Spain

Each study abroad program fulfills one year (6 credits) of Honors credit requirements.

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2023 Miami España: Ida y Vuelta

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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.

COURSE SYLLABUS:
2023 Syllabus

WHAT DOES IT COST?
$2100

WHAT IS INCLUDED?
– $500 non-refundable Honors College administrative fee
– Accommodations
– Some meals
– Local Transportation
– Group visits, activities
– Museums, etc.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
– Airfare
– $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: IDH 4007 – Fridays, 9:30AM – 12:15PM (3 credits) 
Summer C Abroad: IDH 4008 – Miami España: Ida y Vuelta (3 credits)

WHEN WILL YOU TAKE THE PRE-TRIP CLASS?
Spring semester: January to April, 2023

WHEN WILL YOU GO ON THE TRIP?
Summer C: June 7-June 30, 2023

LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY:

5–Extreme

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.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:
John Bailly – baillyj@fiu.edu

ABOUT THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR:
John Bailly is a French-American professor and artist. Born in the UK, he holds an MFA from Yale University. He has been Faculty Director of study abroad programs since 2010, offering students a unique and authentic experience in Europe. Bailly is Artist-in-Residence Fellow at the Deering Estate and teaches the Miami in Miami seminar.