Students study abroad in Spain

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Six Fairfield Country Day School students spent three weeks in Spain for a study program. Shown here with Upper School Spanish teacher Pen Vineyard, from left, are Donal Lowsley-Williams, Charlie Thompson, Sebastien Zeman, Griffin Garvey, Quinn Cahill and Jay Figueroa.

Six Fairfield Country Day students recently returned from a three-week study program in Spain.

The purpose of the exchange program is to provide Upper School students at the school with a linguistic and cultural immersion experience. By immersing themselves in a foreign culture, FCDS students develop independence, self-confidence, cultural sensitivity, Spanish language skills and a broader world view.

FCDS students attended school in Zaragoza, Spain, while staying with host families. They shadowed their host brothers’ courses, and they participated in every aspect of a Spanish student’s academic experience. After school, students spent time with their host families and on the weekends, host families shared their country with our students.

The reciprocal part of the exchange program takes place in the fall when students from Spain come to Fairfield Country Day School for three weeks to experience the community and culture. The visiting Spanish students quickly become immersed in school life and provide many learning opportunities for all FCDS boys.

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