On March 16, 48 students and 5 teachers from La Senda flew to Dublin for a week of English immersion. The programa students went to school at Swan Training Institute and the seccion students went to the ATC Dublin language academy. The students stayed with host families in the Dublin area. During the week, the students participated in a number of different cultural activities after they had their lessons at the schools. They went to Glendalough-Wicklow Mountains National Park. Although cold and rainy, the students enjoyed seeing the early Christian Monastic site with the ancient arquitecture and cemetery. They also walked through the national park, which ended at a beautiful lake. The students also visited Malahide Castle and the Howth peninsula. They toured the gardens and a few of the rooms in the castle, which was owned by the Talbot family. In Howth, the students explored the fishing village and enjoyed fish and chips. The Guinness Storehouse was a popular excursion for the students. They completed a quiz and learned about one of Ireland’s most famous exports. The Irish dancing excursion was also a favorite. The students watched a trained dancer show them specific steps and dances from Riverdance. They also learned two traditional dances and listened to traditional Irish music. Lastly, they saw House 29, a preserved Georgian house from 1794, where they learned about life in the 18th century for the Irish people. They also toured Trinity College on College Green, the oldest university in Ireland and home to the Book of Kells, which is an illuminated manuscript of the Gospel, created by Celtic monks in the 9th century.