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El Escorial , Ávila & Salamanca

Location: Spain

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Students will explore El Escorial, the 16th-century monastery built by King Phillip II that includes an ornamented church and a library of over 40,000 books. Stories will be told of the Spanish royalty who are buried in the royal mausoleum beneath the main palace.

In Salamanca, students will take a walking tour through the quaint cobblestone streets of this university town to learn the history of the various architectural styles. The two cathedrals and local shops around the plaza's perimeter will be visited. In the evening the group will enjoy the cultural flavors of Salamanca through classical music, jazz, art exhibitions and museums.

On the way back to Madrid, students will explore the beauty of Ávila, the "City of Stones and Saints," and its many Romanesque and Gothic Churches, the most in one city in Spain.

Available in the following sessions

  • Academic Year 2A 2014-2015 (Aug 29, 2014 to May 23, 2015)
    $26,000
  • Academic Year 2B 2014-2015 (Sep 12, 2014 to May 23, 2015)
    $24,500

Optional in the following sessions

  • Master's Degree 1 2014 (Early Oct, 2014 to Mid Jul, 2015)
    $31,000