Spain: May 2 – June 13, 2014
On this cross-cultural program we will explore the majestic region of Andalucía in southern Spain. Through homestays, language study, and travel we will have the opportunity to thoroughly immerse ourselves in the Andalucían experience, a region with a rich history of religious and cultural syncretism. Each student will be asked to think critically about issues of immigration, religion, the effects of a region’s historical context on its current society, and the interrelatedness of language and culture. We will be challenged to examine our own core values, and cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds through close interaction with the culture, language, and history of Spain.
We begin our time in Cádiz, a beautiful coastal town, where we will take language classes while staying with welcoming host families. Cádiz, claimed by locals to be the oldest city in southwestern Europe, is known for its winding narrow roadways, fabulous beaches, bustling markets, and large open plazas. The second part of our journey includes travel to the diverse areas of Andalucía including visits to the internationally renowned Mezquita in Córdoba, the Cathedral of Saint Mary in Seville, the Rock of Gibraltar, and the Alhambra of Granada. Students should bring a keen sense of adventure and curiosity as we explore the land of sunshine, bull fighting, tapas, and flamenco.
Estimated Cost: $6,200 (subject to change)
Seminar Leaders: Jason Good, Director of Retention, and Bryn Mullet Good
CCSSC 201 Cross-cultural Social Science 3 SH
SPAN 101/201/301 3 SH
- Routine – MMR, DTP, IPV or OPV
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Other – As recommended by Center for Disease Control – To be posted closer to the trip departure
Immunizations and prescriptions may be obtained at the EMU Health Center by appointment.
Immunizations may also be obtained from your local health department or primary care provider.