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SEA 197-SPA Walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain

Term To Study: May-Term 2019
Application Deadline: Jan 18, 2019
Program Starts: May 06, 2019
Program Ends: May 24, 2019
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Locations: Madrid, Santiago de Compostela
Contact Phone: 515-961-1526
Contact Name: Tracy Dinesen & Lau Cesarco Eglin
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Estimated Costs: Preliminary cost estimate: $2,950 plus $50 for books, $300 for hiking gear, and $145 passport fee, if needed. Anticipated length of time abroad: 17 days
Program Description

SEA 197-SPA Walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain (Tracy Dinesen & Lau Cesarco Eglin); No ECC designations

The Camino de Santiago is an ancient pilgrimage route that traces the path that St. James took to Spain as part of his crusade. This route remains sacred to modern pilgrims and provides an opportunity for deep reflection and spiritual growth, regardless of one’s religious affiliation. This course allows students to walk a portion of the Camino and requires them to develop personal goals for their pilgrimage. Readings range from medieval to modern day documentation (fiction and non-fiction) of pilgrimage. Prior to departure students will create a personalized pilgrimage plan and during their pilgrimage they will keep a reflective journal. This course is physically demanding requiring up to 16 miles of walking per day over rough terrain.

Priority application deadline for May Term 2019: Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Selection decisions announced via email from the OIE for applications received by the priority deadline: Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Applications received after October 2 will be processed on a rolling basis. Those selection decisions will be announced approximately two weeks after the application is submitted.

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Population: 47042984
Capital: Madrid
Per-capita GDP: $ 31000
Size: 505370 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 01:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

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