SPAIN RETREAT 2023: Interpreter Training
“Discovering the Parallels:
Civil Law vs US Common Law”
MAY 21 – 27, 2023

The program is scheduled to give participants structured classroom activities, group tours as well as FREE time to visit the Monasterio de San Lorenzo, Valle de Los Caidos, Avila, hike the surrounding mountains, or jump on the bus to Madrid and explore the hidden treasures of the capital city on your own. 

Day 1 – Sunday May 21, 2023 

9:00 am – 2:00 pm ARRIVAL
2:30 pm Welcome Lunch and Orientation at the Hotel Florida 
4:00 pm Group Walking tour of San Lorenzo de El Escorial / FREE TIME
Evening Dinner at hotel or on your own

Day 2 – Monday May 22, 2023

8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast at Hotel
9:30 am Meet in Hotel Lobby and walk to University
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Guest Speakers – Palabras Mayores: Lengua Precisa, Distintas variantes del español y Dudas lingüistas 
2:00 pm Lunch at Hotel or on your own
4:00  – 8:00 pm Class: Organization of the Spanish Court System + Sight Translation Practice

Day 3 – Tuesday May 23, 2023

8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast at Hotel
9:30 am Meet in Hotel Lobby and walk to University
10:00 am – 2:00  pm Class: Legal vs Conference Interpreting + Simultaneous Practice
2:00 pm Lunch at Hotel or on your own
4:00  – 8:00 pm Class: Judge’s Rulings – An in-depth study  + Consecutive Practice

Day 4 – Wednesday May 24, 2023

7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast at Hotel
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Group Tour: Madrid Courthouse Visit and Lunch @ Casa Mingo (optional) 
Afternoon    FREE
Evening Dinner at hotel or on your own

Day 5 – Thursday May 25, 2023

8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast at the Hotel
9:15 am Meet in Hotel Lobby and walk to University
9:30 – 11:30 pm Class: Investigative Phase of Criminal Cases 
11:30 pm – 1:00 pm Guest Speaker: Chief Inspector of Madrid Organized Crime 
1:00 pm Lunch at Hotel or on your own
Afternoon FREE
Evening Dinner at hotel or on your own

Day 6 – Friday May 26, 2023

8:00 am Breakfast at Hotel
9:00 am – 8:00 pm Group Tour: Segovia (Lunch: Meson Jose María)
8:00 pm Return to hotel / Dinner at hotel or on your own

Day 7 – Saturday May 27, 2023   

Hotel Checkout 12:00 pm DEPARTURE 

 

PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • 6-night stay at the Hotel Florida
  • 2 meals per day at the Hotel Florida
  • 20 hours of intense Interpreter Training
  • Official “Certificado de Estudios” from the Real Centro Universitario “María Cristina”
  • Madrid Courthouse Visit: Audiencia Provincial (criminal court)
  • Excursion: SEGOVIA + professional Tour Guide + 4-course meal at El Meson José María

LEGAL

BUSINESS

FINANCIAL

IMMIGRATION

MEDICAL