|Date: February 3-4, 2012
Faculty: Carolina Aznar, PhD
|SOC-326 Archaeology of Mediterranean Civilization (MANDATORY TRIP)
Merida’s ancient ruins and modern museums bring to light the everyday life of the Roman gladiators, who founded the city in 25 B.C. Its theatre still stands today, a testament to the intricacies of Roman architecture. Price includes transportation, lodging, breakfasts and excursions included.
|Date: February 10, 2012
Faculty: Carolina Aznar, PhD
|THEO 275 M01 Jerusalem:City of 3 Faiths (MANDATORY TRIP)
Toledo like Jerusalem, was a city of three religions, with Muslims (more commonly called Moors in Spanish history), Jews and Christians all adding to the mosaic that made up Toledo. Price TBC
|Date: February 22-26, 2012
|General interest and recommended for any theology students.
Travel to Morocco via ferry from the southern Spain, crossing the Strait of Gibraltar and arriving in Tangier. Spend a night in the home of a Moroccan family, socializing and sightseeing with local students from Rabat University. The group will be accompanied by a local Moroccan guide, as well as by the Director of “Morocco Exchange,” a former Peace Corps volunteer. All meals in Morocco and transportation are included.
Sign up deadline is January 26 and there is a limited number of spots.
|Date: February 29-March 4, 2012
Faculty: Knut Roder, PhD
|POLS-454 The Political Economy of The European Union (MANDATORY TRIP)
A first-hand experience during a visit to the European Parliament in Brussels. Meetings and interviews are arranged with dignitaries and decision-makers of the EU. This academic trip is rounded off with an excursion to beautiful Bruges (home of the first stock exchange in Europe). Price includes air transportation, lodging, breakfast, and excursions included in final itinerary.
|Date: March 8-11, 2012
Faculty: Taieb Gasmi, PhD
|Engineering Programs and Engineering and Science Students.
Toulouse, renowned for its art and architecture, is also home base to the European aerospace industry and the largest space center in Europe. One of the most technologically innovative cities in Europe, a must-see location for anyone with a passion for astronomy, engineering or science.
Approximate Price: 375€
|Date: March 9-11, 2012
|Open to All Students, Faculty and Staff of All Faiths.
Travel to the Basque countryside of northern Spain and visit the birthplace of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. An opportunity to deepen one's understanding of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Spiritual Exercises in the place where Saint Ignatius was born and lived. The trip includes a visit to the castle where St. Francis Xavier grew up.
Price: 90€ (Actual cost is 180€, 50% of which is subsidized by SLU-Madrid Campus)
|Date: March 15-18, 2012
Faculty: Raúl Martín, PhD
|EAS-101 Earth Systems I: Solid Earth (Volcanoes of Spain) (MANDATORY TRIP)
Travel to volcanic island of Lanzarote, the eastern most of the Canary Islands. Created over 35 million years ago, the island is a geological wonder and evidence for the theory of continental drift. Its 850 square kilometers are home to over five hundred species of plant life unique to the island.
|Date: March 23-25, 2012
Córdoba and Granada
Faculty: Verónica Azcue Castillón
|SPAN-418 Spanish Culture and Civilization (MANDATORY TRIP)
Spain’s oldest and most beautiful cities, Córdoba and Granada played the leading role in fusing Moorish and Christian culture, art and architecture over a period of centuries. The trip includes visits to Córdoba’s Mezquita, the mosque transformed into a cathedral, and the spectacular gardens of Granada’s famed Alhambra.
|Date: March 30-April 1, 2012
Faculty: Maura Tarnoff, PhD
|ENGL-431 Early Shakespeare (MANDATORY TRIP)
Transportation agreements will be at student expense from Madrid Barajas to Birmingham International Airport. Low cost airfare and UK train is approximately 190€. Make sure you book your tickets soon!
Price without transportation: 185€.
|Date: April 19-22, 2012
Murcia and Alicante (Group I)
Date: April 26-29, 2012
Murcia and Alicante (Group II)
Faculty: Mónica Pérez Bedmar, M.Sc
|EAS-105 Introduction to Oceanography (MANDATORY TRIP)
A visit to Spain’s southeastern coast (Mar Menor) to visit oceanography institutes, a desalination site, natural reserves and natural parks. The excursion includes a boat ride to Tabarca Island, which provides the opportunity – weather permitting – to snorkel in its crystal blue waters and identify the different organisms studied in the course. The first night is spent in San Pedro del Pinatar (Murcia) and then two nights in Santa Pola, Alicante, ending the trip with a stop in Valencia to visit the famous Oceanographic Museum. Price includes transportation, lodging, excursions included in final itinerary, and breakfast.