A mixed group of students from the Spanish class and from the University headed to Madrid on April 27-29th with Vanessa Landaverde, IUM Spanish teacher. The trip had two objectives: for the Spanish class it was a practical language test and a first hand experience of the local culture, and for the entire group it was an end-of-the-academic-year celebration.
The trip included walks around “Old Madrid” and visits to some of the finest museums in the country: El Prado and Reina Sophia, where students could appreciate some of the masterpieces by renowned Spanish painters such as Picasso, Dali and Velazques.
Students also visited El Rastro. This market is over 400 years old, which makes it one of the oldest markets in Europe. There, the students could mingle with the locals, practice their skills in Spanish, and shop for handicrafts, souvenirs and other things.
Last but not least, students could try out the Spanish cuisine and the famous Tapas, and they could experience the night-life in Madrid!