And so after long journeys from London and New York the first cohort have finally reached Cádiz! We set the ball rolling with some introductions on the Plaza de España, where the thirteen-strong cohort came face-to-face with their Spanish host families for the very first time.
After a quick hola the students were taken back to their accommodation where they had the chance to relax after so much travelling, as well as sample some good home cooking and get used to the Spanish meal times.
Students are settling in well, all safe and hardly any problems so far. Many of the group are especially pleased to have ended up in accommodation with pets! The staff visited the students and the host families early evening just to make sure that everything was ok before leaving everyone to get to know each other that little bit better. A relaxed, straightforward first day before orientation and our first language classes kick off in the morning...
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.