They may be thousands of miles from home but our cohort still found a way to celebrate US Independence Day in style. After a morning working on their Spanish speaking skills at the language school at Calle Sagasta, it was time to catch some waves with an afternoon surfing at Playa de la Cortadura.
After a lesson how to keep their balance on the board it was soon time to try it for real, and before long they got the hang of it!
As day turned into evening the American students - accompanied by staff from Spain, Mexico and the UK - were treated to burgers on the beach in honour of US Independence Day. No sooner was the meal finished than the group got together and treated the beach to the back catalogue of Bruce Springsteen and Miley Cyrus while the sun set over Cádiz.
The next day it was time to put on their dancing shoes for a lesson in salsa with a local instructor. The faces in the photo speak for themselves!
Paul Hyland recently graduated with a PhD in Spanish and Latin American literature from the University of Cambridge. He also holds a first class degree in Spanish and German, as well as an MPhil in European Literature from the same institution.