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May 25, 2017 – Sixteen King’s College students will experience the art, history and culture of southern Spain while learning the art of travel writing as part of a three week faculty-led study abroad program this summer in Seville. The trip includes excursions to Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, and the Roman Ruins Itálica.

King’s College participants are Kayley Carey, sophomore, Courtdale, mass communication; Alexander Church, sophomore, Torrington, Conn., mathematics and business administration; Allison Detwiler, sophomore, Larksville, mass communication; Amy Higgins, junior, Sweet Valley, professional writing;  Dylan Koch, sophomore, Franklin, N.J., mathematics; Zachery Lescowitch, sophomore, Sugarloaf, civil engineering and physics; Brooke Lutz, sophomore, Bath, physician assistant studies; Desiree Margani, freshman, Berwick, physician assistant studies; Jonathan Nocket, freshman, Avoca, neuroscience; Kruschef Sanchez, junior, Saylersburg, physics and mechanical engineering; Krystal Szerszen, senior, Olyphant, biology and philosophy; Emily Thomas, sophomore, Mantua, N.J., mathematics and business administration; Sara Tolpa, junior, Annandale, N.J., accounting; Audrey Williams, freshman, Kingston, Spanish and environmental science; Carol Yaracz, sophomore, Drums, mathematics and computer science; and Samuel Zavada, sophomore, Mountain Top, mass communications. In addition, Wyoming Seminary senior KyraTani Little of Forty Fort will join the group from King’s.

During the program, titled “Travel Writing in Spain,” the group will be immersed in Spanish culture through homestays, interaction with local students, and conversations with members of various communities. The program includes visits to museums, landmarks, and churches, including Alcazar, La Giralda, the Museo de Bellas Artes, and Plaza de España.  Students will also participate in guided tours of the oldest local markets and neighborhoods, learn to cook Spanish cuisine, join students from Escuela Taurina for an introduction to bullfighting, and attend a traditional Flamenco show. Students will capture their experience by creating photo essays and digital narratives.

King’s professors Dr. Jennifer Darrell, assistant professor of Spanish, and Dr. Michael Little, associate professor of English, are program directors. Renata Evan, coordinator of short-term faculty-led programs abroad, assisted in developing the program. 

King’s students and faculty participating in the short-term study abroad experience to Spain are, seated from left: Seated: Emily Thomas, Carol Yaracz, Alexander Church, Dylan Koch (kneeling), Krystal Szerszen (kneeling), Kruschef Sanchez, Audrey Williams, and Kayley Carey. Standing: Renata Evan, coordinator of short-term faculty-led programs abroad; Jonathan Nocket; Zachery Lescowitch; Samuel Zavada; Dr. Michael Little, faculty co-leader; Allison Detwiler; Brooke Lutz; Desiree Margani; and Amy Higgins. Absent from photo: Dr. Jennifer Darrell, faculty co-leader; Sara Tolpa; and KyraTani Little.