Program Details

Field Trips:
Salamanca (2 days)
Madrid (2 days)
Bilbao (the Guggenheim Museum)
We will also have opportunities to enjoy a flamenco show, tapas and other cultural activities.

We will experience Spanish art and culture by visiting the Bu

Location:
Burgos, Spain; Salamanca, Spain; Madrid, Spain
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Arrive Date: 6/26/2013 End Date: 7/24/2013

The Arts of Spain: Architecture, Painting, Bullfighting, and Flamenco
This program explores the multiple legacies of Spanish art. The arrival of the Romans, Greeks, Arabs, and North Europeans shaped Spain’s highly diverse architecture. The traces of Arab art in Christian monuments are a clear testimony of Spain’s multicultural profile. The works of painters like El Greco, Velázquez, Picasso and Dalí are shaped by their cultural heritage and their extensive travels. Some of the most emblematic manifestations of Spanish culture—flamenco dance and bullfighting—owe their features to this plural past. We will experience Spanish art and culture by visiting the Burgos monasteries and Cathedral, traveling to Salamanca to see Spanish Renaissance, to Madrid to visit the Museos del Prado and Reina Sofía, and to Bilbao to explore the Guggenheim museum. We will also enjoy a flamenco show and a bullfight.

Frequently Asked Questions:
-Do I need to speak Spanish to participate in this program?
NO, you don't need to speak Spanish but I am sure that by the end of the program you will speak a little bit. You will have a "survival Spanish" class when you arrive in Burgos.

-I am an Art Studio major. Would I be able to do an art project during the program?
YES, Art Studio students will be able to do a combination of a "research and painting" project for the Spa 198 course.

-Do we have some free time to travel during the program?
YES, you will have some free weekends and you will get advice about the best options for traveling.

-How easy is to visit other European countries?
VERY EASY. Burgos is only 2:45 minutes away from Madrid-Barajas airport. From Madrid it takes only two hours to fly to Paris, London, Rome, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich.... There is also a small airport in Burgos with flights to Paris, Barcelona, the Canary Islands, and the Balearic Islands.

COURSES
Spanish 143 Spanish Art (4 units)
Spanish art and the different historical, sociological and political manifestations that frame it. History of art, including Paleolithic, Roman, Visigothic, Romanesque, Goth, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassic and Contemporary art. GE credit: ArtHum
AND
Spanish 198 Directed Group Study (4 units) (P/NP grading only.)

Field Trips:
Salamanca (2 days)
Madrid (2 days)
Bilbao (the Guggenheim Museum)
We will also have opportunities to enjoy a flamenco show, tapas and other cultural activities.

We will experience Spanish art and culture by visiting the Burgos monasteries and Cathedral, traveling to Salamanca to see Spanish Renaissance, to Madrid to visit the Museos del Prado and Reina Sofía, and to Bilbao to explore the Guggenheim museum. We will also enjoy a flamenco show and a bullfight.

Upper-division units (open to freshmen through graduates). Taught in English. UC Davis courses taught by University of California, Davis faculty.

Please contact UC Davis Summer Abroad for the most up-to-date information concerning program costs. Programs start around $4,000.

All students enrolled in a Summer Abroad program (Davis and Non-Davis) will have the opportunity to apply for a Travel Award ($500 - $1,500.) Travel award deadline: March 5, 2013. Enrollment deadline is April 5, 2013.

Setting Description:
You will stay at the Residencia Universitaria San Agustín in downtown Burgos It is within walking distance to all main monuments and attractions. The Residencia is a remodeled 200 year-old building, which is a dorm-like facility with clean and comfortable rooms. Each room has a bed (two beds for double occupancy rooms), a desk, and a bathroom. You will have access to the Residencia's library, small gymnasium, and tennis and basketball courts. Meals are provided three times a day including weekends.

From Burt Wolf's Travels and Traditions:
Burgos is a city of northern Spain,at the edge of the central plateau, with about 178,000 inhabitants inthe city proper and another 15,000 in its suburbs. It is the capital of the province of Burgos, in the autonomous community of Castile and Léon. The Burgos Laws or Leyes de Burgos were promulgated there in 1512.

Burgos is rich in ancient churches and convents. The three most notable are the cathedral, with its chapel of the Condestables

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