Three Cultures of Medieval Spain
The confluence of the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim peoples in Medieval Spain offers a prime example of multiculturalism in contrast to the rest of Europe of the day. This cultural synergism was fueled by the Arab´s superior material culture when they invaded Spain in the 8th century and continued until their expulsion by the Catholic kings, Isabel and Ferdinand in 1492. The cultural exchanges among these three cultures during the medieval period were all pervasive, profoundly shaping the Spanish language, the urban geography, the architecture, the aesthetics, the literature, and the evolving Castilian identity. This program will introduce students to the legacy of this period illustrated by visits to Salamanca, Segovia, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Jerez, Cadiz, and Granada...
UC Davis Summer Abroad
UC Davis Summer Abroad programs offer students short, intensive academic courses that are complemented with a wealth of excursions and cultural activities. All of our programs are built around UC Davis courses and are led by UC Davis faculty. Many provide opportunities for students to visit non-English speaking countries while doing their coursework in English. Class sizes are small — 18-30 students — allowing for an intimate learning experience. UC Davis Summer Abroad is open to all University of California students and students from other US institutions. Create a Study Abroad Account! Related: Summer Abroad Internships.
Explore answers to major questions about development while also experiencing Ghana’s popular culture, markets, rainforests and beaches.
Experience the literature, history, cinema and ecology of South Africa while spending three weeks in Cape Town and one week in a game reserve. A great program for students who love.
Learn and experience Chinese food and tea culture through a number of field visits to food production sites and locations of historical significance.
Explore aspects of life sciences in Japan such as active research labs, the world- famous Osaka aquarium, a yogurt fermentation factory, and much more.
Learn the principles of design for sustainability and their applications within the built environment of Japan.
Study photovoltaic cells and Korean culture, lithium-ion batteries, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Take a life science laboratory that involves exploring tropical jungles, pristine beaches, exotic markets, and the mega-city of Bangkok.
Complete that core MATLAB requirement alongside Vietnamese students in the beautiful and dynamic land of the “Ascending Dragon”.
Experience the tradition of extraordinary performances of works from the Classical Period, while learning about the influential Austrian history and culture.
Compare and contrast how the Czech people integrate exercise and physical activity into their daily lives as well as how exercise and sport sciences are taught at two leading Czech Universities.
Learn the basics of wine making while visiting many of the major French wine regions and accessing many elite wineries.
Walk in the footsteps of Jefferson, Twain, Hemingway, Stein and other Americans in Paris, while participating in one of the lower-cost programs in Europe.
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A defining experience for anyone interested in fashion and marketing.
Visit one of the most dynamic European capitals, Berlin, and learn at the same time about the vexed history of 20th-century Germany.
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Visit Roman, Etruscan, and Greek ruins and discover why Rome is considered an outdoor museum.
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Explore Spanish art traveling to the most emblematic artistic cities of Spain (Burgos, Madrid, Salamanca, Bilbao, Santander).
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