ANC is once again sponsoring an exchange with La Purísima school in Valencia, Spain during the 2016-2017 school year. See photos from the 2015 exchange here! ANC students and teachers will travel to Valencia over spring break 2017 to live with host families, attend classes and tour Valencia as well as spend a weekend in Madrid. Our visit to Valencia will coincide with preparations for the region’s biggest festival of the year: Las Fallas. We will get to experience the daily fireworks, numerous parades and gigantic ninots - huge paper-mache statues that commemorate and satirize the past year. In Madrid, we will visit the Plaza Mayor, Plaza del Sol and Palacio Real (Royal Palace) as well as a day trip to the small medieval city of Segovia.
The Spanish students will be coming to ANC December 8-17 to stay with host families, attend ANC classes and also take day trips to surrounding points of interest. On December 17th, they will depart by bus for New York City, leaving directly from there to return to Spain a few days later.
Since this is an exchange, students who plan to travel to Spain are also expected to host. Students will be matched by the teachers and ANC students will stay with the same Spanish student he or she hosted. If there is an impediment to hosting (such as being a resident student) we can work together to find alternate arrangements for the students.
The trip is open to any ANC student, although some knowledge of Spanish language is necessary to live with a host family for a week. Spanish 1 students have gone on both of the previous exchanges with great success. Click below for itinerary and prices. Thanks to a generous grant, there is financial aid available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or for registration instructions.