¡Hola Madrid! Our First Days in Spain’s Capital

Sarah Behm - Salamanca chaperone

Exploring Spanish plazas

We’ve arrived safely and are off exploring this bustling city! On our first day, we walked through the Puerta del Sol, one of the city’s most well-known plazas in the heart of Madrid.
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Meet your Southern Spain chaperone, Dave

Dave Whiteside - Southern Spain chaperone

Hello ECI parents and travelers!

My name is Dave Whiteside and I’m from a small town south of San Francisco called Los Gatos. I studied at San Jose State University and upon finishing my degree there I promptly went to Granada, Spain to complete a four-month language and cultural immersion program. I fell in love with the city and Spanish culture and, after returning to California for 2 years (with a month-long stay in Antigua, Guatemala in between), I returned to the city as an English language assistant. I have just completed my third year here with plans of coming back in the fall for a fourth.
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Barcelona 2013

New for this season – ECI makes a welcome return to Barcelona

This summer marks a return to offering this amazing city as part of our summer Study Abroad programs. Barcelona was included as an optional weekend trip for our students in the past, but this year we are happy to include Barcelona in one of our Spanish group Immersion programs – Southern Spain & Barcelona. A four-day trip to the city will feature at the end of this month-long program. After your Immersion Week in Seville, this is a fantastic finale to your program.
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