One of the recent visits that Academy students made was to the Comillas Foundation, the international center for the teaching of Spanish as a Second Language. Originally built as a Seminary for the underprivileged, it soon became a world-renowned Pontificial University, accredited directly by the Pope. In the mid-1960s, the academic activity was moved to Madrid, and the building finally fell into ruin. Shortly after the edificio was bought by the Caja Cantabria, a regional bank, and then ultimately bought by the government of Cantabria who renovated (partially) the building in order to become an international center for the teaching of Spanish language and culture.
-Kim Griffin, Program Director