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  • Locations: León, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Zamora, Spain
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Spain: A Medieval Pilgrimage
Dates of Program: March  12-19           
Credit Units: 3
Sponsor(s) of Program: College of Arts & Sciences, History Department

Program Cost: $1,799

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This class is focused on the cities, art, history and medieval architecture of the great, historic pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela (St. James of Compostela) in Spain following two historic routes – one from Castile (we start in Madrid) and through Zamora and back to Madrid. Due to its incredible contribution to world heritage and history The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) as a whole is ranked as a UNESCO world historical site. We will study the history of great kings and queens as well as the variety of characters from all walks of life who went on pilgrimage. Two nights will be in Santiago, a city in the enchanting region of Galicia that houses the great cathedral and relics of St. James the Apostle of Jesus, whose body was brought to this place. Watch out for the enormous incense burner and the gargoyles! Galicia means Gallic or Celtic due to the Celtic heritage of this part of Spain. We will also stay in vibrant Madrid, the magnificent Gothic and Romanesque city of León in a monastery and spend a night in a 15th century palace in Zamora. All classes will be outside, among the monuments, or even on the train as we travel through Iberia. There are no language or other requirements to sign up.
A Monastery, a Hostel, a Palace - Accommodations will be in historic inns, hostels and hotels in the center of the city, walking distance from monuments and points of interest. We will even stay in a medieval monastery in León! In Zamora our accommodation will be a Parador – a small 15th Century Renaissance Palace. You may need to walk a short distance from the train station – although taxis will be made available as well. You will need to share rooms with fellow travelers.

Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
March 2: Pre-Departure Meeting
March 12: ATL-Madrid (Delta 108) arriving March 13 in Madrid.
March 13: Arrive in Madrid. Stay in center of city. Plaza Mayor, Archaeological Museum.
March 14:  León. Stay in refurbished monastery. Visit the Gothic Cathedral.
March 15-16: Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. Visit pilgrimage cathedral.
March 17: Zamora, Spain - Stay in a Renaissance Palace, Visit the Romanesque City.
March 18-19: Madrid. March 19 - Return to Atlanta on non-Stop Delta Flight.

In order to participate in any study abroad program students must be in Good Academic Standing which is defined at Georgia State University as a cumulative 2.0 GPA for Undergraduate students and 3.0 GPA for Graduate students.  Please note that study abroad program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director. Non-GSU students must follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits.
There are no additional requirements for the course.

Please note: In addition to apply for this program, you must also register for the program course in GoSOLAR. Participants who successfully complete the program’s course will receive 3 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for HIST/HONS 4975 and graduate students should register for HIST 8890.

Please note that neither the IEF nor the GES scholarships are applicable to Faculty-Led Spring Break Programs.  There is, however, a $1000 early decision discount for the first 9 Georgia State students who 1) apply, complete and submit their program application by October 31, 2016 2) pay their program deposit of $300 by October 31, 2016 and 3) are accepted into their program. (Please see the payment schedule below for more details.)  If an applicant misses the early decision discount (application submissions are time-stamped), they will absolutely be refunded their deposit within 7 business days should they choose not to participate at the full program price. Please note: transient students are not eligible for this discount.

The program cost is tentatively set at $1799 in addition to regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements.  Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost
Program Cost Includes
• All ground transportation
• Excursions and entrance fees
• One or two meals a day
• Hotels
• Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include
• Georgia State tuition and fees
• Public transportation
• Passport expenses
• Personal expenses
• Excess baggage charges
• Round trip airfare.

October 31, 2016: $300 Deposit Due
November 8, 2016: $1,000 Early Decision Discount Payment Applied
November 16, 2016: $200 Payment Due
December 2, 2016: $299 Remaining balance (charged to Panther Pay)
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Program Deposits and Payments: Participants will pay program deposits and payments by logging into PAWS.  Please contact your Program Director to confirm that a program Deposit Account has been established for this purpose before you attempt to make a payment in PAWS.
Remaining Program Balance:  The remaining program balance will be billed directly to your Panther Pay account.  Payment deadlines for study abroad programs Please refer to the Academic/Registration calendar for the tuition and fees deadline.


Students interested in applying should select 'Apply Now' above and begin the online application.
Transient Students: please see our How to Apply section under the Prospective Students tab.  International Students: Georgia State students who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
Application Deadline: October 31, 2016

Program Director: Dr. Allen Fromherz
Office address: 21st Floor 25 Park Place
Phone: 4044136366

This program is currently not accepting applications.