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In a Village Called Granada

Welcome to Granada!

Believe it or not, we are now here working at full speed. Our participants arrived on Sunday after a long flight to Madrid. The Program Director and other staff members of Middlebury Interactive and IES, our partner in Granada, greeted them.

After that, we took a bus that followed part of the route that “Don Quijote” chose a few centuries ago. Everybody was tired but happy! Along the way, we had a short stop to eat a light breakfast, to finally arrive to Granada.

12 Reasons to Study Abroad During High School

“…studying abroad isn’t just an important part of a well-rounded educational experience. It’s also becoming increasingly important for success in the modern global economy. Getting ahead in today’s workplaces isn’t just about the skills you bring from the classroom. It’s also about the experience you have with the world beyond our borders—with people, and languages, and cultures that are very different from our own.”—First Lady Michelle Obama

A Summer Living Immersed in Language: Highlights from the 2014 Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy

For nearly a century, Middlebury College’s renowned Language Schools—featuring the motto No English Spoken Here®—have enabled educators, business leaders and those who simply have a love for language, to become proficient in the language of their choice.

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Double-Check Your Directions
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Take Look(Book) at Our Latest Beijing Photos

Program Director, Gao Yuan, took some amazing photos of life in language at our Beijing Academy and compiled them in a Lookbook here: http://bit.ly/1nAxpcA. Once we receive the individual photos, we will send an updated blog post so that you can view and download for free. Be sure to check back soon!

-Ryan H.
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Learning How to Make Perfect Pinchos from our “Master Chef”

Juan Manuel (often referred to by students as JuanMa) was our chef for the last 4 weeks. During this time Juan not only cooked for us, but also provided us with lots of great memories through his excellent company and humor. At some point everyone in our staff felt that Juan was part of our MMLA-team. Aside from being a chef, Juan is also passionate about education and was once an educator himself. Combining his two passions, Juan actually gave an impromptu lecture on how to cook pinchos.

Thank You to the Comillas Academy Staff

Before our Academy comes to a close, we’d like to give a very sincere and BIG thank you to our amazing MMLA Comillas faculty. There are an incredible group of talented and dynamic people who made this experience for everyone such a success.

-Alejandro Saravia
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Comillas Students are an Active Bunch as Well!

I know my last post illustrated just how dedicated Academy students are to their studies, but it is important for us to allow the students to have time to offset their rigorous efforts with some fun activities and exercise!

-Alejandro
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Who is Cooking up the Spanish Academy’s Tasty Meals?

It’s our pleasure to introduce Juan, the cook at Abbas Hotel. He is a gregarious Cantabrian who has worked at the hotel for a few years now. Aside from being the person responsible for the Comillas Academy’s meals, Juan is also an educator (he has a college degree in education and some teaching experience). When Juan is not cooking up delicious meals for our students, he enjoys playing paddleball.

Here, Juan is with one of our students after an interview that she had to do for one of her projects; Juan was very kind to dedicate time for her to interview him. Provecho!

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