This blog is for the Spain split session starting July 16, 2019, which includes both the 14-day and the 21-day student groups.
Tuesday July 16, 2019
Touchdown in España! Our GLA squad made the trip into Toledo today, our home for the weeks ahead. After a big Spanish dinner the group spent time getting to know each other on our scenic terrace as the full moon rose. A great ending to a full day of travel and first impressions of Toledo!
Wednesday July 17, 2019
The beginning of our experience in Toledo over the past few days has been nothing but excitement! After a productive orientation and a thoughtful debate, we were then divided into groups to prepare for the upcoming service we would participate in today. We spent some time at the park acting out humorous skits and getting to know each other better through leadership activities. We then enjoyed a delicious Spanish dinner at a nearby restaurant and spent the remainder of the night hanging out under a beautiful sunset on the terrace.
Today we arose bright and early and went off to service at the three different schools. We all participated in a variety of activities with the kids including arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, puppet shows, singing songs, and more while attempting to efficiently communicate with all of the kids in Spanish. After service, we headed back to the school for Spanish lessons! The second day we saw Toledo’s “famous” swords and did group activities. Each day ends with a colorful sunsets on the terrace and a recap of the day.