Jordan A. Sprogis | Editor-in-Chief
For the 10th anniversary of the summer study-abroad program in Spain, Western is going to Malaga and Morocco from May 18 to June 19.
Art professor David Skora will also be attending this year, so as part of the program, there will be historically art-based lessons and tours, including a visit to the Museo of Picasso in Malaga.
This also gives the opportunity to give students six CSU credits that will help fulfill their applied arts requirement, along with the standard six towards foreign language.
The program includes day trips to Granada, Seville and Cordova – cities rich with arts, culture, language and architectural beauty.
During those three weeks, students will immerse themselves in Spanish and Art classes at The Picasso Museum and Birthplace, The Centre for Contemporary Art and the Pompidou Museum, among other magnificent sights in the city.
“It is complete, central immersion,” says Dr. Bakhtiarova. “You are not a tourist; you live the life of people in the area.”
For the last week, students will travel north of Africa in Morocco while exploring cities such as Tangier, Marrakech, Fez, Casablanca and more.
“This program is about living in and understanding another culture, which will help participants to understand their own culture,” she says. “We will explore in depth the hybrid nature of European culture and the mutual influences between the Christian, Islamic and Judaic cultures.”
An estimated travel fee for the program is $4300, including round-trip airfare from the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, transportation to and from the U.S. airport, double-occupancy apartment accommodations in Spain, emergency health insurance, airport transfers in Spain, and tours to Granada, Cordoba and Seville.
The package also helps cover some meals and a seven-day bus tour during the Morocco portion of the program. Students can apply by filling out this form by the deadline on Feb. 12 with the non-refundable $1,300 deposit.
For more information, click here or contact Dr. Bakhtiarova at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her office hours are Tuesdays from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Berkshire 215D. You can also make an appointment if you have more questions about the program since there will not be any more public information forums.