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!
|Education Abroad Advisor
||Watch Ed Abroad 101
||Suzanne Savaria, Music
||June 17 - July 8, 2019
|Areas of Study
- Earth Sciences
- Music History
- Social Sciences
|Required Pre-Departure Meetings
|Course & Credit
||UNST 421: Discovering Spain Capstone,
- OR -
MUS 399: Elective Credit, 4 credits +
MUS 411: Music in Spain: A Sense of
Place, 2 credits
|Language of Instruction
|Host Country Language
||Hotel / Hostel / Homestay / Shared Apartment
|Class Standing Eligibility
|Minimum GPA Requirements
||No previous language study required,
though some Spanish will help
|PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES
- Some meals
- Transportation between cities
- Local transportation
- International Health Insurance
- Education Abroad Fee
|ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED COSTS INCLUDES
- International round-trip airfare
- Additional local transportation
- Additional meals
- Personal spending money
- Passport or 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.