This blog discusses the educational benefits of travel tours to Spain offered by We Are World Challenge, a company that aligns its curriculum with the learning goals of Australian students. We outline the travel curriculum of Spain under various educational categories, such as geography, language, performing arts, STEM, and visual arts, providing an overview of what Australian students can expect to learn from their trip.
- Geography: Visiting Spain can provide Australian students with an opportunity to learn about the country’s geography, including its diverse landscapes, climate, and natural resources. They can learn about the different regions of Spain, such as the Basque Country, Catalonia, Andalusia, and the Canary Islands, and how their unique geographies have influenced their cultures and traditions. Students can also learn about Spain’s proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, and the Pyrenees Mountains, and how these have impacted its history and economy.
- Language: Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and visiting Spain can provide Australian students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the language and culture. Students can learn about the differences between Spanish spoken in Spain and Spanish spoken in Latin America, as well as the regional dialects and variations within Spain. They can also practice their language skills by speaking with native speakers, watching Spanish movies and TV shows, and reading Spanish literature.
- Performing Arts: Spain has a rich tradition of performing arts, including flamenco dancing, bullfighting, and classical music. Visiting Spain can provide Australian students with an opportunity to learn about these art forms and their cultural significance. Students can watch live performances of flamenco dancers, attend a bullfight, and visit museums and galleries that showcase Spanish art and music.
- STEM: Spain has a thriving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) industry, and visiting the country can provide Australian students with an opportunity to learn about the latest advances in these fields. They can learn about Spain’s role in cutting-edge research and development, as well as its contributions to fields such as renewable energy, biotechnology, and aerospace. Structured curriculum travel can also include visiting STEM companies and research centres, attend lectures and workshops, and meet with STEM professionals.
- Visual Arts: Spain has a rich tradition of visual arts, including painting, sculpture, and architecture. Visiting Spain can provide Australian students with an opportunity to learn about the country’s art history and legacy, as well as its contemporary art scene. Students can visit museums and galleries that showcase Spanish art, such as the Prado Museum in Madrid and the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, as well as explore the country’s stunning architecture, such as Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia and the Alhambra in Granada.