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Developing Cross-cultural Understanding

Developing cross-cultural understanding

Not everything about a gap year is programmed –thank goodness! Part of the excitement of living abroad is “seizing the day”, taking advantage of the unique or unexpected opportunities that arise for developing cross-cultural understanding.

Last fall, El Casal participants Pauline and Alex went on a national radio program to talk about their impressions of Spanish people their age, the similarities and differences in the Spanish and US educational systems and other topics. This lively and unscripted interview was arranged by Pauline’s host mother, Begoña, a widely respected broadcast journalist, whom we thank for permission to post it here. Listen… and marvel at Pauline and Alex’ Spanish skills!

Photo: Jcomp |

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