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Filipino int’l affairs students immerse in Spanish experiences

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Photos courtesy of Shyanne Juan-Monera

A student delegation of next-generation leaders from the Philippines explored Madrid for the Spanish Language and Culture Learning Visit (SLCLV).

The annual educational program includes a series of intensive lectures and participative workshops that allow attendees to expand their knowledge of the customary forms of the country.

Students under the Benilde Diplomacy and International Affairs (DIA), and Governance and Public Affairs (GPA) Programs arrive in Madrid, Spain for the Spanish Language and Culture Learning Visit

They may likewise earn a deeper understanding of the enduring ties between the two nations, plus their politics and governance.

The exposure includes experiential tours to historical and significant places in and around Madrid to immerse the guests into the day-to-day life of the Spanish.

It also pushes the attendees to become more versatile, culturally sensitive, and dynamic communicators as they engage in intercultural activities and interact with other international learners studying the local language.

Students tour Universidad de Alcalá in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid for the Spanish Language and Culture Learning Visit

This was all made possible through the partnership between the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) and Universidad de Alcalá (UAH), situated in the outskirts of the capital city, one of the most prestigious public universities in Alcalá de Henares that offers a wide range of courses on humanistic studies and social sciences.

The Filipino contingent was comprised of aspiring young diplomats from the Consular and Diplomatic Affairs (CDA) and Diplomacy and International Affairs (DIA) Programs of the Benilde School of Diplomacy and Governance (SDG). Their participation in SLCLV will be credited as part of their internship.

It included  Rafael Aldeguer, Harjit Bobis, Maria Cuerpo, Sabrina Don, Regine Inocencio, Jam Ladiana, Hannah Lopena, Karla Macalindong, Teodoro Martija III, Paula Panganiban, Jana Roque, Rue Sumulong, Entienne Tiamzon, Juan Miguel Tinoco,  and  Sherie-Beatrice Uy.

The Spanish Language and Culture Learning Visit includes a series of intensive lectures and participative workshop that allows the students to learn more about the customary forms of Spain

The group was accompanied by Benildean educator and lawyer  Shyanne Juan-Monera.

To learn more about Benilde SDG Programs, visit


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