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Some Of The Places We Have Visited:

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Plaza Mayor
Madrid and Central Spain
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La Giralda
Seville (Southern Spain)
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La Sagrada Familia

About the Trip:

Since 1999 Penn State York has been offering a trip to Spain over the week of Spring break; this is open to students, faculty, staff, and their guests. Typically, students register in the Spring semester for a 3 credit independent study course on the culture of Spain, taught in English, and this international portion of the course allows them to experience a foreign culture first hand.

We have been rotating our trips to cities in different regions of Spain on a three-year-cycle: Madrid and Central Spain, Seville and Southern Spain, and Barcelona on the east coast.
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Cost of the trip

Our aim is to make this trip as affordable for students as possible. This year’s trip to Seville (March 2003) was $1095 per person based on double occupancy. The price included roundtrip airfare on AirFrance from Washington Dulles to Seville, 6 nights at a centrally located three star hotel in Seville, one night in Paris, and buffet breakfast daily. Thanks to the generous support of various committees from the Penn State York Campus, specifically the Student Activity Fee Committee, and the Honors Program, Penn State York students receive financial support in the range of $200 to $400. This is such a great opportunity for an educational trip of a lifetime! There is no extra tuition cost for full-time students. We plan on continuing to make this study abroad experience affordable so that most of our students can get a taste of another country, its language and culture, albeit for a short period. Hopefully, students will gain confidence and may decide at a later date to go on one of Penn State’s many semester abroad programs. Travel arrangements for our trips are handled by an insured travel agency: Celestial Voyagers.

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Spring Break 2004

During Spring Break (March 5- March 13, 2004),we’ll be travelling to Barcelona, a beautiful modern city on the Mediterranean, home to Gaudí’s magnificent architecture, the art of Salvador Dali, Picasso and Miro, as well as exquisite tapas and Catalan cuisine.Visit our Barcelona page for a photo tour,a student journal from our 2001 trip and other related websites. The price of $1225 includes r/trip on Air France from Washington Dulles to Barcelona, airport taxes, 7 nights accomodation at the Hotel Amrey Diagonal, a three-star hotel centrally located in downtown Barcelona, hot buffet breakfast daily, airport transfers on arrival and departure. If interested, students can take Spanish 130 (GH, GI), Culture and Civilization of Spain and Barcelona, a 3-credit course offered as an independent study next Spring and which includes travel to Barcelona. Another section,Spanish 130H, is offered to Honors students. For travel information please contact Celestial Voyagers, 1800651-6262
Spanish 130 (GH) (GI or DF) Culture and Civilization of Spain and Barcelona, Dr. Cecilia Heydl-Cortínez,
Students get prepared before the trip reading book chapters, articles, watching videos and gathering information for their research paper. During the trip they keep a journal, visit assigned educational sites which we all go on as a group, and get first-hand information for their topic. This research paper is handed in at the end of Spring semester.

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