Miami España: Ida y Vuelta
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.
View the video of the France, Italy, and Spain Study Abroad Honors Hour held on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
– Some meals
– Local Transportation
– Group visits, activities
– Museums, etc.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
– $500 non-refundable Honors College administrative fee
– $195 Office of Study Abroad fee
– FIU tuition (6 credits, $205.57 per credit)
– Passport, and other necessary documents
– Vaccinations/PCRs 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
Spring On Campus – Fridays, 9:30AM – 12:15PM: IDH 4007—Miami España: Ida y Vuelta
Abroad: IDH 4008—Miami España: Ida y Vuelta (3 credits)
WHEN WILL YOU TAKE THE PRE-TRIP CLASS?
Spring semester: January to April, 2022
WHEN WILL YOU GO ON THE TRIP?
Summer C: June 8, 2020-June 30, 2022
LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY:
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, Granada, Montserrat, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Segovia, Sevilla, Sitges, and Toledo.
WHO WILL BE INTERESTED?
Great for students with interests in exploring and fostering cultural heritage.
John Bailly – firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR:
Professor John Bailly was born in Slough, Buckinghamshire, England 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. Based in Miami, his work has been exhibited at several institutions in the US. He founded and directs the Honors College Aesthetics & Values Art Exhibition class.