Archives for July 2014

Paris July 23rd

Today we started with a trip to Montmartre, visiting a park with a wall where I love you is written in every language. Next we visited Sacre Coeur and Place du Tertre. We then walked and visited some of the places where the film Amelie was shot and saw the famous Moulin Rouge. Then it was time to shop! We went to Galeries Lafayette and took advantage of the sales. Finally we had dinner and and a trip down the Seine in a bateau mouche. Quelle journee! 

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Paris July 22nd

Today we went to Notre dame cathedral then the love lock bridge that is just behind the church. After that we walked around the Latin quarter, visiting the famous bookstore Shakespeare and company and place Saint Michel. We then went to musee d’orsay where we saw famous works by artists such as Monet, Degas and Van Gogh. To end the day we went up the Eiffel tower, taking lots of pictures and enjoying a great view of Paris.


The Eiffel Tower!


musee d’orsay


Place St. Michel


Mariana & Valentina in front of famous bookstore Shakespeare and Company


The girls on the love lock bridge with Notre dame in the background.

Trip Complete!

We finished off our Spain adventure with an incredible kayak tour in Nerja! This was the perfect way to say goodbye to one another and to Spain!

At our last dinner we shared some of our best memories that will be cherished for years to come! We also shared our appreciations for one another as our group created a tremendous bond.

Every students shared their interest in continuing their Spanish language and culture journey in the future! I

We had an amazing group this summer and we wish you all the best in the years to come!!

Hasta luego,

Sarah and ECI



Paris July 21st

After taking the train from Toulon and saying goodbye to our host families, we arrived in Paris! We visited the Louvre and saw famous works of art like the Mona Lisa. After that we took a walk through Tuileries gardens and then up Champs-Elysees for some shopping and to see the Arc de Triomphe.



In front of the Louvre


On the champs-elysees


At Place de la Concorde


The girls relaxing in jardin des tuileries.

Granada July 23rd

Strolling through the Alhambra gardens

Strolling through the Alhambra gardens

Lilly pads at the Alhambra

Lilly pads at the Alhambra

Highest point of the Alhambra

Highest point of the Alhambra

Alhambra Patio

Alhambra Patio


Today we had a morning of shopping in Granada followed by a spectacular visit of the Alhambra.

We spent over two hours touring the gardens of this ancient palace and learning about the fascinating history woven into various walls and water ways.

Once we finished we sped off to the bus station to arrive at our final destination in Nerja! Here we have already refreshed in the waves of our hotel beach!