(You must be enrolled in the course MVST 4998 for the Spring 2015 semester in order to participate in this study tour.)
The Camino de Santiago is the traditional pilgrimage route from France across northwestern Spain to Santiago de Compostela, the legendary burial site of St. James. One of the great medieval pilgrimages and the greatest surviving itinerary for medieval monuments and landscapes, it has enjoyed a remarkable revival in recent years, attracting European Union sponsorship, the attention of media stars, and hundreds of thousands of walkers and pilgrims. This spring course features a two-week study tour and interdisciplinary capstone in which students will walk the León to Santiago route and meet each day for lectures and discussion of the medieval and pre-modern monuments along the route. The group will meet periodically during the spring semester to discuss reading assignments, make presentations and prepare for the walk.
Take a look at the Spring 2014 program on the program blog!
What suggestions or advice would you give to a prospective study abroad student?
Prepare yourself physically and mentally for a challenging journey that will enable you to focus solely on survival and friendships. Ask as many questions about accommodations and the daily life during this particular study abroad as possible because it is a special case. It is grueling and rigorous and challenging.