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By Elijah Moss ’19

Editor’s Note: A key part of Morgan Park Academy’s global curriculum is a week of school-wide global explorations each March, including Spanish- and French-language immersion for eighth-graders at Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji, Minnesota.

I really enjoyed the trip because I learned so many new things and it was a whole new Spanish experience.

I tried a lot of food that I know I wouldn’t try in Chicago. There was a new food every day and a variety of flavors. I absolutely loved the activities and thought it was a great addition to the village. With each activity, you learn something new. I never knew Carmelo Anthony was half-Puerto Rican!

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They gave out el globo necklace charms if you spoke Spanish all week and were a good participant; it feels great because everyone cheers for you in Spanish. My favorite activity was the dancing. I had the opportunity to learn how to salsa and bachata.

Mika was an excellent teacher. I also had great counselors who were very funny. I loved hearing every day from Captain Hispanic, our Spanish version of Captain America! It was a fantastic experience!

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Elijah is an eighth-grade student at Morgan Park Academy.

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