"The trip was a great success thanks to the wonderful students we have and the good job done by chaperons," said Roger Nyam, NRHS French teacher who organized the trip along with NRHS Spanish teacher Sharon Nehls. "Many students were amazed at how interconnected the world has become with the advent of internet technology: you can use your U.S. ATM/Debit Card at nearly every ATM in Europe without any problem."
|The Eiffel Tower in Paris was one of the first stops for New Richmond High School students during the foreign language trip to France and Spain.|
The Paris and Versailles stops included landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, the Paris Opera House, La Sorbonne, France's most Prestigious University, and the Chateau de Versailles.
|NRHS French teacher Roger Nyam (left) with students and chaperons during a stop at the Louvre.|
On June 16, we left for Madrid by bus, with a stopover in Zaragoza ( a city between Barcelona and Madrid). We were in Madrid from June 16-18 when we left back for the United States.
"The students did not only have first hand lessons in French and Spanish cultures but also learned a lot in history, art, literature, architecture, economics and even Culinary Art," noted Nyam."It is our hope that this trip would spark students' interest in furthering their knowledge in some of these and other fields of study.
"Learning a foreign language is one of the ways of preparing students to face this interconnected world and be able to communicate and do business across cultures."
Click on the play button below to watch a slideshow video from the trip captured by NRMS art teacher Stacy Gibbons, Nyam, Nehls and NRHS match teacher Pat Verwold.