Camino de Santiago Course
& Hiking the Way
A five-week study abroad experience in Spain for 6 - 9 credits
Follow in the footsteps of generations of pilgrims and fall into sync with your mind, body, and spirit!
Join us for a transformative experience this summer as we combine academics and cultural immersion in Granada, Spain and then walk the Camino de Santiago. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity! This is an academic course that has been universally designed so that students from any major/minor or academic background can receive credit for the experience. The program is an an academic collaboration with Metropolitan State University of Denver
What is the Camino de Santiago?
The Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James, is an ancient pilgrimage path dating back more than a thousand years with its destination as the shrine of the apostle St. James. This route stretches across the north of Spain and has regained popularity in recent years for many reasons. More than 300,000 pilgrims complete it each year and the U.S. stands proudly as its fourth most numerous pilgrimage nation. Come walk your “Camino” with us while enjoying the beautiful scenery and getting the most out of the visits along the way with the help of our learned staff. Focus on your walk, your thoughts, and leave the rest to Arcos Learning Abroad!
Jun 10 - Jul 15
Camino de Santiago course (6 credits) & Hiking the Way
Jun 10 - Jul 15
Spanish (3 credits) + Camino de Santiago course (6 credits) & Hiking the Way
Spend 26 days taking classes in the historic city of Granada, Spain.
You will live with a Spanish homestay in Granada! This is a true cultural immersion experience.
The price includes six to nine transferable credits.
The price includes room and board (housing and most meals) and program excursions for the entire five weeks of the program.
Following the coursework in Granada, you will spending 10 days walking the amazing Camino de Santiago as part of the learning experience!
Day 1: High speed train from Granada to Sarria (4 hours)
Day 2: Sarria to Portomarín (23 km)
Day 3: Portomarín to Palas de Rei (25 km)
Day 4: Palas de Rei to Arzúa (26 km)
Day 5: Arzúa to Pedrouzo (24 km)
Day 6: Pedrouzo to Santiago (20 km)
Day 7: Santiago excursion
Day 8: Finisterre excursion
Day 9: Santiago excursion and travel to Madrid
Day 10: Airport drop-off Madrid (MAD)
University Tuition & Fees
SPA 390C Place, Space, and the Creation of Community: Understanding Self and Europe through the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage
6 credits (90 contact hours)
The course is multi-disciplinary, meaning that the 6 credits earned may apply to any major or minor and can be counted as elective credit.
This course is TAUGHT IN ENGLISH. There is no minimum level of Spanish proficiency required.
For questions about the course and course equivalencies please contact Dr. Lunden MacDonald at email@example.com.
APPLICATION PROCESS & PAYMENTS
Non-MSU Denver students will apply to MSU Denver as a non-degree seeking student (it is FREE). https://www.msudenver.edu/apply/ Once this step is completed you will be a regular MSU Denver student and can register and pay for the tuition for the program through MSUD.
All payments for this program are made through MSUD. A $400 non-refundable deposit is due by Dec 05. This is the link to pay the $400 deposit: https://commerce.cashnet.com/MSUDenverEM_SA. You will need to choose “Study Abroad to Granada, Spain” to apply your payment to the correct trip.