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  • Las Hogueras de San Juan

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    The people of Alicante, a small town on the Eastern coast of Spain, consistently look forward to an extremely important annual tradition: Las Hogueras de San Juan. This festival lasts a week and is centered around the wooden sculptures built and beautifully painted by local artists. In…

  • Credit: Lauren DaSilva
  • Major: Undecided
  • Tags: Duke Intensive Spanish in Alicante, Spain
  • Las Hogueras

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    The last week of Alicante stood out as the most memorable period of my experience in Spain. Las Hogueras de San Juan – the Bonfires of Saint John – is one of the most important events in Alicante's cultural calendar and is one of the most popular festivals…

  • Credit: Michelle Dalson
  • Major: psychology
  • Tags: Duke Intensive Spanish in Alicante, Spain
  • Farewell Alicante

  • Dear Duke Global Education Office,

    The last six weeks of my life have been incomparable to any. Alicante, Spain is a beautiful and wonderful city that I truly hope I will get to see again in the future. This picture was taken at the program’s farewell lunch from the twenty-sixth floor…

  • Credit: Sarah Turner
  • Major: Psychology
  • Tags: Duke Intensive Spanish in Alicante, Spain
  • The Human Tower

  • The human tower is completed as the 4-feet tall little girl climbs to the top. A tradition dating back to late 1700s, the human tower is a competitive event unique to Catalonia, an autonomous region in Spain. It symbolizes solidarity and inclusiveness because people of different ethnicities, age, and occupation came…

  • Credit: Cheng Ma
  • Tags: Duke Intensive Spanish in Alicante, Spain
  • Magic Fountain

  • This is the Magic Fountain in Barcelona. It was magical because the music, water motion, and light show complement each other so well that it seemed like the water was dancing to the music. After walking around visiting attractions all day, it was very relaxing and peaceful to sit and admire…

  • Credit: Cheng Ma
  • Tags: Duke Intensive Spanish in Alicante, Spain
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office, 

    The six weeks I spent in Alicante, Spain were incredible, to say the least. Coming from a small city in Arkansas, spending my days studying at the beach and swimming in the Mediterranean was like something out of a dream. The trip marked my first visit both…

  • Credit: Bethany Sykes
  • Major: Psychology and Global Health
  • Tags: Duke Intensive Spanish in Alicante, Spain
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:
     

    Words, neither English nor Spanish, literally cannot describe how thankful I am for this experience. The time that I spent in Alicante, Spain in the Intensive Language Program has allowed me to grow in ways that I did not even expect. It may seem like a…

  • Credit: Jonathan Hill-Rorie
  • Tags: Duke Intensive Spanish in Alicante, Spain, summer
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain