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  • Locations: Bilbao, Spain; Costa de Castros, Spain; Mougas, Spain; San Sebastian, Spain; Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Segovia, Spain; Toledo, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

Program OverviewSavaria

Discover Spain: the diverse regions, cultures, and people.  In this course, we will immerse ourselves in the culture and study the history of Spain using music as a lens whenever possible.  We’ll visit unique regions that offer insight into the vast diversity that defines this fabulous land.  This 6-credit course is taught in English and can be taken for Senior Capstone or Music history credit. Enjoy rich cultural experiences, musical performances, and curious exploration.

We’ll begin in the southern region of Andalusia, in the beautiful city of Seville.  Home to flamenco and the 3rd largest cathedral in the world – Seville’s rich history will set the tone.  We’ll continue through Andalusia with visits to Cordoba and Granada to complete the week.

Heading north, we’ll stop in Madrid to explore the nation’s capitol and its vibrant energy.  We’ll take a day trip to Toledo – the city described as “the soul of Spain”: a land where the Moors, Christians, and Jews lived together for hundreds of years, each practicing their faith and living in harmony.
After the big city, we move to the quiet northwest corner of Spain:  Galicia.  In this region, we’ll split our time between Santiago de Compostela and the Atlantic Coast town of Mougas.   Santiago de Compostela, the final destination of the Camino de Santiago is a city thriving with pilgrims, university students, and a charming old town.  Mougas, on the Costa de Castros, is the sight of newly found 3000+-year-old hillforts. The small coastal town offers an intimate, unique experience with interaction with the locals in various activities. 

Week three we go east to Barcelona, rich in architecture by Gaudi, the unique language and culture of Catalonia and the Mediterranean sea.  Finally, we’ll travel north to the Basque Country, another region defined by its century-old fight for independence and a unique language and culture.  Highlights include  San Sebastian and its gorgeous coastline, and some of the most highly rated food in the world.

Check out the photo journey of Discovering Spain!

You can also get a lot of information on this program at Suzanne Savaria's website!

Fact Sheet

Education Abroad Advisor Rachel Landers
Faculty Leader Suzanne Savaria, Music
Travel Dates June 18 - July 9, 2018
Areas of Study  
  • Anthropology
  • Capstone
  • Earth Sciences
  • Education
  • English
  • Film
  • History
  • Music
  • Music History
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
Required Pre-Departure Meeting Yes
Credits 6
Language of Instruction English
Host Country Language Spanish
Housing Shared Apartment
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Bacc
  • Graduate Students
GPA Requirements
  • 2.75 Undergraduate
  • 3.00 Graduate
Previous Language Study No previous language study required, though some Spanish will help
Interview Required

Information Sessions

Interested in learning more?  Join us at one of the following information sessions:
  • Friday, Feb 2, 11:30am-12:30pm CH 225  
  • Thursday, Feb 15, 10am-11am CH 194
Click here to check out the course website!

Course & Credit Information

  • UNST 421 Discovering Spain Capstone (6 credits),  - OR - 
  • MUS 399  Elective Credit (4 credits) + MUS 411 Music in Spain: A Sense of Place (2 credits)

Program Costs

Tuition and Fees Additional Estimated Costs Total Estimated Costs
$3,760 $2,200 $5,960


PSU Education Abroad Scholarship Application 

Tuition & Fees Includes:

  • 6 credits of UNST 421 or MUS 399 (4 credits) + MUS 411 (2 credits)
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • International Insurance

Additional Estimated Costs Include:

  • International round-trip airfare
  • Meals
  • Personal spending money
  • Passport/Visa

Please note, all students enrolling for PSU credit are charged an additional PSU Rec Center Fee. For a current listing, please refer to PSU Fees

Application Fee: All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise the $50 application fee will be assessed to the students' account. 

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.