Spain is a country as rich in history as it is in cultural complexity and elegance. From strolling through the centuries-old cobblestone streets of Seville to observing the grandeur of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, it’s no wonder why this beautiful country has influenced the work of countless authors, poets, and artists. Accessing this treasured lifestyle is as simple as dining on Spain’s famed tapas, admiring the beauty of the myriad art galleries, or getting lost in the rhythm of a traditional flamenco dance.
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Understanding Spain begins with a look at its long, storied history. Through thousands of years of change in civilization, Spain has gathered influence from across Europe and Africa. Traces of the parade of influential civilizations are evident upon close inspection of many of Spain’s popular landmarks such as the Alhambra,
an Arabic fortress originally constructed in AD 889 and one of Spain’s most well-known travel destinations. As a historical melting pot of clashing civilizations, Spain continues to develop as a cross-roads for curious travelers and history buffs alike. Old world meets modernity here, as centuries-old, vibrantly hued streets host cafes, museums, and boutiques.
Vibrant, youthful, and quaint, Spain is a must-see for the culturally minded high school student traveler. If you embark on one of our summer volunteer programs in Spain, just be prepared for late evenings, as the Spanish are known for dining and dancing well into the night!
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