CIS excursions are one of the highlights of our Study Abroad Program. Each semester as part of the mandatory “A Cultural Introduction to Spain” course, the students will travel to some of Spain’s most culturally important cities including Toledo, Segovia, Alcalá de Henares or Chinchón, Barcelona or Valencia, Granada and Córdoba. This gives them the opportunity to learn about the different cultures, art, history and gastronomy found in Spain.

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Why Spain isn’t only Madrid

Students will travel the Iberian Peninsula, taking in the beautiful scenery, Mediterranean gastronomy, traditions and social life.

In Southern Spain students will experience the essence of Andalucía, visiting the Cordoba and Granada as the clue cities of the Arab domination of the Peninsula and the meeting point of three cultures, Christian, Jewish and Arab. Visit the show of Andalousian horses, the overwhelming mosque of Cordoba, the magnificent Alhambra or attend a flamenco show.

We mustn’t forget such cosmopolitan cities as Barcelona with its famous Modernist architecture of Gaudí or the attractive Picasso Museum, or a trip to the third most important city in Spain, Valencia, internationally renowned for its rice dishes, beaches and the city’s down to earth people.

Not far from Madrid lie historic cities such as Toledo and Segovia, where students can enjoy typical Castilian cuisine, as well as long walks through their walled streets and their amazing Roman and Medieval monuments. A day trip to Alcalá de Henares or Chinchón will help students to get to know life in smaller and quiet places.