamos muy bien caminando por las calles y aprendiendo de la ciudad y su historia tan fascinante.  A las once y media en punto, fuimos por el Ayuntamiento para una visita con el Alcalde de Segovia!!!!! Segovia es la capital de la provincia Castilla-Leon, entonces, es una ciudad muy importante como Albany en NY.  El Alcalde tiene poder como el gobernador de NY- que nerviosos estabamos!  Pero todo salió muy bien- otra experiencia inolvidable.

Ingles- The Mayor and the city of Segovia, Spain are in the running for “Best Cultural and Historical City of Europe”.  They are up against 5 other cities and this little “meeting” with our group was used as a tool to help the city in this competition.  He spoke about the importance of cultural exchanges with many countries and that he hoped that we would leave Segovia with a warm feeling and to let others know what they have to offer historically and culturally.  Today was an amazing history lesson, from 2000 years ago when the Roman Aqueduct was built, through the 15th century when Christopher Columbus was requisitioned by Isabella and Ferdinand to cross the “ocean blue.” It is an absolutely magnificent city- Enjoy the photos- Oh yes, we started our day teaching some English to 4-year-olds; they learned their colors today!

About Greenheart Travel

CCI Greenheart Travel is personally invested in providing cultural immersion programs that change lives, advance careers and create leaders. We achieve this by partnering with organizations and governments overseas that empower their local communities through experiential learning and practical development. We provide others with the same positive travel experiences in which we ourselves engage. Through travel and cultural exchange, we help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world.

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