Torre Tavira

Una Buena Vista

The Torre Tavira is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Cadiz. Standing at 45 meters above sea level, it is the tallest point in the city and the place to go for an amazing view of Cadiz. Our group entered the building and climbed up many flights of stairs until reaching one of two exhibition rooms of the tower. After going up another flight of stairs and passing through another exhibition, we were brought to a small, dark room where there was a camera capable of projecting the city live onto a dome in the center of the room.

At the top of the building, our group was able to take many beautiful photos of the view of Cadiz from above. The city overview makes for a stunning backdrop for group photos as well! Being on top of the tower allowed you to take a 360 degrees photo of the whole province of Cadiz. Along with the amazing view, the weather was perfect for a day on top of city!

El Grupo de Español de Salud

Parque Genoves


Hola! Within the first couple days in Cadiz myself and a few others found a beautiful park named Parque Genoves. It is conveniently located right across the street from campus. We explored this park before meeting for a tour of the city. The park is filled with beautiful trees, flowers and other exotic plants. It also looks out onto the ocean which adds to the amazing views. Below you can find some pictures from the park!

Beautiful covered walkway in the park.
Large tree in the park. Es muy grande!

We arrive in Cadiz

We arrived in Cadiz, Spain on Sunday July 21st. There are 4 nursing students and one public health student and myself who will be taking a 3 week course, Medical Spanish for Health Care Professionals. There was plenty of  time in the Madrid airport to get to know each other as well as the other students who were traveling for another UMass Lowell language program in Cadiz.

Cadiz is a beautiful and historic city in southern Spain. We left Massachusetts with very HOT weather and arrived in Spain to very HOT weather. Most of us are used to the hot New England summers but we are told by the people in Cadiz that the weather on our arrival was much warmer than usual. After our arrival most of us settled into our host homes and explored the city a bit. Classes start on Monday morning. Our program will consist of a morning and afternoon academic session where we learn basic Spanish and also some medical terminology. We will also have focused presentations from local nurses and other health care workers to share their information about health/nursing care in Cadiz. We will be visiting the school of nursing, a hospital, a geriatric center and a pharmacy as part of our health care excursions. We will also join some of the other students from UMASS Lowell in cultural excursions so we can appreciate this city and the food, music and history. Please check back to learn more about our trip. We will post pictures as well.

Submitted by Valerie King – Clinical Associate Professor, Solomont School of Nursing- University of  Massachusetts Lowell 


A 3 week intensive faculty led study abroad program with a  focus on Spanish for healthcare professionals.

University of Cadiz Spain faculty along with Prof. Valerie King, DNP, FNP-BC from UMass Lowell Solomont School of Nursing will lead a program of language, cultural and healthcare excursions.

You can also read blogs from previous and current trips to Cadiz listed below or from other destinations across the globe UMass Lowell students travel to.

Current & Previous Cadiz Study Abroad Trip Blogs: