Robi and Oscar reported that they landed early at JFK in New York City. They had an easy flight and everyone is happy to be almost home. Once they gather their luggage and pass through customs, they will board their bus back to campus. At this point their ETA is around 6pm or so.
The group arrived at the Madrid Airport in time to do some last minute shopping and to eat! Robi reported all are very sad to leave their host sisters and host families but equally as excited to return home. The group departed on Iberia flight #6251 at 12:30pm local time and are due to arrive at JFK at 3:00pm today.
I will update this blog once they have arrived!
Robi and Oscar report that our students left school with their host students last night and were welcomed warmly by their host families in their homes. They unpacked, settled in, ate delicious meals and headed to bed after a long day. Today, they are learning about life living in a Spanish family and exploring Madrid with their host families.
I will post pictures as soon as I receive them! Stay tuned!
Our world travelers landed safely in Madrid, boarded the SEK bus and were driven to the school. They were met and welcomed by their host students – there were many hugs and much excitement! After having some refreshments and attending an orientation session, our students are currently accompanying their host students in their classes.
Though tired from the flight, Robi and Oscar report that everyone is in great spirits as they hit the ground running today! All are looking forward to traveling home with their host students and meeting their host families this evening.
The group is en route! After a 3:00pm departure from Farmington, they arrived at JFK with time for some food and rest before boarding they departed at 9:00pm on Iberia Flight #6252 for Madrid. Robi and Oscar reported that everyone is feeling good, energized, and very excited to start their journey.
The group is due to arrive in Madrid at 9:55am local time on Friday, January 10th. I will update this blog once the group has arrived in Spain.
We are getting excited for this 11th grade InterMission class to begin their incredible journey to SEK – El Castillo International School in Madrid, Spain!
You can expect to receive updates once daily on this blog. Please keep in mind that the time in Spain will be 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time so the postings may not happen on a schedule that makes sense in your time zone. This blog is the place to find pictures, videos and reflections from students and faculty on the trip, as well as to receive daily updates about the group’s activities and experiences. We are asking our faculty trip leaders to post all materials so that students can be present for every moment and so that they will not worry about posting to the blog in a timely manner.
We also strongly encourage you to keep contact with your children to a minimum during the immersion, which will allow them to fully experience the life and community of the school. Emailing periodically is a great way to touch base with without disrupting their experiences in school and other activities. We strongly discourage texting and phone calls for the duration of this cultural immersion.
It is going to be a FANTASTIC experience for all and we look forward to sharing it with you on this blog.
The Spain group just landed at JFK! They will work their way through customs and onto the bus. Once on the bus, I will give you an ETA for their arrival in Farmington.
Wheels are up and the group is en route to JFK on Iberian Air flight #6253. They are due to arrive at JFK at 6:30pm EST this evening. I will update you when they land.
Everyone was in good spirits at the Madrid airport and boarding their flight home….smiles all around!
The group had an easy flight from Jerez to Madrid earlier this morning and are currently waiting to board their Iberian Air flight #6253 to JFK. They are due to depart Madrid on time at 4:10pm local time (10:10am EST) and arrive at JFK at 6:30pm EST this evening.
I will let you know once they are en route to JFK.
The group arrived in Madrid on time and easily made their flight to Jerez. Upon leaving the airport in Jerez, they were greeted by the warm, southern Spanish sunshine while en route to Laude el Altillo for a snack and to reconnect with their host sisters. Oscar and Michelle report that students are tired from traveling but elated to be finally be in Spain and to be reunited with the same girls whom they hosted at Porter’s in October. The room was filled with laughter, excitement and many hugs!
The group will eat lunch then join their host sisters in their afternoon activities before heading off to their homestays for the night.