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 Millán 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.
All students registered in this program have the option of taking an additional Spanish language class.
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.
Summer Program: Session II: July 1st - 30th, 2020
Location: Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain
Course fee: 4,100 €
Universtity course accredited (3 credits – 45 hours)
Accommodation (double rooms)
Advising prior to departure
24/7 local support
Classes: All courses are delivered in English.
Participants will:Engage in group activities to empower their team-building skills in order to be able to solve problems through design thinking processes, collaboration, and creativity.Meet social, business and community leaders in order to learn from their personal experiences.Visit local business, entrepreneurship centers and social organizations and institutions where projects are taking place.