Summer in Spain
June 24, 2013 - August 2, 2013
Application Deadline: April 19, 2013
San Lorenzo De El Escorial
Located in the Guadarrama Mountains approximately 25 miles from Madrid, The sixteenth century Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial provides one of the finest centers for study in all of Europe. The Monastery continues to serve as an official Royal Residence, a University, and repository for one of the most important library collections in Europe. This is where you will study. The university has a fully equipped gym, an Olympic sized pool, and tennis courts all at your disposal. St. Thomas University shares this facility with the University of Madrid Summer Program, so you will also meet with Spanish students in the halls after class or in the University’s own bar. El Escorial is a fashionable town filled with galleries, museums, shops, and cafes. In July the town explodes with daily cultural events including rock concerts, jazz ensembles, plays, classical music concerts, art exhibits and much more. Escorial is a forty minute bus ride from Madrid with buses leaving every 15 to 20 minutes.
Classes Designed for Students Who Want to Know Spain
History of Spain - This class which is an overview of the history of Spain, is designed to deepen the students appreciation of Spain as well as help them to be an educated visitor to this country.
Camino Santiago - Walk for a week on the Santiago Trail where you will experience the culture, history, architecture, natural environment, and the typical foods and drinks of a very special region of Spain.
Multicultural Issues in Psychology -This three credit course uses the direct experiences of students as they interact in a culture that is different from their own. This class will explore theories and conduct research on cross cultural issues.
The Hotel Florida, a modern three star hotel located one block from the university, will provide room and board for our students. Its cafe is one of the traditional gathering spots in the town and a center of activity
While on the program you will have the opportunity to take part in three major excursions
- Segovia: This city contains the largest existing Roman aqueduct in all of Europe. It also contains the castle where Isabel lived when she was crowned Queen of Castile. After leaving the city, students will continue on to the small town of Pedraza where they will enjoy a lunch of suckling lamb prepared in an ancient wood burning oven.
- Toledo: The Imperial city of Spain reaches back to the Visigothic era and is the site of many famous monuments and moments in Spain’s history. The entire town is a museum of Spanish medieval and Renaissance architecture.
- Madrid: Depending on what classes they are taking, students will go on various planned excursions to Madrid- where the city will become the classroom.
Cost: $5,800.00 + Round-trip Airfare to Madrid*
$5,800.00 Includes: Two 3 hour credit classes
Room and Board
Travel to and from the airport
Excursions to Segovia, Toledo, and Madrid
*Students are responsible for finding and purchsing their own flight to and from Madrid. Roundtrip airfare from Miami to Madrid is approximately $950.00
June 24, 2013 – August 2, 2013
Scholarships available for Pell Grant students.
For more information, visit http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program
For more information contact:
Dr. Francis J. Sicius, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Visit us on FACEBOOK!