New opportunities to travel in Spain

This coming spring, UVa-Wise students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to study abroad in Spain. Between May 15-28 students will be able to explore five cities including Madrid, Segovia, Toledo, Ávila and Salamanca.

Assistant Professor of Spanish David Fernández-Díaz will lead the trip.

“Sometimes its what you learn from another culture and what you learn from your own,” he said. “I always tell students this is always been a kind of appetizer. This could a be a first contact with another culture.”

Fernández-Díaz said that there is a great history in Madrid in terms of politics and religion as well as Salamanca.

“The food is very … different and it is so good,” he said.

He also said that the group will visit many UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Sites which are places of importance to cultural heritage. This includes monument and museums. The students will also see facilities and students of other universities.

“It’s to open a new perspective,” he said.

Fernández-Díaz said five people have signed up so far. He said he is looking for at least two more students to sign up. The trip will consist of two Delta flights, from the Tri-Cities airport in Blountville, TN, a layover in Atlanta at the Hatsfield-Jackson International Airport and from there straight to Madrid, Spain.

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