May 25– June 6
PHIL 299 Religious Experience and Divine Hiddenness (M3)
PHIL 296 Cross Cultural Philosophies (M5)
Bernie Cantens, Ph.D. (Philosophy)
Telephone: (610) 861-1589
Avila is centrally located, one hour drive west of Madrid and one drive east of Salamanca. It is Spain's highest provincial city being approximately 3,706 feet above sea level. It sits against the backdrop of the Sierra de Avila, on a ridge that overlooks the Río Adaja. Its medieval ambiance is exceptional and inspiring. You can see hundreds of people passing through the streets and enjoying numerous and beautifully decorated bars until late at night.
Avila is best known for its eleventh century walls that surround the old city. It is the celebrated birthplace of Santa Teresa de Jesús (St. Theresa of Jesus) 1515 to 1582. Students will find that Avila’s size is conducive to learning Spanish and learning about Spanish culture.
Salamanca is approximately 1 hour driving distance from Avila. It is known for having the oldest university in Spain and one of the oldest in Europe. It was founded in 1218 by King Alphonse IX of Leon. Salamanca’s architecture includes Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance. One will be captivated by the beautiful buildings in the city center. The most popular spot is the Plaza Mayor. This square is surrounded by outdoor cafes and restaurants. The city has been declared "World Heritage Site" by UNESCO. The modern city has about 160,000 inhabitants. People go walking around the city center. Its University still provides the city with many young people and a great night life.
Segovia is approximately 50 minutes driving distance from Avila. It has a rich cultural history that goes back over 1,000 years. It is best known for the Roman aqueduct which still stands in the middle of the city and the spectacular Alcazar castle, where Columbus secured his finances for his trip to America. Its population is about 50,000. Segovia’s narrow streets make is a charming city to visit on foot. UNESCO has designated it a "World Heritage City" for its cultural and artistic wonders.
El Escorial" is located half-hour from Avila, near the "Sierra de Guadarrama". The primary tours attraction is the Palace/Monastery complex of San Lorenzo. San Lorenzo is more than the mausoleum of the Spanish Monarchs; it is a Palace and monastery complex. After winning the Battle of St. Quentin on August 10, 1557 (Saint Lawrence’s day), and as a way of thanking God for his victory, Felipe II started construction on the "San Lorenzo de El Escorial".
All classes will be held in the main
campus of the University of Jaén.
Schedule of Classes:
PHIL 253 Philosophy of Religion (U2)
PHIL 290 Cross Cultural Philosophies: Islam, Judaism and Christianity (M5)
There will be two escursion to Salamanca and Segovia.
Program Cost + Airfare + Tuition Costs
Program Cost (Room, Board, Transportation and Excursions)- $ 1,500
$1,500 PROGRAM COST INCLUDES:
Transportation (comfortable air conditioned buses)
Full room and board for 3 weeks in the city of
University of Granada ID (Gives you access to ALL of the University’s facilities)
Full-day guided excursion and transportation to the beautiful, medieval city of Malaga
Guided excursion and transportation to the Alhambra Palace in Granada
Guided excursion and transportation to Albaycin (Old Arabic section of Granada)
Full-day guided excursion and transportation to the beautiful, medieval city of Cordoba
Guided excursion and transportation to Medina Azahara (Arabic Medieval City)
Guided excursion and transportation to the Mosque in Cordoba
All entrance fees to museums, palaces, mosque, and cathedral.
3-credit course on Business in the European Union (Taught in English by a professor from the University of Granada) 3-credit course on Arabic Legacy in Southern Spain (Taught in English by a professor from the University of Granada)
Make check payable to Moravian College and send payment Marlene Mitchel in the Cashier at the BURSAR'S OFFICE in Colonial Hall Room 106.
Airfare $1,100 (estimate)
You can either buy the airfare on yoppur own or we can buy it for you. If you would like for us to buiuy your airfare you need to send a check to the Bursar's office made out to Moravian College.
Tuition Cost $640
Tuition is paymen should be made payable to Moravian College and sent to Comenius Center.
Total Costs: $ 3,240
Deadlines: $ 1,500 is due by APRIL 1, 2013. Total amount is due by MAY 1, 2013
Refunds only if the courses are cancelled.
Gothic Royal Monastery of Saint Thomas
Students will reside at the Gothic Royal Monastery of Saint Thomas. All rooms are private single rooms with their individual bathrooms. The monastery was founded in 1482 and used by Fernando and Isabel as a summer residence. The monastery now belongs to the Dominican Order.