Medieval Europe Study Abroad Travel Course

MEDIEVAL TRAVEL COURSES 2004- present

Global Initiatives/Study Abroad

 

Contact also, for all programs in German-speaking lands, Kristen Michelson

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GSA Generation Study Abroad

Students talk about the travel course in 2014

 

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Passports renewal

Passports, through Global Initiatives

One Scholarship, for instance:

Alumni, friends, and family of Dr. Donna Swaim have created an endowment to honor her academic influence and mentorship during her prestigious career at The University of Arizona.  Dr. Swaim believes that students who travel abroad with faculty will not only benefit academically, but will also perceive their faculty as more approachable and accessible, resulting in stronger student-faculty relationships.

 

A committee from Student Affairs and Enrollment Management / Academic Initiatives and Student Success will select two (2) recipients of the Donna Swaim Travel Abroad Scholarship.  Each recipient will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship.

 

Applications are due by Friday, March 27, 2015 . The online application form can be found here: http://goo.gl/forms/IIEgVV9KEk

See this advertisement video for a quick intro.

The 2013 tour was featured in UA News, June 21, 2013

This is a comprehensive, in-depth, and vigorous 3 week travel course focused on the European Middle Ages. We regularly traverse 5-7 countries, studying medieval castles, churches, cathedrals, city walls, synagogues, and mosques, wherever we can find them. Any student is invited to join this course if interested in the Middle Ages and in an intensive travel course. Below you can find the itineraries from 2004 to 2011.

Travel requirement: only one suitcase (up to 50 pounds) and a carry-on, or backpack. Check with the airline policy. You must have an umbrella and a watch. For further details, see the checklist with travel tips Participants must be in good physical health, fit to hike relatively steep hills to visit castles and churches without outside help, walk for a longer stretch when we explore medieval cities or monasteries, and keep up with a fairly fast pace. Our hotels are normally centrally located, but sometimes that cannot be the case, or the bus might not be able to take us close to it, requiring you to pull your suitcase/s for some distance and up the stairs, if the elevator in the hotel does not work or does not exist.

102 tips for the international traveler

Why study abroad:

Outcome and personal growth: Study abroad is not simply a fun activity, which it certainly is, but it is a life-changing experience and will open many doors for your career and future life. For some practical tips how to utilize your study abroad experience for your future job application/s, see this link.

 Burg Eltz, Germany

Itinerary for 2004:

Paris (France)
Strasbourg
Lausanne (Switzerland)
Padua/Venice (Italy)
Bamberg (Germany)
Prague (Czech Republic)
Krakow (Poland)
Gdansk
Warsaw

Itinerary for 2005 (United Kingdom):

Inverness (Scotland)
Stirling
Durham (England)
York
Bangor (Wales)
Bath (England)
Oxford
Cambridge
London

Itinerary for 2006:

Brussels (Belgium)
Ghent/Bruges
Strasbourg (France)
Colmar
Padua/Venice (Italy)
Bamberg (Germany)
Prague (Czech Republic)
Wroclaw (Poland)
Torun
Warsaw

Itinerary for 2007:

Lisbon (Portugal)
Sintra
Santiago de Compostella (Spain)
Valladolid
Pamplona
Carcassonne (France)
Avignon
Asti (Italy)
Padua/Venice
Freisach (Austria)
Regensburg (Germany)
Freising

Itinerary for 2008:

Marburg (Germany)
Trier
Luxemburg
Bruges (Belgium)
Rouen (France)
St. Malo
Poitiers
Moissac
Andorra del Vella (Andorra)
Barcelona (Spain)
Girona
Arles (Fance)
Le Thionet
Antibes
Genoa (Italy)
Pisa
Lugano (Switzerland)
Como (Italy)
Milan

Itinerary for 2009

Avila (Spain)
Salamanca
Leon
Zamora
Castro Urdiales
Orolon de St. Marie
Carcassonne
Autun/Vezelay
Schaffhausen (Switzerland)
Brugg
Bern
Aosta (Italy)
Asti
Volterra
Ferrara
Friesach (Austria)
Burghausen (Germany)
Landshut

Itinerary for 2010:

Rome (Italy)
Orvieto
Assisi/San Leon/San Marino
Padua/Venice
Brixen
Innsbruck (Austria)
Bamberg (Germany)
Prague (Czech Republic)
Wroclaw (Poland)
Torun
Gdansk
Marlborg
Warsaw

Itinerary for 2011:
 

Lisbon (Portugal)
Sintra
Sevilla (Spain)
Granada
Toledo
Huesca (Castillo de Loarre)
Barcelona and Girona
Perpignan (France)
Annecy
Gruyere (Switzerland)
Ulm (Germany)
Rothenburg o. d. T.
Wurzburg
Rudesheim
Cologne
Ghent
Bruges

Itinerary 2012: hiatus

 

Itinerary 2013

Landshut near Munich (Germany)

Regensburg

Golling near Salzburg (Austria)

Friesach

Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Krik (Croatia)

Pazin and Porec

Cavallino and Venice (Italy)

Verona

Aosta

Orleans (France)

Chartres

Poitiers

Caen and Bayeux

 

Itinerary for 2014:

Rome (Italy, only fly-in)

Orvieto

Assisi

Lucca

Venice

Graz (Austria)

Krems

Prague (Czech Republic)

Nuremberg (Germany)

Bacharach

Gent (Belgium)

Bruges

Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

 

Itinerary for 2015:

Madrid (Spain)

Toledo

Pamplona

Huesca

Carcassone (France)

Albi

Le Rocamandour

Le-Puy

Vezelay

Fribourg (Switzerland)

Freiburg (Germany)

Rothenburg o.d.T.

Amberg

Prague (Czech Republic)

Kutna Hora

Wroclaw (Poland) 

Berlin (Germany

 

 

 

Student Air Travel Opportunity (perhaps even group booking)

Everyone of our study tours has been a most positive, life-changing experience, but there could also be problems; hence, please note:

General alert: Grounds for dismissal from program:

- theft from anyone

- violent behavior (physical and /or mental)

- chronic and deliberate non-attendance of class and/or excursions

- chronic and excessive tardiness

- disregard of the code of conduct of the University of Arizona

Process: 1. Verbal warning, 2. written warning; 3. dismisal if problem continues

 

 

For an enjoyable activity when we need to cover some distances: The Classen march:

Always count on the left foot:

eins, zwei, drei, vier, fuenf, sechs, sieben, acht, neun, zehn, ein Stock, ein Hut, ein Schirm, und (this one brings both feet together), (while standing, move the left foot) vorwaerts, rueckwaerts, seitwaerts, und.... then you start marching and counting again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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