By: Katie Clawson

After months of fundraising and organizing, the selected LC students who are taking Spanish III had the opportunity to travel to Puerto Rico. The 26 students and 8 adult chaperones left for Puerto Rico in the very early morning of Wednesday, April 5, and returned on early Wednesday morning, April 11. The group traveled with Vamonos tours, a tour company that specializes in student cultural immersion.

While in Puerto Rico, the students traveled across the island, staying in La Parguera, Ponce, and Fajardo. During the trip, the students visited Playa Sucia, a beautiful white sand beach. The students learned native Puerto Rican dances and went to salsa dancing lessons. They also hiked in a subtropical forest and the rainforest, “EL Yunque”, and zip lined. The students spent a day in Ponce, learning about its rich history and visiting a local school to interact with its students. They also spent time in Old San Juan, visiting the San Cristobal Fort and a local farmer’s market. Throughout the trip, students learned about the history and culture of Puerto Rico. The students visited colonial towns, tried new food that is native to Puerto Rico, interacted with people by speaking Spanish, and experienced interesting things that even many Puerto Ricans do not have the chance to do.

The students would like to thank the school and community for their support in letting the students travel and experience new cultures. Special thanks also go to the chaperones, and Mrs. Soto for putting in countless hours of hard work to organize this trip, without them none of this would have been possible!