SPAIN: CULTURE, ARCHITECTURE, WINE & DESIGN
This fascinating course will take students through some of the oldest regions of Spain like La Rioja. This historic region is not only the cradle of Spanish language and culture but is also home to some of the most modern and important wineries and wine industries in the country.
Students will learn about the historical and cultural relevance of San Millan de la Cogolla and the Monasteries of Suso and Yuso throughout early Spanish medieval history. Furthermore, students will be introduced to the wine industry, one of the strongest sectors of Spain’s economy, and visit El Ciego where some of the most avant-garde wineries of the country are located. These new buildings also called “cathedrals of wine” have been designed by the world’s most prestigious architects including Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava. They combine functionality and aesthetics and have become an international reference for both architects and wine makers.
Our students will have the opportunity to experience both worlds by immersing themselves in the medieval lands of Logroño and learning about the craft and business of winemaking. This contrast of the old and the new, tradition and modernity, is what makes this program unique.
This is a multiple destination course and students will have the opportunity to travel to different emblematic sites in La Rioja such as San Millán de la Cogolla and the vineries of El Ciego.
Online Sessions: It is a three-week program where students cover the content of the course online through synchronous classes meeting weekly with the professor and classmates in real time. Students can do individual work as well as collaborative work on specific topics and projects.
Onsite immersion: As a conclusion of the program students will participate in a two-week immersion program in Madrid, Spain. This capstone experience will allow participants to enjoy a full direct learning, visiting all cultural and historical sites subject of study as well as meeting all partners, experts and guest that participated in the previous part of the program.
Spanish Language Class: Students enrolled in this program can benefit from an additional optional Spanish Class where they will have the opportunity to improve their Spanish Language Skills and get introduced to the culture of Spain.
Program: Online Sessions: 3 weeks *
Onsite immersion: 2 weeks
Dates: Session 1: June 2020
Session 2: July 2020
Session 3: January 2021
Site: Alcala de Henares / Madrid (Spain)
Language of Instruction: English
Precios: Full program (online + onsite): 2,600 €
Online Session: 500 €
University course accredited (optional): 600 €
* You are welcome to complete the online part only. For more information check out the payment conditions.
Full program includes:
University course accredited (optional - 3 credits - 45 hours)
Infinite Spur Certificate of Attendant
Personalized advising and onsite orientation
Accommodation (double rooms)
Cultural activities and excursions
24/7 local support