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.
Check out the photo journey of Discovering Spain!
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.
You can also get a lot of information on this program at Suzanne Savaria's website!
|Education Abroad Advisor
||Suzanne Savaria, Music
||June 18 - July 9, 2018
|Areas of Study
- Earth Sciences
- Music History
- Social Sciences
|Required Pre-Departure Meeting
|Language of Instruction
|Host Country Language
|Class Standing Eligibility
- Graduate Students
- 2.75 Undergraduate
- 3.00 Graduate
|Previous Language Study
||No previous language study required, though some Spanish will help
Interested in learning more? Join us at one of the following information sessions:
Click here to check out the course website!
- Friday, Feb 2, 11:30am-12:30pm CH 225
- Thursday, Feb 15, 10am-11am CH 194
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)
|Tuition and Fees
||Additional Estimated Costs
||Total Estimated Costs
PSU Education Abroad Scholarship Application
Tuition & Fees Includes:
- 6 credits of UNST 421 or MUS 399 (4 credits) + MUS 411 (2 credits)
- International Insurance
Additional Estimated Costs Include:
- International round-trip airfare
- Personal spending money
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. All applications require a $50 non-refundable application fee.