Medieval Travel Summer 2016

Dates: May 22 to ca. June 13, 2016


Video from the 2015 tour

There is no better way to grow intellectually and spiritually but to go on a study abroad trip. Join ours.

Study Abroad Wepage (Faculty) (this is only for Prof. Classen)

Generation Study Abroad:


Students talk about their 2014 experience

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Step by Step Guide for Prospective Students in this Study Abroad Program

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;

Passports renewal

Passports, through Global Initiatives

102 tips for the international traveler

Glossary of Medieval Architecture and Art

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.



Fly into Madrid, from there we go immediately to






Castillo de Loarre




Le Puy





Freiburg i.Br.



Czech Republic:

Kutna Hora




Departure from Frankfurt a.M.

Deadline to apply, with money down, Feb. 15, 2016:

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

GPA: 2.50 (nothing below!, but let me hear from you if there are special circumstances)

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 32 years has accompanied him on 10 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:

To purchase your textbook, please follow the instructions below:

Step 1: Log on to
Step 2: Create an account or log in if you have an existing account to purchase.
Step 3: Easy-to-follow instructions will guide you through the rest of the ordering process. Payment can be made by all major credit cards or with an electronic check.


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

Incidence Report Form (for problems with and for students)


phone: 520 626-9211

emergency line: 520 307-9576, or UAPD: 520 621-8273

Jill Calderon: cell 520 444-0653

Director: Harmony DeFazio 541 968-8868

SASE Main no.: 520 626-9211

Note: The itinerary is subject to change.