Course-Related Trips & Activities
Many courses at our Madrid Campus include excursions to enhance your understanding of the subject matter.
Students in SPAN 360, Madrid, a Cosmopolitan City, tour the city with Prof. Lourdes Fernández
Here are a few courses that include travel or field trips:
Astronomy Labs (SCI L111 and SCI L112) include a four-night trip to an astronomical observatory in the Canary Islands, where students complete a hands-on observational project. Past students have discovered and catalogued new celestial objects.
Anthropological Perspectives on Spain (SOC 379) includes an excursion to the Gredos Mountains, where students learn firsthand about ancient Celt-Iberian civilizations, and witness the remaining vestiges of the medieval tradition of La Mesta livestock herding.
Art History I and II (ARH 101 and ARH 102) make frequent class visits to see world-renowned masterpieces in three of Madrid’s most important art museums: El Prado, Reina Sofía, and Thyssen-Bornemisza, also known as The Golden Triangle of Art.
Madrid, a Cosmopolitan City (SPAN 360) helps students learn about the historical, cultural, and social development of their new home. Visits include El Círculo de Bellas Artes, bike tours of the city, and tapas tours.
Politics of Spain (GVT 367) visits the Spanish senate, where students can watch politicians and lawmakers in action.