Spanish visitors invite Griffins on an exchnage
Posted December 7, 2010
SDS is finalizing an exchange program with a schools in Madrid, Spain. This will be yet another opportunity that SDS students have to experience the world outside the Upstate.
Javier Blazquez Frances and Victor Calvo - representatives from Gredos San Diego schools - spoke with the upper school Friday. The exchange program would see students from Spain spending two weeks here in Spartanburg, and SDS students spending two weeks in Madrid. Students will stay with host families.
"I'd love to go," said ninth-grade student Ben Mironer. "You get to go to another country and experience a little bit of their culture.
The Spanish visitors had lunch with an upper school Spanish class and students enjoyed the opportunity to practice their Spanish.
Calvo and Frances were presented with official Spartanburg Day School ties by headmaster, Chris Dorrance. As they left the campus, the couple were proudly wearing their gifts.
The exchange program is likely to begin in the Spring with students from Gredos San Diego schools arriving in the upstate.