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  • Locations: Andalusia, Spain; 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.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
Discovering Spain
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 capital 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. Want more information? Click here for photos, videos, blogs, and more!
Friday, October 11
KMC 605
Thursday, October 17
KMC 610C
Thursday, November 14
KMC 610C
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Faculty Leader Suzanne Savaria, Music
Travel Dates Summer 2020
Areas of Study While this program is designed for most majors, the following fields of study are particularly relevant:
  • Anthropology
  • Capstone
  • Earth Sciences
  • Education
  • English
  • Film
  • History
  • Music
  • Music History
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
Required Pre-Departure Meetings Yes, dates and times TBD Summer 2020
Course & Credit 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
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  Spanish
Housing Hotel / Hostel / Shared Apartment
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
  • Graduate
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 2.75
Graduate: 3.00
Previous Coursework None required
Language Requirement No previous language study required, 
though some Spanish will help
Application Process
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Interview
  • 2 short essays
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation (submitted electronically via VikingsAbroad)
    • This is not a formal letter of recommendation, rather your recommender will need to fill out a short questionnaire about you with space for comments. 
    • This cannot be submitted by the program leader
    • These must be Professional or Academic in nature
TBD Fall 2019
  • Accommodations
  • Some meals
  • Excursions
  • Transportation between cities
  • Local transportation
  • International Health Insurance
  • Education Abroad Fee
For a complete description of the program, click here!
  • International round-trip airfare (estimated at $1500)
  • Additional local transportation (estimated at $100)
  • Additional meals (estimated at $500)
  • Optional excursion to Bilbao or St. Jean (estimated at $15)
  • Personal spending money (estimated at $100)
  • Passport or visa 
    • US passport holders will not need a visa to participate in this program
*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. 

This program is currently not accepting applications.