Spain will be the topic of the Cultural Thursday program at noon Oct. 4 in the Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Admission is free.
Presenters will include instructor Victoria Montes and CLC students who participated in the three-week Study Abroad course in June at the Universidad de Sevilla.
A Spanish matador sported a traditional grimace directed toward the bull. Dave Kobilka
"Sevilla and its surroundings are layer upon layer of human history," said Dave Kobilka, a student in the course and an earth science instructor at CLC. "One could spend months touring and studying the history of art, culture, religion and architecture all in a radius of 100 miles of the city. People have been living there thousands of years."
Central Lakes College Study Abroad students who will talk about the experience Oct. 4 include Phaedra Hanson (front left), Sebeka; Tami Durant, Crosby; Arielle Schnur, Crosby; Sandra Storkamp (back left), Pierz; Matt Kecheley, Baxter; Mitch LeMieur, Little Falls; Tana Vitullo, Isle; instructor Vicky Montes; and Joe Dallman, Eagle Bend. Dave Kobilka
Students studied Spanish with Montes for three hours each day, then dispersed to apply their skills by conversing with the people of Sevilla. Tasks included asking for directions and ordering food.
The group took field trips to Italica, the first Roman city, and Aracena, a mountain community featuring a castle and caves.
This Roman tile mosaic depicts one of the governors of Italica, a ruin in Sevilla, Spain. Dave Kobilka
Cultural Thursdays are the first Thursday of each month during the academic year. For more information, call 855-8183.
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