I'm a little late with my updates from our juniors abroad, but I'm trying to catch up on sharing a bit about their adventures with everyone, so here goes:
Mel was in Cordoba, Spain, and had a fabulous time. She even emailed me a bit in Spanish, but I think that means she was loving her time there! :) She wrote that she'd visited the Mezquita a few times (although, I'm honestly not sure what/where that is), and said the city itself was a beautiful mix of ancient and more modern streets and architecture with a lot of orange trees making the air fragrant when walking down the streets.
Hannah was in India and even played some volleyball with her school for a month or so until their season ended, which was fun! She was studying Hindi and Urdu
(which she said was close to being Hindi, just in the Arabic script),
in addition to taking Indian history and an Indian authors writing in
English class. She commented on the pollution in Delhi and the
trouble that she and other students had breathing when trying to
exercise outside which was appalling to hear, but interesting in a weird sort of way. (Thank
goodness for the clean VT air!) A highlight for Hannah was eating the
delicious food there, and also getting to travel around. I think she
went to Himachal and Darjeeling, which she said were beautiful natural
places at the foothills of the Himalayas--very cool. She's now living and working back at MIDD for the summer and is working out with Alice, who's also working at MIDD for the summer.
In the next installment of "what I did while studying abroad", we'll highlight both Gabi and Charlotte, so stay tuned! Happy Summer everyone!