O'Connell AP Spanish and Global Studies students took a very special field trip to the Colombian Embassy in Washington, D.C. this week, where they were welcomed by Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzón.
The ambassador provided an overview of his country, where he showed his passion for Columbia and for the United States. "The more you travel in your own country, the better you are to understand everything that surrounds you," he told the students. "Know your history, know your land and love the people."
The staff from the Embassy gave souvenirs for each students and treated them to a reception that included sodas from Colombia and a typical food called pandebono (cheese bread).
Spanish teacher Faryde Yanine summed it up this way: "What an amazing day for our students!"
Photo below: Students present the Colombian Ambassador with a thank you gift of O'Connell gear.