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MVST 4998: Medieval Spain
Santiago de Compostela, Spain (Study Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Spring Short-Term
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Fact Sheet:
General Program Location: Various Locations Academic Setting: Special Focus
Housing: Dorm Degree: Undergraduate
Provider: Fordham University Foreign Language Competency: None
Language of Instruction: English Field of Study: Humanities, Social Sciences
Program Description:
MVST 4998 Medieval Spain
 David Myers Spain

(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!

Short-Term Program Costs 2014-2015


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. 
     — Ella Rosen, Spring Short-Term 2015
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Short-Term 2016 11/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.