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September 1, 2021

While the COVID pandemic has certainly altered the landscape of international student travel and disrupted our communities in difficult and often emotional ways, it has also highlighted our collective need for authentic and meaningful human connection. We are very excited to resume normal operations this year! LITA will be offering a full slate of summer programs in 2022. We are currently accepting applications for summer 2022; however, new applicants should be aware that we anticipate fewer available spots than usual, given that many accepted students from the past two summers will be rolling over their matriculation to 2022. We encourage all interested students to consider applying early this fall! Feel free to reach out to Jordan Romm (LITA's director) either via email (jordan@experiencelita.com) or simply begin an application and we will reach out to you.

Con mucho cariño,

La familia LITA

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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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