Discover Spain First Hand

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March 5 - March 12, 2017

This program will be led by Dr. Carmen Urioste-AzcorraProfessor of Spanish Literature and Culture.

  • Travel to Spain during Spring Break 2017

  • Two cities: Madrid and Barcelona

  • Visits to cultural and historical sites: Museo del Prado (Madrid), Royal Palace (Madrid),  Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), Gothic Quarter (Barcelona), Park Güell (Barcelona), Cathedral/Sagrada Familia (Barcelona), Las Ramblas (Barcelona), Picasso Museum (Barcelona), and much more!


Students may take the in-person course plus the abroad portion for a total of 3 credits.  Alternatively, students may take just the abroad portion of the program for a total of 1 credit.

  • SPA 473: Spanish Civilization (in-person and abroad)  (3 credits) (HU or SB)
  • SPA 194/294/394: Special Topics: Discover Spain First Hand (1 credit)
  • SLC 194: Special Topics: Discover Spain First Hand (1 credit)

Program Housing

Students will stay in shared hostel accommodations with en suite bathroom in each of the cities we visit.  

Location Details

MADRID (4 days)
The capital of Spain is a cosmopolitan city with vibrant public spaces. Its historical buildings merge with new urban design initiatives that create a large cultural and artistic heritage space to highlight a legacy of centuries of dramatic historical events. Its museums are among the best in the world. The famous Museo del Prado houses the most complete collection of Spanish painting from 11th-18th centuries, including numerous masterpieces by great universal artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, Bosch, Titian, and Rembrandt. Students will visit the Museo del Padro and The Royal Palace, which has 1,450,000 sq ft of floorspace and contains 3,418 rooms. It is one of the largest royal palaces in Europe.

BARCELONA (4 days)
Barcelona, founded during the Roman period, is the most cosmopolitan and (since the 1992 Olympic games) the most visited city in Spain.  Las Ramblas is a popular street (0.75 mi) full of cafes and florist’s shops, with several cultural venues: the Liceu theater, the baroque Palau de la Virreina, the Miro’s mosaic, the Boquería market, and the Royal Square. The city is famous for its gothic quarter as well as for its nouveau (modernist) buildings—Park Güell, Palau Güell, Casa Milá, Casa Vicens, Sagrada Familia (cathedral), and Casa Batlló—all of them UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  Several world-class museums in Barcelona exhibit works by Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, and Antoni Tápies

The Program Fee for Spring Break 2017 is $2,540.

Program Fee includes: Housing for the entire program, some meals, site visits and cultural events, in-country transportation, ASU faculty support, and international health insurance. Not included: Airfare, passport & visa fees, personal expenses, and miscellaneous items.  Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.