My name is Kawoos Naserie and I was one of many students chosen to attend the two-week intensive language program at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. Upon my arrival I was greeted by my friendly hostess who was overly joyed when meeting me. Throughout my stay in this beautiful city, I experienced authentic Spanish cuisine, pinxhos (tapas in the south), cervesa and sangria as well as incorporate the lifestyle into my stay. I learned of how they eat and when they eat which is a lot different to the western norms.
The most important part of the trip with the Language classes we were taking as a group. With these classes, I learned a lot of basic Spanish words and phrases that were essential to my travels after the program was over. I met a lot of Spanish speakers who did not speak English very well, but with the help of my Spanish language classes, we were able to communicate a lot better.
At this time, I would like to thank my coordinators from Centennial College, Pearl Vas and Yana Avdyeyeva for sending me on such a wonderful and inspiring trip. I have learned a lot and would like to continue learning Spanish in the future.