Shortly before the State of Alert decree in Spain on March 14, our CIEE students were notified by their universities that they were to return to the United States. Strange as it may seem to us now, nothing seemed to indicate the week before that this would be the course of events. It was difficult for the students, it was difficult for the teachers, it was difficult for the families, it was difficult for all the CIEE staff. But we didn’t realize it at first: it took a few days for us to notice the absence. The windows of this collective project are the windows of the houses of some of the students of the DVRC and DVRCE courses. They could represent that absence that we have experienced and are experiencing. But they will come back.

We will come back.