As part of the Global Studies Program, MBS Upper School students got an opportunity to explore the history of multiculturalism in Spain during Spring Break. The group of 20 students and five faculty chaperones traveled to Seville and Granada, the largest cities in Southern Spain, which are famous for their Moorish/Arabian and Gothic architecture and flamenco dancing.
During the trip, students explored how three religions have influenced Spain’s architecture, music, art, and cuisine. In Seville, they participated in a flamenco workshop and toured Seville Cathedral, Reales Alcazares, and Parque Maria Luisa. In Granada, the students enjoyed a cooking lesson and also visited the Alhambra and the Sacromonte Caves.
The students who participated in the trip were: Erica Adu ’24, Alexis Algazy ’22, Haley Belfiore ’22, Hayat Bembry ’24, Laila Cook ’22, Rafael Cruz ’22, Tori Fergus ’22, Emily Freelund ’22, Joseph Geoghan ’23, Chelsea Gonzaga Torres ’24, Kirsten Harvett ’22, Sophie Minocha ’24, Xola Moody ’24, Antonella Ortega ’24, Marlee Ryan ’24, Catherine Sheehy ’23, Alex Spiteri ’24, Jacob Tinkelman ’22, Maxson Wayne ’22, and Hannah Williams ’22.
The faculty chaperones were: Aline de la Torre-McCloskey, John Farhat, Gabriel Guadalupe, Jenifer Laviola, and Rocio Romero.