Cosas de Sevilla #12
17 april – 30 april 2018
Dear Family and Friends of The Texas Tech Center in Sevilla,
This last couple of weeks have been interesting and diversified.
The week of 15 – 22 april was the city of Seville's big festival: la feria.
All the students stayed in Seville during part of the week to dance Sevillanas and enjoy the food and fun of the fair. Families and friends from ages 1 – 100 gather together for one full week of eating, drinking, dancing and socializing, many from about 2pm until 5am each day. In addition, there are hundreds of carriages and horsemen and horsewomen (called “amazonas”) riding through the streets of the fair grounds. Combine this with the men in elegant suits and thousands of women in the colorful flamenco dresses, and it is an exciting week. Most of the students took a few days to expand their travel boundaries, with many going either to Greece or Italy.
The week of 23 – 29 april, we all buckled down and got back to work, Sevilla classes and online classes. To help with the preparation for a transition back to the USA, we ate one lunch meal at TGI Fridays here in Seville, pictures attached.
We will have one additional group cultural activity, a flamenco dance performance. This coming week our students will be finishing classes and final exams and will slowly be trickling out of Seville. Some will go straight home while others will continue their international travels before heading back. In all, it has been quite a semester. All our groups are excellent, however I think it safe to say that this group is an outstanding group of young men and young women who have done proud to themselves, their families, their university and their country. Sevilla will surely miss you!
Those of us at Texas Tech Center in Sevilla express our love to our students and our appreciation to all the families and friends for their support in helping make this a memorable semester for everyone.