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 with a SPAN prefix that has been universally designed so that students from any major/minor or academic background can receive credit for the experience.

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 12 - Jul 17

36 days

Camino de Santiago course (6 credits) & Hiking the Way


Jun 12 - Jul 17

36 days

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 all room and board (housing and 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

  • Homestay (3 meals/day)

  • Laundry (in Granada)

  • International Medical Insurance

  • Program Orientation

  • Onsite Directors & Staff

  • Excursions

  • Cultural Activities

  • Transcript Processing

  • Airport Transfers


SPA 390C Place, Space, and the Creation of Community: Understanding Self and Europe through the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage

Spanish (optional)