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: Don Quixote through Film
You must be enrolled in this Special Topics course: ISSI-SPA 191BD
Description: In this course we will look at several film versions of the novel, beginning with Pabst's effort in the 1930's, passing through Orson Welles unfinished project and ending with the Terry Gilliam/Johnny Depp catastrophe recorded in Lost in La Mancha. In the process, we will get a sense of what Cervantes was up to and the legacy that he has left the western world.
Presenter: Dr. John Rosenberg
Dr. Rosenberg is back by popular demand! Dr. Rosenberg is the Washington Irving Professor of Spanish and American Relations and associate director of the Faculty Development Center at Brigham Young University. He holds awards for his outstanding teaching at BYU and Cornell University and was decorated by King Juan Carlos of Spain for "extraordinary efforts serving the interestes 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, Monday through Friday. For more information, visit CONNECT's website or call (530) 541-4660 x 717.

Spanish Kids Camp

Date: Mon. July 30 - Fri. August 3
Time: Daily during ISSI
Please contact CONNECT for information about ages, fees, and childcare before and after camp hours.

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. Spanish and Latino cultures will be introduced through music, art, dance and history. Beginning Spanish speakers with little or no experience,  can expect to learn the basics in vocabulary and conversation. The more advanced Spanish speaker will be challenged in higher level conversation.

Outdoor Yoga

Dates: TBA

Time: TBA

Location: LTCC Campus

Cost: TBA

Experience outdoor yoga on LTCC's beautiful campus. Enjoy 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

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
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. All Spanish levels are welcome.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

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

Date: TBA

Time: TBA                                                                                                                                                

Location: TBA                                                                                                                                                 

Cost: TBA

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 of South Lake Tahoe. The guided meditation will take place along a creek. Conversation will be in English and Spanish. All levels welcome.

Fitness Center Pass 

Monday, July 30 - Friday August 3

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.