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LITA is currently accepting applications for summer 2021 and we encourage you to initiate an application here on our website or reach out to us directly with any questions. As we have all experienced, we are living through an extraordinary and strange time, with health and safety guidelines and medical information constantly evolving and changing. We remain in close contact with all our colleagues, friends, and host families in Spain, and we are optimistic that all of our programs will be able to run in summer of 2021. We understand that certain safety measures will be necessary and certain programming components may need to be reimagined or modified.

Our first priority is always to provide a safe and meaningful experience, both for our students and staff as well as the communities that we visit and the partners with whom we engage. We are proceeding with our programs and preparations under the premise that possible exposure to COVID-19 is currently a part of our lives wherever we go.

Please feel free to reach out directly to Jordan, LITA's director, with any questions or concerns. You can reach Jordan over email at jordan@experiencelita.com

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Aquí os pasamos un corto documental chulísimo sobre un oficio poco conocido fuera de Galicia...el percebeiro! Es un reto comer un percebe, pero más es el reto de poder pescarlos!

This is a short documentary directed by David Beriain about Serxio Ces, a percebeiro from Cedeira, in the Rías Altas region of northern Galicia, a town that several LITA groups have visited over the years. The documentary was preselected for the Premios Goya in 2012. 

Percebes are goose barnacles that live attached to hard rocks or flotsam that are in the intertidal zone of the ocean- a zone that is about two meters high. Galicia’s shores are covered with percebes and the people brave enough to risk their lives to harvest them are called percebeiros. Watch this documentary to learn more about these very strange looking barnacles that require stealth and luck to survive harvesting. 

The LITA staff love percebes and we love seeing our students wrestle with how to eat them and stomach the very ocean-y flavor! Puro sabor a mar!!

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