Our Spring 2012 programs coincide with some outstanding cultural celebrations and festivals.
Here are our recommendations for events you should attend during your study abroad program in the following destinations:
The famous yearly marathon in Paris attracts an average of 35,000 runners each year. The marathon's distance meets the standard Olympic Marathon length of 42.195km. The race passes by many historic sites including Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Place de la Concorde, the Louvre, Pont Neuf, Place de la Bastille, Eiffel Tower, Seine river. The celebrations surrounding this athletic event are not to be missed.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (BAFICI) - Early to Mid-April, 2012
For twelve days in April, Buenos Aires teams with independent film makers from across the globe. The city celebrates BAFICI with film screenings and cultural activities. Over 400 movies will be shown during the festival.
San Miguel Primavera Sound - late May, 2012
This large-scale music festival takes place in Barcelona within the Parc del Fòrum. The exciting event features a wide variety of musical genres such as alternative, indie, electronic, dance, pop, hip hop, folk, jazz, metal, and experimental music.
Spring Cheese and Wine Festival - daily in March, 2012
An eclectic mix of cheeses, wines, and their vendors make their way to the Southbank Centre Square in London for a true gourmet experience. Besides food and drink sales, attendees can participate in tutored tastings and watch chef demonstrations of recipes with wine and cheese.
Carnevale in Venice - Late February to early March
During the ten days preceding Ash Wednesday, masked figures crowd the streets of Venice for the massive cultural celebration. Carnevale-goers enjoy outdoor concerts, street performances, parades, masquerade balls, and parties. Anything goes at Carnevale!
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