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¡Hola y bienvenidos!

Updated: Jul 5, 2021

We’re Holly and Darío, and we're excited to welcome you to our blog and tell you a little about ourselves!

Let’s start with the story behind our project Beyond Language Immersion…

It all began in 2008, when we met in a classroom in Granada, Spain.

Darío, a native of Granada, was a first-year student studying English at the University of Granada. Holly, coming from the University of Delaware, was a graduate teaching assistant leading Darío's conversation class.

Thanks to our many shared interests - from music, to language, to travel - we formed a friendship outside of the classroom and kept in touch.

After meeting Holly, Darío was inspired to take the leap and study for a year in the U.S., which changed the trajectory of his life.

Meanwhile, Holly continued traveling to Spain every summer, eventually bringing students of her own, and visited Darío and his family every chance she got.

So what’s this have to do with our project?

Fast forward to the present day.

As fate would have it, we now live only 2 hours apart - Holly in Alabama and Darío in Georgia - and we’re both university Spanish professors with a passion for linguistic and cultural immersion.

Because of the connection we made back in 2008, we’ve served as a bridge to one another’s culture, sharing our hometowns, our families, and our traditions with each other.

Now we want to do the same for others as we’ve done for each other: open the door to another culture to experience it like an insider.

This is why we created Beyond Language Immersion: to be a bridge between our cultures.

The result?

We’ve designed a 4-week immersion experience in Granada to share our beloved city with others and help ANYONE experience Spain like a local. Learn more about our program here.

Here on the blog we’re excited to share with you all the things we love about Granada, and about Spanish culture, history, and language.

Thank you for joining us here…we can’t wait to bring you along for the ride!

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