Activities and Evening Events

There are many activities available to our students and the community during ISSI week!

ISSI Evening Activities

Location: Lake Tahoe Community College 

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Duke Theatre inside the Fine Arts building
Event: Film in Spanish with English Subtitles
Cost: $5.00
Description: Join us in LTCC's Duke Theatre for an award-winning Spanish language film with English subtitles.
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:50 p.m.
Location: Duke Theatre
Event: Lecture: Exploring the painting "Las Meninas," Velásquez's Masterpiece
You must be enrolled in this Special Topics course: ISSI-SPA 191BM
Description: "Las Meninas" is considered one of Western arts' greatest meta-paintings (a painting about a painting). This course will explore the master work in its aesthetic, social, and political context and will consider its role in defining the museum that houses it, the Museo Nacional del Prado en Madrid. This course is conducted in English.
Presenter: Dr. John Rosenberg
This course is back by popular demand! Dean of the College of Humanities at Brigham Young University, John Rosenberg, Ph.D., is also a professor of Spanish at BYU. He holds awards for his outstanding teaching at BYU and Cornell University, and was honored by the king and government of Spain for "extraordinary efforts serving the interests of Spain."
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Student Center/Cafeteria
Event: Latino Dance Night
Cost: $7.00 (11 years old +), Free (under 11 years old)
All fees go to support Latino student scholarships

Description: Latino Dance Night at LTCC. Come join your fellow classmates at this fun-filled evening of Latino dances. Learn new dance steps from our ISSI dance instructors, and have fun dancing the evening away! Everyone is welcome!
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:50 p.m.
Event:The Difficult Trip Interactive Conversation Course, SPA 199A, D, H:, Created by Henry Wilds.
Note: Three general levels available - Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced. You must register to attend this course.   
Location: Duke Theatre
Description: Take a trip to colonial Mexico without leaving Lake Tahoe! Travel through our plaza experiencing realistic travel-oriented situations while conversing with native Spanish speakers. Visit the bank, market, bus station, go through U. S. Customs, a restaurant, and much more. You'll soon be ready to travel anywhere your Spanish takes you! All levels are welcome, but highly recommended for Low Beginning through Low Advanced students.


More Activities

The following programs are available through CONNECT - Community Education during ISSI, Mon. August 1-Fri. August 5. For more information, visit CONNECT's website or call (530) 541-4660 x 717.

Spanish Kids Camp

Mon. July 31 - Fri. August 5
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. daily  (Ages 7-14)
         Please contact for information about childcare before and after camp hours.
Cost: $285 (sibling discounts available)
Contact: (530) 541-4660 x 717, CONNECT website

CONNECT Community Education is offering a Spanish Kids Camp in cooperation with the Intensive Spanish Summer Institute. During this week-long camp, kids will be introduced to the Spanish language while participating in fun-filled indoor and outdoor activities, including soccer, basketball, nature walks and cooking. Days with specific themes will introduce kids to various Spanish and Latino cultures through music, art, dance and history. Beginning Spanish speakers can expect to learn the basics in vocabulary and conversation. The more advanced Spanish speaker will be challenged in higher level conversation. Snacks will be provided. Beginner level has little to no experience with Spanish.  Intermediate level is able to understand and converse in Spanish.

Outdoor Yoga 
Monday, July 31 
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. or 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: LTCC Campus
Cost: $12 per session
Start your week off right with an hour of outdoor yoga. Enjoy flow-through yoga poses and gentle stretching with instructions in English and Spanish. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Yoga mats will be provided.

Spanish Wine Walk

Wednesday, August 2
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: LTCC Demonstration Garden
Cost: TBA

Enjoy a mid-week break with wine, relaxation and walking. Stroll the LTCC Demonstration Garden while you sip wines from Spain and Latin America. Listen to the facilitator discuss the history, art and culture of these wines in English and Spanish. Practice your own conversation skills while you meet and mingle. The fee includes tastes of five unique wines along with light appetizers.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Thursday, August 3
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Participants will meet at Lakeview Commons
Cost: TBA, plus additional board rental fee
Families or groups of 4 or more receive a 10% discount

This workshop is great for families or individuals who want to get out and enjoy Lake Tahoe after a long day of learning! The workshop will introduce participants to the basics of Stand Up Paddle boarding including safety, stroke technique, and board maneuvering. With these skills, participants will have the confidence to enjoy this very popular sport.

Hike and Meditation

Thursday, August 3

Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Location: TBA

Cost: $18

This workshop is a blend of physical exercise with a practice in mindfulness. Decompress on a 3.5 mile guided moderate hike on the beautiful trails. The guided meditation will take place along a creek.  Conversation will be in English and Spanish.  All levels welcome.  

Fitness Center Pass  
Monday, July 31 - Friday August 4
Gym Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: LTCC Fitness Education Center
Cost: TBA for ISSI participants, unlimited weekly use

Take a mental break from your studies and enjoy exercising at one of the finest fitness and weight training facilities in the region, known for exceptional cleanliness and amazing views. The Fitness Education Center (FEC) inside the Physical Education Building at LTCC has a wide variety of state-of-the-art equipment. This fee covers access to the FEC for the entire week of ISSI, including access to the locker room, complete with showers, for your convenience.