Thanks for the checking out the blog for this Global Leadership Adventures program!
This blog is for the Spain split session starting July 2, 2022, which includes both the 14-day and the 21-day student group.
Here are a few things you can expect:
- We typically receive 2-3 blog posts per week here at GLA Headquarters from our program staff and students, so please don’t be alarmed if you don’t see a blog post daily – that’s totally normal.
- Blog updates sent on weekends may not be posted until Monday.
- Due to many factors, including but not limited to internet accessibility, photos may not always be available to post onto the blog. Sometimes onsite program staff are only able to send text back to Headquarters, where our team updates the blog.
Cell Phone Policy: The GLA cell phone policy is currently in place this summer to help foster meaningful connections between students. This means your student’s phone will be collected every day and returned to them throughout the program during designated spaces of time we call ‘tech time’. Actual tech times and regularity will vary greatly by program location. During designated ‘tech time’, your student may use their phones as they wish. Please note that your student may not always choose to use this time to get a hold of their parents. If you are not hearing directly from your student each day, you can assume that no news is good news! We strongly recommend you follow the blog to follow your students’ experience without talking to them every day. If you are a parent and would like to get in touch with your student directly, you can call us at +1-619-758-3031 and we can set up a formal time for you to connect with your student.
Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we hope you enjoy following along on these unforgettable adventures.
For frequently asked questions about the blogs, please visit our Program Blog FAQ page.
-The Global Leadership Adventures HQ Team
BLOG POST FOR JULY 2
Today our GLA students arrived safely in Madrid! We are so excited to finally have them here after so many months of planning. Many of them are expectedly jet-lagged, but they are all really looking forward to all of the activities we have prepared.
Just a note to look out for: Following our cell phone policy, we have given students two free times in the afternoons and evenings: Tomorrow the phone time is from 4:30pm-6:00pm and 9:30pm-10:30pm Spain time.
Here is a photo from orientation!
BLOG POST FOR JULY 4
Hola from Toledo!
After a full day of orientation activities, students spent an afternoon in the city center of Toledo! They participated in a scavenger hunt, and used their Spanish skills to solve clues, finding different historical spots in the city. Despite the nearly 100 degree heat, everyone was in high spirits, and can’t wait to return!
BLOG POST FOR JULY 11
We know you have all been eagerly awaiting to hear about our students weekend in Madrid! Saturday and Sunday were full of activities, including a paella class and visits to the Prado and Real Madrid stadium. We concluded our weekend back in Toledo to enjoy the views of the city!
BLOG POST FOR JULY 16
We said goodbye to our students in our 2 week program, but we still wanted to share these photos from some of the amazing times we all shared! Next stop, Barcelona, for the remainder of the program!