Teachers Plan Student Trip to Spain


Ciah Green

Junior Delan Wynn and sophomore Asia Holmes practice their Spanish dialogue in Spanish class in front of the Spanish flag.

Hablas español?

A spring trip to Spain is in the planning stages for students in Spanish and World History classes next year.

Spanish teacher Tim Conley said he would need 10 or more students to make the trip possible.

The idea is to pair students with host families in Caceres, Spain, Conley said. The students will attend World History and Spanish classes in Spain and live with the host families.

The trip is planned for March 31 – April 10, 2016.

Conley and World History teacher Andrew Green said they plan to travel to Spain this summer to meet with host families and the host school.

The trip is expected to cost each student approximately $1,800 to participate, Conley said.

“They get to learn Spanish in an authentic setting around a unique environment of a beautiful, ancient city,” Conley said.

A parent informational meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 16, in the Southfield High School library at 6 p.m. Parents are encouraged to bring a $50 deposit to the meeting to secure a reservation for their child, Green said.

Junior Paige O’Neal said, “I’m excited; it would be a great experience.” O’Neal said she would have a year to pull the money together. She plans to get a summer job and ask her parents to help pay for the adventure.

O’Neal said her biggest fear of attending the trip would be living with strangers, but her excitement of learning in Spain is greater than her fear, she said.