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Spring Break 2019, Spain with Professor Karbasioun

Spanish mountainside with houses

IDIS2550 Art & Culture of Spain, 3 cr, (ART, GDA), no pre-requisites

This course, taught in English, is designed to provide students with knowledge and understanding of Spain’s art, culture and history. This course meets throughout the spring semester with students touring parts of Eastern and Central Spain, including Barcelona, Madrid (Girona, Figueres, Valencia…) during Spring Break. The course consists of lectures and discussion with a final presentation after returning from Spain.

Portrait of Keyvan KarbasiounProfessor: Keyvan Karbasioun

The on-site logistics for this program are provided by Academic Studies Abroad. An application can be submitted through this link.

Sample itinerary (subject to change) :

  • Friday, March 8 – Depart Boston
  • Saturday, March 9 – Arrive Barcelona. Late afternoon/early evening walking tour.
  • Sunday, March 10– See Barcelona, including La Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, etc.
  • Monday, March 11 – Day trip to Girona and Figueres.
  • Tuesday, March 12 – Free day to explore Barcelona. Valencia at night (5:30pm train).
  • Wednesday, March 13  – Tour Valencia.
  • Thursday, March 14 – Free day to explore Valencia. Train to Madrid around 6pm.
  • Friday, March 15– Tour Madrid in the morning (Sol, Plaza Mayor, Prado).  Afternoon tour at Palacio Real.
  • Saturday, March 16 – Free day to explore in Madrid
  • Sunday, March 17 – Fly back to Boston

Travel dates

(*approximate until tickets are purchased)

Depart Boston: March 8, 2019

Depart Madrid: March17, 2019

Program Fees: $2900
Fees include... Airfare, housing, on-site orientation,  local transportation, excursions, insurance, academic visits, lectures, and airport transfers.
Fees do not include... Meals, cost of GCE course,spending money
Payment Schedule:

Payment #1: December 20, 2018: $1000

Final Payment: January 19, 2018: $1900

All payments are made through Student Accounts... You will see the fees posted to your accounts per the deadlines. Please remit payment in a timely manner so that arrangements can be made. 

After January19, 2019 all fees for this program are non-refundable.