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  • Locations: Asilah, Morocco; Chefchaouen, Morocco; Fez, Morocco; Granada, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Rabat, Morocco; Seville, Spain
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Winter
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

Course Description

GBL 244 IS   SPAIN AND MOROCCO: HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY ENCOUNTERS   4 S.H.

With the life and tribulations of today's local communities as the focal point, students in this course will explore the links between Morocco and Spain on a variety of levels: the rich cultural and historic heritage from the Al Andalus era; the intersection of the “developing” and “developed” worlds; and the global impact of the increasing animosity between historically Muslim and Christian societies. In this course we will seek to make connections between Spanish and Moroccan histories and cultures, and engage in discussions on the relevant contemporary issues of diversity, inequality and co-existence, as well as religious and cultural pluralism and (in)tolerance.

  • Grades count toward an Elon GPA.

  • Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.
     

Prerequisite Preparatory Seminar: GBL 144

This Winter Term course has a required one semester-hour fall prerequisite preparatory seminar course associated with it. Students accepted into the Winter Term course will be automatically registered for the associated fall course. There is no additional cost for the prerequisite preparatory seminar course for students who are registered full-time even if the one credit creates an overload for a student's registration.

It is Elon University policy that students who are registered part-time for the fall semester will be charged the additional one credit hour of tuition for the fall prerequisite preparatory seminar course. Students will also be charged four credit hours of tuition for Winter Term in addition to the program fees. If students contact the Bursar's office to verify that they will be enrolled full-time in the spring semester, the four hours of Winter Term tuition will not be collected. 

There will also be a required meeting about the course in May.

Spring Meeting Information

The spring meeting date, time, and location to be announced.

Fall Course Meeting Information

The fall pre-departure course will take place on Mondays from 5:30 - 7:10 p.m., location and start date to be announced.

Activity Level: Moderate


You will spend much of the day exploring. Whether walking through historic neighborhoods at a moderate pace or out and about on a coach, your days will be full. You'll need to keep up with the group, including stairs and moderate movement.

Deadlines

 

Students are required to take the fall pre-departure course associated with this Winter Term course. All students will automatically be registered for the pre-departure course but must register themselves for the Winter Term course during pre-registration for Winter Term.
 

Cancellation Policy

  

To cancel your participation in a program, complete the Winter Term Withdrawal questionnaire in your application.

Dates

The tentative dates for the program are January 7 through January 25, 2019.
 
While official flight itineraries are typically distributed in early September, the tentative group departure point is Miami (MIA) and return point is New York (JFK).
 
Note: This information is subject to change based on airline changes and cancellations.

 

Itinerary

Seville

  • Reales Alcázares
    • A Royal Palace of Seville was originally a Moorish fortress. It was registered by UNESCO as the World Heritage Site in 1987.
  • General Archive of the Indies. 
    • The Archive houses extremely valuable collection of documents from the history of the Spanish Empire from the times of the Conquest to the independence movements of the Americas.
  • Seville Cathedral (Built in the 16th Century)
    • This is the largest gothic cathedral and third largest cathedral of the world and the burial site of Christopher Columbus.

Córdoba

  • Madinat al-Zahra
    • This city includes an archeological site and museum. The city of Medinat al-Zahra was the political and administrative capital of Al-Andalus in the 10th century and an extraordinary example of Muslim presence on the Iberian Peninsula.
  • Walking tour of the city of Córdoba
    •  Córdoba is the capital of Islamic Caliphate. The city was also the capital of Hispania Ulterior during the Roman Empire, as well as the Roman Republic. The most populous city of the 10th century, Córdoba, is a symbol of coexistence between Jews, Muslims and Christians. Also, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Cathedral of Córdoba and former Mosque

Granada

  • Walking tour of the city of Granada
  • Visit to La Alhambra and Palacios Nazaries
  • Visit to El Generalife and Partal
  • Visit to Sacromonte and Albayzin in Granada
    • Traditional Jewish and Gypsy neighborhoods

Algeciras

  • Port city in the South of Spain and the largest city on the Bay of Gibraltar. Also, in 1906 the city hosted Algeciras Conference, an international forum to discuss the future of Morocco and other African nations.
  • Drive to Port of Tariff and boat ride across the Straight of Gibraltar to Tangiers.
  • This will give us an opportunity to discuss the contested territories between Great Britain, Spain and Morocco: Gibraltar (GB), Melilla and Ceuta (Spanish towns in Africa), Western Sahara (Morocco). 

Tangier and Tetouan

  • Walking tour of Medina (city center) of Tangier
  • Visit to American Legation of Tangier
    • US National Historic Landmark
  • Walking tour of Medina of Tetouan

Fez and Sefrou

  • Visit Medinas of Fez and Sefrou
    • These cities are  known for their tolerance towards diversity. The two cities have most elegant Medinas, as well as are considered to be the melting pots of different cultures. The Cave of the Believer in Sefrou is revered by Jews, Muslims and Christians and considered a sacred place for pilgrimage for people of all these religions.

Note: Itinerary is subject to change due to availability of local facilities and scheduling issues.


Housing

Students will be housed in shared accommodations in hotels.

Costs

Costs for global study vary program to program and are in addition to the tuition for Winter Term (included in fall semester tuition/bill). 

Basic cost information is available on the Cost and Credit Chart.

Detailed cost information is available on the budget sheet (link at top of page).

 

Scholarships/Travel Grants

Students seeking need-based financial support are encouraged to apply for the GEC Access Scholarship.

For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.

Connect with us

Drop by the GEC in Global Commons 360 for Quick Questions, no appointment necessary:
Wednesdays 2-4 PM
Thursdays 9-11 AM

View blog posts from students on this program in years past and access blogs for Faculty-led programs on the Study Abroad Blog.

Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives that have participated in one or more study abroad programs and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current Global Ambassadors via email. They are looking forward to hearing from you!

Want to know more? Connect with the GEC, alumni, and prospective students on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And keep in touch with us using #ElonGlobal!

 

Program Leader 1: Ketevan Kupatadze
Senior Lecturer in Spanish in the Department of World Languages and Cultures
2125 Campus Box, Carlton Building 312
336.278.5846
kkupatadze@elon.edu

Program Leader 2: Mayte De Lama
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Carlton Building 116A
2125 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-5241
pceliscastillo@elon.edu

Isabella Cannon Global Education Center (GEC)
Global Commons 360
2375 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244
336.278.6700 (phone)
336.278.6692 (fax)
global@elon.edu

 

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Click "apply now" from this brochure to get started, and complete your application by the deadline listed below.


If applications are not yet available, see the deadlines webpage for information on when this program will be accepting applications.

See the application instructions webpage for more information on the application requirements and process. 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2019 09/03/2018
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

March 5: Priority application period begins.

March 15, 11:59 p.m. EDT: Priority period deadline. All applications received during the priority period are reviewed for eligibility and merit rather than time of submission.

March 27: Status notification for students that applied by the priority deadline.

Change period begins. Students that applied by the priority deadline can change into an open program by completing a Change Form (available in the GEC starting March 27).

March 29: Rolling period begins. All programs with spots remaining will reopen for application. New applications will be reviewed on a rolling and space-available basis.

Sept. 3, 11:59 p.m. EDT: Final application and deposit credit deadline. Students accepted to programs that cancel after this date will not have the deposit credited to their account.

Sept. 4, 5 p.m. EDT: Final deadline for students on a wait list to enroll in an open program. No students will be accepted into programs off of wait lists after this date. Students that are not accepted into programs will have the deposit credited to their account after this date.

Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation deadlines.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.


** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.