We spent the week from 19th to 26th of May 2012 in Conil de La Frontera, a beautiful town on the Atlantic coast. I really liked our accommodation, because we had a wonderful roof terrace with sea views and spacious apartments where we cooked some nice meals. However, this was actually not necessary since we were fed huge portions at lunchtime which left us full for the rest of the day. In my opinion, I would prefer to reduce the amount of food served at lunch and rather have the students decide what and when they want to eat. The Spanish tuition was very helpful in improving our language skills, although it may have been even more efficient if the groups had been divided according to the students’ entry test results. The absolute highlights were of course the very interesting guided tours to Seville and Cádiz, but too little time for personal exploration.
All in all, I enjoyed the trip very much and I think it helped the solidarity and social cohesion within our group and gave us a feeling of independence. I would participate in such a trip at any time again, as it has enriched my experience.