Medieval Travel Summer 2015

This 2015 medieval travel course will take us from Spain to the Czech Republic and Germany

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Video about our tour by Caroline Bartlett

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Students talk about their 2014 experience

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Financial Aid from the UA

Scholarships from the UA

But Renee Griggs, Study Abroad, who handles all financial aid and grants, would like to advise you first. She is located in University Services Building, next to the Marriott, 3rd floor (520-626-9211;

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Glossary of Medieval Architecture and Art


Departure from Tucson: May 21, 2015, return from Berlin June 15, 2015.

This will be a full Summer I course, Tier II level. So you can apply for financial aid!

(I recommend that you fly to Madrid a few days earlier and enjoy that city, before we all meet at the airport).

If you plan to arrive a few days early to visit Madrid, here is a link for the public transportation

Arrive in Madrid, go to Toledo, stay there for 2 nights (Spain)

Burgos (1 night) (Spain)

Huesca, with visit of Castle de Loarre and Monasterio San Juan (1 night)

crossing the Pyrenees via Andorra (stay 1 night)

Carcassonne (2 nights, with visits of Monsegur on the way to C.)

Albi (with a stop in Castelnau-de-Montmiral to the northwest) (1 night)

Traveling through France: Rocamadur, Le Puy, Vezelay (2 nights)

Bern, 1 night (Switzerland) – possibly only stop there

Freiburg (2 night) (Germany)

Rothenburg o. d. T. (Germany) (2 night)

Prague (2 nights) (Czech Republic), excursion to Kutna Hora on the way to Poland

Wrozlaw/Breslau (2 night) (Poland)

Berlin (4 nights)

Return to Tucson from Berlin (or you can stay longer on your own)

Deadline to apply, with money down, Feb. 15, 2014:

With Study Abroad (click this link): To log in: Study Abroad

GPA: 2.50 (nothing below!)

Up to 6 credits, mostly applicable to tier two general education courses/requirement, so also for German Studies (major and minor).

Chaperone Carolyn Classen, J.D., Professor Classen’s wife of 29 years has accompanied him on 8 previous tours.
She is a part-time Hearing Officer in Small Claims Court, Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts, and a former practicing attorney.

For a cheap online company that sells affordable airline tickets to students: (recommended by one of my students from last summer, 2010)

See also: (again, I cannot vouch for them)




Medieval Answers to Modern Problems, ed. Albrecht Classen (San Diego: Cognella, 2012)

Instructions how to purchase the book:

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Legal Matter:

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