Archives for May 2015

Spanish Movies to Watch on Netflix

Currently streaming Netflix movies to watch before going to Spain (2015):

1. Biutiful      Drama      Year: 2010      Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move. – IMDB

2. Blancanieves      Drama, Fantasy      Year: 2012      Director: Pablo Berger

A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter. – IMDB

3. Butterfly      Drama      Year: 1999      Director: José Luis Cuerda

For Moncho, it’s an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older brother, a budding saxophone player, he makes a trip with the band from their town in Galicia. But it’s also the year that the Spanish Republic comes under fire from Fascist rebels. Moncho’s father is a Republican as is the aging teacher, Don Gregorio. As sides are drawn and power falls clearly to one side, the forces of fear, violence, and betrayal alter profoundly what should be the pleasure of coming of age. – IMDB

4. The Sea Inside      Biography, Drama, Romance      Year: 2004      Director: Alejandro Amenábar

The factual story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a thirty-year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die. – IMDB

French Movies to Watch on Netflix

For our soon to be French travelers, here are 8 French movies on Netflix that we recommend before departure:

1. Amélie     Comedy, Romance     Year: 2001     Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Amélie is a shy waitress in a Montmartre café. After returning a long-lost childhood treasure to a former occupant of her apartment, and seeing the effect it has on him, she decides to set out on a mission to make others happy and in the meantime pursues a quirky guy who collects discarded photo booth pictures. – IMDB

2. The City of Lost Children     Fantasy, Sci-Fi     Year: 1998     Directors: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro

A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process. – IMDB

3. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly     Biography, Drama     Year: 2007     Director: Julian Schnabel

The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn’t paralyzed. – IMDB

4. The Triplets of Belleville     Animation, Comedy     Year: 2003     Director: Sylvain Chomet

When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters–an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire–to rescue him. – IMDB

5. The Chorus     Drama, Music     Year: 2004     Director: Christophe Barratier The new teacher at a severely administered boys’ boarding school works to positively affect the students’ lives through music. – IMDB

6. Tell No One     Crime, Drama, Mystery     Year: 1999     Director: Guillaume Canet

The pediatrician Alexandre Beck misses his beloved wife Margot Beck, who was brutally murdered eight years ago when he was the prime suspect. When two bodies are found near where the corpse of Margot was dumped, the police reopen the case and Alex becomes suspect again. The mystery increases when Alex receives an e-mail showing Margot older and alive. – IMDB

7. The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec     Action, Adventure, Fantasy     Year: 2010    Director: Luc Besson

An adventure set in the early part of the 20th century and focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions. – IMDB

Study Abroad in Spain – When? Where? How?

Study Abroad in Spain - When? Where? How?


The simple choice is between studying abroad in college or while still in high school.

Most universities offer a Study Abroad program, arranged through a Spanish university, usually lasting between three months and a year. A great way to spend part of your college years, but more and more students are choosing to take their opportunity to study abroad in Spain earlier and are instead opting to take part in summer programs while still in high school, most often during their junior or senior year.

Summer high school Study Abroad programs in Spain are put together by experienced organizations specializing in offering group and individual immersion opportunities to high school students during the months of July and August.
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