Spain

Miami España: Ida y Vuelta

2017 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  2018 REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN APRIL 2017

2017 Spain - Alhambra

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The history of the Spanish American transatlantic dialogue is both ruinous and enriching. With an emphasis on Miami, this course examines the social and cultural manifestations of this relationship. What impact has Spanish religion, art, and popular tradition had on the Americas from 1492 to the present (ida)? Conversely, what has returned to Spain from Latin America (vuelta)? How specifically has this melange manifested itself in Miami, positioned as the contemporary center of European and Latin American relations?

Reflecting on the sacred (Catholicism, language, art) and the profane (futbol, tapas, paseo), students will develop unique cultural perspectives based on study and experience. After a semester exploring the Spanish influence on the Americas in Miami, students will spend three weeks in Madrid, Sevilla, and Barcelona studying Spanish culture and searching for American manifestations in Spain. In addition the class will make day trips to Segovia, Toledo, El Escorial, and Montserrat.


WHAT DOES IT COST?

Approximately $3,000 + airfare ($700 to $1500)


WHAT IS INCLUDED?

– Accommodations
– Some meals
– Local Transportation
– Group visits, activities
– Museums, etc.


WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

– Airfare
– $250 Honors College administrative fee
– $175 Office of Study Abroad fee
– FIU tuition
– Passport, and other necessary documents
– Vaccinations if needed
– Personal expenses


HOW DOES IT WORK?

There is a spring course component (3 credits.) The trip is during Summer C (3 credits.) These 6 credits fulfill one year of Honors College requirements.

Miami España: Ida y Vuelta
On Campus: IDH 4007—Miami España: Ida y Vuelta (3 credits)
Abroad: IDH 4008—Miami España: Ida y Vuelta (3 credits)


WHEN WILL YOU TAKE THE PRE-TRIP CLASS?

This Spring semester: January to May, 2017


WHEN WILL YOU GO ON THE TRIP?

Summer C: June 7, 2017 to June 28, 2017


WHAT IS THE FOCUS?

Culture, Transatlantic Dialogue, History, Art, Culinary History, Sports.


WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Activities:
Historic walks, Hiking, On site lectures, Swim.


WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
History, Cultural Relations


WHERE WILL YOU GO?
Destinations:
Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Toledo, Montserrat, Segovia, El Escorial

WHO WILL BE INTERESTED?
Great for students with interests in exploring and fostering cultural heritage.


Program Director:
John Bailly – baillyj@fiu.edu

About the Program Director: Professor John Bailly was born in Slough, Buckinghamshire, of a French father and American mother, and lives in France during the summer. He received his MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University in 1993, and is a Fellow of the Honors College at Florida International University. Based in Miami, his work has been exhibited at several institutions in the US. He founded and directs Aesthetics & Values Art Exhibition class in The Honors College at FIU.

HOW DO YOU REGISTER?

It works on a first come, first serve basis!

Follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Bring a $250.00 money order or cashier’s check made out to FIU to DM 233. These are the Honors College administrative fees. This payment will secure you a spot in your program of choice.  It is non-refundable, so be aware that you are seriously committing to the program!  Registration will remain opened from Monday through Friday (8:30am-4:30pm) until the programs are full.
  2. You will get a receipt, instructions on how to apply online, and the Class Registration Form. You will also have to sign a form
  3. Apply online
  4. Go to the Office of Study Abroad (OSA) in SASC 230, and turn in a $175.00* money order or cashier’s check made out to FIU and the Class Registration Form you’ve received on the day you secured your spot. These are OSA’s administrative fees
  5. Below is the schedule of payments you need to follow after you’ve secured your spot with your initial $250 fee:
    **Failure to make your first payment by the September 5 deadline will forfeit your paid administrative fees, and your spot will go to another student

FINAL SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS (It has changed!):  

 
1st Payment*
 
2nd Payment*
 
3rd Payment
 
Program
Date
Amount
Date
Amount
Date
Amount
Costa Rica
Mon, May 2, 2016
$700
Mon, Aug 29, 2016
$500
Mon, Oct. 24, 2016*
$500
France
One week after securing your spot
$1,250
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
$1,250
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$1,000
Italy
One week after securing your spot
$1,250
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
$1,250
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$1,000
Spain
One week after securing your spot
$1,000
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
$1,000
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$1,000
Vietnam/Cambodia
One week after securing your spot
$700
Friday, Jan 20, 2017
$700
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$600
Japan
One week after securing your spot
$1000
Friday, Jan 20, 2017
$1,000
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$1,000
South Africa
One week after securing your spot
$1250
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
$1,250
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$1,000
Failure to make your deadline payments will forfeit your paid administrative fees, and your spot will go to another student
* Non-refundable
**Non-refundable after February 13, 2017


Please bring the first payment to our office, DM 233, and the second and third one to Student Financials, either online or in person, same way you pay your regular classes.  The charges will be posted 15 days prior to the deadline.

WATCH THE EUROPE HONORS HOUR HERE!

CHECK THE EUROPE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION HERE

For information about Study Abroad scholarships, please contact the Office of Study Abroad (SASC 230) at 305.348.1913 or at edabroad@fiu.edu.

For other questions, please contact Luli Szeinblum at 305.348.1620 or luli.szeinblum@fiu.edu.