Summer: Rutgers- Conflict and Convivencia: Spain’s Three Cultures
Cordoba, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Toledo, Spain (Outgoing Program)
One of the largest countries in Europe, Spain boasts a considerable history that stretches back thousands of years. Spain has been home to a number of different religious groups, many times simultaneously. This program allows students to travel throughout Spain and learn about the history of tolerance and intolerance in Spain throughout the Middle Ages.
The field experience will build on the spring honors seminar Muslims, Christians and Jews: Conflict and Coexistence and take students to visit Christian, Muslim and Jewish historical sites in Spain. The field experience will begin in Madrid with a visit to the Archeological Museum of Madrid and a walking tour of historic Madrid. There will be a rail trip to Segovia, where we will explore the connections of Roman and Jewish history, narratives of the expulsion and visit a Jewish cemetery. Our second rail trip will be to Toledo, Christian Spain and visit the HQ of the Catholic Church in Spain since the Visigoth time. We then take a trip south to Cordoba and Granada to visit the Muslim sites and walk the streets of the last Muslim stronghold in Spain. In 1492, the Jews were expelled and Christians conquered Muslim Granada (but did not yet expel the Muslims from all of Spain).
To view the program’s 2017 syllabus, please click here. Please note this is a sample syllabus, all of its content is subject to change.
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Accommodations and Meals
Students will stay in shared hotel rooms throughout their time in Spain. Students can expect to pay for most of their meals, but the program will provide five dinners and a lunch.
For more information about the additional non-billable expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about finances, including information about financial aid and tuition remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Center for Global Education withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and national scholarships.