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Spain

 

Grades 7-9

American School of Valencia

As the third largest city in Spain, Valencia has a rich and vibrant culture.

Students will experience Fallas, a festival that features parades, floats, and massive fireworks displays that celebrate St. Joseph and the start of spring.

Students who visit Valencia will experience Art Day at the American School of Valencia, a scavenger hunt through the Central Market, a day trip to Xativa via train to tour the castle grounds as well as the annual Fallas festival with their host family.

Students from ASV attend school at CSN from January 11 – 24, 2019. Our CSN students attend school at ASV from March 12 – 23, 2019.

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From Marina Coyle '23

Yesterday, March 19, we walked around Valencia to see the fallas monuments. Fallas is a crazy Spanish holiday which is a celebration held all over the country. Extravagant monuments are worked on all year and burned on the 19th of March. These monuments criticize politicians or an ongoing problem in…

Posted by Mrs. Shuchi Shukla on Wednesday March 21, 2018 at 03:03PM
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From Aidan Hanus '22

On our trip mostly we have been in Valencia. We wake up about noon, eat breakfast and go to Valencia. We have been visiting the fallas, lighting firecrackers, and watching the mascletas. Javier's grandma has a house in Valencia so after we get tired of walking we go there. We saw the firework show …

Posted by Mrs. Shuchi Shukla on Wednesday March 21, 2018 at 03:02PM
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From Sophie Sinberg '23

Today was our first day at the school. I woke up and Valeria and I rode the bus with Mrs. Preston and Mr. Lindner. When we arrived at school I met up with Lulu, Aryna, Meghan, Claudia, Laia, Skye and Marina. We all went into the math classroom for advisory and then left for English. After the double…

Posted by Mrs. Shuchi Shukla on Wednesday March 21, 2018 at 03:01PM
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Blog Entry from Aidan Miles

I was very happy waking up at 8:30am to get ready for school instead of 6:30am as I do in America. Then I went downstairs to have my bagel with Nutella on it. We we arrived at ASV and we had a few minutes to talk to our friends and get ready for the first class. I loved all the classes and the …

Posted by Mrs. Shuchi Shukla on Thursday March 24, 2016 at 04:36PM
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Blog entry from Harper Pertchik

This weekend I went to Port Aventura, a theme park in Barcelona. My favorite ride was called Shambala, it's the fastest ride in all of Europe!!! Marisa, my host, and I went on it 3 times. The park had different places around the world, China, America, the Mediterranean, Polynesia, and Mexico. My …

Posted by Mrs. Shuchi Shukla on Tuesday March 22, 2016 at 12:53PM
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Blog Entry from Emily Wheeler

Today, I woke up at around 12. I got up and went to the kitchen to get "breakfast". We had the usual; milk and Nesquik. We also had some left over brownie from the day before. After breakfast, we quickly got ready because we had to be at lunch at 1:30. When we got to the restaurant, there wasn't too…

Posted by sshukla on Monday March 21, 2016 at 08:21AM
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Blog entry from Iza Leonardi

On Friday morning we had breakfast and hung out at the house until about 1:00. Then we walked to some cool local stores and shopped until 5:30. After that we met up with some friends, got llaollao, and then threw firecrackers for an hour. Then we went to watch the Ofrenda for almost 2 hours, which …

Posted by sshukla on Monday March 21, 2016 at 08:18AM
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Blog Entry from Dr. Eric Johnson


Hola,

Greetings from Valencia, where Eric and Heather Miles, along with myself, arrived yesterday afternoon. After touching base with the students via the WhatsApp group chat, we met up with Mrs. Preston and Mrs. Severyn, who both did a fantastic job keeping tabs of the students during the …
Posted by sshukla on Sunday March 20, 2016 at 09:55PM
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Blog Entry from Emma Young

Sounds like a great time!!
During my stay in Spain, I've noticed that their culture is very different than our American culture. They stay out late, eat late, and pretty much will wait to do everything. They are always relaxed and never impatient, which is a good quality to have when you are …
Posted by sshukla on Sunday March 20, 2016 at 09:53PM
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Blog Entry from Jose Gurdian

Hola,

Spain is an amazing place full of wonderful people and extraordinary places, like Valencia. This time of year in Valencia there is a celebration called Fallas. Fallas is an amazing time of year to be in Valencia because the city is full color and lights, and filled with fallas all across town…

Posted by sshukla on Sunday March 20, 2016 at 09:35PM
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