A week ago 15 high school students from Castellon de la Plana, Spain, arrived on the Island, hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School. This was the first visit to the United States for many of the students. During the week they experienced Island life and travelled off-Island, too, with an overnight to Boston and a day trip to Providence, R.I.

Students also attended classes at the Charter School. This was not a typical week of classes at the school, however. During Project Period, regular classes are suspended twice a year for in-depth studies of specific subjects. Instead of going to the usual calculus or English classes, the Spanish students could choose between classes in forensic science, cooking or community service.